Science Live: Whalebirds – the mystery of the storm riders. Part 7. Storm warning

Salvin's Prion at sea.  Photo © Paul Walbridge

Here is the seventh instalment in our series of blogs all about prion biology! This is in preparation for our upcoming Science Live event on Oct 22nd (today!) at 1:50 pm NZ time when you can accompany us into the lab via live streaming  (a permanent link to the YouTube video can be found below).  For… Read more »

Toi Kōrero – he kōrero āu mō ngā toi i Te Papa?

Toi Kōrero – he kōrero āu mō ngā toi i Te Papa?

Kei te whakatuwhera tēnei kete kōrero mō Ngā Toi | Arts Te Papa, kia āhei ai koe kit e patopato i ōu ake whakaaro mō ngā toi – i te reo Pākehā me te reo Māori. Ākuni pea he kōrero āu mō tētahi peita, kāhore i a mātou. Tērā he kōrero whakaawe ariā, he whiti… Read more »

Science Live: Whalebirds – the mystery of the storm riders. Part 6. A bird’s-eye view

Euphausiid Nyctiphanes australis), the favourite prey of Fairy Prions from the Poor Knights and Cook Strait

Here is the sixth instalment in our series of blogs all about prions!  This is in preparation for our upcoming Science Live event on Oct 22nd at 1:50 pm NZ time when you can accompany us into the lab via live streaming  (a permanent link to the YouTube video can be found below).  For more details… Read more »

Science Live: Whalebirds – the mystery of the storm riders. Part 5. Prion foraging ecology

  • Copepod (Eucalanus tonsus), the primary prey of Broad-bill Prions around the Chathams
  • Fairy Prions
  • Barnacles (Lepas australis) are commonly eaten by Fulmar prions from the Chathams
  • Amphipod commonly fed upon by Fairy and Fulmar prions from subantarctic colonie

Here is the fifth instalment in our series of blogs all about prions!  This is in preparation for our upcoming Science Live event on Oct 22nd at 1:50 pm NZ time when you can accompany us into the lab via live streaming  (a permanent link to the YouTube video can be found below).  For more details… Read more »

The Ultimate Niuean Warrior! : Niuean language week 2013

  • maka (throwing stone)
  • katoua (detail of handle)
  • kafa (detail) strands approx 2mm
  • Niue Warrior Savage island (Niue) Henry Winkelmann- photographer

You may have heard of the television shows Ninja Warrior and maybe even American Ninja Warrior, but what about Ultimate Niuean warrior?  Sorry, we don’t have a Youtube clip for you, but we do have some examples of the gear and weapons worn by the old school toa (warriors) – the ultimate warriors of Niue… Read more »

Art Say – have your say on art at Te Papa

Fill in a form in the Ngā Toi gallery or email artsay@tepapa.govt.nz to have your Art Say

With the spring season of Ngā Toi | Arts Te Papa opening tomorrow, we’re giving you the chance to have your say on art – in English or Māori. You can write about any art work in the galleries on Level 5 – in 100 words or less. We’ll publish a selection of the most… Read more »

Science Live: Whalebirds – the mystery of the storm riders. Part 4. Sinister Fairy Prions

  • Kyle Morrison on his way back from the Snares. Photo © Phil Battley.
  • A pair of fairy prions looking deceptively peaceful in a rock crevice on The Snares. Photo © Kyle Morrison.
  • Fairy Prion rests in defeat. Photo © Kyle Morrison.
  • Fairy Prions do battle over a disputed nest site. Photo © Kyle Morrison.

Here is the forth instalment in our series of blogs all about prions!  This is in preparation for our upcoming Science Live event on Oct 22nd at 1:50 pm NZ time when you can accompany us into the lab via live streaming (a permanent link to the YouTube video can be found below).  For more details please… Read more »

Wearable of the Week # 8

036030 Bee Supporters CloseUp-01

This week’s wearable continues on last week’s theme of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and hopefully encourages you all to bee supportive! Bee Supporters is the clever handi-work of Andi Regan,who seeks to transform and find beauty in the discarded and everyday. ‘The whole No 8 wire philosophy inspires me. I like the idea of using… Read more »

“You know you are a Niuean when…” : Niuean language week 2013

T-shirt (Cocoland- Niue Island)

This week is Niue language week. The theme for this year’s celebration is: Leveki mo e Fakaaoga e Vagahau Niue: Treasure and Use the Niue language. Pacific Cultures curators have been posting blogs related to Niue throughout the week and highlighting treasures from Te Papa’s collections. However, today we have a contribution from guest blogger, Olah Jacobsen… Read more »

Science Live: Whalebirds – the mystery of the storm riders. Part 3. Prion lice

Giant body louse (male)

Here is the third instalment in our series of blogs all about prions!  This is in preparation for our upcoming Science Live event on Oct 22nd at 1:50 pm NZ time when you can accompany us into the lab via live streaming (a permanent link to the YouTube video can be found below).  For more details… Read more »