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Whanganui

Located on the West Coast of New Zealand’s North Island and home to approximately 43,000 people, Whanganui sits at the junction of State Highways 3 and 4. We are a 2 ½ hour drive north from New Zealand’s capital city Wellington, an hour and a half from Mount Ruapehu and Mount Tongariro or an hour flight from Auckland. Most of the city lies on the northwestern bank of the historically significant Te Awa o Whanganui – the Whanganui River. The longest navigable river in New Zealand and once known as the Rhine of New Zealand, the Whanganui River has shaped the history of the city and its people. more

Whanganui is a place steeped in history, art and culture. Big enough to draw crowds and small enough to be intimate. There is something here for everyone!

We are surrounded by mountains, Mount Taranaki, Mount Ruapehu and Mount Tongariro, a beautiful natural landscape, dramatic west coast beaches and unspoilt native bush for tramping and wilderness trips. Our vibrant community prides itself on its parks and reserves, cycle and walk ways and an abundance of creativity. Don’t be surprised to find an immediate sense of connection, an unexpected little slice of heaven, and real New Zealand authenticity. Enjoy our manaakitanga – our legendary hospitality. We look forward to welcoming you to our part of the world. Come and learn more.

Kō au te Āwa, kō te Āwa kō au. I am the river, the river is me.

Whanganui main centres include Taihape, Wanganui, Palmerston North and Levin.

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From: Sat 11th May 2024

Tessa is a criminal defence lawyer at the top of her game and loving it: defending, cross-examining, and playing the rules of the law to win. But when the tables turn she finds herself at the mercy of the very system ...

Where: Centrepoint Theatre, Palmerston North
Address: 280 Church St, Palmerston North

From: 7:30pm on Saturday 11th May 2024
To: 6:00pm on Sunday 26th May 2024

Beginners' Karate Classes

From: Thu 9th May 2024

We invite kids (age 8 and above) and adults to come along and give karate a try. USKU emphasises a balanced development of speed, strength, and range of techniques. Benefits of karate training: ● Great for almost ...

Where: Hokowhitu School, Palmerston North
Address: 227 Albert Street, Palmerston North

From: 6:00pm on Thursday 9th May 2024
To: 11:59pm on Thursday 4th July 2024

May Music Month 2024

From: Thu 2nd May 2024

From Mozart to metal, there’s something for everyone's ears! Join us as Palmy celebrates NZ Music Month. Over 50 free gigs featuring homegrown talent scattered around the City Centre throughout May. May Music ...

Where: Palmy City Centre, Palmerston North
Address: Palmerston North, Palmerston North

From: 5:00pm on Thursday 2nd May 2024
To: 9:00pm on Friday 31st May 2024

Quiz Night - Munch Cafe

From: Thu 1st Feb 2024

Every Thursday is quiz night at one of Palmy's best venues - Munch on Broadway! Kicking off at 6pm, the quiz offers five rounds of big-screen trivia that's not too hard, not too easy, but includes content that relates ...

Where: Munch on Broadway, Palmerston North
Address: 64 Broadway Ave, Palmerston North

From: 6:00pm on Thursday 1st February 2024
To: 9:00pm on Thursday 19th December 2024

Love Without Pain - Drop In Class

From: Thu 9th May 2024

Love without Pain - drop in class with Kadam Birgit Saunders Our relationships with others – whether between couples, within a family, or even amongst friends and colleagues – can have a huge impact on ...

Where: Whanganui Arts @ the Centre, Whanganui, Manawatu / Whanganui
Address: 19 Taupo Quay, Whanganui, Manawatu / Whanganui

From: 6:00pm on Thursday 9th May 2024
To: 7:00pm on Thursday 13th June 2024

Nztrio Presents: "triptych 1: Unquiet Dream"

Fri 24th May 2024

Described as a “national treasure” and “New Zealand’s most indispensable ensemble” (William Dart, NZ Herald), NZTrio is renowned for its eclectic repertoire, outstanding talent and warm kiwi ...

Where: Globe Theatre, Palmerston North
Address: 312 Main St, Palmerston North

From: 7:00pm on Friday 24th May 2024
To: 9:00pm on Friday 24th May 2024

Alliance Francaise French Film Night - Oranges Sanguines

Fri 24th May 2024

The film Oranges sanguines (Bloody Oranges) will be screened in French with English subtitles. A deeply-in-debt retired couple tries to win a rock dance competition. The minister of economy is suspected of tax fraud. ...

Where: Globe Theatre, Palmerston North
Address: 312 Main St, Palmerston North

From: 7:30pm on Friday 24th May 2024
To: 9:30pm on Friday 24th May 2024

Jazz On Your Feet

Fri 24th May 2024

An evening of big band music and dance, fun for all. Tickets $15 at the door, tables and seating provided, big dance floor, bring your own food and drinks and have a party at the opening event of the Manawatu Jazz and ...

Where: On Stage Manawatu, Palmerston North
Address: 100 Campbell Street, Palmerston North, Palmerston North

From: 7:30pm on Friday 24th May 2024
To: 10:00pm on Friday 24th May 2024

NZTrio: Triptych 1 - Unquiet Dream

Fri 24th May 2024

Journey through a diverse musical landscape beginning with Benjamin Britten’s ‘Introduction and Allegro for Piano Trio’, a masterpiece that showcases his distinctive harmonic language and rhythmic ...

Where: Globe Theatre, Palmerston North
Address: 312 Main St, Palmerston North

From: 7:00pm on Friday 24th May 2024
To: 11:59pm on Friday 24th May 2024

Friday Night Food Trucks Pahiatua

From: Fri 26th Jan 2024

On the 4th Friday of every month the Thursday Night Food Trucks Masterton hit the road and visit Pahiatua, bringing different street food options to the region! You'll find them at the south end of the Harvard ...

Where: Harvard Adventure Playground, Pahiatua, Tararua
Address: 30 Main Street, Pahiatua, Tararua

From: 4:30pm on Friday 26th January 2024
To: 7:00pm on Friday 27th December 2024

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Hawkdun Rise

Hawkdun Rise

Boutique vineyard-stay near the town of Alexandra.