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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.

Violinist performs with distinction

Violinist Suyeon Kang.

REVIEW: Suyeon Kang's appealing programme was obviously chosen to please the audience.

Healing through art

Palmerston North resident Ali Walters, right, says art helps her to relax, heal and understand her emotions.

Art therapy classes are encouraging women to open the closed door on their emotions.

Handmade hats and 'the best store in town'

Betty Oldham stands opposite the vintage CM Ross facade, now fronting the city library building. The round window on the ...

Betty Lewis, 15, stepped into the CM Ross & Co millinery workroom on her first day of work, and knew instantly she'd found her perfect job.

I'm just popping out

A black Labrador named Eclipse takes herself to the dog park

OPINION: We've had an amazing week at the hospital with all sorts of pet problems in among the usual mayhem.

Roots in black and white

A new version of the classic mini-series Roots begins screening on TVNZ on July 3.

OPINION: I vividly remember viewing the original mini-series of Roots (TV One, Sundays) nearly 40 years ago.

An 'in between' work

Don Peebles (b. 1922 - 2010), A Relief Drawing, 1973, acrylic and charcoal on wood. Collection of Te Manawa Art Society ...

This work by Don Peebles, Relief Drawing, seems to me an 'in-between' work, writes Fran Dibble.

Faster than a speeding bullet

Steve Carr, Screen Shots, 2011, Courtesy Michael Lett, Auckland

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Local Special Olympians shine

Robin Chok and Stephanie Davies are the national faces of this year's Special Olympics Awareness Week.

Two Palmerston North Special Olympians have become the face of the national awareness week.

Not at all em-bra-essing

Elaine McKee (left) and Adrienne Christensen of Heartland Lions with Bra Artz Ideal homes Show fundraiser.

A bra, decorations and something to stick the two together is all that's needed to take part in this fundraiser.

Bellydancing bonanza in town

International bellydancer, Candice Frankland is one of the visiting artists for the Hipnotize Bellydance Mid Winter ...

Belly-baring belles are coming to The Regent on Broadway in a showcase of Middle Eastern dance and music.

A hand in history

Matthew MacKay, town planner, outside what was once the Everbody's Theatre, later the Midland Hotel.

MEMORY LANE: The city council is encouraging public input for its heritage plan.

French culture captured gallery

Photographer Paul Robertson hangs his work at the Square Edge gallery with assistance from Soizic Legrand of Alliance ...

Photos of cobbled streets, cheese and wine allow people feel to transported back in time.

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