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Woodworkers' Guild

The craftsmen of the Manawatu Woodworkers' Guild are masters of chisel and lathe. Come and see them transform chunks of wood into works of art.

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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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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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Art Classes for Adults

New in 2016, these classes are for adults looking to try something new and cut their artistic teeth. They blend experimentation with different...

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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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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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Nova

From the every day to the extraordinary, the collections at Te Manawa are full of treasures that reflect past and present life in the Manawatū....

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Dinosaur Encounter

Dinosaur Encounter, proudly supported by City Partner Fly Palmy, brings your favourite prehistoric beasts out of time and puts them in a modern...

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Meet Te Manawa's Hypsilophodon

Puppeteer Anna Bailey returns to Te Manawa with her pet Hypsilophodon to roam Te Manawa during the Dinosaur Encounter exhibition.

Come and meet...

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Thursday Night Robots

Try your hand at making robots!

Join our weekly after-school programme and build Vex robots, honing your problem-solving skills and getting...

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Bruce Rennie - The Generous Heart

For thirty-three years, Bruce Rennie devoted himself to cultivating art and drama activities at Rangitikei College in Marton. His spontaneous,...

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Whakaari - BAVI

Whakaari - BAVI - Up, Out, Onward collects selected works from students graduating UCOL's Bachelor of Applied Visual Imaging course.

Combining...

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Ata - A Third Reflection

Ata, meaning "form" or "reflection" in Te Reo Māori, explores connections between light and perception, history and retrospection. Jahnke...

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Christmas Cave & Canapes

Start the silly season right at Te Manawa with our inaugural Christmas Cave and Canapes: a night of delicious treats, live music, and private...

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Recycled Christmas with REACT

Have a crafty Christmas with REACT and Te Manawa, and learn to create your own Christmas presents and wrapping from items destined for the...

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Museum Sleepover

Do dinosaurs snore?

Spend a night in the Museum with dinner, activities, crafts, dinosaurs and breakfast. Your sleepover will include a visit...

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Feathers and Fuzz: How Depictions of Dinosaurs Have Changed

When dinosaurs were first discovered, they were portrayed as giant creeping lizards.

Over time, we’ve realised how active and upright they...

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Fossil Hunt

Join Te Manawa and Massey University Earth Science lecturer Julie Palmer in a field trip to Kai Iwi to look at the soil layers exposed in the...

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Our Zealandian Dinosaur Fossils: How and Where to Find Them

This illustrated talk will consider the various Zealandian dinosaur fossils that have been found.

So far, only four dinosaur fossil localities...

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Waitangi Day 2017

For the fifth year running, Te Manawa is thrilled to host Palmerston North City’s Waitangi Day commemoration.

Come together with your...

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Not All Dinosaurs Are Extinct

Although many species of Dinosaur went extinct 65 million years ago, a few survived and have radiated.

Learn how to recognise the descendants...

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Manawatu Walking Festival

The Manawatu Walking Festival now in its 3rd year is offering walkers and trampers from throughout New Zealand, 11 interesting and inspiring...

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Stories

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The light of reflected glory

25 Nov

The main exhibition space of Te Manawa’s Gallery building has been transformed into a twilight of bright colour, its purposely dark interior lit only by the glowing neon of ATA: a third...

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Here be dragons

27 OctCommunity / Learning and Discovery

In this post, Te Manawa live keeper Mia explains the "small but perfectly formed" thinking behind the home of Ahi, our bearded dragon. Reptiles are very different from your average cat or...

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The town’s gowns

19 SepCollections / Community / Exhibitions

Te Manawa interviews Jill White, who was mayor of Palmerston North from 1998-2001, about the robes of office, now on display in our Nova exhibition. This interview can also be listened to on our

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Collections

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Dinosaur Encounter

24 September 2016 - 26 February 2017

Dinosaur Encounter