Romance a brief interlude in World War I

Alicia Vikander and Kit Harington who star in the romantic war drama, Testament of Youth.

Testament of Youth

Drama at the coalface

Chris Green performs in the one man play Coaltown Blues.

Coaltown Blues is a play with real grit, written by a man who was bought up in a mining township. 

Joint effort in furniture exhibition

Head tutor and furniture maker Andy Halewood is including some of his student's pieces, like this one by Tom  Santing, in his new exhibition.

A new exhibition at Taylor Jensen Fine Arts shows that furniture can also be art.

No satisfaction from rolling stones

Waterworks problems seems to be a large part of my day lately. Not problems for me but my hairy patients. These problems can include: urinary incontinence; increased frequency of going to the toilet; apparent difficulty going to the toilet; and blood in the urine. As well as all the blocked bladder cats we see every week, we have had several little canine friends with painful bladder problems! 

Nursing the ravages of sexism, savagery

Saddened Palmerstonians gathered in the Opera House on Sunday November 22, 1915, to commemorate two local nurses drowned in the sinking of the transport ship Marquette. 

Art for the environment's sake

Kirsty Porter and Sarah Bingle have their fingers on the pulse of Palmerston North's art community

One man’s junk is another man’s treasure or in the case of Palmerston North’s Arts Recycling Centre, an art project waiting to happen.

Years of farming contests pays off

The Taranaki-Manawatu ANZ Young Farmers contest winner Peter Fitz-Herbert builds a tank stand, one of the many challenges that he had to complete.

Peter Fitz-Herbert made the most of competition experience to win the Taranaki-Manawatu Young Farmers contest.

Drama reaches out to intellectually disabled

Tall Poppies drama tutor Meghan Work and student Lucy Brunn enjoy a funny moment.

Tall Poppies has a new drama class on offer, opening up new opportunities for the special needs community.

You need a better writer, Rebecca

Rebecca Gibney has been one of our finest actors for many decades.

Drumming up some passion

Chris Berry is a passionate advocate for African music and will be teaching Palmerston North drumming and dance students in a weekend of workshops.

Chris Berry, a passionate advocate, performer and teacher of African music, is holding a weekend of workshops in Palmerston North.

McKean's piping up

Palmerston North's Lachlan McKean, 14, has shot to the top of the piping ladder just a few months after picking up the instrument.

Just months after picking up the bagpipes for the first time, a young Palmerston North teen has had success on the national stage.

Recommended: reading

Palmerston North city librarian and general manager of community services Anthony Lewis is stepping away from the living room of the city.

Anthony Lewis may have retired as Palmerston North city librarian and general manager of community services, but he's not finished yet.

Cost of healthy foods rising

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Parents are struggling to fill lunch boxes with healthy snacks as prices continue to rise.

Bringing war stories to life

Soldiers at Trentham, donated to My Family Story.

English soldier Frank Whittaker went off to WWI eager to serve king and country, and came back a changed man.

Eye spy a little problem

A crocodile is pictured at the Nairobi National Park outside the Kenyan capital Nairobi April 6, 2015. Hoteliers from Kenya's Indian Ocean coast region and sprawling game park reserves said tourists have started cancelling trips to the east African nation after Islamist gunmen last week killed 148 people at a university campus. Picture taken April 6, 2015. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

There is an element of morbid fascination when it comes to crocodiles and sharks, including having a 'third eye'.

Kermadec: Lines in the ocean

Kermadec exhibiton at Te Manawa showcases the works of nine artists who were taken to the Kermadec Trench.

A string of the country's most precious and unique islands is on show at Palmerston North's Te Manawa Museum.

Playing for laughs

Stuart Devenie stars in CentrePoint Theatre's latest production, Golf: A Love Story.

A newly acquired love of golf has been transformed into a powerhouse play at Centrepoint Theatre.

Patricia should stick to her Oscar

Patricia Arquette, CSI: Cyber

Patricia Arquette puts in a minimalist performance in CSI Cyber.

City fizzing over royal visit

Prince Harry

A visit from royalty has the Manawatu region buzzing.

Sweet without sugar

‘‘I never ever thought I’d be in this position, talking to people about health and nutrition,’’ says Damon Gameau.

Meet a girl, fall in love and change your life – that was how Damon Gameau came to create That Sugar Film.

Mirren strikes gold again

Helen Mirren and Ryan Reynolds star in Woman in Gold.

Critics with high brows can say what they like, Helen Mirren will always pack in the matures, and she serves them a treat with Woman in Gold.

Lovebug hits carsick pair

Thelma and Doug Doherty are the couple celebrating 67 years of marriage .

Love stories don't ordinarily begin with a bout of car sickness but after 67 years of marriage, Thelma and Doug Doherty aren't any ordinary couple.

'Aviation is fun'

Rene Redmond with his model strikemaster, which is capable of flying at speeds up to 280kmh.

Three decades after an accident forced him to leave the Air Force, Rene Redmond is still able to work on his planes.

Evita's mad existence

The dress rehearsal of Evita at the Hokowhitu Campus auditorium.

Eva Peron was a powerful symbol of her time, loved and loathed by a nation and given cult status after her death.

The architect and artist

Matt Liggins is a Tokomaru-born artist now living in Sydney who has an exhibition at the White Room gallery until April 29.

Matt Liggins is an artist and an architect - but thinks the two pursuits are polar opposites.

Striving for the 'new now'

Nat Manville who fractured his fifth cervical vertebra in his neck during a ruck while playing for the school's first XV in May last year.

It's been 10 months since Palmerston North teenager Nat Manville suffered a serious spinal injury during a rugby match

Dance music with a French touch

SPIN DOCTOR: Felix de Givry as fictional DJ Paul Vallee in Eden, a film about the early days of French dance music.

French film festival darling Eden is about the 'French touch' dance music made popular by the likes of Daft Punk.

Movement in the moment

Photograph by Catherine Holmes  -  "Leonard and Delilah Learn To Dance"  -  This work is included in "The Movement" exhibition of Eleven photographers at Square Edge.

A baby, cats, a dancer, a bird in flight and toi toi are some of the subjects in the exhibition The Movement, a collaboration of 11 photographers that has become an annual event.

She's got you covered

Kay Nagy has just won a Lifetime Achievement Award for her commitment to community theatre

Kay Nagy has been awarded with a Lifetime Achievement in Theatre.

Introducing Luke & Samantha gallery

Luke & Samantha

Sparks didn't fly when they first met, but this couple managed to turn a fleeting meeting into lifelong love.

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