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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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Matatau 2018

Matatau 2018 straddles territories of people and culture, land and environment. Concepts that have evolved respond to space and ownership, the...

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Eat Sleep Create Repeat

Photographers, Illustrators, Animators, Directors, Cinematographers, Modellers, Designers: all things we once aspired to be and now are. We are...

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Manawatū Journeys

Open daily, a journey through our shared history - the stories of the pioneers who shaped the land as we know it today. The Manawatū has always...

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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

Te Awa – The River, Heart of the Manawatū explores our river from different angles. The Manawatū river is the life-blood of our region....

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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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Art Gallery - G4

"Many items in the art collections are works on paper. We’re in the process of photographing every single piece." Unlike framed paintings or...

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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....

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Art Gallery - G1

"Along with composition and media, artists explore scale when realising their ideas." This selection of large artworks from the Te Manawa...

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Art Gallery - G2

"Te Manawa stores part of its collections on 24 floor-to-ceiling racks." The racks hold objects that range from wall-mounted sculptures and...

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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 reflect. The artworks within it reflect no...

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Art Gallery - G5

The Te Manawa collection is known for its strong body of work from the 1970s, and its photography is no exception. In its new exhibition, Gallery...

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Active Tots

A programme for the under-5s, focused on self-directed play and exploration. Nau mai, haere mai! – Open daily from 10am to 5pm. General...

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Dino Dig

The Dino dig is an outdoor garden with sandpits and tools in which kids can hunt for and unearth fossils and learn about them in the process. It's...

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Heritage Building Tours

The Te Manawa site includes two historic buildings: the Awahou schoolhouse and the cottage, Totaranui, believed to be the oldest residence in...

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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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Manawatu Spinners & Weavers Guild

With wheel and spindle, loom and dye, needles and hook, Spinners and Weavers Guild members turn fibre into thread, fabric and felt in amazing...

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Amélie, Renoir, Palmy

Renoir's 'Luncheon of the Boating Party' (Le Déjeuner des Canotiers) is a key artwork featured in the French film, Amélie. Be inspired by this...

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Manawatu Walking Festival

The 2019 Manawatu Walking Festival will take you throughout the city, along our coastlines, across mountain ranges, through our urban arts scene...

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Twilight Beach Walk – Himatangi Beach to Foxton Beach

Take a 10km coastal stroll along the wild West Coast of New Zealand with Robert Hodgson and others as your guides. The Twilight Beach Walk is the...

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The Pohangina Experience Walks

The Kahikatea Walk is an easy 45 minute guided walk in the Pohangina Valley with a great introduction to nature. A guide will lead us along an...

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Tara-Mana Tararua Crossing

The Tara-Mana Crossing is a serious tramp over the Tararua Ranges starting on the Naenae Track and taking you from the Tararua region to the...

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Totara Reserve Fern Walk

The popular Totara Reserve Fern Walk, hosted by Horizons Regional Council in the Pohangina Valley, some 35kms from Palmerston North, leads you...

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The Tawa Loop Walk – Te Apiti – Manawatu Gorge

Te Apiti – Manawatu Gorge, with its native bush, wildlife and stunning views, is one of Manawatu’s icons and is the scenic divide between the...

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Excellence 2019

"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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Sculpture Walk with Te Manawa

Join this relaxed guided walk with Te Manawa’s Toni Edmeades to explore the many art sculptures throughout the centre of Palmerston...

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Oroua – Tunipo Tramp

This is a fantastic opportunity to venture into the Ruahine Ranges to the headwaters of the picturesque Oroua River and see the habitat of the...

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Mana-Tara Tararua Crossing

Starting in Manawatu, the Mana-Tara Crossing takes you up onto the Tararua Ranges along North Range Road, and down into the Tararua District to...

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Te Apiti – Manawatu Gorge Walk

Nested between the Manawatu and Tararua mountain ranges and home to an array of native birds and trees, the 11.2km Te Apiti – Manawatu Gorge...

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How Green Was My Trevally

John Tarlton is a Californian-born New Zealand artist whose work shows his mastery of artistic techniques, his pervasive sense of humour, and his...

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Artist Talk: John Tarlton

John Tarlton is a California-born New Zealand artist who uses his mastery of numerous techniques and sense of humour to tell stories through his...

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Te Games II

Te Games returns for round two! Just like the previous event, it's a knockout tournament, but this time for Street Fighter IV and V....

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Arts + Climate Innovation Roadshow

Arts + Climate Innovation: The Role of the Arts. Expert climate scientists, Professors James Renwick and Dr Tim Naish (Victoria University)...

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Balls, Bullets & Boots

Balls, Bullets & Boots takes you from rugby field to battlefield and back, exploring the impact the hostilities had on New Zealand’s signature...

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A champion for the Art Gallery

18 JanCollections / Community / Events / Exhibitions

Building on the successful re-invigoration of the city’s art gallery, Te Manawa has appointed a new Art Gallery Manager to oversee gallery activities, events and programmes. Toni Edmeades...

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Sunlight – Ihi Kōmaru: from Photon to Photosynthesis

8 JanExhibitions / Learning and Discovery / Touring Shows

Summer is perfect to spend some time in the sun... and with this interactive from the Te Manawa-made Sunlight - Ihi Kōmaru exhibition, you'll take charge of a photon and escape the sun, in a fun,...

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The Return of the Christmas shopping list, part 2

7 DecCommunity

The Special Christmas wishlist continues! (don't forget part 1) Another list we've got for you In case ideas are running low It's filled with goodies that we have For just in case you didn't...

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