What’s On

Kei Konei

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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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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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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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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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The Exquisite Wound

The Exquisite Wound is an interdisciplinary installation by visual artist Rebecca Swan in collaboration with composer Charlie Ha, engineer Peter...

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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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Ngā Kete Toi

This exhibition showcases the work of students, graduates and tutors of the Bachelor of Māori Arts degree in weaving at Te Wānanga o Aotearoa,...

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Board Games At the Museum

Join our region's thriving board game community at this new, bi-monthly open day.

Learn to fly an X-Wing! Explore new lands and trade with...

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Black Boot Legends Gallery

An outstanding collection of more than 150 pre-1995 All Black-related photographs will be on public display in an indoor/outdoor Gallery at Te...

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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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Bastion Point: The Untold Story

29 years ago, on 1 July 1988, the government announced that it had agreed to the Waitangi Tribunal’s recommendation that Takaparawhā (Bastion...

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Palmerston North Green Party Launch

Kia ora Palmy!

The Greens are here for you in 2017 and beyond. We invite you to the Greens campaign launch for Election 2017, the year we...

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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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Black Boots Legend Outdoor Photographic Exhibition

Come and visit the tunnel outside Te Manawa and the NZ Rugby Museum created from 1:30am photographic images of rugby legends.

This outdoor...

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Te Manawa After Dark: Nocturnal New Zealand

These July School Holidays, grab your torch and come see what lurks during the night in New Zealand at the annual Te Manawa After Dark party!
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Weavers At Work

Your chance to weave, see weavers at work and get an insider's view of the Ngā Kete Toi exhibition. Floor talk at 12pm.

Part of the public...

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Public Talk: Twin Psychology From Birth to Adulthood

The Topp Twins are New Zealand's most recognisable set of twins, with a strong presence in New Zealand's popular culture. This talk explores the...

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How Māori Cloaks Are Made

A demonstration of customary practices, including the preparation of natural materials and the various techniques used to construct a cloak. At...

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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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Stories

Ngā Kōrero

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Prepare to receive boarders

8 JunCommunity / Events

The board games renaissance has been going on for more than twenty years. It continues to gather strength to this day. This Sunday 11 June, join the revolution, as Te Manawa begins a new fixture...

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NOA  

Safe and open for everyone

24 May

The NOA Open Studio’s table is a riot of colour, as artists put paint to paper amid patterned materials and inspirational books. NOA is both an acronym for Notes Of Art and Te Reo for...

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Museums Aotearoa  

Arts Access for all

24 May

Palmerston North’s Te Manawa Museum has won the inaugural Arts Access Aotearoa Award at the ServiceIQ 2017 New Zealand Museum Awards held for the first time in the city last night. Te Manawa...

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Collections

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The Topp Twins

The Topp Twins