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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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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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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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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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Teapot Racing

My dear chaps and chapesses, do raid the toybox for a radio controlled vehicle and toy tea set and come to Te Manawa to build and race your very...

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Reel Earth Screening - The Big Fat Lie

Join us for the 2019 Reel Earth Environmental Film Festival screening of The Big Fat Lie. Doors open 2:30pm The Big Fat Lie - 3pm Find...

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Reel Earth Screening-burkinabe Bounty & What You Eat Matters

Join us for the 2019 Reel Earth Environmental Film Festival screening of Burkinabe & What you Eat Matters. Doors open at Gallary 5, Te Manawa...

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Reel Earth: 33 Million Things, Finders Eaters, Big World

Join us for the 2019 Reel Earth Environmental Film Festival screening of: 33 Million Things, Finders Eaters & Big World in a Small...

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Reel Earth Screening - Stroop

Join us for the 2019 Reel Earth Environmental Film Festival final night - screening Stroop! Doors open - 6:00pm Stroop screening - 7:00pm (2...

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Mum's High Tea

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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Stories

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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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Wall to Wall

18 Apr

The members of NOA Open Studio have taken their art to the next level on the renewed Church St art wall. Based at Te Manawa, last September they launched the Paste Up! project. A blank wall...

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