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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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Palmerston North Junior Tough Guy and Gal Challenge

From: Mon 27th May 2024

So you’re tough, but are you tough enough to take on the Junior Tough Guy and Gal Challenge? This is a chance for primary and intermediate aged kids to get involved in New Zealand’s biggest mud run series in ...

Where: Massey University Recreation Centre, Palmerston North
Address: Massey University, Palmerston North

From: 8:30am on Monday 27th May 2024
To: 12:30pm on Tuesday 28th May 2024

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

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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

Love Without Pain - Drop In Class

From: Mon 13th May 2024

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

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

From: 7:00pm on Monday 13th May 2024
To: 8:00pm on Monday 17th June 2024

Boro - Timeworn Textiles of Japan

From: Sat 9th Mar 2024

Boro – timeworn textiles of Japan showcases a significant collection of Japanese garments beautifully preserved using boro stitching and mending techniques. Gathered by artist, Pip Steel, the garments on display ...

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

From: 10:00am on Saturday 9th March 2024
To: 5:00pm on Sunday 7th July 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

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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

Women & Business With Two Raw Sisters

Tue 28th May 2024

We're super excited to have the vivacious Margo Flanagan & Rosa Power (Two Raw Sisters) join us for our event on Tuesday 28th May 2024. “Hello! We are Margo and Rosa - Two Raw Sisters. We love sharing ...

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

From: 5:15pm on Tuesday 28th May 2024
To: 7:15pm on Tuesday 28th May 2024

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Hawkdun Rise

Hawkdun Rise

Boutique vineyard-stay near the town of Alexandra.