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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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Manawatū Embroiderers' Guild

Join the skilled needles of the Embroiderers' Guild to pick up a few tips, join in on creative projects, or just for a chat!

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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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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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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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Matatau

Be first in to see a range of works by graduating students of Toioho ki Āpiti - Bachelor of Māori Visual Arts, Massey University. Themes around...

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6148 Cups of Coffee

This exhibition will showcase portfolio projects from students in their final year of study from UCOL’s Bachelor of Applied Visual Imaging...

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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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Summer Haze

Summer Haze features 24 works from the collection that evoke summer heat, summer fun and summer adventures. Alongside these are some larger...

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School Holiday Programme

Te Manawa's Summer Holiday programme offers a huge range of activities, Blending fun and learning, there's a mix of free and paid sessions, booked...

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Active Tots

A programme for the under-5s, focused on self-directed play and exploration. Entry by gold coin donation.

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The Building Blocks for The Mind

LEGO is the world's most popular toy, but why? How did it become it become so universal? Sondra Bacharach, Associate Professor in the School of...

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Creative Tots

A chance to create and explore for under-5s. Using art, crafts and sensory experiences, spend time with your tot exploring the world around them....

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Waitangi Day

Join in the community commemorations of our national day with live music, cultural performances, foodtrucks, stalls, activities, Māori puppetry...

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Manawatu Walking Festival

The Manawatu Walking Festival has 12 different guided walks catering for all fitness types. The festival starts with a Sunset Beach walk and...

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