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Bringing out the Bing

Bing Turkby, aka Craig Johnson, has just written a book.

Bing Turkby is a colourful stalwart on the music scene and now he's an author too.

At the beginning of a big career

Luke Cooper rehearses with the Royal New Zealand Ballet.

Local dancer is on the cusp of a career.

A concert suitable for the season

Palmerston North Choral Society musical director Alison Stewart.

REVIEW: Choral society brings the Christmas season alive.

The Christmas crime season is nigh

Opportunist thieves trying doors can catch householders out, so lock external doors behind you whenever you leave the house.

Burglaries, thefts from cars and car thefts continue unabated in Palmerston North.

Santa Claus is coming to town

Santa throws lollies to the onlooking crowd during last year's Palmerston North Christmas parade.

Wildbase is set to be the beneficiary of this Sunday's Palmerston North Christmas parade with a $10,000 stocking-stuffer  

Foodbanks benefit from generosity

Volunteers work hard sorting the food collected during the annual food drive to replenish Christmas and New Year food ...

Totals for Palmerston North's annual food drive up on the previous year.

Christmas tree goes up in howling winds

Council worker Jason Broom puts the finishing touches to the city Christmas tree in The Square.

The wind was howling as Palmerston North's Christmas tree in The Square went up.

Festive city lights are lacking

Carol Leckie at Square Edge supports making Palmerston North look more seasonally festive.

An online poll suggests that Palmerston North's Christmas decorating efforts are not up to festive scratch.

Soulful tribute to Dusty

Amy Hunt as  1960s Brit pop diva Dusty Springfield.

REVIEW: As the pop diva, Amy Hunt is the ultimate Dusty.

Celebrating 'Phantom' in London

Palmerston North raised performer and writer Brooke Tietjens helped celebrate the 30th anniversary of the "Phantom of ...

A Palmerston North actress and writer celebrated the 30th anniversary with its creator Andrew Lloyd Webber.

Tree of Remembrance launched

Miss Manawatu Michelle Feldberg at the launch of the Arohanui Hospice Tree of Remembrance at Farmers in The Plaza

Arohanui Hospice has relaunched Trees of Remembrance for the third year.

Lively ethnic band is back

The Klezmer Rebs ethnic music band play The Square during the 2013 Festival of Cultures.

Veteran ethnic music band Klezmer Rebs return to Palmerston North for a concert.

'1812 Overture' to blast The Square

Gunners from 16th Field Regiment fire during the May 26 Gunners Day celebrations in The Square.

Cannons to blast in The Square in big musical performance commemorating military history.

Gift that keeps on giving

Peggy Mercer, second from right, has been with the Manawatu Toy Library for 40 years. From left, Mia, 2, and mum Karen ...

The Manawatu Toy Library has turned 40, with a brilliant Christmas offer for parents and their hard-to-please children

New roses bloom international trials

Matthias Meilland from French rose breeding company, Meilland International is attending this year's international rose ...

International rose breeders gather at Palmerston North's Rose Gardens on Sunday for the New Zealand rose awards.

The art of smoke and mirrors

Bob Jahnke with some of his works that make up Ata - A Third Reflection.

A new exhibition from Bob Jahnke lights up Te Manawa.

A gallery of two halves

Lee Mingwei, The Letter Writing Project, 1998-2014.

Two artists on show lived decades apart, but might have got on just fine.

Channeling her inner bitch

Jennifer Moss performs with her drumming group Manawataki.

Jennifer Moss adds a tick next to the actor box.

Author's book a long time coming

Author Christopher Abbey with his novel A Moment's Silence.

A Palmerston North author's book has been a long time in the making.

A lifetime of painting

Lee Feltham's home is full of her colourful paintings.

Lee Feltham is a Palmerston North artist with a huge body of work.

REVIEW: A star is born

Jennifer Moss as the devious Doris Wallis in the satire Silly Cow.

Tina White reviews Silly Cow at the Globe Theatre in Palmerston North

A play that is proudly gay

Actors in Riding in cars with (Mostly Straight) Boys, Geordie Holibar and Tim Earl.

It's Kiwi, it's gay and it's proud.

Happy with our lot

The Berry family is happy with two children of their own.

Cold Coffee: The Trump daze is interrupted by family haze in the Berry household.

Abba hits never get old

The ABBA Show in action.

The Abba Show is a joyous dose of nostalgia.

Silly Cow gets her comeuppance

Jennifer Moss as the deviously unprincipalled Doris Wallis in Ben Elton's satire "Silly Cow".

REVIEW: Innovative staging but Ben Elton comedy doesn't quite hit the mark.

7 Days coming back to the city

The seven for the "7 Days Live" stage show Jeremy Elwood, Ben Hurley, Paul Ego,  Dai Henwood, Jeremy Corbett,  Urzila ...

Comedy's 7 Days team is bringing its national tour to the Regent on Broadway next week

City folk club turns 50

Bruce 'Tomo' Thomson and Bruce Withell will be among those celebrating the Palmerston North Folk Club's 50th on Friday.

Fifty years ago a group of local folkies looking to create a space to share their music came together in Palmerston North.

Pop diva Dusty set for city stage

Songstress Amy Hunt plays 60s Brit pop diva Dusty Springfield in the stage musical "Dusty".

Songstress Amy Hunt plays 60s pop diva Dusty Springfield in the stage musical Dusty.

REVIEW: Beast show a little beauty

Bruce Sinclair as Cogsworth with Grant Miller's Lumiere in the Pahiatua Repertory Society's production of "Beauty and ...

REVIEW: Pahiatua Repertory has taken on a mammoth task with its pre-Christmas production of "Beauty and the Beast".

Current affairs

Environmental history researcher Dr Catherine Knight.

 

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