Entertaining with tunes from Asia
Chinese musician Jiang Li treated a crowd at Palmerston North's Red Cross to a concert.
Management change may energise theatre
Nathan Mudge hopes to inject some light into Palmerston North's Dark Room, making it more a community space.
Yesterday saw the opening of Te Manawa 2015 Concert Series, the 20th year that this season has been entertaining local audiences.
It's colour put into words, movement, and thought, and it's a performance that the audience moves with. Beyond boundaries and definition,He Ara Tae: A Pathway of Colour is something special. Carly Thomas has a behind-the-scenes look at Palmerston North's Creative Journeys.
When Carol Webb's husband died from cancer a year ago it was a hard road to acceptance, but cycling has helped her do that.
They are often walked past, some are hidden and some you may not even know are there. But our city's public sculptures and urban artworks are abundant and a guided walk this Saturday will give people the chance to stop, learn and really look.
The sun and the guitars came out for Sounds of Summer Lunchtime Concert series in The Square.
Melissa Gilbert is celebrating being Pretentious, her first exhibition at Palmerston North's Square Edge Gallery.
If play Black Faggot is anything to go by, then as a society we are ready to get real, funny, filthy and forthright.
Would you like some butter in your coffee?
What an extraordinary man Stephen Hawking is. Well, we all knew that.
Do you have veiny feet and will you kick me in between my legs?
Style never goes out of date
Anel Heyman's craft of millinery is an old one, one heaped in sophistication and pout.
Love in a university town a young person's game
Unless you're young, being single in Palmy is a tough game.
REVIEW: For those pondering whether Johnny Depp could ever lose his charm, the answer is an emphatic yes.
The fig season is upon us, so make the most of this wonderful fruit.
Pioneer's role in developing Massey land
Manawatu's immigrant settlers must sometimes have wondered what their lives would have been like, had they not boarded a ship to faraway New Zealand.
Low fees, big fun with modern dance styles
Having their own dance school has been a dream for the Palmerston North couple behind a new studio.
Busy contestant eyes national crown
A Palmerston North woman has landed a spot in the Miss World New Zealand competition.
What Lana McArdle's sees is what you get - photorealism painter's new exhibition is a reflection of her world.
They try to explain the unexplainable - but don't call them ghostbusters.
Female barbershop chorus the Manawatu Overtones are singing out for more birds to join their flock.
Carla Amos reviews 'Into the Woods', starring Meryl Streep.
Australian Raymond Crowe has adults and children spellbound by his shadow puppet show.
Birdman (4 Stars)
Reporter Thomas Heaton meets up with quilting expert Ron Te Kawa.
The perfect weekend movie combo - kidnapping, gunplay, gods, kings and, of course, marmalade.
Suited and gumbooted: it's showtime
A&P shows are massive events for a simple reason - there's something for everyone, and even more if you love a good tractor.
As society becomes more and more reliant on social networking, as lives become busier and people become increasingly distanced from others, the concept of Kiwiburn as an event begins to seem less New Age and airy fairy and more pressingly relevant and necessary. When people get to the gate of the Kiwiburn site in Hunterville many say it's like coming home, like a letting out of breath.
Lamb meatballs in flatbread make for a fine barbie feast.
Here's why we should still be in love with the mixtape.
Access Manawatu Sounds of Summer's annual series of free concerts at Victoria Esplanade begins this weekend.
The Fishmonger is an excerpt from Arnold and Joe, a novel Luke Elworthy wrote as part of his MA in Creative Writing at Victoria University's Institute of Modern Letters
Beth Rust won the 2014 BNZ Novice Writer Award with this short story.
This is an extract from he Two Aunties. Rupa Maitra wrote the short story while studying for her MA at Victoria University's Institute of Modern Letters.
Getting dumped is bad enough without being stuck within the confines of a small car with the sounds of Little River Band's Cool Change blaring from the radio.
One of New Zealand's most sought -after beers started life as a university experiment.
When I first read The Changeover I understood that, in Margaret Mahy, I'd met a writer who was for me.
Walking back through the troubled past of the Kimberley Centre, once a home for intellectually disabled people.
Creativity runs through the Manawatu
It's been a busy year on the arts front.
The Water Diviner reproduces on screen a grieving father's efforts to reunite his family during WWI.
Luke Elworthy wrote The Diving Board as part of his MA in Creative Writing at Victoria University's Institute of Modern Letters.
Alistair Hughes learned his place after living for a year on the female floor of a nursing hostel.
History of Santa's Cave
Ellen Doddrell looked up, startled, as her husband Elworthy bounded into the house.
REVIEW: Martin Freeman plays Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.
Anyone who frequents the Palmerston North theatre circuit will know Mark Kilsby. He is a much-loved fixture of the local drama scene.
Competitors in the 35th Jenny Mair Square Day donned their kilts and took up their pipes.
David Nott has operated in the most dangerous conflicts in the world. Never before has he seen such slaughter of the young as in Syria.
Bronze, wood, ceramics and forged steel. This eclectic mix of materials forms the basis of sculptor Sebastien Jaunas' first Palmerston North exhibition.
It's theatre for people with a short attention span - four actors, six quick-fire, 10-minute plays, all written by Palmerston North's very own award-winning playwright Angie Farrow.
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