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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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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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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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Matatau

A selection of works from students graduating with Excellence from Massey University's Bachelor of Māori Visual Arts.

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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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Pyjamasaurus

Spend a night in the Museum with dinner, activities, crafts, dinosaurs and breakfast.

Your stay will include a visit to the Dinosaur Encounter...

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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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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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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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Festival of Cultures - Ngahau Te Manawa: Fiesta Time

Te Manawa and The Globe theatre with buzzing on Sunday for the last day of the three-day Festival of Cultures. There will be a great line-up of...

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Gamelan Padhang Moncar

As part of the Festival of Cultures, Gamelan Padhang Moncar are performing in Te Manawa's MacDiarmid Foyer at 11:45am.

Afterwards, they are...

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International Women's Day Parade and Picnic

Celebrate. Share. Laugh.

Come and join us in our Celebration of International Women's Day 2017 in Papaioea Palmerston North

We will be...

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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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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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Ornithomimus  

The need for speed

15 FebExhibitions / Learning and Discovery

It would have left a Tyrannosaurus in the dust, and even pipped Usain Bolt at the post. One of the dinosaur world’s great speedsters, the More FM Ornithomimus got its pace from its long legs and...

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Ankylosaurus  

Join the club!

8 FebEvents / Learning and Discovery

Not every herbivorous dinosaur had a defensive arsenal like that of Triceratops. Its “shield and spikes” ensemble was a bit all-or-nothing: if the predator managed to get past it, you were...

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Baryonyx  

Dreams of sushi

1 FebExhibitions / Learning and Discovery

Connoisseurs of Japanese food, or those who have dined on the East Coast, will know the delights of raw fish. Baryonyx, the second-largest of the beasts in Dinosaur Encounter, knew what we and...

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