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.
Pair's mountain feat one to remember
It was one of the great climbing feats - and 44 years ago two Kiwis went where no man had gone before.
New home for arts community
The Art Mart pop-up shop is making a reappearance in a more permanent space.
One thing that needs to be noted for its particular Kiwiness is "a bloke and his shed".
Over the hills and far away, artists are quietly going about their work. Carly Thomas went for a drive.
This month marks the 20th birthday of the Te Manawa Concert Series.
Sarah Corbet of Hamilton City Libraries finds a shocking novel from the 1950s.
Sarah Rolston teaches a method of horse riding which involves 'listening' to the horse and creating a partnership.
The Manawatu Journal of History celebrates its first decade.
These time-effective pork pass-arounds are just the ticket for pre- Christmas parties.
Warren Maxwell is the creative and business force behind the Huia Festival in Masterton this Labour Weekend.
Chef Al Brown's tutor once told him his food was so leathery he should be a shoemaker.
Rachel Pope, owner of Browsers bookshop, visits an old friend.
Lineup for Swampfest 2014 reflects how Palmerston North's music scene is going from strength to strength.
Palmerston North singers Benny Tipene, Grayson Gilmour and PNC all up for gongs at Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards.
Stigma and discrimination are often named as barriers to recovery for those experiencing mental illness. Lisa Knight reports.
What is driving increasing numbers of couples overseas for surrogacy - and why we should care.
It's quick and easy to make your own tortillas for these flavour-packed beef tacos.
Palmerston North will be filled with young performers from all over the country next week.
Honey bees are vital to civilisation, and Manawatu Bee Club president Matt Telfer is an avowed bee man.
REVIEW: Hugely popular throughout the 1960s following their regular spot on television's A Country Touch, Hamilton County are still able to attract a small but loyal band of followers if Saturday night's concert is anything to go by, as an enthusiastic audience celebrated their lively, foot-tapping sound.
'I put his body on a little bed on an ice pack ... friends poured through the house to say goodbye.'
Naga Tsutsumi produces large and intricate works from a small studio beside his Palmerston North home.
For older people, falling in the home can be emotionally and physically scarring.
Browsers Bookshop owner Rachel Pope finds a book to reflect upon in this World War I centennial year.
Top music mag Billboard could be about to feature a piece on the musician behind the banned Planet Key song.
Carvings come to life
Te Rehia Theatre is bringing an innovative new play to Palmerston North's Centrepoint stage.
The Hamilton County Bluegrass Band formed in the 1960s and has never stopped playing its down country sound. The band will be making its first stop in Palmerston North for a number of years, promising a show of pure entertainment.
Palmerston North's Festival of New Arts shows what's on offer this year.
At 50 The Irish Rovers embark on their final New Zealand tour, but the members won't be retiring.
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