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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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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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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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Brick Flicks

Brick Flicks brings together photography and hands-on creativity using LEGO, the world's most popular toy. Photographer Warren Elsmore has...

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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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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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Biscuits & Bullets

Baking and a dusty suitcase of memories combine to tell a moving story about one family's loss in World War One. Te Manawa is bringing back an...

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Reel Earth: Short Film Exhibition

As part of Reel Earth we are hosting an exhibition style short film day! Drop in and catch screenings of some awesome short environmental...

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The New Zealand Division and the Spring Offensive 1918

Presentation by Major General (Retd.) Rhys Jones on the battles of manoeuvre that blunted the German attacks during the Great War, doctrines and...

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Reel Earth: Short Film Exhibition for Kids!

As part of Reel Earth we are hosting an exhibition style short film day for kids! Bring your kids to see screenings of some awesome short...

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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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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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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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Excellent!

16 MarExhibitions

At the recent opening of the Excellence 2018 exhibition, Te Manawa chatted with two students about their work. Rebekah Tamblyn earned her mark in Photography. Who is your subject? It’s...

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