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Arts and Culture

Arts and Culture

The Manawatū district is rich with history and arts. Council lends its support to a range of initiatives which celebrate our uniqueness and brings communities together.

Exterior of Mt Lees

Mount Lees

Council has invested both time and funds into revitalising Mt Lees Reserve, making it more accessible to residents in the community and honouring the heritage of the homestead.

group singing carols in the town square

Creative Communities Scheme

Council has two rounds of CCS funding available each year, in which people can submit applications for their arts and performance based projects that aid the Manawatū District’s thriving arts sector.

Find out more about the scheme here

wall mural of a tabby cat

Manawatū Street Art Festival

The first Manawatū Street Art Festival launched in 2022, which saw 5 artists murals painted on various buildings around Feilding. Funding was provided by both Manawatū District Council and Creative New Zealand.