Getting dumped is bad enough without being stuck within the confines of a small car with the sounds of Little River Band's Cool Change blaring from the radio.
One of New Zealand's most sought -after beers started life as a university experiment.
When I first read The Changeover I understood that, in Margaret Mahy, I'd met a writer who was for me.
Walking back through the troubled past of the Kimberley Centre, once a home for intellectually disabled people.
Creativity runs through the Manawatu
It's been a busy year on the arts front.
The Water Diviner reproduces on screen a grieving father's efforts to reunite his family during WWI.
Luke Elworthy wrote The Diving Board as part of his MA in Creative Writing at Victoria University's Institute of Modern Letters.
Alistair Hughes learned his place after living for a year on the female floor of a nursing hostel.
History of Santa's Cave
Ellen Doddrell looked up, startled, as her husband Elworthy bounded into the house.
REVIEW: Martin Freeman plays Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.
Anyone who frequents the Palmerston North theatre circuit will know Mark Kilsby. He is a much-loved fixture of the local drama scene.
Competitors in the 35th Jenny Mair Square Day donned their kilts and took up their pipes.
David Nott has operated in the most dangerous conflicts in the world. Never before has he seen such slaughter of the young as in Syria.
Bronze, wood, ceramics and forged steel. This eclectic mix of materials forms the basis of sculptor Sebastien Jaunas' first Palmerston North exhibition.
It's theatre for people with a short attention span - four actors, six quick-fire, 10-minute plays, all written by Palmerston North's very own award-winning playwright Angie Farrow.
Curator Claire Regnault has contributed to the largest exhibition to date at City Gallery Wellington, bringing her love of vintage couture and costuming to the fore.
Flower homage to quake
Memorial red rose has won the New Zealand Rose Society's top award.
REVIEW: For the occasion of its 95th birthday celebrations, the Choral Society decided to invite members of our community to join it for the world's most popular oratorio, Messiah by George Frideric Handel.
OPINION: Making yourself presentable for the outside world can be tedious, repetitive ordeal.
OPINION: There's more to telling a joke than remembering the punch line.
OPINION: This book is as honest and intimate as when I first read it.
Palmerston North artist, philosopher and poet Anne Morris' paintings tell stories - stories of places she has been.
Hospital's $63,000 budget blowout "minimal", the district health board says.
Palmerston North will have a weekend of front flips, wall-hanging and handstands when the city's first large-scale parkour affair starts tomorrow.
Carla Amos reviews The Drop, starring Noomi Rapace and Tom Hardy.
The 7 Days Live crew go on tour and Jeremy Corbett says seven comedians in a van are the most annoying people on the planet.
A Colyton man has reached his goal to search out every World War I memorial in Manawatu.
It's Centrepoint Theatre's birthday - she's 40, she's proud and there's still life in the old girl. Carly Thomas has a look at what can be called the history of a true Kiwi battler.
Palmerston North workers taking graceful approach to an active workplace challenge.
Baye Riddell digs his own clay for his ceramics work and a new exhibition at Te Manawa sees him and four artists celebrating the medium they know and love.
Craig Black has been a massive part of the Palmerston North musical community but he says it's time to move on.
World-renowned academic's love of literature started in his parents' Palmerston North bookshop.
Attenborough impersonator a winner
David Attenborough impersonator and a mini-documentary on the "waggle dance" of honeybees wowed the judges in this year's digi awards.
OPINION: Movies reviewed this week: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1, Jimmy's Hall and Rise.
A love of New Zealand's subantarctic islands has endured in one family's creative women for nearly 125 years.
"I like the technique behind it."
Being a professional ballet dancer is a dream for many teenagers, but Tansy Fergusson has a bit more determination than most.
Nikki Macdonald investigates how Kiwis live and die today compared with 50 years ago.
Carly Thomas talks to those who believe changing the statistics of domestic violence is achievable.
We all have a little bit of Ebenezer Scrooge in us, but who can resist a Royal New Zealand Ballet Show with snow?
REVIEW: Happiness and the pursuit of it is one of those big topics which is impossible to cover in a small movie.
REVIEW: A little too much honey was spread during the making of Maya the Bee making the movie just a touch too sweet for general consumption.
Whakairoiro exhibition has contemporary edge
Exhibition brings teacher and student back together after many years, showing the art form of whakairoiro.
Art filled with blood, fire and brimstone
Deano Shirriffs paintings are laid out over the lawn and driveway of his house, where they look quite at home.
Peta Mathias uses the phrase "fabulous frock" without sounding like an obnoxious elitist.
Long-time art collector Barry Hopkins donates his $2.4 million art collection to the Waikato Museum.
The Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra is coming to Palmerston North.
Rawiri Paretene is on a world tour taking Shakespeare from the Globe to the rest of the globe.
Carly Thomas talks to the cast of Mums: The Word about kids, motherhood and giving birth to a play.
At 20, Stacey Knuth has achieved what few New Zealanders her age can - buy a house.
Owning a home has long featured in aging Kiwis' plans but renting into one's older years remains a reality.
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