Over the hills and far away, artists are quietly going about their work. Carly Thomas went for a drive.
This month marks the 20th birthday of the Te Manawa Concert Series.
Sarah Corbet of Hamilton City Libraries finds a shocking novel from the 1950s.
Sarah Rolston teaches a method of horse riding which involves 'listening' to the horse and creating a partnership.
The Manawatu Journal of History celebrates its first decade.
These time-effective pork pass-arounds are just the ticket for pre- Christmas parties.
Warren Maxwell is the creative and business force behind the Huia Festival in Masterton this Labour Weekend.
Chef Al Brown's tutor once told him his food was so leathery he should be a shoemaker.
Rachel Pope, owner of Browsers bookshop, visits an old friend.
Lineup for Swampfest 2014 reflects how Palmerston North's music scene is going from strength to strength.
Palmerston North singers Benny Tipene, Grayson Gilmour and PNC all up for gongs at Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards.
Stigma and discrimination are often named as barriers to recovery for those experiencing mental illness. Lisa Knight reports.
What is driving increasing numbers of couples overseas for surrogacy - and why we should care.
It's quick and easy to make your own tortillas for these flavour-packed beef tacos.
Palmerston North will be filled with young performers from all over the country next week.
Honey bees are vital to civilisation, and Manawatu Bee Club president Matt Telfer is an avowed bee man.
REVIEW: Hugely popular throughout the 1960s following their regular spot on television's A Country Touch, Hamilton County are still able to attract a small but loyal band of followers if Saturday night's concert is anything to go by, as an enthusiastic audience celebrated their lively, foot-tapping sound.
'I put his body on a little bed on an ice pack ... friends poured through the house to say goodbye.'
Naga Tsutsumi produces large and intricate works from a small studio beside his Palmerston North home.
For older people, falling in the home can be emotionally and physically scarring.
Browsers Bookshop owner Rachel Pope finds a book to reflect upon in this World War I centennial year.
Top music mag Billboard could be about to feature a piece on the musician behind the banned Planet Key song.
Carvings come to life
Te Rehia Theatre is bringing an innovative new play to Palmerston North's Centrepoint stage.
The Hamilton County Bluegrass Band formed in the 1960s and has never stopped playing its down country sound. The band will be making its first stop in Palmerston North for a number of years, promising a show of pure entertainment.
Palmerston North's Festival of New Arts shows what's on offer this year.
At 50 The Irish Rovers embark on their final New Zealand tour, but the members won't be retiring.
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I have always loved the bush that clads the hills above the Kapiti coastline.
Whether sweet or savoury, Ruth Pretty has the answer to those coffee-break cravings.
The Manawatu Sinfonia and the Youth Orchestra only come together as one every few years and will be doing just that in a combined concert led by conductor Isaac Henderson.
The International Pacific College (IPC) in Palmerston North will be transformed into a cultural playground next week for the annual International Spring Festival.
The Royal New Zealand Ballet has a new artistic director and an exciting new schedule for the 2015 season that will see the company heading Palmerston North's way.
Wi Taepa is a clay artist and sculptor who is handing over his mantra of doing what you love to students at low decile schools.
Aline Tran doesn't see the world as most people do; she notices detail, light, the way sun or shade falls on a face, the angle, the colour and the tone.
Teacher Tim Jones is known for his humour in class and has brought that to a script written for his school's first production in seven years.
Doping sports stars fall from lofty pedestals but experts say ordinary Kiwi gym goers are paying a different kind of price for dabbling in the world of performance and image-enhancing drugs.
Wellington's one-time "Mr Big" of the body building scene is now an unlikely poster boy against "juicing".
At 19 Grant Cole was armed with political ideals, three banana boxes, flour, a plane, and a like-minded pilot.
Melissa Goode of Hamilton City Libraries heads to the Yukon in a classic tale.
OPINION: Every time you act, you are voting for the kind of world you want.
A from a university office that resembles a retro lounge, Claire Robinson has emerged as a prominent political commentator.
The Lockdown 06 crew have a real presence in the Palmerston North club scene.
Two 10-year-olds have created a virtual political world, complete with Beehive and miniature John Key.
Leigh Rosanoski wants to change the world one kind act at a time, and she has all the ideas for it.
"These guys have got the goods."
Palmerston North band Rezist are on top of a national online music chart, with $10,000 of prize money in their sights.
Pink Floyd tribute show Eclipse is heading for small venues with its Live in Your Lounge tour.
Chloe Ashdown knows a bit about girl power. She has a black belt in taekwondo and says her sport makes her feel strong and confident.
Browsers Bookshop owner Rachel Pope has a customer forcefully suggest a book to review.
Neil Finn would rather go down in flames than fade into obscurity.
William Honeyman used logical processes of detective work in his fiction and it fascinated Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
Turning from chocolatier to film maker seems to have been a piece of cake for Jo Coffey.
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