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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: 22-Sep-2017, 23-Sep-2017, 24-Sep-2017, 25-Sep-2017, 26-Sep-2017, 27-Sep-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: 22-Sep-2017, 23-Sep-2017, 24-Sep-2017, 25-Sep-2017, 26-Sep-2017, 27-Sep-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: 22-Sep-2017, 23-Sep-2017, 24-Sep-2017, 25-Sep-2017, 26-Sep-2017, 27-Sep-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: 22-Sep-2017, 23-Sep-2017, 24-Sep-2017, 25-Sep-2017, 26-Sep-2017, 27-Sep-2017 View more sessions

The Exquisite Wound

The Exquisite Wound is an interdisciplinary installation by visual artist Rebecca Swan in collaboration with composer Charlie Ha, engineer Peter Swan, light artist Peter Stoneham, and scientist David Shillington. The ...

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 22-Sep-2017, 23-Sep-2017, 24-Sep-2017, 25-Sep-2017, 26-Sep-2017, 27-Sep-2017 View more sessions

The Topp Twins Exhibition

Synonymous with a small town, rural New Zealand and that Kiwi “can-do-attitude”, Lynda and Jools Topp are among New Zealand’s best-known entertainers. They’ve been cultural touchstones for more than 40 years, ...

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 22-Sep-2017, 23-Sep-2017, 24-Sep-2017, 25-Sep-2017, 26-Sep-2017, 27-Sep-2017 View more sessions

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, science and history, taking in things like robots, Shakespeare, cooking ...

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 22-Sep-2017, 23-Sep-2017, 29-Sep-2017, 30-Sep-2017, 06-Oct-2017, 07-Oct-2017 View more sessions

Ngā Kete Toi

This exhibition showcases the work of students, graduates and tutors of the Bachelor of Māori Arts degree in weaving at Te Wānanga o Aotearoa, in Palmerston North. Te Wānanga o Aotearoa is unique in that we are ...

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 22-Sep-2017, 23-Sep-2017

Golden Dreams

Celebrating 40 years since the Manawatū Art Gallery opened on 3 July 1977, Golden Dreams provides a glimpse into landscape art collected by Te Manawa Museums Trust and Te Manawa Art Society and offers you the ...

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 22-Sep-2017, 23-Sep-2017, 24-Sep-2017, 25-Sep-2017, 26-Sep-2017, 27-Sep-2017 View more sessions

Painter

“Forever renegotiating his position, direction and even the very fact of his existence, Euan Macleod is himself the central figure in the vast majority of his paintings – marching, striding, studying the ground in ...

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 22-Sep-2017, 23-Sep-2017, 24-Sep-2017, 25-Sep-2017, 26-Sep-2017, 27-Sep-2017 View more sessions

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 themes explored are ‘Te Awa/the river’, ‘Palmy at Play’ and ...

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 22-Sep-2017, 23-Sep-2017, 24-Sep-2017, 25-Sep-2017, 26-Sep-2017, 27-Sep-2017 View more sessions

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: 23-Sep-2017, 28-Oct-2017, 25-Nov-2017

True Blue Boys – The Topp Twins and New Zealand Identity: POSTPONED

In a discussion of the Topp Twins film "Untouchable Girls", television presenter Mark Sainsbury asked: “Who would have ever thought our national identity could be summed up so perfectly by yodelling lesbian twins from ...

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 24-Sep-2017

NOA Open Studio

Come join NOA for twice-weekly facilitated drawing sessions in Te Manawa foyer. NOA is both an acronym for Notes Of Art and Te Reo for “an area without restriction, safe and open for everyone” - all are welcome!

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 25-Sep-2017, 27-Sep-2017, 02-Oct-2017, 04-Oct-2017, 09-Oct-2017, 11-Oct-2017 View more sessions

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. ...

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 03-Oct-2017, 01-Nov-2017, 05-Dec-2017

The Penguin and The Sea Monster

A starry-eyed story about a little blue penguin who seeks help from the night sky when a sea monster captures his friend. The moon and stars give him the strength and confidence to go back and fight the monster and ...

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 04-Oct-2017, 05-Oct-2017, 05-Oct-2017

EnviroFest: The Value of Food

Food is precious and not to be wasted. In this talk, hear from local food heroes about the value of food and their initiatives to reduce food waste. They'll be followed by a screening of the short film Crop Swap Taranaki ...

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 05-Oct-2017

Public Talk: Palmerstonians At Play

Geoff Watson's talk will examine changing patterns of sport and leisure in Palmerston North since the 1870s. It focuses on three eras: a founding era c. 1870-1914; an era of consolidation between 1914 and 1945 and a ...

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 05-Oct-2017

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: 07-Oct-2017, 11-Nov-2017, 09-Dec-2017

Board Games At the Museum

Join our region's thriving board game community at this bi-monthly open day. Learn to fly an X-Wing! Explore new lands and trade with your friends in Settlers of Catan and other modern board game classics. See ...

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 07-Oct-2017

Learn How to Compost

Take care of your garden clippings and kitchen scraps in the most eco-friendly way: with composting! Alastair Cameron is an experienced composter who’s been perfecting the art for the last 35 years. Join him in a ...

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 07-Oct-2017

Ghost Fishing

Join Ghost Fishing NZ’s (GFNZ) Rob Wilson, Serena Cox for a talk on GFNZ and the team, what they do, how to help, and what Ghost Fishing is about. Also joining us on the day will be Tom Moody the GFNZ Freediver ...

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 12-Oct-2017

Public Talk: Thinking About the Square

Russell Poole presents the fourth and final talk in a series brought to you by the Te Manawa Museum Society. In a letter of 3 April 1866, surveyor John Tiffin Stewart briefly mentions having 'laid off' the township of ...

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 12-Oct-2017

What's Polluting Our River?

What's polluting the Manawatū River, and what are we doing about it? From food waste to waste water, fertiliser and effluent run-off from farms, discover the impact that we have on the health of the Manawatū River, ...

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 13-Oct-2017

River Pollution for Kids

Te Manawa presents a River pollution demonstration in the Water Room.

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 13-Oct-2017

EnviroFest: Project Baseline Lake Pupuke

Project Baseline Lake Pupuke is a collaborative civil science initiative that works with the Global Underwater Explorers, local authorities, schools & community groups in order to monitor the health of Lake Pupuke, raise ...

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 14-Oct-2017

Art Chat

Join the Te Manawa Art Society as they discuss our latest exhibitions.

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 17-Oct-2017

Public Talk: Rural Women of New Zealand

Agriculture has long been the backbone of New Zealand, and at its heart are the rural women of New Zealand, busily growing dynamic communities. Rural Women New Zealand connects the rural community through social ...

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 19-Oct-2017

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 mana tangata (the power, or authority, of the people) are explored with a ...

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 03-Nov-2017, 04-Nov-2017, 05-Nov-2017, 06-Nov-2017, 07-Nov-2017, 08-Nov-2017 View more sessions

Floor Talk - Matatau

Discuss the works displayed in the Matatau exhibition with the BMVA graduates who made them.

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 04-Nov-2017

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 (BAVI). Each student’s project is self-directed and will be an accumulation ...

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 23-Nov-2017, 24-Nov-2017, 25-Nov-2017, 26-Nov-2017, 27-Nov-2017, 28-Nov-2017 View more sessions

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