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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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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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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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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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Thursday Mornings in the Art Gallery

"Thursday Mornings at the Gallery" seeks to create a relaxed, creative atmosphere where a variety of activities related to art and the collection...

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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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Farewell Zealandia: Forgotten Kiwi Songs of WW1

The forgotten Kiwi songs of World War One tell the story of what it meant to be a New Zealander living through the turmoil and tragedy at the...

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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 group of Cook Islands women, to bring together...

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Te Rereka - The Flight

Te Rereka - The Flight is a forty-five-minute interactive acoustic rock musical featuring 80 ‘Flatsie’ puppets inspired from ancient cave...

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Mum's High Tea: CANCELLED

Treat Mum to a high tea (and keep the little ones busy during) with a great Mother's Day gift from Te Manawa! Enjoy a delicious high tea in the...

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Te Manawa Overload II

Once again the lights at Te Manawa are going down and the lasers are warming up - Te Manawa Overload returns for another action-packed...

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Chamber Music NZ: Toru Whā, Ka Rewa a Matariki

Chamber Music New Zealand celebrates Matariki with Toru Whā Ka Rewa a Matariki NZTrio will be joined by musician and composer Horomona Horo...

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Stories

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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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Welcome Back Zealandia

30 AprCommunity / Exhibitions

Programme developer Tony Rasmussen explains the origins of Farewell Zealandia Farewell Zealandia is an exhibition of New Zealand songs from the Great War. Originally exhibited at Te Manawa in...

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Trevallies all the way down

30 AprExhibitions

We asked artist John Tarlton to give us a tour of his exhibition "How Green Was My Trevally". The tour was recorded by Manawatū People's Radio; full audio can be found in their programme...

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