Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search


Te Papa Exhibitions And Events November 2001

Te Papa’s Exhibitions And Events Programme November 2001

Opening this month
Jewelled: adornments from across the Pacific
Personal adornment has always been an important and visually stunning aspect of Pacific cultures, and one that continues to inspire contemporary artists today. Jewelled showcases heritage items of personal adornment as well as Pacific-inspired works by contemporary New Zealand artists.
3 November–17 March 2002. Free entry.

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.
24 November 2001–October 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
Off the Wall showcases 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
Made in New Zealand is a popular, entertaining, general history that traces
the stories of New Zealand’s distinct visual and material culture.
Level 4. Free entry.

Body Odyssey
(Until 1 February 2002)
An amazing, interactive exhibition designed to teach children about the wonders of the human body. From running through a blood tunnel to climbing the giant tongue, this exhibiton provides fascinating insights into the human body.
Adults $6.50, children $4.00. Family concessions available.
The TOWER Gallery, Level 4.

Rutherford: the story of a Kiwi genius
(Until 25 November 2001)
We celebrate the life of Ernest Rutherford, New Zealand's most famous scientist. As well as discovering his story, you can explore his work through specially-made replicas of his equipment and a range of hands-on science interactives. Proudly presented by The University of Canterbury, Tait Electronics, The National Science-Technology Roadshow Trust and the Association of Science and Technology Centres of New Zealand.
Level 4. Free entry.

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
(Until August 2002)
Te Papa’s second Community Gallery 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.
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.

Tuesday 6
7.30pm–9pm: The Great TV 3 Comedy Debate. ‘We Need More Women on Top’. Soundings Theatre, Level 2. For bookings contact Ticketek (04) 384 3840.

Saturday 10
Science and Health Weekend in association with Body Odyssey
10am–6pm: Discover the fascinating world of science with displays by Merck Sharpe and Dohme, The Royal Society, and FRST. Wellington Foyer, Level 2. Free entry.

11am–11.30am: A floortalk by Shauna Sylvester from Massey University about your body. Body Odyssey, The TOWER Gallery, Level 4. Exhibition charges apply.

12 noon–12.20pm: Masters of the Universe Quiz. Kids test your science knowledge. Lots of fun and prizes. Wellington Foyer, Level 2. Free entry.

12 noon–12.30pm and 2pm–2.30pm: Floortalk by Te Papa’s Conservator Textiles, Valerie Carson. Masquerade, The Boulevard, Level 5. Free entry.

1pm–1.30pm and 3pm–3.30pm: Floortalk by Te Papa’s Curator Pacific, Janet Davidson. Jewelled, The Ericsson Zone, Level 3. Free entry.

1pm–1.50pm: ‘A year in Antarctica with the ghost of Captain Scott’ – a slide show talk by Antarctic shipwreck survivor Steve Broni. Soundings Theatre, Level 2. Admission to lecture is free. Complimentary Body Odyssey tickets available for all attendees, courtesy of Merck, Sharp & Dohme.

2pm–2.30pm: Fossil Dig for Kids. Find a fossil with GNS Palaeontologist Craig Jones, have it identified, and take it home. Bush City Fossil Pit, Level 1. Free entry.

2.30pm–3.30pm: Penny-farthing display. Amphitheatre, Level 1. Free entry.

Sunday 11
10am–6pm: Displays by The Royal Society and FRST in Wellington Foyer, Level 2. Free entry.

10.30am–11am & 3pm-–3.30pm: ‘Eye Spy’. Join Kaa-Sandra Chee from Auckland University as she talks about how we see. Body Odyssey, The TOWER Gallery, Level 4. Exhibition charges apply.

11am–3pm: Estée Lauder perfume sampling. Masquerade, The Boulevard, Level 5. Free entry.

11.30am–12pm: ‘Snot what you think – the journey of a nose goblin’. Interactive storytelling with Dave Milne. Te Marae, Level 4. Free entry.

12 noon–12.50pm: ‘The Last Independence Day – conjectures on the nature of extraterrestrial life and alien intelligence’ A talk by Dr Richard Hall from the Carter Observatory. Soundings Theatre, Level 2.

12.30pm–1pm: Fossil Dig for Kids. Find a fossil with GNS Palaeontologist Craig Jones, have it identified, and take it home. Bush City Fossil Pit, Level 1. Free entry.

1pm–2pm: North Shore Ladies Choir. Te Marae, Level 4. Free entry.

2pm–2.30pm: ‘Clues to the origin of life – in your own body?’ A talk by Anthony Poole from Massey University’s Institute of Molecular BioSciences, Soundings Theatre, Level 2. Free entry.

2pm–2.45pm: Join Te Papa’s Curator Pacific, Janet Davidson, to hear about Lapita people – the first explorers on the Pacific. Find out what archaeologists do and how they piece together clues about the past. PlaNet Pasifika, Level 4. Free entry.

Thursday 15
Book Signing & Lecture: Paradise Reforged by James Belich. Free entry.
6pm–6.20pm: Book signing. Soundings Theatre Foyer, Level 2.
6.30pm–7.30pm: James Belich presents a lecture about Paradise Reforged, a history of New Zealanders from the 1880s to the year 2000. Soundings Theatre, Level 2. Seats are limited!
7.30pm–8.15pm: Book signing. Soundings Theatre Foyer, Level 2.

Saturday 17
ACC Safety Day: Thinksafe – home, road, work, and play.
10am–6pm: Display by ACC. Look out for Safe-T! Wellington Foyer, Level 2. Free entry.

12 noon–12.20pm and 1.30pm–1.50pm: ACC Sport Safety Quiz. Join Anthony and Carolyn from What Now and WNTV for fun and prizes. Wellington Foyer, Level 2. Free entry.

Sunday 18
Diabetes Day in association with Body Odyssey
10am – 6pm Find out about Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, the symptoms and risks, and living well with diabetes through displays, experts and information from Diabetes Wellington Inc and Diabetes Youth Wellington. Look out for Barnaby Bee! Wellington Foyer, Level 2. Free entry.

11am–3pm: Estée Lauder perfume samplings. Masquerade, The Boulevard, Level 5. Free entry.

12noon–12.30pm: Ngäti Pöneke Kapa Haka. Te Marae, Level 4. Free entry.

1pm & 3pm: Floortalk by Te Papa’s Curator History, Stephanie Gibson. Masquerade, The Boulevard, Level 5. Free entry.

2pm–3pm: ‘Think Pig Diabetes Project – what hope for a cure?’. A presentation by Steve Skinner, Research Manager, Cell Biology, Diatranz Ltd. Soundings Theatre, Level 2. Free entry.

Saturday 24
Tühoe exhibition opens!
1pm & 3pm: Floor talk by Te Papa’s Curator Entomology, Ricardo Palma. Masquerade, The Boulevard, Level 5. Free entry.

Tühoe extravaganza. Te Marae, Level 4. All events are free entry.
11am–11.35am: Te Kapahaka ö Ruatähuna – Bay of Plenty Finalists for 2002 Mäori Performing Arts Festival.
11.40am–12.30pm: Hirini Melbourne – a multimedia presentation featuring old photographs of Tühoe elders, dance, and taonga puoro.
12.40pm–1.15pm: TUAHINE – showcasing songs from their soon-to-be-released album ‘Mä Te Reo’.
1.25pm–2pm: Tribal Fibres Fashion Show – showcasing their line of original fashion and design.
2pm–2.30pm: Whirimako Black – winner of the Mana Reo section of this year's NZ Music Tui Awards.
2.30pm–3pm: Ngä Tamariki ö Te Kura ö Kökako – delighting and entertaining all ages.
3pm–3.30pm: Ngä Tamariki ö Te Kohu aka The Misties – entrants in this year's Kapahaka Super 12 Competition.

Sunday 25
11am–3pm: Estée Lauder perfume sampling. Masquerade, The Boulevard, Level 5. Free entry.

Tühoe Extravaganza. Te Marae, Level 4. All events are free entry.
11am–11.30am: Uri Kohu – presenting works by talented Kawerau songwriter Hohepa Tamehana.
11.40am–12.10pm: Poia Rewi and Te Hono – finalist in Te Whainga songwriting contest.
12.20pm–12.50pm: CPTT – up-and-coming youth group from Taihape.
1pm–1.30pm: Te Whanau Ngäti Kotahitanga – children from Newtown School entertain with aerobics and dance.
1.30pm–1.50pm: Ngatapa Black – performing her own original material.
1.40am–2.10pm: Poia Rewi and Te Hono – finalist in Te Whainga songwriting contest.
2pm–2.30pm: Kaia aka Conrad Noema – sure to please with sweet vocals.
2.30pm–3pm: Tü Te Maungaroa – a finalist in this year's Mäori Performing Arts Festival.

For more information or copies of images please contact Bernie Hanratty on
04 381 7021 or

Planning a visit?
Te Papa is open every day from 10am-6pm and Thursdays late until 9pm. Entry is free.

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. 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.

Fun for Kids
Discovery Centres are 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 is a 45-minute programme for under-fives. It runs several times a day, every day. $2 per adult, and $2 per child over 18 months. 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.

© Scoop Media

Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines


Howard Davis: Controlling the High Ground

Stephen Johnson's raw and angry film not only poses important questions with scrupulous authenticity, but also provides a timely reminder of the genocidal consequences of casual bigotry and xenophobia. More>>

Howard Davis: Dryzabone - Robert Conolly's The Dry

After the terrible devastation caused by last year’s bushfires, which prompted hundreds of Australians to shelter in the ocean to escape incineration and destroyed uncountable amounts of wildlife, The Dry has been released during a totally different kind of dry spell. More>>

Howard Davis: Benjamin Ree's The Painter and The Thief

The Norwegian filmmaker had long been fascinated by art thieves who commit high-stakes crimes with a delicate touch when a chance Google search in 2015 uncovered a botched heist in Oslo. More>>

Howard Davis: Hit the Road, Jack - Chloé Zhao's Nomadland

Nomadland is perhaps the ultimately 'road' movie as it follows a group of dispossessed and disenfranchised vagabonds who find a form of communal refuge in camp sites and trailer parks after the economic contraction of 2008. More>>

Howard Davis: Byrneing Down the House - Spike Lee's American Utopia

Lee does an admirable job capturing Byrne's stunning live performance of his latest album, but the real star of the show is the staging. More>>

Howard Davis: The Phoenix Foundation Friend Ship Tour Docks in Wellington

A sense of local pride was certainly running high at the Opera House on Saturday night, as the lads ran through a tasty little set drawn mostly from their latest album Friend Ship (splash out for Xmas on the shocking pink extra-thick vinyl edition). More>>



  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland