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Kei Konei

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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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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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Te Awa - The River

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

The...

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A Songless Land

Whanganui-based artist Sue Cooke’s new exhibition A Songless Land eulogises lost New Zealand...

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Te Rangi Whenua

Te Taiwhanga o Te Rangi Whenua (Te Rangi Whenua Gallery) shares the stories of iwi groups in the...

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Excellence 2020

Selected NCEA portfolios achieving “Excellence” in 2019. See the best work from the next...

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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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Mighty Small, Mighty Bright

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

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Ngā Toa - Many Warriors

Share the experiences of two servicemen, Hugh Nairn of Feilding and Cedric Young of Bulls,...

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Te Manawa After Dark

Enter a museum transformed by unusual lighting and spend the evening absorbed in fun activities,...

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Jerome Kavanagh - Taonga Puoro Workshop

Grammy Award-winning musician Jerome Kavanagh hosts an all-ages workshop exploring traditional...

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Jerome Kavanagh - Oro Atua Sound Journey

Grammy Award-winning musician Jerome Kavanagh presents his Oro Atua Sound Journey, a mystical...

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Teddy Bear's Picnic

When you go down to the museum today, you’re in for a big surprise! Bring your teddy bear and...

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Nerf Battle

Feel the thrill of competition as you and your friends dodge nerf darts in a frantic battle...

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Family Movie Night

There’s nothing quite like a movie night out with the whānau. Come and enjoy Playmobil: The...

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Te Manawa Overload

Te Manawa Overload returns for another action-packed evening! Assemble an 8-person team of laser...

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Radio-Controlled Car Open Day

A day of remote-control fun, this is your chance to learn from your local RC professionals....

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Whānau Feud

We bring you a quiz every Saturday night for eight weeks, all in the style of iconic TV game...

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Stories

Ngā Kōrero

 

Welcome to Tamariki

29 MayCommunity / Exhibitions

Visitors to Te Manawa in May and June will be greeted by an unusual sight. The normally bright and open façade of the KidsTM space has been boarded up, and from behind the hoardings comes the...

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Becoming Dementia Friendly

13 MayCommunity

As a museum without boundaries, Te Manawa welcomes everyone in our community. Most of the time a friendly greeting is enough, but some days we need to do a bit more for our visitors. For...

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Remembering Kiwis at war 

18 MarExhibitions

Before Covid-19 and the lockdown, Te Manawa had a small but important Anzac-related exhibition about to open. Ngā Toa - Many Warriors tells the stories of two local men who served during the...

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Important information during Covid-19

He pānui: Te huaketo

Important information during Covid-19

Discovery Time

Discovery Time