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Manawatū Journeys

A journey through our shared history – the stories of the pioneers who shaped the land as we...

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Kids' TM

Kids TM is a vibrant, interactive, playful space at Te Manawa for children up to the age of...

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Te Awa - The River

Te Awa – The River, Heart of the Manawatū explores our river from different angles.

The...

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Water Room

The Water Room is setting sail with a new programme of activities that concentrates on learning...

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Heritage Building Tours

The Te Manawa site includes two historic buildings: the Awahou schoolhouse and the cottage,...

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Dino Dig

Weather permitting: The Dino dig is an outdoor garden with sandpits and tools in which kids can...

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NOA Open Studio

Come join NOA for twice-weekly facilitated drawing sessions in the Te Manawa foyer. NOA is both...

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Taku P’eu Tūpuna

“The culture of my ancestors is also mine.”

Te Manawa has worked with Vainetini o Manawatū, a...

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Art Gallery - G2

Te Manawa stores part of its collections on 24 floor-to-ceiling racks. The racks hold objects...

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Art Gallery - G3

Gallery 3 – the heart of the Art Gallery building – has been re-imagined as a space to pause and...

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Art Gallery - G4

Many items in the art collections are works on paper. We’re in the process of photographing...

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Controlled Environment Laboratory

Until its closure in 2013, the Controlled Environment Laboratory (formerly the National Climate...

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Colin McCahon: A Centenary Exhibition

Colin McCahon is New Zealand’s most famous modern painter. His artwork triggers recognition...

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Active Tots

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

Nau mai, haere mai!...

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Ngā Kete Toi 2019

The annual exhibition showcasing the work of students and tutors of Ngā mahi a te whare pora...

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Upcycling Club

The Upcycling Club meets every third Saturday of the month at Te Manawa. Every month there are...

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Feed Your Mind: Controlled Environment Lab: Plant & Food

The third in our series of informative and relaxed lunchtime talks inspired by Controlled...

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Climate Change Theatre Action

This is follow-up hui for the Climate Change Theatre Action project. Even if you missed the...

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Peter Simpson on Colin McCahon

Te Manawa has a rich collection of the work of Colin McCahon (1919-87). All of it is now on...

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Manawatu Spinners & Weavers Guild

With wheel and spindle, loom and dye, needles and hook, Spinners and Weavers Guild members turn...

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Climate Change Theatre Action - Performance

All the work of the last five weeks comes to fruition with the performance of Climate Change...

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Mina McKenzie Memorial Lecture

In 2018 members of Whanganui’s Ngā Paerangi iwi welcomed home letters and photographs written...

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Manawatū Woodworkers' Guild

The craftspeople of the Manawatū Woodworkers’ Guild are masters of chisel and lathe. Come and...

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Live Well

Spend an energising evening at Te Manawa trying out a variety of health and wellbeing...

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Mighty Small, Mighty Bright

This summer, take a hands-on journey through the science of light, magnets and nanotechnology...

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Te Rangi Whenua

(Currently closed for upgrades) Te Taiwhanga o Te Rangi Whenua (Te Rangi Whenua Gallery) shares...

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Santa's Cave

The historic Santa’s Cave is a perennial favourite for all ages and walks of life. For some,...

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Santa's Cave - Grown-Up Nights

The historic Santa’s Cave has enchanted generations of locals for a century. Santa hasn’t...

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Santa's Cave - PJs in the Cave

Beat the queues and bring the family in for an exclusive time in Santa’s Cave. The kids can...

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Santa's Cave - Grown-Up Nights

The historic Santa’s Cave has enchanted generations of locals for a century. Santa hasn’t...

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Santa's Cave - PJs in the Cave

Beat the queues and bring the family in for an exclusive time in Santa’s Cave. The kids can...

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Stories

Ngā Kōrero

 

A matter of perspective

26 SepCommunity

Is it all in tatters! Should the art gallery split from Te Manawa? Should the Manawatū art gallery split from the Te Manawa Museum - essentially separating from science and technology in the...

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More than what you see

27 AugCommunity / Exhibitions

There is a new addition to our Taku P’eu Tupuna exhibition: a garment created by 16-year-old Evangeline (Apiti Tuauri Te Kura) Meti-Nicholas that won third place at the Pasifika Fusion cultural...

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A rebel for all seasons

27 MayCollections

John Asher was a New Zealander who, shall we say, did things his own way. This ostrich egg in the Te Manawa collection, painted with a scene from South African life, is an unusual milestone...

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Learning

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Learning

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