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Knowing the lay of the land

Treasure in artist Celia Guy's studio.

Celia Guy's art speaks of history and land.

Benny, Bic and Brooke team up for tour

New Zealand musicians Bic Runga and Benny Tipene are part of the Winery Tour 2017 lineup.

Palmerston North's homegrown talent Benny Tipene in the Winery Tour 2017 lineup.

Devilskin metal roar into town

Devilskin will bring their explosive live set to Palmerston North on Thursday.

Metal band Devilskin love their Palmerston North fans.

Everything's come up roses for Rob

International Rose Trial 2016 winner Rob Somerfield with his award-winning rose "Quintessential" at the Dugald Mackenzie ...

When it comes to breeding winning roses, Tauranga's Rob Somerfield treads a well-worn path to the petaled podium.

Combining grassroots with a grand piano

Kane Parsons will be making the most of the grand piano at The Globe.

Kane Parsons is hoping to strike the right chord in his new show.

Best dressed for Xmas fest window winners

The effect created by The Shearing Shed on Broadway's runner-up window.

Palmerston North's Christmas window-dressing competition has yielded its winners.

Pool's big birthday splash up

Elizabeth Jelley and Isabella Jones 10, were  among the first people to ride the superbowl at the Lido in 2014.

Fifty years ago Palmerston North's Lido Aquatic Centre opened with a splash.

New range for revamped brewery

Tui Brewery head brewer Tupu Gregory is excited about the newly built brewery.

Tui brewery gets a makeover in the hope of attracting more visitors and tourists.

Bringing out the Bing

Bing Turkby, aka Craig Johnson, has just written a book.

Bing Turkby is a colourful stalwart on the music scene and now he's an author too.

At the beginning of a big career

Luke Cooper rehearses with the Royal New Zealand Ballet.

Local dancer is on the cusp of a career.

A concert suitable for the season

Palmerston North Choral Society musical director Alison Stewart.

REVIEW: Choral society brings the Christmas season alive.

The Christmas crime season is nigh

Opportunist thieves trying doors can catch householders out, so lock external doors behind you whenever you leave the house.

Burglaries, thefts from cars and car thefts continue unabated in Palmerston North.

Santa Claus is coming to town

Santa throws lollies to the onlooking crowd during last year's Palmerston North Christmas parade.

Wildbase is set to be the beneficiary of this Sunday's Palmerston North Christmas parade with a $10,000 stocking-stuffer  

Foodbanks benefit from generosity

Volunteers work hard sorting the food collected during the annual food drive to replenish Christmas and New Year food ...

Totals for Palmerston North's annual food drive up on the previous year.

Christmas tree goes up in howling winds

Council worker Jason Broom puts the finishing touches to the city Christmas tree in The Square.

The wind was howling as Palmerston North's Christmas tree in The Square went up.

Festive city lights are lacking

Carol Leckie at Square Edge supports making Palmerston North look more seasonally festive.

An online poll suggests that Palmerston North's Christmas decorating efforts are not up to festive scratch.

Soulful tribute to Dusty

Amy Hunt as  1960s Brit pop diva Dusty Springfield.

REVIEW: As the pop diva, Amy Hunt is the ultimate Dusty.

Celebrating 'Phantom' in London

Palmerston North raised performer and writer Brooke Tietjens helped celebrate the 30th anniversary of the "Phantom of ...

A Palmerston North actress and writer celebrated the 30th anniversary with its creator Andrew Lloyd Webber.

Tree of Remembrance launched

Miss Manawatu Michelle Feldberg at the launch of the Arohanui Hospice Tree of Remembrance at Farmers in The Plaza

Arohanui Hospice has relaunched Trees of Remembrance for the third year.

Lively ethnic band is back

The Klezmer Rebs ethnic music band play The Square during the 2013 Festival of Cultures.

Veteran ethnic music band Klezmer Rebs return to Palmerston North for a concert.

'1812 Overture' to blast The Square

Gunners from 16th Field Regiment fire during the May 26 Gunners Day celebrations in The Square.

Cannons to blast in The Square in big musical performance commemorating military history.

Gift that keeps on giving

Peggy Mercer, second from right, has been with the Manawatu Toy Library for 40 years. From left, Mia, 2, and mum Karen ...

The Manawatu Toy Library has turned 40, with a brilliant Christmas offer for parents and their hard-to-please children

New roses bloom international trials

Matthias Meilland from French rose breeding company, Meilland International is attending this year's international rose ...

International rose breeders gather at Palmerston North's Rose Gardens on Sunday for the New Zealand rose awards.

The art of smoke and mirrors

Bob Jahnke with some of his works that make up Ata - A Third Reflection.

A new exhibition from Bob Jahnke lights up Te Manawa.

A gallery of two halves

Lee Mingwei, The Letter Writing Project, 1998-2014.

Two artists on show lived decades apart, but might have got on just fine.

Channeling her inner bitch

Jennifer Moss performs with her drumming group Manawataki.

Jennifer Moss adds a tick next to the actor box.

Author's book a long time coming

Author Christopher Abbey with his novel A Moment's Silence.

A Palmerston North author's book has been a long time in the making.

A lifetime of painting

Lee Feltham's home is full of her colourful paintings.

Lee Feltham is a Palmerston North artist with a huge body of work.

REVIEW: A star is born

Jennifer Moss as the devious Doris Wallis in the satire Silly Cow.

Tina White reviews Silly Cow at the Globe Theatre in Palmerston North

A play that is proudly gay

Actors in Riding in cars with (Mostly Straight) Boys, Geordie Holibar and Tim Earl.

It's Kiwi, it's gay and it's proud.

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