Massey alumnus' debut novel

Author Bonnie Etherington has just had her first novel published.

Bonnie Etherington has gone far since gaining a masters from Massey University.

Globe Sunday Matinee Concerts back again

Sylvia, David and Diana Neild. The violinist, pianist and flautist make up the Neild Trio.

The first year of Sunday Matinee Concerts in Palmerston North's refurbished community theatre has been a success, with a new year of music under way this month.

Manawatu couple to perform in Spain

Warren Warbrick (left) accompanying Virginia Warbrick on a putorino during a performance of "Tahi80'.

Two Manawatu musicians are taking their Maori cultural performance to Adelaide and Spain.

The heart of rural post video

Ron Lawrence's last day on the job after 20 years.

After 20 years of being a rural postie in Manawatu, Ron Lawrence has done his final round.

Kennel cough alert

Dogs that share space with our canines are at risk of kennel cough.

Paws and claws: Vaccination can stop your dog honking like poor old Malt.

School Journal's storied history

An illustration by Deirdre Gardiner from "The New House Villain", a story by Margaret Mahy.

They're stuffed with the work of our greatest writers and artists - but NZ hasn't always loved them.

Building forms

James Greig: Defying Gravity, installation view Solid and Void, c1979-1981. Courtesy of The Dowse Art.

The work of potter James Greig, who was a resident at Massey, is on show in Lower Hutt.

Te Manawa's magical back rooms gallery video

Te Manawa humanities collections manager Cindy Lilburn holds a stuffed kiwi next to a stuffed albatross

Carly Thomas has a nosey around Te Manawa's collection.

Caught in the act

After the horror of finding her daughter was a thief, Greer Berry left the scene of the crime as her free-parking limit ...

OPINION: My 1-year-old daughter is a thief, writes Greer Berry.

Old theatre's new lineup

The Majestic Theatre in Taihape is enjoying offering blockbuster films now.

The Majestic Theatre may be old, but the films it shows are right up to date.

The students are back

Ben Hurley from  "7 Days" headlines the MUSA Future Fest Orientation 2017 Comedy Gala.

A week of welcoming celebrations as the tertiary year commences will attract hundreds of Massey and UCOL students

Solo folk concert with local connections

Folk musician with Palmerston North roots, Rachel Dawick.

Palmerston North Folk Music Club hosts ex-pat Palmy folk musician Rachel Dawick

Celebrating 30 years of the blues

Darren "Smoke Shop" Watson gets a little nostalgic with a new band, but the same good ol' blues.

Darren 'Smoke Shop' Watson from Chicago Smokeshop and "Planet Key" fame is back in town with a new band making a one-night stand at the Hokowhitu Bowling Club

Esplanade Day to bring fun and frolics

Storyteller Tanya Batt performs Belle on a Bike - A Caravan of Stories, celebrating 200 years of the bicycle.

Fingers are crossed for a fine Esplanade Day.

Glimpses of the past

A postcard from Private Frank Cammock to his sister, during the First World War.

The words were often brief and candid, but postcards trace our past.

Just the cat's claws

They look cute - until they scratch your curtains to shreds.

Paws and claws: Sick of getting your curtains ripped and your couch shredded. Here's some tips to help.

A musical maestro video

Daniel Ashcroft in his music room where he has created six EPs with six very different themes.

Musician Daniel Ashcroft is a bit of an anomaly.

Printmakers do it in threes

Beth Charles and Robin Tillman, hanging the picture, set up at the gallery.

A new printmaking exhibition showcases the best of New Zealand and Australia.

Film festival fun

Maoriland Film Festival founder and director Libby Hakaraia with partner and filmmaker Tainui Stephens.

Otaki's Maoriland Film Festival has grown out of the grass roots.

Ballet done boldly video

Royal New Zealand Ballet dancer Mayu Tanigaito rehearses Carmen.

The Royal New Zealand Ballet starts the year with two short ballets of passion and fire.

Hissy, spitty balls of love

A kitten rescued by Vikki and Hamish Skinner who run Outpawed, a cat rescue, in Porirua.

Just because they are wild - should the cats have to die? One Porirua couple doesn't think so.

Campbell carries on with RNZB

Clytie Campbell is the Royal New Zealand Ballet's new ballet mistress.

The Royal New Zealand Ballet has a new Ballet Mistress.

Strauss and co for romantic daytime tryst

Engaged couple, violinist Jessica Hindin and tenor Bonaventure Allan-Moetaua will be performing in Operatunity's Daytime ...

The touring Operatunity Daytime Concert Series gets 2017 off to a ballroom flyer.

The business of George St

Groovylicious owner Shaun Kay, left, takes in the street-life outside his George St store.

George St has a reputation as a bustling hot spot of Palmerston North cafe culture, but how do the business owners themselves see it?

Real life better than fiction

Sully gives us a thorough look at the life of a thorough man who became a hero.

REVIEW: The inside story of an amazing flight.

When the mesmerist came to town

A poster of Thomas A. Kennedy, mesmerist extraordinaire.

MEMORY LANE: Audiences the world over marveled at Kennedy the Mesmerist, including those in Palmerston North.

Final Sounds of Summer concert

Jeremy Devlin and Damien Jensen of Midnight Switch.

Jeremy Devlin plays bass guitar and Damien Jensen on drums.

The Esplanade hosts the last Sounds of Summer concert on Sunday February 12, while a week of Access Manawatu's Lunchtime Concerts in The Square keeps the music coming.

Papal praise

David and Bronwyn Lea meet Pope Benedict XVI at the Vatican.

Our people: Childhood sweethearts become marriage gurus and papal visitors.

Housing the imagined

Devotion, a painting by Naga Tsutsumi.

Naga Tsutsumi has filled a gallery space with an air of off-kilter nostalgia.

Without time and place

Kushana Bush, Shamsa, 2016, gouache and pencil on paper. Collection of the artist.

The Burning Hours shows paintings depicting scenes in elaborate detail.

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