What’s On

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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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Inspired By

An exhibition featuring works by Creative Journeys artists in response to the Te Manawa Art Collection. Inspiring, colourful and inclusive, this...

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The Human Expression

An exhibition by Dannevirke-based artist John Lawrence exploring facial physiognomy and the human need to alter, decorate and transform one's...

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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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Visible: 60 Women At 60

Who says women become invisible at 60? Wellington photographer and author Jenny O’Connor’s powerful portraits of 60 women in their 60th year,...

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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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Reflections

'Reflections' is the final national exhibition of the New Zealand Porcelain Artists Association, which for the past 28 years has represented the...

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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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Junior Bots School Holiday Programme

Come and discover the fun and possibilities of technology at Te Manawa’s new robotics programme!

Suitable for children in school years 6-8...

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Bigger Bots School Holiday Programme

Come and discover the fun and possibilities of technology at Te Manawa’s new robotics programme!

Suitable for children in school years 9-13...

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Horizons Expo

Come down to Te Manawa to see what Horizons Regional Council are doing to protect our native fish, enhance bus services and primary safe cycle...

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Stories

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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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A blanket solution

16 SepCollections / Community / Exhibitions

Te Manawa interviews Ernie Norris, who worked at Ralta and design a number of electric appliances now on display in our Nova exhibition. This interview can also be listened to on our Radio page...

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Phone is where the heart is

16 SepCollections / Community / Exhibitions

Te Manawa interviews Dr Bob O'Driscoll about his experience with one of the first iPhones bought in the world, in 2008. That very phone is now on display as part of the Nova exhibition. This...

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Collections

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Collections

Dinosaur Encounter

24 September 2016 - 26 February 2017

Dinosaur Encounter