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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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Highbury Weavers

Raranga, the art of weaving, embodies spiritual values & beliefs of Tangata Whenua. It symbolises meanings and memories handed down from...

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NOA Open Studio

Come join NOA for twice-weekly facilitated drawing sessions in the Te Manawa foyer. NOA is both an acronym for Notes Of Art and Te Reo for...

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Manawatū Woodworkers' Guild

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

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Doors - Hyper Objects of The Chthulucene

“James Robinson shows us a world that is tangled up with stuff that is both human and non-human, organic and inorganic. His encrusted, collaged...

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Active Tots

A programme for the under-5s, focused on self-directed play and exploration.

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Whenua Hou

Experience current uku (clay) practice; featuring the diverse work of 8 Māori artists who explore a range of responses to the physical and...

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Excellence 2018

An exhibition showcasing the highest achieving secondary school students in the Manawatū region in the 2017 NCEA level three Visual Arts external...

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Eric Brew: I Am of This

An exhibition surveying forty years of local artist Eric Brew's work. His murals will be familiar to anyone who's passed through the Feilding town...

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The Great Bandanna Challenge

This nationwide sewing competition has everyone from professional quiltmakers to school children pulling out their sewing machines and getting...

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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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Water Room

The Water Room is setting sail with a new programme of activities that concentrates on learning through play for toddlers and young children. It...

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SuperNova

SuperNova follows Nova by showcasing new stories and people behind selected art and objects acquired by Te Manawa between 2011 and 2016; this time the...

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An Unbreakable Bond of Friendship

During World War II, New Zealanders created the Polish Army League, banding together to supply Polish soldiers, fighting alongside Anzac troops,...

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The Battle of Britain and The Origins of World War II

The Battle of Britain. Presentation looking at the origins of WWII: the key personalities, weapons and tactics, the role of the Spitfire and...

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CMNZ Presents: Te Korekore

Chamber Music New Zealand and Te Manawa (Palmerston North) are joining forces to present a Matariki inspired tour that showcases elements of...

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The Secrets of Mona Lisa

Even for those who have been lucky enough to admire the Mona Lisa herself in Paris, "The Secrets of Mona Lisa" paints her in a new and...

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An Unbreakable Bond

9 MayCollections / Community / Exhibitions

A new exhibition at Te Manawa of art by Polish soldiers aims to highlight an unexpected Manawatū connection to the Second World War. New Zealand soldiers overseas received regular parcels and...

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Biscuits from history

24 AprCommunity

In this guest post, Te Manawa events developer Juliet Thomas delved into the history of the famous Anzac Biscuit, and discovered a wealth of different recipes from across the 20th...

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Still more to explore

22 MarCommunity / Exhibitions

The small village of Āpiti is already baking in the early sun. Only occasionally does a bit of a breeze come down the valley to bring relief. Everyone’s going to be melting today - everyone...

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