Tui & Tama’s Autumn Leaf Hunt

Tui & Tama’s Autumn Leaf Hunt

A fun activity open to members and non-members of the Tui & Tama Kids Club!

Come in and find the Autumn leaves scattered around the Museum, learn why leaves change colour, choose a leaf to add to our Autumn tree, and go into the draw for one of two Prize Packs! Prizes drawn 31st May 2022

Date: 9th May 2022

Time: Mon-Fri 10am-4pm, Sat 10am-2pm

Cost: FREE

Open to: Everyone

Open: All ages

All children must have adult supervision. Please be aware there may be limits on capacity so please check with reception on the day.

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Tui & Tama Easter 2022

Tui & Tama Easter 2022

Tui & Tama’s Great Easter Egg Hunt & Crafts!

Everyone is welcome to do Tui & Tama’s Great Easter Egg Hunt! There is also crafts and for our Tui & Tama Club Members, you receive a special Easter badge. New members can join anytime, just come in and pick up a form or download from our website and bring it in. See you for some hopping great fun!

Register: Not needed, drop in style of event

Dates: Sat 16th – Fri 22nd April 2022

Time: Sat 10am-2pm, Mon-Fri 10am-4pm

Cost: FREE

Type: Drop in style

Ages: All ages welcome with adult supervision

 

The Tui & Tama Easter Egg Hunt activity was a great success! Thank you to all the families, all the current and new Tui & Tama members that attended. You made this a very special activity event indeed! See you all next year!

We Love Eels

We Love Eels

We Love Eels!

An amazing display of our favourite river omnivore – the long fin eel. See why we think this amazing eel is so special here in the Waipā! Get to know its lifecycle where mature eels swim all the way to Tonga in the South Pacific Ocean to lay their eggs. Then the elvers drift on the currents back to Aotearoa New Zealand to rivers where their parents grew up. An amazing lifecycle and journey to grow up in the Waipā rivers.

Enjoy activities like gauging how strong you are to pick up an 80 year old toy long fin eel! There are more activities for all the whānau to do and share their love of this very special eel by participating in a wall mural made up of lots of long fin eels!

ANZAC 2022

ANZAC 2022

How do you commemorate ANZAC?

ANZAC is a special time of our calendar year when we remember those who fought in the World War II. Most recently, it is also a time to remember and reflect on all those who have lost their lives in wars New Zealand soldiers have participated in.

This exhibition shares how ANZAC first came about, when and who were involved. It also highlights the memorials around the Waipā district and how our local RSA supports our ANZAC commitment.

Alongside this exhibition we ran ANZAC activities for all the whānau which prompted younger visitors to ask questions about ANZAC and the meaning of the poppy. We’re honoured every year to have this exhibition as a staple on our calendar. This year we also created a virtual exhibition that we shared on our Facebook page. 

Kōkako

Kōkako

Pirongia Te Aroaro o Kahu Restoration Society

This month we highlight the amazing work the restoration society undertakes with Kōkako translocation. We also have information on  Maungatautari Ecological Island Trust and the Waipā District Council Heritage Fund. There are brochures, images and crafty activities, a great way for whānau to complete together.

Did you know, Kōkako survive today in managed isolation. It is endemic to Aotearoa New Zealand, meaning it can only be found here. It is not a threatened bird, however, all North Island populations can only be sustained in managed situations as all unmanaged populations are extinct.

Here are some images from the exhibition from the Pirongia Restoration Society Inc. about the work they do from Kōkako relocation to pest control.