Tagged: Auckland Museum

New Zealand’s National Science Challenges announced - Infectious Thoughts

Siouxsie Wiles May 01, 2013

NZ’s National Science Challenges announced alongside a massive funding boost In the beautiful blue Ocean gallery at the Auckland War Memorial Museum, the Prime Minister John Key, the Honourable Minister for Science and Innovation Steven Joyce and the Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor Sir Peter Gluckman, today announced the 10 National Science Challenges. The PEAK panel*, chaired … Read More

New Auckland Museum Three Kings Islands Expedition - Field Work

Guest Work Apr 11, 2013

From Alison Ballance, blogger for the Three Kings Islands Marine Expedition. Many people know the Three Kings islands as the site of the Elingamite wreck, and for over a hundred years treasure hunters have flocked here in search of gold and silver. But for the scientists of the Three Kings Islands Marine Expedition these islands hold treasures of … Read More

Excavations at First Mission Station (1814) and Prehistoric Garden Island - Digging the Dirt

Brigid Gallagher Feb 22, 2012

A very important part of being an archaeologist is to leave the theory books at the desk, and go out into the field.  Whilst grounded in science, archaeology is underpinned by an understanding or a willingness to understand and appreciate culture, society and politics of past human inhabitants.  Archaeological fieldwork and excavation is integral as it provides the raw data for analysis,  but the process itself requires time to gain … Read More

New fish species discovered on our doorstep - Griffin's Gadgets

Peter Griffin May 31, 2011

A team of Australasian scientists have returned from an expedition to the remote Kermedec Islands having discovered at least three new species of fish. Source: Wikipedia The team, which included scientists from Auckland Museum, Te Papa, Department of Conservation, Australian Museum and NIWA spent three weeks observing and collecting specimens to create a record of species diversity … Read More