Five ways to rid your house of damp video

The damage caused by damp.

You don't necessarily have to spend thousands of dollars to stop your home turning mouldy.

Keen hunters brave the rain

Moss Rider, 7, and Milla Rider, 9, of Marton look at the eels entered for the Bulls hunting competition.

The annual Bulls Rugby Club hunting competition is back after a couple of years absence and hunters of all ages got stuck in despite miserable weather.

Edgy, supernatural drama

The cast of the Massey University Drama Society's new show, Misfits.

Go to this play in Palmerston North with an open mind and expectations.

Mesmerising performance from quartet

The ENSO String Quartet.

Sunday's performance in Palmerston North again captured the qualities for which this ensemble have become renowned.

Evergreen classics from concert band

Conductor Peter Ellery was in charge of the Manawatu Concert Band that performed on Saturday night in the Speirs Centre.

REVIEW: Evergreen classics across genres – rock, big band, the classics and screen – was the theme of this concert in Palmerston North.

A ramble with Robin video

Katie, left, and Jemma Cheer are sisters and the guitarist and drummer for the two-piece band Robin.

Sisters Jemma and Katie Cheer don't find the need for vocals in their music, Carly Thomas writes.

Library celebrates milestone

Remy Waldteufel-Irvine holds the ceremonial "book" cushion used in 1996. Around her are today's library Heritage Team. ...

MEMORY LANE: On a sunny day in late May, 1996, something unique happened in the centre of Palmerston North.

Meet the real bachelors

Last year's Rural Bachelor of the Year - and people's choice - winner Toby How celebrates his victory.

'I really love Kiwi girls and will do my best to drag one back across the ditch.'

Celebrated quartet has Kiwi connection

The Enso String Quartet will be playing in Palmerston North. From left: Melissa Reardon, Maureen Nelson, Richard Belcher ...

American ensemble Enso String Quartet in the country for NZ Music Month.

The Madillionaires at Musichaven video

The Madillionaires folk trio from Welington perform a house concert in Waldegrave Street home.

There are plenty of other grass roots under-the-radar music ventures worthy of attention this music month.

Ceramics with a quirk

Quirky ceramic wall plates are part of the Rayner brothers new exhibition.

An exhibition of ceramic plates far removed from patterned china.

The art of making kids smile

A work from artist Anne Michelle Johal,'s exhitibition.

Children's book illustrations have become art in a new exhibition.

Artist in residence soaks up atmosphere

Author David Hill talks about his books to students at Milson School.

Massey University has a new artist in residence, author David Hill.

Leather for the people

Layla Cann's studio holds all the tools of her trade alongside cherished items that inspire her.

Layla Cann decided there had to be a way to bring her work life and family life together.

Teens figure it out through music

Palmerston North Girls' High students Shannen Petersen, left, and Tharushi Bowatte are together, Fruit Juice Parade.

The future is bright for high school band Fruit Juice Parade.

Satisfying concert by Wells

John Wells.

REVIEW: As the inspiration behind the new organ in the Auckland Town Hall, a visit to Palmerston North by John Wells was a most welcome occasion.

For the people, by the people

Sienna Ashton, 10, and Charlotte Frecklington, 10, practise some punch combos at the new community gym in Feilding.

Volunteerism, inclusion and self-esteem are at the heart of a new community gym in Feilding.

A thoughtful rendition

04092011 NEWS. Photo. Leilani Hatch/Manawatu Standard.
Youth Orchesta/Sinfonia combined 50th jubilee concert. John ...

REVIEW: For their first concert of the year, Manawatu Sinfonia chose a delightfully appealing programme.

High-energy blues

Erna Ferry

REVIEW: The idea of bringing together both Palmerston North's very own supreme jazz vocalist Erna Ferry and Wellington's much-acclaimed singer-songwriter Julie Lamb for a night of passionate blues at Palmerston North's Globe Theatre was indeed inspired.

Beatlemania at the Regent

Beatlemania On Tour.

REVIEW: Following a tried and true format, Beatlemania swept into the Regent on Broadway last Sunday.

More to Mexico than meets eye

The vibrant colours of Mexican culture was discussed by local artist, Reweti Arapere, at a talk held at the Palmerston ...

The vibrant and colourful Mexican culture is inspiring Palmerston North artists.

Bringing the beat back home video

Taipari Waaka co-hosts the 'Lockdown 06 Urban Music Hour' on Monday (9pm - 10pm) on Access Manawatu radio.

In a month of New Zealand Month features, Carly Thomas talked to a music-maker who is living and breathing the scene. He's even building it in his own backyard.

An exilharating time for skaters

Governor-General Lord Bledisloe and Lady Bledisloe visit Palmerston North before returning to England, 1935. PN public ...

News and views in Palmerston North, 84 years ago today.

It's getting hot in here!


Dry nose? Sleeping a lot? Sore when handled or picked up?

Little blue pill kills off Hollywood hero

The Bachelor will be remembered as a farce and it was surprising Fleur didn't dump Jordan before he dumped her.

OPINION: Robert Vaughn is best remembered as the suave hero in The Man From U.N.C.L.E, but in Special Victims Unit (TV3, Tuesdays), he loses his ability to react and ends up in hospital.

Top local author completes new novel

Thom Conroy has written a new book entitled The Salted Air.

Best-selling Palmerston North author is set to launch his new book.

The hair and now

Each character in Hair has had a back story dreamed up for them by the cast.

The musical Hair was the voice of a generation and the decades may have moved on but the voice still remains. Carly Thomas found out how a new production from Abbey Musical Theatre translates beyond the 70s.

Small chorus has a big voice

The Manawatu Overtones were thrilled to place third in the New Zealand Sweet Adelines Competition.

The Manawatu Overtones took out the small chorus section at a national competition.

Bigger stage beckons for dancer

Palmerston North dancer Luke Cooper in rehearsal for the Royal New Zealand Ballet's production of The Wizard of Oz.

A young Palmerston North dancer is gracing the Royal New Zealand Ballet stage.

Ancestor's war diary brought to life video

John Persson.

A treasured diary from World War I has brought a Palmerston North family's ancestor to life on the big screen. 

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