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Te Rangi Whenua

Open daily, Te Taiwhanga o Te Rangi Whenua (Te Rangi Whenua Gallery) shares the stories of iwi groups in the Manawatū, Rangitīkei and Horowhenua...

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Manawatū Journeys

Open Daily, a journey through our shared history - the stories and of the pioneers who shaped the land as we know it today. The Manawatū has...

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Kids TM

Open daily, Kids TM is a vibrant, interactive, playful space at Te Manawa for children up to the age of eight and their caregivers. One of our...

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Te Awa – The River – Heart of Manawatū

Te Awa - The River, Heart of the Manawatū explores our river from different angles: meet our local wildlife, learn about the river's history,...

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Highbury Weavers

Raranga, the art of weaving, embodies spiritual values & beliefs of Tangata Whenua. It symbolises meanings and memories handed down from ancestors...

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Weekend Discovery Time

Join the Weekend Discovery Time team on their weekend-long journey of exploration and learning.

Activities and crafts span the breadth of art,...

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The Topp Twins Exhibition

Synonymous with a small town, rural New Zealand and that Kiwi “can-do-attitude”, Lynda and Jools Topp are among New Zealand’s best-known...

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Manawatū Embroiderers' Guild

Join the skilled needles of the Embroiderers' Guild to pick up a few tips, join in on creative projects, or just for a chat!

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NOA Open Studio

Come join NOA for twice-weekly facilitated drawing sessions in Te Manawa foyer. NOA is both an acronym for Notes Of Art and Te Reo for “an area...

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Manawatū Woodworkers' Guild

The craftsmen of the Manawatū Woodworkers' Guild are masters of chisel and lathe.

Come and see them transform chunks of wood into works of art.

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Golden Dreams

Celebrating 40 years since the Manawatū Art Gallery opened on 3 July 1977, Golden Dreams provides a glimpse into landscape art collected by Te...

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SuperNova

SuperNova follows Nova by showcasing new stories and people behind selected art and objects acquired by Te Manawa between 2011 and 2016; this time the...

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Painter

“Forever renegotiating his position, direction and even the very fact of his existence, Euan Macleod is himself the central figure in the vast...

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Art Chat

Join the Te Manawa Art Society as they discuss our latest exhibitions.

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Public Talk: Rural Women of New Zealand

Agriculture has long been the backbone of New Zealand, and at its heart are the rural women of New Zealand, busily growing dynamic communities.
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True Blue Boys - The Topp Twins and New Zealand Identity

In a discussion of the Topp Twins film "Untouchable Girls", television presenter Mark Sainsbury asked: “Who would have ever thought our national...

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MaLGRA 40th Anniversary: Masquerade Ball

Manawatu Lesbian & Gay Rights Assoc In (MaLGRA) would like to invite all members of our Beautiful GLITTFAB Community along with all of its Allies...

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Woodwork Sale & Exhibition

With Christmas coming, nothing beats a handcrafted gift - whether it's a children's toy that will last generations, or a stunning one-off art...

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Matatau

Be first in to see a range of works by graduating students of Toioho ki Āpiti - Bachelor of Māori Visual Arts, Massey University. Themes around...

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Floor Talk - Matatau

Discuss the works displayed in the Matatau exhibition with the BMVA graduates who made them.

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Local History Week Opening Ceremony

All is welcome to this Journal of History talk.
Speaker: Jill White

Best Local History Book Award for July 2015 to June 2017 awarded by the...

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Local History Week - Manawatū Standard Negative Collection

The Ian Matheson City Archives has recently been donated the Manawatū Standard negative collection covering the 1950s to 1990s. This talk will...

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Local History Week - Mina McKenzie Memorial Lecture

The Presence of the Past: Museums and Material Culture in processes of Historical Apology.

If one theme characterises New Zealand’s recent...

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Local History Week - Sport and Recreation In PN During 1960s

From the newly opened Lido and Miniature Railway, to New Zealand’s first rugby museum, Palmerstonians experienced a leisure boom in the 1960s as...

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6148 Cups of Coffee

This exhibition will showcase portfolio projects from students in their final year of study from UCOL’s Bachelor of Applied Visual Imaging...

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Manawatu Walking Festival

The Manawatu Walking Festival has 12 different guided walks catering for all fitness types.

The festival starts with a Sunset Beach walk and...

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Stories

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Euan Macleod (left) and Gregory O'Brien  

The Painter in the Painting

11 OctEvents / Exhibitions

On 15 September, artist Euan Macleod and his friend, curator Gregory O'Brien, discussed the exhibition Painter with a large audience in the Art Gallery. This is a transcript of that...

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Querying Kiwi Comedy, Part 2

12 SepCommunity / Exhibitions

This is the text of the talk given by Dr Nick Holm of Massey University on 25 May. Due to the presentation's length, it has been divided into two separate posts. Part 1 can be found here. The...

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Querying Kiwi Comedy, Part 1

12 SepCommunity / Exhibitions

THE TOPP TWINS, PROVINCIAL NEW ZEALAND AND THE POLITICS OF HUMOUR This is the text of the talk given by Dr Nick Holm of Massey University on 25 May. Due to the presentation's length, it has been...

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