Getting personal with paint

Kirsty Porter's upcoming exhibition deals with the subject matter of people.

Palmerston North artist Kirsty Porter will be the artist in residence for August at the White Room Gallery.

Top trio tour the country

Violinist Natalie Lin will be joined by two other top young musicians to perform in a national tour.

CLiK is a trio of top New Zealand chamber musicians and they are coming to Palmerston North.

A chance to dance with the stars

Helen Baucke with dance partner Douglas Jarrett prepare to trip the light fantastic at the Blended Blue Ball in support of Plunket on August 8.

Time for all to have a ball - a genuine old-school formal ballgowns and tux 'n tails event.

Ardijah is coming our way

Kiwi band Ardijah is coming to Palmerston North's Cloverlea Tavern.

Kiwi band Ardijah will be part of a Palmerston North pub's reopening night celebrations.

From the menu

Risotto from Palmerston North's Nero Bar

A risotto so creamy and delicious the recipe had to be shared.

Losing a family member is tough, even just the cat

Picking winners isn't such a winner for Sunsuper

I am writing this column having just showered off dirt from the ground in which I buried Marcus, our family cat.

Free-wheeling his way to firsts

Adam Francis has perfected his jump after many hours and many loops of his home track.

Adam Francis is a young cyclist who is showing a lot of promise.

Restaurateur calls it a day

Elsie and Pietro Valle have been serving up meals in Taihape for nearly 40 years.

Pietro and Elsie Valle have been serving up meals to Taihape's visitors and locals since 1976.

Growing a future

Vannessa Witt in front of the urban permaculture garden she helped create for her parents.

In a world that is fast moving, many people are getting back to a slower and simpler way of living.

Get outside to beat the winter blues

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Shawn Stormann takes a walk up the Grampians with his dog Lafayette. Orthopaedic surgery series.

Get outside several times a day just for some daylight!

Famous photos in Manawatu

Sub-Saharan Mali 1997, blowing sand from a dry lake bed clings to an eight-month-old baby as mother and children nap.

National Geographic's exhibition of its 50 most famous photos is coming to Te Manawa.

Memories in the medium of paint

Tim Croucher's new exhibition draws inspiration from his Manawatu upbringing.

Te Manawa's new exhibiting artist Tim Croucher was inspired by his early years in Manawatu.

Dangers of love affair online

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People are deciding to stay at home and watch sport on TV rather than go to the game.

I would hope people of all ages would pause for just a nanosecond before having a love affair online.

The classics re-imagined

Palmerston North pianist Chris Dann will be fronting this month's Te Manawa Concert Series.

This month's Te Manawa Concert Series takes a new look at classical music from a jazz perspective.

Students compete in cooking contest

Three UCOL students, Zach Meads, Christina Hogan and Sarah Preddy will be competing in a cooking competition in Auckland.

Palmerston North hospitality students will be slicing and dicing their way to a cook-off in Auckland this month.

Monster challenge accepted

Feilding actress Helena Pawson is in the upcoming production of Frankenstein at Centrepoint Theatre. Photo: CAROLINE BROWN/FAIRFAX NZ

Feilding sisters' singing success

Feilding sisterls Caitlyn, 13, and Isabella Comer, 9, are wowing the judges at singing competitions across the Manawatu-Wanganui District. Photo: CAROLINE BROWN/FAIRFAX NZ

Extra special Eid for Muslim community

Emilie Vallee and Ahmed Elwan got married at the end of Ramadan.

There were hundreds of people at one Palmerston North couple's surprise wedding.

Play rides into city

Mark Hadlow stars as the middle aged-man in Lycra.

It's a play based on an actual thing, the popularity of cycling and the donning of Lycra among middle-aged men.

From fat to fabulous

Melissa Stone's pet cow can now easily manage her weight after she dropped more than 30kg. She is with friend Phyllis Leigh who helped motivate her to lose weight.

When Melissa Stone spent Valentines Day devouring two king-size blocks of chocolate on her own she knew habits had to change.

Review: God bless the little things

Paul Rudd's ex-con burglar makes for an unlikely but engaging hero in the light-hearted Ant-Man.

REVIEW: Review: Marvel Studios wins again with Ant-Man, a small-scale hero who does all the little things right, writes Matthew Dallas.

Busy bee's busy schedule

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BYT:Jasmine Glentworth is a year 8 student who has just been awarded a Sir Peter Blake leadership award. She is an all round good student.

Being the captain of a hockey team, teaching dance, and studying extracurricular classes are all in a day’s work for one Palmerston North 12-year-old.

Sparkling Chrystal pipped by big Simon

Simon Barnett and Vanessa Cole on their way to winning Dancing With The Stars 2015.

OPINION: Whether it was a personality or dancing contest, Simon won.

Beer blog: More to session beer than IPA

There are plenty of session beers on the market which are not low-alcohol IPAs.

There are plenty of low-alcohol beer options for those who do not like IPA.

Palmerston North art praised by IHC Art Award

Trevor Nye is a finalist at the IHC Art Awards and his painting of a boat was inspired by his love of travelling.

Trevor Nye has made it through to the finals of the IHC Art Awards and is hoping he can come up tops at the final.

Kingsley and Clarkson the wheel deal

Fasten seat belts, Patricia Clarkson and Sir Ben Kingsley in Learning to Drive.

REVIEW: Learning to drive is a less than gentle way of negotiating New York's byways.

Te Ara prison unit gaining mana

The Te Ara Maori Unit at Manawatu Prison has replaced the Christian rehabiliation programme, the Alpha Unit.
Prisoners sing a waiata.

The sounds of the prison yard are drowned out by a haka - It is not a typical powhiri.

Introducing Brenna & Aaron gallery

Brenna and Aaron

A sunset proposal in Asia, a wedding dress made by the bride's mum ... this is seriously romantic stuff.

The Stomach turns a new page

Matt Davies in a music video for Croatian rapper General Woo

 Carly Thomas sat down with The Stomach's new manager, Matt Davies, and found out rather a lot about his interesting life. 

Delta Goodrem 'loves' Kiwi's voice

Caleb Jago-Ward puts his vocal chords into the Queen anthem Somebody to Love, on The Voice.

Delta Goodrem has declared her love for a Horowhenua lad – or at least his voice.

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