Tourism tips in the 1920s

Princess Mary and Viscount Lascelles' wedding day.

Memory Lane: How to attract more tourists? The Standard had the answer 95 years ago.

Who's really in charge?

Your dog sleeping in or on the bed with you is your own choice, but one day, the tables may turn.

PAWS AND CLAWS: Dominance is a word that animal behaviourists talk about all the time.

Viewing the greats

Pablo Picasso, Nude Woman in a Red Armchair, 1932, Tate, London, 2017.

A CRITICAL EYE: The Body Laid Bare: Masterpieces from Tate is one of the blockbuster exhibitions of the year.

Author on a mission

Glyn Harper reads his WWI children's book Jim's Letters to a class at Tiritea School.

Whether it's military histories for adults or children, Glyn Harper is prolific.

Using their nine lives

Cats have inbuilt mechanism to save their nine lives.

PAWS AND CLAWS: Cats have an amazing ability to come out of anything unscathed.

Stalwart club no longer

Longburn Women's Institute silver jubilee committee and foundation members, 1957. From left, Mrs Rowland, Mrs ...

MEMORY LANE: The Longburn Women's Institute is the victim of busy modern-day life.

Some assembly required

There's good DIY and there's bad DIY, and then there's How Not to DIY.

TUNNEL VISION: These words strike daggers into the heart of Malcolm Hopwood.

The art of war in Wellington

Portraits of real New Zealand veterans by Matt Gauldie take unexpected guises.

Reflecting on mortality and the military, are civilian art appetites too soft?

Visiting a family hero

Arthur Evans' service medals.

Flight Sergeant Arthur Evans was killed attempting to sink the deadliest battleship in the world.

'A Chorus Line' finds its golden glow

The golden finale from "A Chorus Line"

Richard Mays reviews the Manawatu production of "A Chorus Line", which is a fundraiser for the Arohanui Hospice.

Chick comedy capers

Judith Weavers as Barbara, Courtney Jelley as Michelle and Giovanni Oliver-Duran as Robert.

If you have argued with an automated checkout you will relate to this new show.

Injured piano player is back

Australasia's "Queen of the boogie woogie keyboard", Jan Preston

With two broken wrists, the prognosis for piano player Jan Preston was not promising. Now, she's ready to perform.

Horsehair and shadowland

The Horses Stayed Behind, detail, Cat Auburn, horsehair on linen.

I got to see Kate Elder's exhibition come to life, the birthing of the show, you could say, as it was unwrapped and hung on the gallery walls.

Bruce legacy lives on

All that's left of RC Bruce's grave.

MEMORY LANE: Who was Robert Cunningham Bruce?

Taonga puoro, floods and a fantail gallery video

Taonga puoro musicians journey down the Whanganui River, from left, Ariana Tikao, Alistair Fraser, Elise Goodge, Sacha ...

A musical journey on the Whanganui River didn't bargain on the waters rising....again.

Raisins anyone?

Guinea pigs make great pets for children.

It is so beneficial for a child to look after a pet, says Manawatu vet Malcolm Anderson.

Nice country lad

Zac Franich, The Bachelor.

TUNNEL VISION: The Bachelor is the kind of bloke you'd meet in Mangaweka playing senior Bs.

Open stage opens doors

Centrepoint Theatre is putting on a production of Lord of the Flies. Actor Maizy Kingsford-Brown plays Sam and Michiel ...

An updated version of Lord of the Flies is coming to Palmerston North.

Art as life video

One of artist Pania Molloy's current works on re-purposed timber.

Pania Molloy is a prolific Palmerston North artist.

In defence of small-town NZ

John Clarke as Fred Dagg in 1976.

John Clarke didn't grow up drinking Auckland cafes out of their chia smoothies.

Reluctant retirement for sparky

At the age of 81 Ron has been the local sparky for over half a century and says there isn't a house in the district he ...

There isn't a home in the Pohangina Valley sparky Ron Galyer hasn't visited. 

Rembrandt goes digital

Rembrandt Remastered: Young Woman at a Mirror.

Rembrandt is in New Zealand and he's causing quite a stir.

Down at the baths

The Manawatu Baths, 1939.

MEMORY LANE: Author's own experiences and memories inspire book.

Genes gone wrong

mix Maltese dog in front of a white background

PAWS AND CLAWS: But, more than ever, pets don't have to suffer in silence.

Dancing for a good cause video

Dancers have been rehearsing for long hours in the weekends in the build up to A Chorus Line.

A Chorus Line is coming to Palmerston North for the first time and it's for a good cause.

Young Dusty a winner for actress

Sarah Thomsen loves theatre, and is excited about what her next role could be, after picking up a Globe award for ...

A soulful Taihape Drama Group musical about singer Dusty Springfield has landed an acting award for one of the players.

A Dannevirke gypsy den gallery

No parking.

Retired from the road, this gypsy den now resides in a beautiful garden.

Muso going solo

Palmerston North musician Taipari Waaka.

Palmerston North musician Taipari Waaka is releasing a new EP just in time for NZ Music Month.

Having a laugh

Jon Bennett, a comedic storyteller, is bringing his one man show to Palmerston North.

An Australian comedic storyteller somehow makes the tale of his meth-addicted brother funny.

Sri Lankan surprise gallery video

Yasmin Jahan Nupur, from Bangladesh, uses the door of the gallery as a prop during her performance, which began on the ...

Performers in meat markets and artistic displays at bus stops greeted Warwick Smith.

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