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Te Papa's June Exhibitions & Events Update


Te Papa's June Exhibitions & Events Update

Kia Ora and welcome to Te Papa's email update service for June! This service provides up to the minute information on our new exhibitions, events, and other news, as well as a monthly summary of what is currently on. For GENERAL ENQUIRIES CONTACT (04) 381 7000 or for possible copies of images please contact Bernie Hanratty on bernieh@tepapa.govt.nz or 04 381 7021. If you would prefer not to receive this service from Te Papa, please send me an email message to the same eddress.

June highlights @ Te Papa This month, join Te Papa in celebrating Matariki, the Mäori New Year. There's an exciting array of free events to choose from. For example, enjoy an evening with the cast of Whale Rider, or a funky fashion show with Kaakahu Fashions. Plus especially for children, Te Papa's Discovery Centres will host Matariki craft activities.

There's excitement of a different kind as some Te Papa scientists report back on their amazing deep-sea voyage to explore unmapped parts of the Tasman Sea. During May, the NORFANZ voyage, jointly funded by the National Oceans Office and CSIRO in Australia and the Ministry of Fisheries and NIWA in New Zealand, uncovered many weird and wonderful new species of sea-life. Hear about them from the explorers themselves, in floortalks and a lecture.

And kids won't miss out on the news - June's Discovery Sunday is also about the NORFANZ voyage.On the exhibition front this month, ANZAC The New Zealand Story opens, exploring historic military links between Australia and New Zealand. And don't miss The Price of Citizenship, a moving multimedia presentation, viewing World War II through the eyes of the C Company of the 28th Mäori Battalion. There's plenty more about what's on at Te Papa. Read on and enjoy!

Exhibitions ANZAC - The New Zealand Story Developed by the New Zealand Defence Force, this exhibition tells the ANZAC partnership's story through personal accounts, photographs, objects and films that illustrate the special bond between the two countries. 19 June-27 July 2003. Free entry.

Wild Design: A fresh look at nature Enjoy a rich selection of photographs, objects, and artworks that bring you up close to design in the natural world. Until October 2003. Free entry.

Striking Poses: New Zealand portrait photography Come face to face with more than a hundred years of studio portraits from Te Papa's photographic collection. Until October 2003. Free entry.

Pacific Rim: Ann Robinson's glass An exhibition of over twenty stunning glass works by acclaimed New Zealand artist Ann Robinson. Until September 2003. Free entry.

Aainaa: reflections through Indian weddings Created by Te Papa in partnership with New Zealand Indian communities, this exhibition explores the wedding ritual to show both traditional and modern experiences of marriage. Until 2004. Free entry.

Experiencing Turbulence: Art and the weather/Ngä toi ö te rangi An exhibition from Te Papa's collection about artists responding to the weather. Until mid-August 2003. Free entry.

Tühoe: children of the mist 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.

Coming soon... Japonism in Fashion A sumptuous exhibition exploring how Japanese design has influenced international fashion. 10 July-5 October 2003. Admission charges apply.

Events: Matariki @ Te Papa The appearance of Matariki (Pleiades) or Puanga in our southern skies heralds the beginning of the Mäori New Year. Join us for a month-long programme of free events and activities. Details/timings as per event listings below.

Starlab For Mäori, the stars have been a compass, chart, and chronometer, dictating the timing of planting, harvesting, and fishing. Starlab is a portable planetarium that gives you the opportunity to locate different stars and learn about the significance of Matariki to Mäori. Details/timings as per event listings below.

Saturday 7 Matariki festival begins! 11am-11.45am & 2pm-2.45pm: Starlab. Level 4 Workshop. Free entry but bookings essential.. Numbers limited to 20. 12 noon-12.30pm: Tu Te Maungaroa Kapa Haka. Free entry. 1pm-1.45pm: Hirini Melbourne Tribute Concert. Free entry. 2.30pm-3pm: Tühoe songwriter Hohepa Tamehana presents new works with his group Uri Kohu. Free entry. 8pm-10.05pm: The Candlestickmaker. Phone Ticketek (04) 384 3840.

Sunday 8 11am-11.45am & 2.15pm-3pm: Starlab. Level 4 Workshop. Free entry but bookings essential.. Numbers limited to 20. 12 noon-2pm: Kaakahu Fashions. A catwalk show from prominent Mäori and Pacific Island designers. Free entry.

Monday 9 6.30pm-8.35pm: The Candlestickmaker. Phone Ticketek (04) 384 3840.

Tuesday 10 6.30pm-8.35pm: The Candlestickmaker. Phone Ticketek (04) 384 3840.

Wednesday 11 8pm-10.05pm: The Candlestickmaker. Phone Ticketek (04) 384 3840.

Thursday 12 Te Reo Night 5.30pm-6.15pm & 7.45pm-8.30pm: Starlab (in Te Reo Mäori). Level 4 Workshop. Free entry but bookings essential.. Numbers limited to 20. 6.30pm-7.30pm: Matariki lecture: 'Traditional Navigation' (in Te Reo Mäori). Hekenukumai Busby talks about traditional Mäori navigational techniques. free entry. 8pm-10.05pm: The Candlestickmaker. Phone Ticketek (04) 384 3840.

Friday 13 8pm-10.05pm: The Candlestickmaker. Phone Ticketek (04) 384 3840.

Saturday 14 11am-11.45am & 2pm-2.45pm: Starlab. Level 4 Workshop. Free entry but bookings essential. Numbers limited to 20. 11am, 3pm, & 4pm: NORFANZ Floortalk Hear Te Papa and NIWA scientists talk about the recent voyage to map and sample undiscovered areas of the Tasman Sea. Hear about and see some of the new and exciting species discovered on the month-long expedition. 12.30pm-1.30pm: Ko Au! Mixing hip hop and kapa haka. 2pm-3pm: Tühoe storytelling for children, with Hera Taute. Free entry. 8pm-10.05pm: The Candlestickmaker. Phone Ticketek (04) 384 3840.

Sunday 15 Matariki family day! Te Huka ä Tai Discovery Centre, Level 4. 12 noon-1pm: Matariki storytelling with Rangimoana Taylor. 2pm-3pm: Ngä Tamariki o Te Kohu perform and demonstrate Mäori action songs. 3pm-4pm: Tarisi Vunidilo, Pacific Collection Manager, talks about Matariki in the Pacific.

11am-11.45am & 2.15pm-3pm: Starlab. Level 4 Workshop. Free entry but bookings essential.. Numbers limited to 20. 1pm-2pm: Pukana TV! You've seen them on the telly - now experience them live at Te Papa! Free entry. 2pm-4pm: NORFANZ presentation. Hear about some of the amazing things found on the recent NORFANZ voyage. Te Papa and NIWA scientists give a series of 20 minute talks with an opportunity for questions from the audience. Free entry.

Thursday 19 ANZAC - The New Zealand Story exhibition opens! 3pm-3.20pm: Kantorei Boys Choir. Free entry. 5pm-5.45pm & 8.15pm-8.45pm: Starlab. Level 4 Workshop. Free entry but bookings essential. Numbers limited to 20. 6pm-8pm: A Night with the Cast of Whale Rider. Mairanga White talks to Grant Roa, Rawiri Paratene and Mabel Wharekura-Burt about their experiences in this award-winning movie. Free entry.

Saturday 21 11am-11.45am & 2pm-2.45pm: Starlab. Level 4 Workshop. Free entry but bookings essential. Numbers limited to 20. 12 noon-1pm: Awhina. A reading of the latest offering from writer Hone Hurihanganui by Taki Rua productions. Free entry.

Sunday 22 11am-11.45am & 2pm-2.45pm: Starlab. Level 4 Workshop. Free entry but bookings essential. Numbers limited to 20. 12 noon-1pm: Tühoe storytelling for children, with Esther Tamehana. Free entry. 1.30pm-3pm & 3.30pm-5pm: Mäori Merchant of Venice. A movie starring Waihoroi Shortland and Ngarimu Daniels, and produced by Don C Selwyn. Free entry. 2pm-2.45pm: Discovery Sunday. Kids! Listen as Clive Roberts, Curator Fishes, reveals details of the NORFANZ voyage, discovering the depths of the Tasman Sea and the amazing creatures that live there. Plus weave a shimmery fish. Free entry.

Tuesday 24 6pm-7pm: Matariki lecture: 'Körero Tawhito (the ancient stories)'. The rising of the Matariki (Pleiades) star cluster was significant to many cultures. Kay Leather and Richard Hall explore the stories surrounding it. Free entry.

Thursday 26 June 6pm-7.15pm: Kapa Haka and Ka Pai Kai! Following an introduction by Te Ati Kimihia Kapa Haka, Icon Chef, Peter Thornley talks about innovative new ways to use Mäori ingredients, as well as how to produce customary dishes. Free entry.

Saturday 28 11am-11.45am & 2pm-2.45pm: Starlab. Level 4 Workshop. Free entry but bookings essential. Numbers limited to 20. 12.30pm-1.30pm: Mahinarangi Tocker performs songs from her new album. Free entry. 2pm-4pm: The Price of Citizenship. An emotive and personal multimedia presentation viewing World War 2 through the eyes of the C Company of the 28th Mäori Battalion. Soundings Theatre, Level 2. Free entry.

Sunday 29 11am-11.45am & 2pm-2.45pm: Starlab. Level 4 Workshop. Free entry but bookings essential. Numbers limited to 20. 12 noon-1pm: The Patea Mäori Club. Free entry. 1pm 2pm: Tu Te Maungaroa Kapa Haka. Free entry.

Monday 30 NGÄ MIHI O TAU HOU!THE NEW MOON RISES! HAPPY NEW YEAR! 12.15pm-1.15pm: Design of the Times - Te Papa Lunchtime Design Lecture series: Join UK design/art historian, Dr Elizabeth Cumming, as she discusses the Arts & Crafts movement. Free entry.

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