Video | Business Headlines | Internet | Science | Scientific Ethics | Technology | Search


New Zealand Archaeology Week

New Zealand Archaeology Week runs from 27 April to 5 May 2019, organized by the New Zealand Archaeological Association. Around the country, a variety of events are being hosted by consultant archaeologists, museums, heritage organisations and iwi to showcase New Zealand’s history and the variety of archaeological work that occurs here.

The aim of New Zealand Archaeology Week is to increase public awareness of archaeology and highlight the importance of protecting our archaeological heritage. New Zealand has a short but dynamic history of settlement, characterised by rapid environmental and cultural change. Archaeological sites in New Zealand relate the story of the first settlers from Eastern Polynesia around 1300 AD, the development of a unique Māori culture within a few generations, and the 19th century settlement by European, Chinese and other immigrants. These sites help us understand New Zealand's domestic, maritime, military, industrial and farming history.

There are a range of events taking place around the country, from Whangarei to Dunedin. Many of these are public talks about archaeological sites, or what has been learnt through archaeological work. These are a fantastic opportunity to learn more about local archaeology and meet local archaeologists. There are also open days at labs in Auckland and Wellington, and in Dunedin there are some practical opportunities at the Otago Museum and The Fernery at Larnach Castle. There are also exhibitions in Wellington and Christchurch, and in Wellington, there are two archaeological tours. For all the details of these events, check out the New Zealand Archaeological Association webpage:

The New Zealand Archaeological Association is a volunteer organisation that works to promote research and teaching in archaeology, strengthen links between professional archaeologists and non-professionals, as well as encourage conservation of archaeological sites within New Zealand.

© Scoop Media

Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines


Up 0.5% In June Quarter: Services Lead GDP Growth

“Service industries, which represent about two-thirds of the economy, were the main contributor to GDP growth in the quarter, rising 0.7 percent off the back of a subdued result in the March 2019 quarter.” More>>


Pickers: Letter To Immigration Minister From Early Harvesting Growers

A group of horticultural growers are frustrated by many months of inaction by the Minister who has failed to announce additional immigrant workers from overseas will be allowed into New Zealand to assist with harvesting early stage crops such as asparagus and strawberries. More>>


Non-Giant Fossil Disoveries: Scientists Discover One Of World’s Oldest Bird Species

At 62 million-years-old, the newly-discovered Protodontopteryx ruthae, is one of the oldest named bird species in the world. It lived in New Zealand soon after the dinosaurs died out. More>>

Rural Employers Keen, Migrants Iffy: Employment Visa Changes Announced

“We are committed to ensuring that businesses are able to get the workers they need to fill critical skills shortages, while encouraging employers and regions to work together on long term workforce planning including supporting New Zealanders with the training they need to fill the gaps,” says Iain Lees-Galloway. More>>


Marsden Pipeline Rupture: Report Calls For Supply Improvements, Backs Digger Blame

The report makes several recommendations on how the sector can better prevent, prepare for, respond to, and recover from an incident. In particular, we consider it essential that government and industry work together to put in place and regularly practise sector-wide response plans, to improve the response to any future incident… More>>