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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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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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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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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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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 embody no...

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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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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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Controlled Environment Laboratory

Until its closure in 2013, the National Climate Laboratory, on the old DSIR campus near Massey University, was the home for scientific research...

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Colin McCahon: A Centenary Exhibition

Colin McCahon is New Zealand’s most famous modern painter. His artwork triggers recognition and respect but can also create division, with some...

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Feed Your Mind: Controlled Environment Lab

Informative and relaxed lunchtime talks inspired by "Controlled Environment Laboratory", the exhibition by Melissa Laing now on display in the Art...

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Contemplating Colin: What's All the Fuss About?

Have you ever wondered why there is such a fuss made about Colin McCahon? With "Colin McCahon: A Centenary Exhibition" on display at Te Manawa,...

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Mind, Body & Soul Evening

Spend an energising evening at Te Manawa trying out a variety of health and wellbeing activities. Let experts and professionals guide you through...

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Spotlight at Te Manawa

Who remembers playing Spotlight as a kid? Who still plays it? Now you can play Spotlight at the museum. 25 people go in. 24 of them hide,...

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Te Manawa Overload Zombies

Round three of laser tag at Te Manawa is here, but this time there's a twist. Two zombies have taken up residence in the museum. It's up to your...

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