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18-19 May 2013
Saturday, May 18, 2013 (All day)
All the District's Museums will be open with special displays and some will have activities. Simply visit two or more Museums over the weekend and be in to win an A2 Canvas Print of the Rangitike's Papa Cliffs?
Rangitikei Information Centres:
Taihape: Town Hall, Hautapu Street, Ph 06 388 0604
Marton: Library & Information Centre, High Street, Ph 06 327 0080
Bulls: Information Centre & Bus Station, Bridge Street, 06 322 0055
Your guide, Jim Rainey, has been fly fishing for 30 years and guiding for the last 12 years on the Rangitikei River and it's tributaries. Choose from on-foot, rafted and heli-fishing guided options for novices to the most experienced anglers.
Kawhatau Valley, RD 7, Mangaweka
Ph. +64 6 382 5507
Saturday 11 - Sunday 12 January 2014
About the Ecofest
Take the opportunity to discover environmentally friendly alternative solutions for home building, healthy food options, permaculture gardening, worm farms, bee keeping, fermentation, organic agriculture and horticulture, alternative energies, alternative currencies, physical and spiritual wellbeing and much more...
11-12 January 2014
Saturday, January 11, 2014 (All day)
It's all happening down by the River in Mangaweka!
Two day event on the weekend of 11-12 January 2014. Bring your tent, bivvy, campervan, motorhome or sleep under the stars at the awe-inspiring Mangaweka Camp Ground! Come and discover an abundance of well-being through music activities, stall, creativity and education.
Click HERE for more details...
Mangaweka was established just over 125 years ago, going on to thrive very soon after this with the building of the main trunk rail line. At the turn of the next last century the town had a poulation of over two thousand people building the local viaducts and rail tunels. The town became a major service point, and soon a prosperous selection of stores and supliers began to spring up along with hotels and banks.
We cater for all occasions at your home, selected venue or at our venue in the scenic Kawhatau Valley. We are 1.25 hours from Wanganui and Palmerston North, ideally situated for people from the Rangitikei, Manawatu and Central Plateau areas.
Where Adventure meets Art
Mangaweka's unique style makes it the perfect place to stop for a coffee at the iconic DC3 aeroplane, stroll around the quaint historic main street viewing the Mangaweka Masterpieces artworks or make your way down to the river for a rafting adventure or a swim at the campsite.
Maori maintain a deeply spiritual connection with the land of the Rangitikei district, which is enriched by the Maori culture of four distinct tribal collectives. The distant headwaters and hinterlands of the Rangitikei River form the homelands of the confederated hapu of Mokai Patea, in pre-European times the lower Rangitikei River carried canoe traffic, and an important Maori walking track followed the river valley. Marae (meeting places) throughout the region remain the cultural focal points for continuation of Maori customs and language.
The region’s beauty and mystery gives the inspiration for the painting, sculpture and craft of its people, and has given rise to individual galleries and the development of Mangaweka as a renowned art centre. Appreciate the talent of the artists, glass casters, photographers and craftsmen; enjoy the special exhibitions.