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Poukai tradition on display at Waikato Museum

1 March 2024

Candid smiles, local leaders, and poignant moments feature in a new exhibition of photography which showcases the ongoing tradition of Poukai, an important element of Te Kiingitanga. More

Exhibition celebrates 50th anniversary of visionary art project

19 February 2024

Fifty years of art collecting by the Chartwell Trust will be showcased with an exhibition of work by many renowned artists including Gretchen Albrecht, Max Gimblett, and Terry Stringer. More

Joyful theme for Waitangi Day festival

1 February 2024

Live music, craft workshops, and a public koorero by Lissy and Rudi Robinson-Cole will be part of Waikato Museum's family-friendly activities to mark Waitangi Day and the importance of Te Tiriti o Waitangi. More

Spectacular handcrafted ‘Wharenui Harikoa’ arrives at Waikato Museum

28 November 2023

Nearly 6m tall and made from 5,000 balls of yarn, Lissy and Rudi's spectacular handcrafted wharenui [meeting house] will be revealed this week. More

New exhibition makes a splash at Waikato Museum

31 October 2023

Vintage swimwear, historical photographs, and a newly commissioned artwork inspired by the Waikato River are all part of "In the Swim", open from Friday 3 November. More

Reawakened tradition wins People’s Choice Award

26 October 2023

Cora-Allan's artwork made using traditional Niuean techniques has won the prestigious People's Choice Award for the National Contemporary Art Award 2023. More

Modern master of Maaori art: Sandy Adsett retrospective opening soon

27 September 2023

Spanning a monumental six decades, 'Toi Koru: Sandy Adsett' is the first major survey exhibition of paintings by Maaori artist Sandy Adsett. More

School holiday solutions: It’s easy to ‘Find Your Fun’ in Hamilton Kirikiriroa

12 September 2023

Whaanau-friendly activities are easy to find these school holidays, thanks to a collaborative activity guide and website. More

Award-winning artwork inspired by Maaori ancestors

11 September 2023

Waikato Museum has the honour of being the first venue nationwide to host this travelling exhibition of the 2023 The Kiingi Tuheitia Portraiture Award. More

Crustacean celebrities on display at Waikato Museum

5 September 2023

Crabs, shrimps, lobsters, barnacles and slaters are the stars of a new mini exhibition created by Te Papa in collaboration with NIWA Taihoro Nukurangi. More