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NOA Open Studio

Come join NOA for twice-weekly facilitated drawing sessions in the Te Manawa foyer. NOA is both...

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Art Gallery - G2

Gallery Two is where “the democracy of the rack” rules. Every season, works from the Te Manawa...

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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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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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Manawatū Journeys

A journey through our shared history – the stories of the pioneers who shaped the land as we...

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Heritage Building Tours

The Te Manawa site includes two historic buildings: the Awahou schoolhouse and the cottage,...

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Water Room

The Water Room is setting sail with a new programme of activities that concentrates on learning...

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Park Up

On an elevated site above the Manawatū River is Te Motu o Poutoa, known also as Anzac Park but...

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BUGS! Our Backyard Heroes

Bugs are amazing!

You might think of them as small, hairy and a bit scary, but they can do...

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Matatau

Matatau presents works by graduating students of the Bachelor of Māori Visual Arts programme at...

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Children's Holocaust Memorial

Between 1939 and 1945, 1.5 million children were murdered by the Nazis. Among them were more...

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Excellence 2021

Our annual exhibition of NCEA Level 3 folios from schools around the region that achieved a...

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Spinners, Weavers & Embroiderers

With wheel and spindle, loom and dye, needles and hook, Spinners’ and Weavers’ Guild members...

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Drag at Te Manawa

Rhubarb Rouge returns to Te Manawa, bringing with her a fabulous array of performers for a night...

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Manawatū Woodworkers' Guild

The craftspeople of the Manawatū Woodworkers’ Guild are masters of chisel and lathe. Come and...

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Fibre Fest

The immensely popular Fibre Fest returns for 2021. There will be stalls of stashes for sale,...

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Suffrage in Stitches

Suffrage in Stitches is a textile work 300 metres long honouring the women and men who signed...

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Stories

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What’s up with Wētā?

26 FebExhibitions

All New Zealanders know the wētā, whether from meeting one up close, seeing one on TV, or because our largest exporter of digital effects is named after one. There are a whopping 70 species...

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Roaches rule, OK

19 FebExhibitions

Cockroaches don’t have a lot of good press. They’re regarded as dirty and invasive. Even the scientific name for their order, Blattodea, feels like it’s getting grubby footprint

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A very Westie spider

5 FebExhibitions / Learning and Discovery

The Avondale spider is our only eight-legged guest in BUGS! Our Backyard Heroes. Wētā are easy to look after because you can just give them some veges – and cockroaches will eat any old...

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Important information during Covid-19

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Important information during Covid-19

Learning

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Learning