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Several of Auckland Museum's Maori treasures will be making their way to Rotorua in the new few months.

Thirteen artefacts will be on loan to the Rotorua Museum of Art and History as part of a $22 million exhibition that will open at the tourist-town museum in August next year.

Auckland Museum Maori partnerships and development executive Antoine Coffin (pictured) stands in front of Te Oha, a pataka (food storage house) that is one of the artefacts heading to Rotorua.

It originally stood at the Waerenga village, near Lake Rotorua.