Chop chop awaits two couples after DWTS6

Shane Cameron and Nerida Cortese dance on an earlier episode of Dancing with the Stars. The judges were generous on Sunday night, with a score of 23.

REVIEW: Shane Cameron showed us everything above the waist in DWTS6 on Sunday night.

Brooding Spanish crime drama riveting

Spanish detectives Pedro (Raul Arevalo), left, and Juan (Javier Gutierrez) in the excellent drama, Marshland.

REVIEW: Marshland a serious whodunnit movie set in the Spanish swamplands in the 1980s

Farm passes wow test

Catherine and John Ford, owners of Highland Station near Rotorua and winners of the Ballance Farm Environment Award for 2015.

Winning the nation's top farming award has special significance for a Rotorua couple.

Kowhai Park lights up again gallery

Fantasy in Lights, Kowhai Park, Feilding.

Feilding's Kowhai park will be lit by thousands of sparkling lights for the biannual Fantasy in Lights festival opening this weekend in time for the school holidays.

Recent Standard personalities

Jo Myers, first female editor of the Manawatu Standard.

Memory Lane begins a look at our local Manawatu Standard news personalities, past and present.

Play reimagines the Bible

Amy Griffin-Brown and James Cain from The Good News, a play coming to Feilding and Palmerston North this week.

The Good News, a play devised by the Making Friends Collective, re-imagines the stories of the bible.

Shakespearean production with a jazz age twist

Simon Herbert as Octavius, Amy Atkins as Phyllida and Rebecca Freeman as Alexas.

Joy Green is not afraid to transpose Shakespeare onto a different background. Carly Thomas spoke to her about her new production which is taking the Romans into the jazz age.

Painting a layered life

Job Klijn is getting ready for his first exhibition at Palmerston North's White Room gallery.

Job Klijn is the White Room's artist for July and is telling his story of immigrating to New Zealand through his paintings.

Young photographer makes his own way

A photograph by Max Deutschle titled Triangle that will be included in his exhibition at Taylor Jensen Fine Arts.

Max Deutschle, a young Palmerston North photographer, set to open his first exhibition at Taylor Jensen Fine Arts.

Devil's in the detail

Young woman watching television at the consumer electronics and entertainment show --- plasma flatscreen, digital tv, foxtel, pay tv, pay television, media, entertainment, advertising. Thursday 12th June 2003

photo Louie Douvis

Tom Allen appears to be a good enough bloke. He’s a Sydney psychiatrist counselling a priest who’s had his fingers in the till. That’s his daytime job.

Colour big and small

Cheleigh-Anne Dunkerton has a fascination with colour and contrast

Snails: Artist run space has a new exhibition going in for July and it's all about colour.

Songbird back in national choir

New Zealand Secondary Students' Choir member Darryl Fuller at Waiopehu College in Levin.

Shannon singer prepares for concert with national choir.

Teuila's turn for the humpty dumpty

Teuila Blakely and Scott Cole on Dancing with the Stars.

REVIEW: The lucky dippers who vote on Dancing with the Stars made the right call.

Fairytales anew

Tall Poppies Community Theatre rehearse their school holidays production: From left: Kate Costello, Liam Allen, Aneka Patel, Meg O'Connor, George Baldwin and Katie Aitkins.

Goldisnowerellahood is a fun and interactive show scheduled for the school holidays by the Tall Poppies Community Theatre Trust.

Sticking to a winning gameplan

Teeth brushing might be a normal part of your morning routine but for talented netballer Ruby August it's actually a good luck charm.

Flood cleanup adds to stress

Rural Women tells people to seek advice for stress coming after floods and snow.

Shane and Nerida make giant leap on DWTS

It was a giant leap of faith for Shane Cameron to offer his broad shoulders to Nerida on Sunday night.

Art born out of hidden spaces

Gold leaf guilded kowhai sculptures made by Palmerston North's Paul Dibble.

The first in a series of articles highlighting the Manawatu region looks into its vibrant arts scene.

Troubled portrayal of Beach Boy genius

Paul Dano as Beach Boy Brian Wilson in Love and Mercy.

REVIEW: Love and Mercy will appeal to rock surf and pop devotees.

Mulligan cute in Madding Crowd role

Matthias Schoenaerts is one of Carey Mulligan’s love interests in Far From The Madding Crowd.

REVIEW: Far From the Madding Crowd. An absorbing English period drama.

Walking against the flow for whio

The cute goat moment at  Mesopotamia Station.

Whio, our very own unique New Zealand duck are endangered and need all the help they can get. Carly Thomas spoke to a dedicated pair who put on their tramping boots and took the whio's plight up the spine of the South Island.

Seeing the funny everywhere

Comedian Cori Gonazlez-Macuer is stopping off in Palmerston North as part of a national tour.

Comedian Cori Gonzalez-Macuer is going on his last tour just prior to the birth of his first child.

The dark side of funny

Crew member Luke Anderson took on the character of the dead body and then went on to edit the film in the early hours of the next morning.

Forty-eight hours to make a seven minute film that a cinema full of people will watch, it's a tall order, but a Palmerston North crew did just that and more, they walked away with not one, but two awards. Carly Thomas caught up with the Outcast crew to talk about what exactly it is that makes dark comedy so funny. 

Music venue doing a great job

Harry Lilley is one of the organizers of Great Job's first music festival.

Palmerston North's all-ages venue Great Job is holding its first music festival a year on after opening.

Celeb status can't save True Detectives

The second series of True Detectives (Soho, Mondays) has been breathlessly awaited in some circles as the next best thing since rates by instalment.

New tutor brings new ideas

UCOL's new performing arts tutor Lilicherie McGregor directs her new students in a rehearsal for their mid year performance.

UCOL has a new performing arts tutor who has a wealth of experience.

No more encores for Corkery

REVIEW: Pam Corkery can't escape the noose in fourth week of DWTS.

Bright with fight

Dannevirke High School student Lauren Carr won the SmokeFree Rockquest Wairarapa regional title in the solo section and the APRA lyric award

Lauren Carr has a heap of passion that she is directing into her songwriting and as Carly Thomas found out, it is not going unnoticed. 

Beautiful performance amid storm

CDT231110:Anna Gawn is to appear with Taihape's Arcadian Singers.

REVIEW: Review: The Choral Society presented a beautifully reflective works by New Zealand composers themed around Gallipoli,

Hot Pursuit burns out fast

Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara offer cold comfort in cop comedy Hot Pursuit.

REVIEW: Hot Pursuit

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