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Better Smarter Greener

Gardens are good for you. While the environmental benefits of plants and green spaces are widely recognised, did you know that they help us as well? From reducing stress, to improving memory retention, research is...

Treasure Hunt Game: Adventure at Home

Play MOTAT Treasure Hunt on itch.io Gear up and get ready to find all the missing pages that have been scattered across MOTAT, can you find them all? CONTROLS: First click the window to interactUse the arrow keys on the...

Get Your Puzzle Fix: Ford V8 Fire Engine 🚒

Nicknamed ‘The Rattler’, the Ford V8 was the first type of engine bought by the Auckland Metropolitan Fire Board. It was ordered to replace hose tenders and dated engines at the time. This vehicle served for many years...

Five Matariki Facts for Tamariki

This year, Aotearoa has its first public holiday for te ao Māori celebration, Matariki! Here are five facts about the celebration and the stars 🌟 Matariki is a cluster, not a constellation. It has around 500 stars in...

Utilize Your Creativity

Meet Courtney Naismith and Matthew O’Hagan from Utilize Studios. Courtney and Matthew are part of a growing movement in Aotearoa which looks to creatively use, re-use, and recycle our rubbish. Their experiments with 3D...

Painting with Bubbles

This month, every February Friday is Bubble Friday! Yep, any Friday this month, “pop in” and experience the magic of bubbles in the MOTAT Village. Click here to learn more! Try this fun technique to make some new...

Operation Decode

Welcome, Operative! Greetings Operative, and congratulations on making it onto the cyber-espionage team here at Haversham Integrated Strategic Solutions. You can call it H.I.S.S. for short … we all do. Now I know you...

Make Your Own Car Launcher

Here at MOTAT for a limited time throughout the April school holidays, we’ve manufactured some epic toy-car launchers for you to use onsite! Watch the video below to see how we used a laser-cutter to make ours...