Tales from Te Papa is a fascinating new series of mini-documentaries for TVNZ 7 that showcase many of the exciting, wonderful and significant pieces that are held in our collections.
Of the 2 million pieces that Te Papa stores in trust for the nation, only a fraction can ever be
on public display. Each of these objects tells a unique story, about the culture and history of
the nation, about science and exploration.
Simon and Riria lead viewers on an insider's tour of both the public sections and museum storerooms to learn the secrets of the first dinosaur fossil ever discovered, and our most famous bike helmet. They discover new and unique spider species, are inspired by famous paintings and quirky jewellery, get to grips with fearsome weapons and armour from the Pacific, and uncover the deep and personal stories of Maori taonga.
With the presentation team of Simon Morton (Why We Buy?) and Riria Hotere (Korero Mai), Tales From Te Papa is family friendly television at its best.
Tales from Te Papa is commissioned by TVNZ 7, in partnership with Vero.