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The art of who we are

David Pearce, left, and Steve Leurinks have a new exhibition at The White Room Gallery.

Two artists explore two different New Zealand backgrounds in a new exhibition.

Reel Earth promotes young filmmakers

A scene from Sarah Risdale's award-winning environmental claymation film, "Whenua Finds a Future".

The Reel Earth Environmental Film Festival young environmental filmmakers award is open for entries.

Year of the Rooster is cock-a-doodle-doo

Members of the Liaoning Song and Dance Ensemble and Liaoning Acrobatic Troupe during the touring "Happy Chinese New Year ...

Palmerston North is to be treated to a special celebration of Chinese New Year when the professional Liaoning Song and Dance Ensemble perform in the Regent on Broadway.

Summer of DIY kicks off

City eco advisor Nelson Lebo will be sharing his "rough carpentry" skills to make robust garden furniture.

A series of workshops will help people make the most of summer project time.

Fun, games and budding romances

A picnic party in a bush setting, 1900.

Memory Lane: Remembering the old-style picnic days out.

Being who you want to be video

Soul Mehlhopt talks about being transgender, the process of surgery and the progress needed in the transgender community.

Soul Mehlhopt was born a girl. But at just 16-years-old, he knew he was really a boy.

Vet goes bush

Some dogs can move to Australia from New Zealand. Some can't.

Paws and claws: Experiences from across the Tassie.

A road trip south

The original Bishop Suter Memorial Art Gallery was built in 1899 and refurbished in the 1970s. It has been redeveloped again.

OPINION: There are new galleries to visit in the South Island.

Palmy Rocks keeps on rolling video

Artist Bronwyn Bateman applies detailing to a fire truck rock.

Palmy Rocks has been taken to a whole new level these summer holidays.

Seasonal sound

Last year's Sounds of Summer got some up dancing. From left, Emily Olson, 3, Zoe MacGibbon, 4, and Ava Beuger,4.

Sounds of Summer 2017 starts up this weekend, filling the Esplanade with music.

Illustrator draws magic

Illustrator Josh Morgan signs a book for Marcus Young at the launch of The Marble Maker/Te Kaihanga Māpere at The ...

A Manawatu illustrator conjures up magic for a new book.

A dying art given new life

Palmerston North artist Colin Hoare's new exhibition has taken him in a new direction.

A well known Palmerston North artist does something different.

Sounds of Summer free Esplanade concerts return

Stanley Pedigree with 'Dirty Hairy' on decks (behind) entertain the crowd in last year's Sounds of Summer series.

The annual free Sounds of Summer concerts fire up this Sunday in the Victoria Esplanade. Here's hoping for some decent summer weather.

Frozen in time, our city more than 50 years ago

The Square in Palmerston North, 1960s.

Memory Lane: A look back through a snapper's lens.

Cricket ground debuts

Ben McKelvie hopes his "field of dreams" stands up to its first game on Saturday.

"I made 100 on the backyard at Ben's" could be the song of the summer.

An arty afterthought on 2016

Sounds of Summer 2016 kicked of the year.

Carly Thomas takes a look back at the theatre, music and literature that shaped Palmerston North's cultural landscape in 2016

Opiki connection to Antartic explorer

Clive Akers' passion is writing and research, especially about rugby.

OUR PEOPLE: In pride of place in the impressive Akers homestead at Opiki is a stuffed Emperor penguin.

Getting hip with my hop video

Reporter Carly Thomas learns some hip hop moves from Jay Pelman of Anomaly Dance Studio.

Ballet geek and arts reporter Carly Thomas takes on a hip hop class.

I'd call Trixie, the midwife, anytime

Miranda Hart plays Camilla 'Chummy' Browne in Call The Midwife.

TV REVIEW: I had serious doubts that Call the Midwife would survive the loss of Jenny Lee.

I'm not eating that

Animals can be persuasive when they want treats but that's not the best thing for them.

OPINION: Emotions play a huge part in food and some of those emotional elements carry over to the feeding of our pets.

A look back at New Year's Eve, 1923

Watchorn & McNaught, a business that opened in Palmerston North in 1923.

Memory Lane: The beach, bowls, cinema and the theatre were among the options for holidaymakers and residents.

Our Andy Warhol video

Richard Mays swaps his MacBook Air for a paint brush and has a crack at water-colour painting under the tutelage of ...

Is creating with words the same as creating with paint? Richard Mays finds out.

Art for Palmerston North's sake gallery

Us gallery, the new art space at 188 Cuba St. From left, Madeleine Russell, Poppy Granger and Azure Ellis.

Carly Thomas looks back at Palmerston North's year of art.

2016 could join the years of historic significance

The election of Donald Trump as United States president was a shock.

OPINION: I'm wondering whether 2016 will turn out to be a year that changed the course of history.

Reporter saddles up video

Jono Galuszka looks at home on a horse.

Reporter gets taken for a horse riding lesson by an 11-year-old. What could go wrong?

This is where Benny comes from

Benny Tipene returns to his Manawatu roots in his new video.

Singer-songwriter Benny Tipene shows off his roots in new music video.

A time for family, food and celebration

The Steer family will be celebrating Christmas from a Christian worldview.  Amos Steer, 2, Sarah Steer,  Esther ...

Regardless of religion or race, family, love and celebration interweave religious boundaries.

Where did all these people come from?

Dogs need the right kind of Christmas generosity.

OPINION: Only one sleep to go and the red and white man will be coming down the chimney!

From dead boring to comic genius

John Bishop hosted B-grade comics on his Christmas special.

OPINION: I keep telling myself that not all celebrities act like they're on The Graham Norton Show.

Memory Lane: Queen Victoria's association with Christmas

A Victorian Christmas card.

MEMORY LANE: Christmastime coincided with many pivotal life moments for Queen Victoria.

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