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Kate Oktay

Posts by Kate Oktay for Tūhura Otago Museum Blog:

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Puaka Matariki

Want to learn more about Matariki? Find out all about Aoteroa's newest holiday here.

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Inaugural Niue Science Festival

*Inaugural Niue Science Festival* *12 June 2023* Tūhura Otago Museum is preparing to deliver Niue’s first ever Science Festival over 13 – 17 June 2023. Four staff from the Museum’s Science Outreach team, together with two members of the University of Otago’s Physics Department, will be aiming to engage every student in Niue and much of the wider public over the five-day celebration of science. One of the highlights of the festival is likely to be the Museum’s StarLab, a mobile planetarium that can take audiences from under the ice in Antarctica to a virtual flight through space. There will also be a...

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Tūhura Otago Museum Hosts Hospital Update

On Tuesday 28 March, Tūhura Otago Museum hosted an update on the new Dunedin Hospital. Featuring five speakers from Te Whatu Ora, this was Dunedin’s chance to find out what is happening, to be informed, and to have their say.
Watch here and see for yourself.

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Price Increase at Science Centre

Tūhura Otago Museum announced a price increase at the Science Centre and planetarium, effective from 3 April...


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Special Puaka Matariki event planned

*Media release – 09.05.22* *Special Puaka Matariki event planned* This year, for the first public holiday to celebrate Matariki, Tūhura Otago Museum is working with the local rūnaka and the Dunedin City Council for a special community dawn ceremony that will open the festival. “The dawn reappearance of stars Puaka (Puanga) and Matariki signals the Māori new year, a time of celebration for iwi”, said Curator Māori, Gerard O’Regan. “It is also a time of reflection when we think about those whānau and friends who passed away over the previous year. That will be an important part of our dawn gathering this year...

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New exhibition announced – Michele Beevors: Anatomy Lessons

*Media release – 14.03.22* *New exhibition announced – Michele Beevors: Anatomy Lessons * While most people knit socks, or sweaters, Dunedin artist Michele Beevors knits memorials to elephants, gorillas and giraffes. Tūhura Otago Museum is excited to announce a free exhibition of Michele Beevors knitted menagerie scheduled to open on 9 April in the Animal Attic. The life-size sculptured animal skeletons are inspired by natural history exhibits and reflect on our relationship with animals. From the giant giraffe whose head is raised to the windowed ceiling, to tiny frogs, the works are ethereal and haunting. The first special exhibition in the Animal Attic, the Museum’s...

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Striking a Balance is BACK

On New Year 2020, New Zealand woke up to an apocalyptic, mustard-coloured sky, and in the haze of bushfires, a sense of foreboding was felt by many around the country...

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So long!

The final blog from Claire, saying goodbye to the JOIDES Resolution.

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The Tiny Keepers of Time

The eighth blog from Claire, discussing what will be found in the cores

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Lets Get Panic Shopping!

The OM Shop has something for everyone!

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