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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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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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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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Nova - New Additions to The Collection

From the everyday 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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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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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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Excellence

"Excellence" showcases a selection of local Year 13 student art folios that have achieved NCEA with flying colours. It's an annual exhibition...

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The Horses Stayed Behind

Ten thousand New Zealand horses departed our shores to help our soldiers in WW1. Only a handful returned.

Artist Cat Auburn commemorates their...

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Rembrandt Remastered

An exhibition that digitally restores and reproduces 57 works by one of the most celebrated painters of all time, Rembrandt van Rijn.
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Rembrandt Afternoon Tea

Make your visit to Rembrandt Remastered memorable. Throughout the limited run, Te Manawa is pleased to offer an afternoon tea experience along...

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Rembrandt's Secrets

Discover the skeletons in the closet of Rembrandt van Rijn, one of the most celebrated painters of all time.

Surrounded by 57 of Rembrandt's...

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Biscuits and Bullets

Baking and a dusty suitcase of memories combine to tell a moving story about one family's loss in World War One.

Te Manawa is bringing back an...

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The Exquisite Wound

A visual mōteatea or chant, bringing together verses (artworks) created between 2004 and 2017 of an intuitive metaphorical nature. This...

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Watch & Talk

Watch New Zealand short films and talk to New Zealand filmmakers and environmental advocates:11 am - 12:10 pm - Watch Thirty Million, talk to...

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Making Waves: Stories of Courage and Hope

In “Making Waves: Stories of Courage and Hope”, six Pasifika Massey University students testify about the effects of climate change on their...

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Stories

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Cat Auburn  

A horse for my kingdom

7 MarExhibitions

This year and next year, as the centenaries of battles and actions of the First World War arrive, New Zealand will remember the men who fought and fell in them. An exhibition now open at Te Manawa...

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Rembrandt feature image  

Old master, remastered

23 FebExhibitions

On 11 March, Te Manawa welcomes a modern ode to one of the most celebrated painters of all time, Rembrandt van Rijn. Rembrandt Remastered is an exhibition of 57 digitally reproduced works,...

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Oviraptor  

The thief who came in from the cold

23 FebEvents / Exhibitions

With just a few days left in Dinosaur Encounter, our blog series finally arrives at Oviraptor, perhaps the most hard-done-by of our dinos. It has a face only a mother could love, getting a raw...

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