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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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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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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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Active Tots

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

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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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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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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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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 - G5

These works from the collection by women photographers celebrate the 125th anniversary of women’s suffrage. From the groundbreaking...

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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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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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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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Mini EnviroFest Day One: The Plastic Conversation

Come and join us for a short screening of A Plastic Ocean followed by presentations by Incut2018 representative, Trisia Farrelly and Jonathon...

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Mini EnviroFest Day Two: Wanted, Not Wasted

Local community groups demonstrate how to fix- it, re-purpose, up-cycle & more.

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MaLGRA's Rainbow Teddy Bears' Picnic

If you go down in the woods today you're sure of a big surprise. If you go down in the woods today you'd better go in disguise. For every bear...

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Behind the Scene Tour: Te Manawa Museum

A unique opportunity to go on a “behind the scenes” tour focusing on Māori taonga. Limited numbers so bookings essential phone - 355 5000.

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Capture of Le Quesnoy and The NZ Division in Germany

Entry by $3.00 donation to the Royal New Zealand Engineers Charitable Trust. Presenter: Professor Glyn Harper Wilkins Theaterette, Te Manawa.

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Restoration baroque ensemble - Grace & Splendour

You are invited to a special performance of Restoration's programme of baroque music, entitled Grace & Splendour: the French and Italian world of...

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Stories

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Allow your light to shine

22 SepCommunity

19 September marked the 125th anniversary of the 1893 Electoral Act that granted New Zealand women the right to vote. To commemorate this historic occasion, Te Manawa is publishing interviews and...

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A Tireless Campaigner

22 SepCommunity

19 September marks the 125th anniversary of the 1893 Electoral Act that granted New Zealand women the right to vote. To commemorate this historic occasion, Te Manawa is publishing interviews and...

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Giving Something Back

21 SepCommunity

19 September marks the 125th anniversary of the 1893 Electoral Act that granted New Zealand women the right to vote. To commemorate this historic occasion, Te Manawa is publishing interviews and...

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Learning

Ngā Akoranga

Learning

Art Gallery Renewal Project

Whare Toi - He mahi whakarite

Art Gallery Renewal Project