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New start for victims of burns violence

A patient from the Burns Violence charity in Nepal holds a candle.

Nepalese women who are attacked, drenched in kerosene and brutally burnt are being aided by a Manawatu woman.

'I listen to my own voice' video

Stewart on her property near Whanganui.

Falconer, protector of rivers, climate change warrior, opinionated trouble-maker: meet Rachel Stewart.

Over but not out

Singer-songwriter Charlotte Yates will be performing some new material.

Singer/song writer Charlotte Yates is coming to Palmerston North.

An island-hopping showcase of art

Waiting, an oil painting by Jayson Rollon.

A mixed exhibition is on offer at Taylor Jensen Fine Arts in August.

Sucked in by Gloriavale

Gloriavale: A Woman's Place aired on TV2 on Wednesday, July 27.

OPINION: I have this strong feeling that what began as an expose of an extreme religious sect, has become a publicist's dream.

Detainment camps set up near Shannon

Norman Bennett, Christian pacifist and schoolteacher, who was a detainee at the Whitaunui camp.

A disturbing wartime story is now being re-discovered.

Inspiring show proves commitment

British clarinet virtuoso Julian Bliss is joined on the Chamber Music New Zealand tour by the NZ Trio.

REVIEW: Julian Bliss and the NZ Trio put on inspiring performance at Regent on Broadway.

REVIEW: British-Hungarian film a must-see

Brian Cox and Coco Konig in The Carer.

Brian Cox and Coco Konig are magnificent in British-Hungarian comedy drama, writes Peter Lampp.

From little to large in 20 years video

The 'Trevs', Evento's stage helpers. In front:  Dillan Cranshaw with, from left,  Flint Rogers, Hannah Grace, Paige ...

Evento: Wearable Arts Awards is turning 20 this year and it's bigger than ever.

Rapper PNC is back with the basics

PNC is releasing a new EP.

Rapper PNC is back with a new EP.

Youth Jazz Orchestra in city

The Auckland Youth Orchestra

REVIEW: Youth Jazz Orchestra performs in Palmerston North

Revenge movie unpredictable

Martin Landau, left, and Christopher Plummer  in Remember.

REVIEW: Revenge thriller Remember hits all the right buttons, writes Peter Lampp.

Beervana nirvana

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Beer writer Phil Cook at Beervana.

Beervana showcases better than any other festival how craft beer has well and truly moved on from faddism.

Walking a narrow path to God

The five families living in an intentional Christian community in the rural Manawatu village of Kimbolton.

A year ago an intentional Christian community was set up in rural Manawatu. We go inside.

What to do if a stray cat visits

Anderson's Veterinary Hospitals in Palmerston North has recently had several stray cats brought in by caring people who ...

OPINION: One of the ever present rescued cats from work called L&P decided to get on the two-storey roof.

Call the Midwife reigns supreme

Call the Midwife is into its fifth season.

OPINION: Call the Midwife (TV One, Wednesdays) is now into its fifth series, with strong story lines that reflect medical science in the early 1960s and the awakening lifestyle revolution for young people.

A big brown tent and Ch-what?

The Apollo Concert company.

Early in 1919, a strange new word started buzzing around Palmerston North.

Big questions after tragedy

Actors Claire Dougan and Jatinder Singh during rehearsals for Centrepoint Theatre's upcoming production of The Events.

 Carly Thomas has a look at Centrepoint Theatre's dark and confronting upcoming play.

The loneliest whitebaiter video

Ray Ditchfield, of Palmerston North, has cast his net for a fellow whitebaiter with whom to enjoy Taranaki's fine rivers ...

Ray Ditchfield has heard all about Taranaki's white gold. He's keen to have a crack at catching some - but needs help.

Turning a dream into a robot

Max Corpe with the bare skeleton of the robotics tree put together by the Feilding High School's Robotics Club.

This year's Evento: Wearable Arts Awards will have some robotic wow.

A wintry afternoon's read

Palmerston North's pride: the Opera House, opened July 12, 1905.

MEMORY LANE: Did life come to earth on a meteorite? A story on a day in July 1905 suggested it might have.

Teasing out the title

Caccia Birch a fitting venue for Hammers and Horsehair.

REVIEW: Nineteenth century music was recreated for a Palmerston North audience.

Lifting the poor out of poverty

Ali Parr being taught how to weave the baskets sold in her Feilding shop by Dhaka Handicrafts in Bangladesh.

A tour of suppliers in Vietman and Bangladesh has been a eye-opener for a Trade Aid store manager.

REVIEW: First Day of the Somme

Kiwi troops fighting at the Battle of the Somme.

REVIEW: Non-fiction book explores the first day of the Battle of the Somme.

An artful expo

Colin Hoare looks for a space amongst his paintings to hang his recent portrait of artist Jack Register

Hundreds of paintings, sculptures, portraits and pottery are on display at the Manawatu Art Expo.

Point of difference with common thread

One of Albert McCarthy's pieces in V, a new collaborative exhibition at The White Room.

The White Room Gallery's new exhibition is about the power of five.

Have instruments, will travel

Douglas Mews and Robert Ibell are bringing their Hammers and Horsehair concert to Palmerston North.

Two rather special instruments will be travelling the country along with their musicians for a whistle stop tour of virtuosic music.

Comedy club makes a return

Tevita Manukia is headlining the latest Globe Comedy Club show.

The Globe Comedy Club is back in Palmerston North.

Art teachers front up

Terraces and Taniwha by Dennis Pierce.

Manawatu art teachers are putting their own art in the public domain.

Special tribute to Doris Day

Ali Harper presents A Doris Day Special.

REVIEW: A Doris Day tribute show starred its writer, Ali Harper, an actress well known in the New Zealand theatre scene.

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