Tagged: Te Papa

The four-year treasure hunt for the hoodwinker sunfish - Guest Work

Guest Work Jul 20, 2017

Marianne Nyegaard, Murdoch University Sunfish are famous for looking odd. They are the largest bony fish in the world, can grow to over 3 metres in length and weigh up to 2 tonnes, and look a little bit like a suitcase with wings. But when I began my PhD doing population studies on sunfish off Bali in … Read More

Deciphering scientific history (and handwriting) - Infrequently Asked Questions

Lynley Hargreaves Mar 08, 2017

Dr Simon Nathan The human side of James Hector, the dominant scientist of nineteenth century New Zealand, long lay hidden in the illegible scrawl of Hector’s handwriting. Then Dr Simon Nathan began writing a biography of the man who established the museum that became Te Papa and the institute that became the Royal Society of New Zealand. In making … Read More

Lightning Lab II grows up – will its offspring make it to adolescence? - Stick

Peter Kerr Jun 03, 2014

  Anyone that’s been around young children will appreciate there’s a heck of a difference between a one year old and a two year old. A similar comparison is valid with Lightning Lab II, which last week had nine of … Continue reading → … 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

Agriculture’s ‘failure’ the place to view its next 20 years of success — conference - Stick

Peter Kerr Sep 22, 2011

One of the great ironies of the New Zealand economy is that in spite of Knowledge Waves and transformations and biotechnology and any other number of next big things, the powerhouse and backbone has continued to be agriculture and horticulture. … Continue reading → … Read More