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Te Papa Programme December 2001/January2002

Te Papa’s Exhibitions And Events
Programme December 2001/January2002

EXHIBITIONS:
Jewelled: adornments from across the Pacific
Jewelled showcases heritage items of personal adornment as well as Pacific-inspired works by contemporary New Zealand artists. Until 17 March 2002. Free entry.

Tühoe: children of the mist
Tühoe Moumou kai - We give you our stories
Tühoe Moumou taonga - We give you our treasures
Tühoe Moumou tangata ki te pö - We give you our lives
Discover the early stories of the Tühoe iwi (tribe) and their whakapapa (genealogy), learn about Te Urewera, the sacred forest, find out about key figures and events in Tühoe’s proud history, and gain an insight into Tühoe today. Until November 2003. Free entry.

Sightlines: looking into the art collection
Sightlines presents eight dramatic views of Te Papa's art collection. Organised around the strong sightlines of the new gallery, each section is focused by major iconic pieces, including works by Colin McCahon, Robert Mapplethorpe, Yuk King Tan, and Philip Clairmont.
Until 14 April 2002. The Boulevard, Level 5. Free entry.

Masquerade: the art of courtship
Exploring romance and courtship, Masquerade is a celebration of the ways in which humans and animals turn on the charm. Until mid-April 2002. The Boulevard, Level 5. Free entry.

Off the Wall: ceramics and sculpture at Te Papa
Showcasing visually inspiring works from Te Papa's unique collection of ceramics and sculpture. The Terrace, Level 6. Free entry.

Made in New Zealand: stories of art and identity
Ko au te whenua, te whenua ko au
A popular, entertaining, general history that traces the stories of New Zealand’s distinct visual and material culture. Level 4. Free entry.

Body Odyssey: journey though the human body
An amazing, interactive exhibition about the wonders of the human body. Whether you’re running through a blood tunnel or climbing the giant tongue, you’ll be fascinated by the world inside us. Until 1 February 2002. Adults $6.50, children $4.00. Family concessions available.
The TOWER Gallery, Level 4.

Partners in Time: Art and the Treaty
This exhibition is an artistic exploration of the continuing dialogue between Mäori and Päkehä. Partners in Time presents works from Te Papa's collection, including works by Max Hailstone and a selection from the Muka portfolio. The Illot Centre, Level 4. Free entry.

Nieuw-Zeeland – Going Dutch
This exhibition focuses on the Dutch Community in New Zealand, and tells the moving stories of some of the approximately 100,000 New Zealanders of Dutch descent. Nieuw-Zeeland-Going Dutch shows a vibrant community that has greatly enriched our culture. Until August 2002. The Community Gallery, Level 4. Free entry.

Quake Braker
Venture underground to see some of the 152 base isolators Te Papa sits on, and learn how these New Zealand inventions make Te Papa a safer place, should an earthquake strike.
Outside by the Main Entrance. Free entry.

DECEMBER EVENTS:
Saturday 8 December
Grandparent’s Day in association with Body Odyssey
10am–6pm: All grandparents and their grandchildren get into Body Odyssey for free! Courtesy of Merck Sharp & Dohme. The TOWER Gallery, Level 4.
10am–6pm: Display by Merck Sharp & Dohme. Wellington Foyer, Level 2. Free entry.

Saint Nicholas' Day Parade
10am-–12 noon: Welcome Saint Nicholas as he arrives on his horse, with gifts for children, and entertainment for the whole family. Te Papa Plaza. Free entry.
1pm–2pm: Wellington City Chorus. Throughout Te Papa. Free entry.
1pm & 3pm: Te Papa Talks Tühoe. Learn more about the remarkable Tühoe exhibition with this informative talk. Tühoe exhibition, Level 4. Free entry.

Sunday 9 December
Mental Health Awareness Day in association with Body Odyssey
10am–6pm: Display by ACC. Meet Safe-T! Wellington Foyer, Level 2. Free entry.
10am–6pm: ‘Mental Health Matters’. Displays and advice from Mental Health Promotion, Regional Public Health, Hutt Valley District Health Board. Wellington Foyer, Level 2. Free entry.
11.30am–12.30pm & 2.30pm–3.15pm: ‘Sad days, Glad days’. Children’s storytelling. The Marae, Level 4. Free entry.
1pm–2pm: Wellington Cathedral of St Paul’s Jazz/Pop Ensemble. The Marae, Level 4. Free entry.

Thursday 13 December
10am–6pm: From now until Christmas, put a gift under Te Papa's Pöhutukawa Gift Tree for a child in CCS care. Wellington Foyer, Level 2. Free entry.
12 noon–3pm: From now until Christmas, make an iconic Kiwi Christmas decoration. Wellington Foyer, Level 2. Gold coin donation.
1pm–2pm: Cantabile String Quartet. Wellington Foyer, Level 2. Free entry.

Friday 14 December
1pm–2pm: Wellington South Salvation Army Band. Wellington Foyer, Level 2. Free entry.

Saturday 15 December
1pm–1.30pm: Te Ati Kimihia Kapa Haka. Wellington Foyer, Level 2. Free entry.
2.30pm–3.30pm: Vocal Accord Barbershop Quartet. Throughout Te Papa. Free entry.

Sunday 16 December
1pm–1.30pm: Ngäti Pöneke Kapa Haka. Wellington Foyer, Level 2. Free entry.
2pm–2.45pm: Discovery Sunday – The wonderful world of smells!
Kids – journey through the history of perfume with Te Papa’s History Curator, Stephanie Gibson. Inspiration Station, Level 4. Free entry.
2.30pm–3.30pm: Phoenix Choir. Wellington Foyer, Level 2. Free entry.

Monday 17 December
1pm–2pm: Tinakori Handbell Choir. Wellington Foyer, Level 2. Free entry.

Tuesday 18 December
1pm–2pm: Galaxies Choir. Wellington Foyer, Level 2. Free entry.

Wednesday 19 December
1pm–2pm: Wadestown Singers. Wellington Foyer, Level 2. Free entry.

Thursday 20 December
1pm–2pm: Heebee Geebees Jazz Quartet. Wellington Foyer, Level 2. Free entry.

Friday 21 December
1pm–2pm: Evening Post Brass Band. Wellington Foyer, Level 2. Free entry.

Saturday 22 December
1pm–1.30pm: Te Ati Kimihia Christmas Carols. Wellington Foyer, Level 2. Free entry.
2.30pm–3.30pm: Sings Harry Vocal Ensemble. Wellington Foyer, Level 2. Free entry.

Sunday 23 December
1pm–2pm: Wellington Cathedral of St Paul’s Choir. Throughout Te Papa. Free entry.
2.30pm–3.30pm: Porirua City Choir. Wellington Foyer, Level 2. Free entry.

Monday 24 December – Christmas Eve
10am–6pm: Last chance to put a gift under Te Papa's Pöhutukawa Gift Tree for a child in CCS care. Wellington Foyer, Level 2. Free entry.
12 noon–3pm: Last chance to make an iconic Kiwi Christmas decoration. Wellington Foyer, Level 2. Gold coin donation.
1pm–2pm: Strung Out Jazz Quartet. Wellington Foyer, Level 2. Free entry.
2.30pm–3.30pm: Idolizin Jazz Barbershop Quartet. Throughout Te Papa. Free entry.

Tuesday 25 December – Christmas Day
Merry Christmas! Meri Kirihimete!

Wednesday 26 December – Boxing Day
11am–3pm: From now until 6 January see the fabulous About Face Productions perform throughout Te Papa. Free entry.
1pm–1.30pm: Te Ati Kimihia Kapa Haka. Wellington Foyer, Level 2. Free entry.
3pm–4pm: Petone Methodist Multicultural Youth Group. Wellington Foyer, Level 2. Free entry.

Thursday 27 December
1pm–2pm: Tuahine Mäori Music. Wellington Foyer, Level 2. Free entry.
3pm–4pm: Ei Tiare Cook Islands Culture Group. Wellington Foyer, Level 2. Free entry.

Friday 28 December
11am–2pm: Taura Vananga-Tivaevae sewing demonstration. Wellington Foyer, Level 2. Free entry.

Saturday 29 December
1pm–2pm: Cook Islands Catholic Youth Group. Wellington Foyer, Level 2. Free entry.

Sunday 30 December
1pm–1.30pm: Ngäti Pöneke Kapa Haka. Wellington Foyer, Level 2. Free entry.
3pm–4pm: Porirua Cook Islands Culture Club. Wellington Foyer, Level 2. Free entry.

Monday 31 December – New Year’s Eve
1pm–2pm: Tuahine Mäori Music. Wellington Foyer, Level 2. Free entry.

JANUARY EVENTS:
Tuesday 1 January
Happy New Year!!!

Wednesday 2 January
1pm–2pm: Porirua Cook Island Culture Club. Wellington Foyer, Level 2. Free entry.

Thursday 3 January
1pm–2pm: Cook Islands Catholic Sunday School. Wellington Foyer, Level 2. Free entry.
3pm–4pm: Petone Methodist Multicultural Youth Group. Wellington Foyer, Level 2. Free entry.

Friday 4 January
1pm–2pm: Ei Tiare Cook Islands Group. Wellington Foyer, Level 2. Free entry.
3pm–4pm: St James Niuean Speaking Community Group Performance. Wellington Foyer, Level 2. Free entry.

Saturday 5 January
1pm–1.30pm: Te Ati Kimihia Kapa Haka. Wellington Foyer, Level 2. Free entry.
3pm–3.30pm: Te Whanganui-ä-Tara Kapa Haka. Wellington Foyer, Level 2. Free entry.

Sunday 6 January
11am–2pm: Langa Fonua – Tongan mat-weaving demonstration. Wellington Foyer, Level 2. Free entry.
1pm–1.30pm: Ngäti Pöneke Kapa Haka. Wellington Foyer, Level 2. Free entry.

Monday 7 January
1pm–2pm: National Youth Band of the Salvation Army. Te Papa Plaza. Free entry.

Tuesday 8 January
1pm–2pm: Shift. Amphitheatre, Level 1. Free entry.

Wednesday 9 January
1pm–2pm: Strung Out String Quartet. Amphitheatre, Level 1. Free entry.

Thursday 10 January
1pm–2pm: Heebee Geebees Jazz Quartet. Amphitheatre. Level 1. Free entry.

Friday 11 January
1pm–2pm: Carousel. Amphitheatre, Level 1. Free entry.

Saturday 12 January
11.30am–4pm: The Topp Twins. Throughout Te Papa. Free entry.
1pm–2pm: Ei Tiare Cook Islands Group. Wellington Foyer, Level 2. Free entry.

Sunday 13 January
11.30pm–3.30pm: Capital Model Racers Inc. demo. Te Papa Plaza. Free entry.
12.30pm–3.30pm: Capital Model Boats demo. Amphitheatre, Level 1. Free entry.
1pm–1.30pm: Te Ati Kimihia Kapa Haka. Wellington Foyer, Level 2. Free entry.

Thursday 17 January
6.30pm–7.30pm: Ancient Moa DNA – a key to New Zealand's evolution.
Lecture by Dr Alan Cooper, Director of Oxford University's Ancient Biomolecules Centre. The Marae, Level 4. Free entry.

Saturday 19 January
Youth Odyssey Weekend in association with Body Odyssey
10am–6pm: Displays by ACC and Merck Sharp & Dohme. Wellington Foyer, Level 2. Free entry.
10am–6pm: Life Education Trust Mobile Classroom. Meet Harold! Te Papa Plaza, Level 1. Free entry.
12 noon–1pm: Sexual health workshop for young people, run by Family Planning. The Concourse, Level 3. Free entry.

Sunday 20 January
Youth Odyssey Weekend in association with Body Odyssey
10am–6pm: Displays by Merck Sharp & Dohme and ACC. Meet Safe-T! Wellington Foyer, Level 2. Free entry.
12 noon–3pm: Bands! The Marystaple, Paselode, and Brubeck. Amphitheatre, Level 1.
Free entry.
2pm–2.45pm: Discovery Centre – Tane's Realm
Discover the magic of our forests and their creatures – with Te Papa’s Collection Manager Mäori, Auntie Betty Rewi, NatureSpace, Level 2. Free entry.

Monday 21 January – Wellington Anniversary Day
Youth Odyssey Street Heat Day in association with Body Odyssey
10am–6pm: Displays by Merck Sharp & Dohme and ACC. Meet Safe-T! Wellington Foyer, Level 2. Free entry.
12 noon–5pm: Live hip-hop artists, pro-breaking, skateboarding, the Channel Z crew, spot prizes and more. Te Papa Plaza and Amphitheatre, Level 1.

Saturday 26 January
Over 50s Health Weekend in association with Body Odyssey
10am–6pm: Displays by Merck Sharp & Dohme and ACC. Look out for Safe-T! Wellington Foyer, Level 2.
11am–11.30am: ‘50s Forward Stretch and Flex’ demonstration from Wellington Regional Aquatic Centre. Wellington Foyer, Level 2.
11.45am–12.15pm and 2pm–2.30pm: Hivahiva ke ola! Wai Mäori Aerobics Demonstration. Wellington Foyer, Level 2.
12.30pm–12.50pm: Tai Chi demonstration for over-50s from Wellington Regional Aquatic Centre. Wellington Foyer, Level 2.
1pm–3pm: Keith Sharp, NZ World Cup Rally Driver, and the Sahara Rally Car. Wellington Foyer, Level 2.

Sunday 27 January
10am–6pm: Displays by Merck Sharp & Dohme and ACC. Look out for Safe-T! Wellington Foyer, Level 2.

12 noon–12.20pm & 1.30pm–1.50pm: Introduction to Swiss balls for over-50s from Freyberg Pool and Fitness Centre. Wellington Foyer, Level 2.
12.30pm–1pm: Ngäti Pöneke Kapa Haka. The Marae, Level 4. Free entry.
1pm–1.20pm: ‘50s Forward Line Dancing’ demonstration, from Wellington Regional
Aquatic Centre. Wellington Foyer, Level 2.
2pm–4pm: Keith Sharp, NZ World Cup Rally Driver, and the Sahara Rally Car. Wellington Foyer, Level 2.

For more information or copies of images please contact Bernie Hanratty on
04 381 7021 or bernieh@tepapa.govt.nz

Planning a visit?
Opening hours
Te Papa is open every day of the year, 10am to 6pm, and on Thursdays until 9pm. Entry is free though charges apply to some short-term exhibitions and to the Time Warp.

Tours
The Introducing Te Papa Tour gives you an overview of the museum in 45 minutes. It runs every day at 10.15am and 2.00pm. Book on the day from 9.30am on Level 1. Numbers limited! Adults $9, children $5.

Back of House Tour. Every Tuesday and Thursday at 11.30am (except 20 December to 3 January inclusive). Tours last 45 minutes. Book on the day at the Information Desk, Level 2. $10. Numbers are limited and restricted to those aged 12 years and over.

The Information Desk on Level 2 is loaded up with useful information about events, exhibitions, and services.

Guides (available from the information desk)
The Audio Guide shows you around Te Papa with music and an informative commentary. Available in English, German, Japanese, and Mäori. $5.

The Te Papa Explorer is a handy eight-page booklet complete with maps of each level and suggested themed tours. $2.

Fun for Kids
Discovery Centres
Exciting hands-on learning areas, full of games, computers, books, and more. Check out the fabulous Inspiration Station in its brand new location on Level 4.

StoryPlace
A magical place for those aged five-and-under to explore through play, make-believe, storytelling, and games. $2 per person per 45-minute session. To book, call (04) 381 7000, or ask at the Information Desk, Level 2.

The Time Warp: give it a whirl!
Two high-tech time-travel rides, Blastback and Future Rush, plus heaps of other exciting activities – even virtual bungy jumping! While Body Odyssey is on, double your thrills with our special ‘2 for 1’ offer when you show your Body Odyssey exhibition admission ticket. Level 2.

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa PO Box 467, Cable Street, Wellington. Phone (04) 381 7000, Fax (04) 381 7070, mail@tepapa.govt.nz or visit www.tepapa.govt.nz

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