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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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Beginners' Karate Classes

From: Mon 13th 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: Square Edge, Palmerston North
Address: 47 The Square, Palmerston North

From: 6:00pm on Monday 13th May 2024
To: 11:59pm on Monday 1st July 2024

Matariki Writing Competition

From: Mon 27th May 2024

Write a short story or poem about your Tuatangata (heroes) or Tuawahine (heroines). All entries will be displayed at Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō from 24 June. Entries are open until 20 June 2024. Download the ...

Where: Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-po, Levin, Horowhenua
Address: 10 Bath St, Levin, Horowhenua

From: 12:00am on Monday 27th May 2024
To: 11:59pm on Monday 8th July 2024

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Little Ears Storytime

From: Mon 29th Apr 2024

Little Ears is a free story-time programme for pre-schoolers (four years old & under). Each session is themed to a particular topic, which you may like to continue with activities at home. A handout is given at the ...

Where: Dannevirke Library, Dannevirke, Tararua
Address: 1 Station Street, Dannevirke, Tararua

From: 9:30am on Monday 29th April 2024
To: 10:00am on Monday 9th December 2024

Living In the Moment - Drop In Meditation Class

From: Mon 24th Jun 2024

Living in the Moment - drop in meditation class with Kelsang Phunwang We all like the idea of living in the moment but what does it actually mean? The notion of enjoying everything around us and truly appreciating ...

Where: Feilding Community House, Feilding, Feilding and District
Address: 131 Manchester Street, Feilding, Feilding and District

From: 7:00pm on Monday 24th June 2024
To: 8:00pm on Monday 15th July 2024

Quilters Journey by Artist Robyn Parkinson

From: Mon 3rd Jun 2024

This exhibition shows some of Robyns fibre art pieces as a collective, that have exhibited individually, around New Zealand and the World but never as a solo artist display. Works with layers of detail, texture and ...

Where: Feilding & District Art Centre, Feilding, Feilding and District
Address: 104 Manchester Street, Feilding, Feilding and District

From: 10:00am on Monday 3rd June 2024
To: 1:00pm on Saturday 29th June 2024

We Come From The Earth

From: Sat 24th Feb 2024

Bringing together natural materials alongside painting, sculpture, printmaking, ceramics and weaving, We come from the Earth explores our relationship with the environment with works from the Te Manawa collection. ...

Where: Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, Palmerston North
Address: 326 Main St, Palmerston North

From: 10:00am on Saturday 24th February 2024
To: 5:00pm on Sunday 7th July 2024

Te Whare Pora: A Sacred Space

From: Sun 31st Mar 2024

Te Whare Pora: a sacred space presents works by artist Maungarongo (Ron) Te Kawa of Ngāti Porou (Aotearoa New Zealand) from the past three years, alongside three new quilts reflecting the core pou (pillars) of his ...

Where: Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, Palmerston North
Address: 326 Main St, Palmerston North

From: 10:00am on Sunday 31st March 2024
To: 5:00pm on Sunday 21st July 2024

Te Ahurei o Horowhenua Kapahaka Festival

Tue 25th Jun 2024

Enjoy a stellar lineup of kapahaka groups taking centre stage throughout the day. With an array of talented performers hailing from our Early Childhood Education centers, primary schools, and colleges across the ...

Where: Waiopehu College, Levin, Horowhenua
Address: 74 Bartholomew Road, Levin, Horowhenua

From: 8:00am on Tuesday 25th June 2024
To: 3:30pm on Tuesday 25th June 2024

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Woodville Library Bookclub

From: Tue 27th Feb 2024

If you're a keen reader and want to share a wonderful find with some like-minded people. Bring along a book (or two) to chat about! Get some ideas, and meet new friends. All welcome.

Where: Woodville Community Library, Woodville, Tararua
Address: 45 Vogel Street, Woodville, Tararua

From: 2:00pm on Tuesday 27th February 2024
To: 3:00pm on Tuesday 26th November 2024

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Little Ears Storytime

From: Tue 30th Apr 2024

Little Ears is a free story-time programme for pre-schoolers (four years old & under). Each session is themed to a particular topic, which you may like to continue with activities at home. A handout is given at the ...

Where: Pahiatua Community Library, Pahiatua, Tararua
Address: 167 Main St, Pahiatua, Tararua

From: 10:30am on Tuesday 30th April 2024
To: 11:00am on Tuesday 10th December 2024

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Hawkdun Rise

Hawkdun Rise

Boutique vineyard-stay near the town of Alexandra.