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Summer serenade continues

Drummer Kahi Bettridge and bass player Lewis Barker are members of  recently formed band Kokoa Nashi.

Another free summer concert serenades the Esplanade on Sunday.

Hay fever of the animal kind

Animals' ears come in all shapes and sizes.

PAWS AND CLAWS: Ears, and to some extent skin, have a natural population of bugs, including yeasts or fungi and bacteria.

National Youth Brass Band strikes up

The National Youth Brass Band in concert.

Young brass musicians from all over New Zealand are turning up in Palmerston North to play as members of the New Zealand National Youth Brass Band.

Chamber trio loses half its members

Trio Bella's Johanna Dann and Nathan Pinkney, have a fundraising concert at St Andrews in the City to help with their ...

Local chamber group Trio Bella won't be together for a while as two of its members go off to tertiary study

New art market

Square Edge hosts a new maker's market next month.

Square Edge Community Art Centre is starting a monthly market.

Winery Tour's Palmerston North leg canned

Brooke Fraser, Bic Runga and Benny Tipene were to perform in Palmerston North as part of the 2017 Winery tour.

The Palmerston North Winery Tour show is cancelled.

The pain of parenting

Lego - a weapon of mass destruction for a parent's feet.

OPINION: The pain of parenting doesn't end in the delivery suite.

Centrepoint Theatre's new leader

Dan Pengelly will start at Centrepoint Theatre in mid-February.

Centrepoint Theatre brings in some young blood.

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.

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