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Te Manawa

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Te Manawa's programme includes a variety of collection based and hand's on, interactive exhibitions developed in house, as well as national and international touring shows. In the courtyard stand two historic buildings, Totaranui Settlers Cottage and Awahou South Schoolhouse.


"Pacific Monarch" in front of Te Manawa.
Paul Dibble
Pacific Monarch, 1992
Bronze
Collection of Te Manawa Art Society Inc.
Gertrude Raikes Bequest

Collection Type
Art, Historic Site, History, Natural History, Science, Taonga Maori, Technology


Contact Details
Postal address iconPrivate Bag 11 055, Palmerston North
Telephone number icon64-6-355 5000
Web address iconhttp://www.temanawa.co.nz
Email address iconenquiries@temanawa.co.nz


Visitor Information
Physical address icon326 Main Street, Palmerston North, New Zealand
Hours of operation iconDaily 10am-5pm
Charges iconFree Entry / Koha


Facilities
Wheelchair accessParkingFunction SpacePublic ProgrammesMembership ClubToilets



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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 regions. The unique gallery walls feature interwoven panels, decorated ...

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 19-Feb-2017, 20-Feb-2017, 21-Feb-2017, 22-Feb-2017, 23-Feb-2017, 24-Feb-2017 View more sessions

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 always been a place that people have journeyed through, some stay for a long ...

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 19-Feb-2017, 20-Feb-2017, 21-Feb-2017, 22-Feb-2017, 23-Feb-2017, 24-Feb-2017 View more sessions

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 long-term exhibitions, it gives children the chance to learn through play as ...

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 19-Feb-2017, 20-Feb-2017, 21-Feb-2017, 22-Feb-2017, 23-Feb-2017, 24-Feb-2017 View more sessions

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, explore how we use water and discover how our region was formed. Come and ...

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 19-Feb-2017, 20-Feb-2017, 21-Feb-2017, 22-Feb-2017, 23-Feb-2017, 24-Feb-2017 View more sessions

Dinosaur Encounter

Dinosaur Encounter, proudly supported by City Partner Fly Palmy, brings your favourite prehistoric beasts out of time and puts them in a modern New Zealand urban environment. The gallery will be transformed into a ...

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 19-Feb-2017, 20-Feb-2017, 21-Feb-2017, 22-Feb-2017, 23-Feb-2017, 24-Feb-2017 View more sessions

Bruce Rennie - The Generous Heart

For thirty-three years, Bruce Rennie devoted himself to cultivating art and drama activities at Rangitikei College in Marton. His spontaneous, energetic works reflected his teaching style and philosophy in equal measure, ...

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 19-Feb-2017, 20-Feb-2017, 21-Feb-2017, 22-Feb-2017, 23-Feb-2017, 24-Feb-2017 View more sessions

Nova - New Additions to The Collection

From the everyday to the extraordinary, the collections at Te Manawa are full of treasures that reflect past and present life in the Manawatū. Nova showcases the stories and people behind selected art, taonga and ...

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 19-Feb-2017, 20-Feb-2017, 21-Feb-2017, 22-Feb-2017, 23-Feb-2017, 24-Feb-2017 View more sessions

Not All Dinosaurs Are Extinct

Although many species of Dinosaur went extinct 65 million years ago, a few survived and have radiated. Learn how to recognise the descendants of theropods outside your window. Dr Mary Morgan Richards of Massey ...

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 23-Feb-2017

Meet Te Manawa's Hypsilophodon

Puppeteer Anna Bailey returns to Te Manawa with her pet Hypsilophodon to roam Te Manawa during the Dinosaur Encounter exhibition. Come and meet her pet dinosaur, learn about their habitat, their characteristics, and ...

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 24-Feb-2017, 25-Feb-2017

Art Classes for Adults

New in 2016, these classes are for adults looking to try something new and cut their artistic teeth. They blend experimentation with different techniques with a little bit of art history, and at the end of each one ...

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 24-Feb-2017, 03-Mar-2017, 10-Mar-2017, 17-Mar-2017, 24-Mar-2017, 31-Mar-2017 View more sessions

Excellence

"Excellence" showcases a selection of local Year 13 student art folios that have achieved NCEA with flying colours. It's an annual exhibition organised by the Manawatu Art Teachers Association (MATA) and supported by Te ...

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 02-Mar-2017, 03-Mar-2017, 04-Mar-2017, 05-Mar-2017, 06-Mar-2017, 07-Mar-2017 View more sessions

Festival of Cultures - Ngahau Te Manawa: Fiesta Time

Te Manawa and The Globe theatre with buzzing on Sunday for the last day of the three-day Festival of Cultures. There will be a great line-up of events and activities for all ages to participate in, watch, or listen to ...

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 04-Mar-2017

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!

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 05-Mar-2017, 02-Apr-2017, 07-May-2017, 04-Jun-2017

Gamelan Padhang Moncar

As part of the Festival of Cultures, Gamelan Padhang Moncar are performing in Te Manawa's MacDiarmid Foyer at 11:45am. Afterwards, they are holding a workshop for people wanting to explore their instruments closer. ...

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 05-Mar-2017

International Women's Day Parade and Picnic

Celebrate. Share. Laugh. Come and join us in our Celebration of International Women's Day 2017 in Papaioea Palmerston North We will be meeting in the courtyard at Te Manawa for a midday departure. We will be ...

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 07-Mar-2017

Manawatu Walking Festival

The Manawatu Walking Festival now in its 3rd year is offering walkers and trampers from throughout New Zealand, 11 interesting and inspiring guided walks from 10-12 March 2017. The walks range from a Sunset Beach Walk ...

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 10-Mar-2017, 10-Mar-2017, 10-Mar-2017, 10-Mar-2017, 10-Mar-2017, 11-Mar-2017 View more sessions

Manawatū Woodworkers' Guild

The craftsmen of the Manawatū Woodworkers' Guild are masters of chisel and lathe. Come and see them transform chunks of wood into works of art.

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 11-Mar-2017, 08-Apr-2017, 13-May-2017, 10-Jun-2017

Highbury Weavers

Raranga, the art of weaving, embodies spiritual values & beliefs of Tangata Whenua. It symbolises meanings and memories handed down from ancestors and actions the concept of weaving peoples together - whanaungatanga. The ...

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 15-Mar-2017, 12-Apr-2017, 17-May-2017, 14-Jun-2017

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Edward VIII Coronation Tea Set
; Josiah Wedgwood & Sons Ltd (estab. 1812); 1936-1937; 004 - 006Japanese ceremonial uniform
; Kirkcaldie and Stains Ltd, and L.P. Robert & Co. Ltd. (New Zealand, estab. 1874); 1897; 378Edwardian evening dress
; Unknown; c 1900; 93/128/24Tea cup and saucer
; 1925; 74/377/1  Armadillo's shell needle work basket; c.1912; 75/137
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Mollusc Shell - Tridacna gigas (Giant clam)
; 82/22/606Mounted Huia, 97/118/2New Zealand kingfisher - Halycon sancta or Kotare.
; 97/55/3Taxidermied morepork - Ninox novaeseelandiae - or Ruru.
; Rangitikei District; 97/55/4
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Black and white photograph of Moa footprints; Mr  Tremaine , George; 1912; 74/61/1

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