A theatrical take on the navy

Writer Gregory Cooper (in barrel) and other cast members of The Compete History of the Royal New Zealand Navy in rehearsal.

The Royal New Zealand Navy gets portrayed on stage.

Noise makes a comeback

Musicians and artists Kirsty Porter and Sarah Bingle are bringing back some noise to the Palmerston North music scene.

A Palmerston North gig is bringing back some old school noise.

Bravery fuels two new books

Professor Glyn Harper has added to his extensive list of authored books on military history.

Two books celebrating New Zealand and the Victoria Cross are aimed at a cross section of readers.

REVIEW: Tight, pacey performance delivered

Catriona Tipene in a new translation of Henrik Ibsen's play, "When We Dead Awaken".

This last play of Ibsen's, written in 1899, is now having its first-ever performances in New Zealand by the Walking Shadows company.

REVIEW: Concert delightfully narrated

Members of the Manawatu Sinfonia and Youth Orchestra rehearsing ahead of the performance of Peter and the Wolf.

REVIEW: The Manawatu Youth Orchestra and Sinfonia recently performed Peter and the Wolf to a packed house in Palmerston North.

Clarinet masterpiece for concert

Pianist Guy Donaldson and clarinettist Ingrid Vlieg play the Globe Sunday Concert Series.

Clarinettist Ingrid Vlieg marks her return to Palmerston North with a Sunday Matinee Series performance.

Transitioning to a different life video

Skye Shaddix talks about his transgender journey and his breast reduction surgery.

As a girl Skye didn't like wearing dresses and playing with dolls. Instead she liked the idea of being a boy.

Money to grow on trees

Behind the Hedges ticket holders will see sights like this garden from last year's trail.

The events will be held in November and February.

Review: Novel gritty and well-crafted

Christopher Abbey's crime novel hits the right note.

Palmerston North author Christopher Abbey

A mystery in a frame

John Maddocks with the 1927 print of Admiral Byrd's plane.

MEMORY LANE: A Red Cross donation reveals mystery link with famous explorer.

Odd fellows

Francis Upritchard, Travellers Collection, 2003. View from Francis Upritchard: Jealous Saboteurs, Monash University ...

Francis Upritchard has appeared as if by magic into the New Zealand art scene.

A street with a vibe gallery

Groovylicious on George Street is a hang out for artists.

The artistic vibe on Palmerston North's George Street hums a happy tune.

Jazz and classical music join forces

Hamish McKeich will be conducting the NZSO in Swing into Spring.

A historical combination of two musical groups is coming to Palmerston North.

Facing up to ceramics

Ceramics artist John Lawrence talks about his exhibition The Human Expression.

Faces are the focus for a Dannevirke artists new exhibition at Te Manawa.

Magical music premieres

Warren and Virginia Warbrick

REVIEW: Warren and Virginia Warbrick's music celebrates intertwined cultural traditions.

Hip hop crew start off big video

Anomaly Dance Studio's hip hop crew ABC just won a competition in Wellington, a stepping stone to an international ...

A Palmerston North hip hop crew won the first competition they entered.

Ibsen play brought back to life

Catriona Tipene in a new translation of Henrik Ibsen's play, When We Dead Awaken.

 Henrik Ibsen is the world's second most performed playwright after Shakespeare. A new look at his last play offers an intriguing theatre experience.

Bringing back the ukulele

Justin Reed, left, gives some ukulele tips to Michael Jones.

Ukulele evangelist Justin Reed is gaining converts.

Cats cast show their class

Ruby Jamieson, left, as Pouncival and Hannah Mills as Nousha in Cats.

REVIEW: If ever there was a show that shouldn't be missed, it's this production of Cats, at the Regent on Broadway.

'The old girl' is demolished

Memory Lane
The hotel as it looked in 2010. Photo: Manawatu Heritage

A local heritage hotel became a pile of rubble this week.

Cats become larger than life gallery

Abbey Musical Theatre's production of Cats is on stage at The Regent on Broadway in Palmerston North.

Abbey Musical Theatre is bringing its feline production of Cats to the Regent on Broadway.

Play a quick trip back in time

Together but alone, Brianna Jude and James Corcoran play multiple roles in Toa Fraser's Bare.

A touring production of Toa Fraser's first play, Bare is on in Palmerston North's The Dark Room

Orchestral event for families

Conductor/director Isaac Henderson leads the Manawatu Youth Orchestra.

The Manawatu Youth Orchestra and Manawatu Sinfonia will perform a free event to introduce all families to orchestral music.

An art gallery about all of Us

Some of the young creatives behind new artist space Us Studio, from left, Madeleine Russell, Poppy Granger and Azure Ellis.

Us Studio is set to open its doors as a new space for artists in Palmerston North.

Birds of a feather

A feather painting by Beth Te Aroha McGill from her latest exhibition.

A Palmerston North artist's use of feathers is more than a flight of fancy, it's her artistic medium.

Play brings actor home

James Corcoran and Brianna Jude are taking on multiple characters in their play coming to The Darkroom.

Palmerston North actor Rhian Firmi is bringing her theatre company home.

Young talent are being given a stage

George Naylor on stage during last year's Community Showcase.

The 2016 Community Showcase is all about helping show off young local talent.

The finer pointes of ballet

Choreographer Ethan Stiefel works with dancers Lucy Green and Qi Huan on the final touches of Giselle.

The Royal New Zealand Ballet reignite Giselle.

New art gallery opens

Kam Donnelly puts the final touches on the opening exhibition of his new gallery Safe As.

A new art gallery has been designed to bring something fresh to Palmerston North.

REVIEW: Heartland Classics

Helene Pohl, Monique Lapins, Rolf Gjelsten and Gillian Ansell of the New Zealand String Quartet.

REVIEW: New Zealand Quartet presents Heartland Classics at Caccia Birch.

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