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Penguin of the Year - and the winner is...

Penguin of the Year - and the winner is...

It’s official – this year’s cutest, very best penguin as voted by the National Aquarium of New Zealand’s fo...

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The Glow Show Themed Activity Afternoon

The Glow Show Themed Activity Afternoon

The Te Moana Glow Show is coming to Napier Municipal Theatre and we're celebrating by holding a special activity af...

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Did your flippered favourite make the final?

Did your flippered favourite make the final?

This year Burny, Captain and Mo will be battling it out for the prestigious title of Penguin of the Year 2020 at th...

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Penguin of the Year voting begins

Penguin of the Year voting begins

New Zealand is holding an important election in October. The candidates are diverse and they often disagree with ea...

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Spring Eggsplorers School Holiday Activity

Spring Eggsplorers School Holiday Activity

Be an 'eggslporer' these school holidays! There are nine cuddly native bird and reptile hatchlings hiding and waiti...

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Hāpuku find new home at National Aquarium

Hāpuku find new home at National Aquarium

Regular visitors to the National Aquarium of New Zealand may notice some new fishy “faces” in the main Oceanari...

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COVID-19 Level 1 Update

COVID-19 Level 1 Update

Now we’re in COVID-19 Alert Level 1, we’re pleased to advise that shark feeding in the main oceanarium recommen...

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Take Part in #DrawYourDecade

Take Part in #DrawYourDecade

Get involved with the United Nations and Ocean Wise campaign #DrawYourDecade. This international youth outreach and...

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29 July: Trophic Cascades Presentation with Our Seas Our Future & Green Drinks HB

29 July: Trophic Cascades Presentation with Our Seas Our Future & Green Drinks HB

Trophic Cascades are powerful indirect interactions that can control entire ecosystems. During this presentation y...

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Take part in Plastic Free July!

Take part in Plastic Free July!

Plastic Free July is a global movement that helps millions of people be part of the solution to plastic pollution ...

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Zoom in to meet your favourite Little Penguins

Zoom in to meet your favourite Little Penguins

Book a LIVE Virtual Penguin Encounter! While much of the world was in lockdown, our Little Penguins were missing h...

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Half Price Offer for Friends of Aquarium Membership

Half Price Offer for Friends of Aquarium Membership

The National Aquarium of New Zealand is encouraging Hawke’s Bay families to get reconnected with their aquarium. ...

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We're Open 14 May

We're Open 14 May

We can’t wait to welcome you all back to the National Aquarium under Level 2! All your animal friends are looking...

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We're Open Under Level 2

We're Open Under Level 2

Kia ora! We’re excited to announce that under COVID-19 Level 2 restrictions we will be open on Thursday, 14 May....

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Education from the ocean into homes

Education from the ocean into homes

Using social media to take education from the aquarium out to the community is keeping the National Aquarium of New...

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COVID-19 Response

COVID-19 Response

Based on Ministry of Health advice we are still open for our community. We want to assure you that we’re taking t...

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See Ya Later Alligator

See Ya Later Alligator

The National Aquarium of New Zealand will be saying ‘see ya later’ to Cheryl the American Alligator on Thursday...

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Celebrate what there is to love about the sea

Celebrate what there is to love about the sea

Superheroes don’t always wear capes. In this year’s Seaweek Roadshow, the National Aquarium of New Zealand edu...

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Celebrate Children's Day with free entry for kids

Celebrate Children's Day with free entry for kids

The National Aquarium of New Zealand is offering free entry for one child with one paying adult this Sunday to cele...

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Give 24 gifts to nature this Christmas

Give 24 gifts to nature this Christmas

Give some gifts to nature this Christmas by completing the National Aquarium of New Zealand’s reimagined Christma...

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Voting Open - Penguin of the Year 2019

Voting Open - Penguin of the Year 2019

Does it pay to be naughty or nice when you’re a little penguin and the whole world is watching? Who is going to ...

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And the winner is....

And the winner is....

It’s official – this year’s cutest, very best penguin is… Draco.

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Did your flippered favourite make the cut?

Did your flippered favourite make the cut?

This year Draco, Elmo and Mo will be battling it out for the prestigious title of Penguin of the Year 2019.

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See Aquarium Kiwi this Half Price Weekend

See Aquarium Kiwi this Half Price Weekend

What better time to see the inhabitants of the National Aquarium of New Zealand kiwi enclosure in their freshly ref...

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