Join our Ako (Learning team) for tea and scones, watch a short film compilation by Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision and take a tour of the exhibitions He Tohu, Mīharo Wonder, and Tohe | Protest.

Join us for morning tea

Join our kaiārahi for a morning tea, while enjoying a film curated by Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision.

Tohe| Protest exhibition

In 1981, South Africa’s Springbok rugby team were invited to tour New Zealand. The decision was extremely controversial; some people saw it as a tacit endorsement of apartheid while others insisted that politics had nothing to do with the nation’s favourite sport.

Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision’s exhibition Tohe| Protest explores how the escalating tensions between activists, the police, rugby fans and politicians were presented by both government broadcasters and activist filmmakers.

Tohe | Protest

Watch excerpts from PATU!

See excerpts from PATU! (1983), the definitive protest documentary directed by Merata Mita, and learn how Ngā Taonga staff overcame many challenges to preserve this iconic film.

He Tohu and Mīharo Wonder tour

The tea will be followed by a tour of He Tohu, our permanent exhibition and Mīharo Wonder.

He Tohu
Mīharo Wonder

Book your spot

Don’t forget to book so we can whip enough scones.

Book your spot by emailing events.natlib@dia.govt.nz

Check before you come

Due to COVID-19 some of our events can be cancelled or postponed at very short notice. Please check the website for updated information about individual events before you come.

For more general information about National Library services and exhibitions have look at our COVID-19 page.

People in the Mīharo Wonder exhibition.
Exploring Mīharo Wonder exhibition. Photo by Mark Beatty.