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McKean's piping up

Palmerston North's Lachlan McKean, 14, has shot to the top of the piping ladder just a few months after picking up the instrument.

Just months after picking up the bagpipes for the first time, a young Palmerston North teen has had success on the national stage.

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Palmerston North city librarian and general manager of community services Anthony Lewis is stepping away from the living room of the city.

Anthony Lewis may have retired as Palmerston North city librarian and general manager of community services, but he's not finished yet.

Cost of healthy foods rising

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Parents are struggling to fill lunch boxes with healthy snacks as prices continue to rise.

Bringing war stories to life

Soldiers at Trentham, donated to My Family Story.

English soldier Frank Whittaker went off to WWI eager to serve king and country, and came back a changed man.

Eye spy a little problem

A crocodile is pictured at the Nairobi National Park outside the Kenyan capital Nairobi April 6, 2015. Hoteliers from Kenya's Indian Ocean coast region and sprawling game park reserves said tourists have started cancelling trips to the east African nation after Islamist gunmen last week killed 148 people at a university campus. Picture taken April 6, 2015. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

There is an element of morbid fascination when it comes to crocodiles and sharks, including having a 'third eye'.

Kermadec: Lines in the ocean

Kermadec exhibiton at Te Manawa showcases the works of nine artists who were taken to the Kermadec Trench.

A string of the country's most precious and unique islands is on show at Palmerston North's Te Manawa Museum.

Playing for laughs

Stuart Devenie stars in CentrePoint Theatre's latest production, Golf: A Love Story.

A newly acquired love of golf has been transformed into a powerhouse play at Centrepoint Theatre.

Patricia should stick to her Oscar

Patricia Arquette, CSI: Cyber

Patricia Arquette puts in a minimalist performance in CSI Cyber.

City fizzing over royal visit

Prince Harry

A visit from royalty has the Manawatu region buzzing.

Sweet without sugar

‘‘I never ever thought I’d be in this position, talking to people about health and nutrition,’’ says Damon Gameau.

Meet a girl, fall in love and change your life – that was how Damon Gameau came to create That Sugar Film.

Mirren strikes gold again

Helen Mirren and Ryan Reynolds star in Woman in Gold.

Critics with high brows can say what they like, Helen Mirren will always pack in the matures, and she serves them a treat with Woman in Gold.

Lovebug hits carsick pair

Thelma and Doug Doherty are the couple celebrating 67 years of marriage .

Love stories don't ordinarily begin with a bout of car sickness but after 67 years of marriage, Thelma and Doug Doherty aren't any ordinary couple.

'Aviation is fun'

Rene Redmond with his model strikemaster, which is capable of flying at speeds up to 280kmh.

Three decades after an accident forced him to leave the Air Force, Rene Redmond is still able to work on his planes.

Evita's mad existence

The dress rehearsal of Evita at the Hokowhitu Campus auditorium.

Eva Peron was a powerful symbol of her time, loved and loathed by a nation and given cult status after her death.

The architect and artist

Matt Liggins is a Tokomaru-born artist now living in Sydney who has an exhibition at the White Room gallery until April 29.

Matt Liggins is an artist and an architect - but thinks the two pursuits are polar opposites.

Striving for the 'new now'

Nat Manville who fractured his fifth cervical vertebra in his neck during a ruck while playing for the school's first XV in May last year.

It's been 10 months since Palmerston North teenager Nat Manville suffered a serious spinal injury during a rugby match

Dance music with a French touch

SPIN DOCTOR: Felix de Givry as fictional DJ Paul Vallee in Eden, a film about the early days of French dance music.

French film festival darling Eden is about the 'French touch' dance music made popular by the likes of Daft Punk.

Movement in the moment

Photograph by Catherine Holmes  -  "Leonard and Delilah Learn To Dance"  -  This work is included in "The Movement" exhibition of Eleven photographers at Square Edge.

A baby, cats, a dancer, a bird in flight and toi toi are some of the subjects in the exhibition The Movement, a collaboration of 11 photographers that has become an annual event.

She's got you covered

Kay Nagy has just won a Lifetime Achievement Award for her commitment to community theatre

Kay Nagy has been awarded with a Lifetime Achievement in Theatre.

Introducing Luke & Samantha gallery

Luke & Samantha

Sparks didn't fly when they first met, but this couple managed to turn a fleeting meeting into lifelong love.

A cross-dressing conundrum

IN HIS COURT: Anais Demoustier and Romain Duris in The New Girlfriend.

French director Francois Ozon talks about how he got the romantic lead his new film into a dress and heels.

Easther's art graces pages

Dr Romuald Rudzki, author of 'A Life in Art'  a book about the life of the Marton born artist, Rita Easther, who lived in Feilding and died in Palmerston North.

Rita Easther lived a life in full colour, the extent of which has been encapsulated in an illustrated book of her life and art.

NZ's tastiest lamb found video

Glammies champion Hamish Buchanan with the spoils of success after taking out the Zoetis Beef + Lamb New Zealand Golden Lamb Awards
in Wanaka.

Manawatu has NZ's tastiest lamb according to judges at the annual "Glammies".

Review: Seventh Son

SEVENTH SON: Jeff Bridges and Tom Ward.

As the forces of good and evil engage in an epic battle, you may or may not be swept up in the action.  

In praise of peace

HEAVY METAL: Brett Rangitaawa.

Bronze is Brett Rangitaawa's medium of choice, and his sculptures draw inspiration from a rich history.

Top fencers fired up for action

Fencers work together to erect a 36-metre 5-wire fence.

Some of the country's top and up-and-coming fencers are lining for the title at Central Districts Field Days.

Ancient festival of Holi makes colourful splash in city

COLOUR FEST: Aurora Druker-Michaels and Santosh Sahu, of the Sarathi Massey group celebrate Holi at Massey University.

An explosion of colour and happiness has splashed on to the faces of people in Palmerston North.

Documenting the damage to the landscape

Unlimited Future.

Terra Firma Dissonance is a new exhibition by Victoria Forbes exploring the issue of soil erosion.

Staging an epic love story

PNBHS and PNGHS joint production of West Side Story has  been months in the making and it will be in the performers' memories for a long time.

PNBHS and PNGHS joint production of West Side Story has been months in the making and it will be in the performers' memories for a long time.

School springboard to stardom

PNBHS student Ben Orwin-Higgs on the set of West Side Story, in which he had a main role playing Tony.

Ben Orwin-Higgs played a star in a nativity play. Now he's starring in a high school production. Carly Thomas meets the ambitious teen.

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