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The blog is where we'll post news, updates, information about objects in our collection, #betterworkstories, profiles of staff members and visitors, pictures and videos, and really anything we think you'd find interesting. We hope you enjoy. 

If there's a topic you'd like us to do a post about, or a post that you think needs a sequel, just let us know!

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New flightless stonefly species discovered

Otago has an important scientific discovery; a new distinct species of stonefly was found in the Maungatua Range. 

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If Trees Could Talk

The former entrance to Otago Museum, located on Great King Street, is shaded by several trees that have a long and interesting history. Collection Officer, Natural Science On Lee Lau reveals more.

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New Zealand’s Volcano Postage Stamps

New Zealand is known internationally for its spectacular and beautiful variety of mountain, lake and river scenery, from high snow-capped mountains and lakes in the South Island to the awesome volcanoes, geysers and hot springs of the North Island.

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Sky Guide: June

Welcome to the Sky Guide, your monthly guide to what's happening in the heavens!

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James Cameron - Challenging the Deep

In what is undoubtedly a significant coup for New Zealand, Otago Museum has secured exclusive New Zealand rights to host the blockbuster exhibition James Cameron – Challenging the Deep.

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Hide and Seek: New Zealand Lizards

While most people know New Zealand to be the land of birds, few are aware that it’s also a special place for lizards or mokomoko. Collection Officer, Natural Science On Lee Lau tells us more.

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The Brilliance of Bees

Today marks the second annual observation of World Bee Day. Science Communicator Samantha Kingsbury explains why bees are worth celebrating.

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Museum Week 2019

Missed our Museum Week 2019 videos on social media? Here's another chance to watch. 

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Ara-moa – an update and some FAQs

Many questions have arisen around the Ara-moa project so here we attempt to provide some answers.

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Ara-moa – A Hidden Pathway of Lost Taoka

Occasionally, a discovery of something truly monumental finds its way to just the right person, even when communicated through unconventional channels...

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Our blog aims to keep you informed of the latest happenings at the Otago Museum, through posts about our collections, our people and our work.

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