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Join us as we discuss all things heritage including archaeological digs, heritage how-to's and more. 

  • Mangahawea Dig Thursday 16 January 2020 16/01/2020

    Karakia inside the trench

    Follow the 2020 Mangahawea Dig week two with updates from Anna Maria Rossi, archaeologist turned Project Advisor. Today was all about wrapping up the dig and ensuring we backfill the excavated areas.

  • Mangahawea Dig Wednesday 15 January 2020 15/01/2020

    Filming the sieving process at the open day

    Follow the 2020 Mangahawea Dig week two with updates from Anna Maria Rossi, archaeologist turned Project Advisor. The rain didn't keep visitors away from our open day or indeed stop the dig progress.

  • Mangahawea Dig Tuesday 14 January 2020 14/01/2020

    Shifting

    Follow the 2020 Mangahawea Dig week two with updates from Anna Maria Rossi, archaeologist turned Project Advisor. Today welcomed new whānau to the bay, researchers from the Radiocarbon Dating Lab of the Waikato University.


  • Mangahawea Dig Monday 13 January 2020 13/01/2020

    Engraved military button found in a 19th century layer

    Anna Maria Rossi has stepped in to continue the Mangahawea blog, with Laura Dawson having returned to Wellington.  Anna Maria is an archaeologist currently working as a Project Advisor with Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga.


  • A summer of wonder itinerary 11/12/2019

    Sunset view over Māngungu Mission

    We've put together a brilliant Summer of wonder itinerary. Hop in the car with friends and family, pack the chilly bin and head to Northland.

  • Mangahawea Dig Friday 10 January 2020 10/01/2020

    Mangahawea excavation

    Follow the 2020 Mangahawea Dig with updates from our archaeologist Laura Dawson. Areas 9 and 10 are done and dusted, work has moved onto areas 11 and 12.

  • Mangahawea Dig Thursday 9 January 2020 09/01/2020

    An archaeological find from day four

    Follow the 2020 Mangahawea Dig with updates from our archaeologist Laura Dawson. After a few technical issues the team are rolling on and progressing nicely with new areas opening up.

  • Mangahawea Dig Wednesday 8 January 2020 08/01/2020

    Perfect dig conditions for day three

    Follow the 2020 Mangahawea Dig with updates from our archaeologist Laura Dawson. Day three saw the sun shining for perfect dig conditions, but technology was the one holding up progress.

  • Mangahawea Dig Tuesday 7 January 2020 07/01/2020

    Mangahawea Dig Day One

    Follow the 2020 Mangahawea Dig with updates from our archaeologist Laura Dawson. Day two saw the digger on site to assist in a busy day opening trenches.

  • Mangahawea Dig Monday 6 January 2020 06/01/2020

    Mangahawea excavation

    Follow the 2020 Mangahawea Dig with updates from our archaeologist Laura Dawson. After spending two weeks at Mangahawea in 2019, she is back for the first week of the 2020 season.