Comedy satire out trumps Donald

Alexander Sparrow in character as Donald Trump.

Comedian brings his political satire about Donald Trump to Palmerston North. 

Stoking the artistic fire gallery

Nick White's home in Woodville is also his studio and workshop.

A gallery and a workshop in Woodville is like stepping into another world.

Globe series to finish on a high

Leading Kiwi pianist Ludwig Treviranus provides the finale for the 2016 Globe Sunday Matinee concert series.

Leading NZ pianist Ludwig Treviranus brings to a close the first year of the Globe Sunday Matinee concert series

Annual summer concert series needs musos

Three members of the four-piece band, The Bing Turkby Ensemble playing during the Sounds of Summer 2016,  from left; ...

The call has gone out for local musical participants in the annual Sounds of Summer concert series.

Duo pay tribute to tenor Mario Lanza

Lindsay Perigo, broadcaster and author has written a biography of singing great, Mario Lanza.

Karl Perigo and his uncle, well-known broadcaster Lindsay, perform together in Operatunity's homage to Mario Lanza

Paul Ubana Jones returns

Paul Ubana Jones returns to entertain at the Hokowhitu Bowling Club.

Paul Ubana Jones is back to perform at the Hokowhitu Bowling Club

The eyes have it

The facial folds on pug dogs often need surgery, as they make ideal little crevices for dampness and later, infection.

PAWS AND CLAWS: Eyes are especially precious and most of us function everyday without a thought about them.

All ready for summer reading

The finale of E.C.Read'n Summer Reading Programme at the Esplanade in January attracted hundreds of children.

20 years of summer reading programme that is so popular participants have to be balloted

Hook into Local History Week

Activity outside the Palmerston North railway station on Main St, circa 1907/08 is one of the iconic photographs ...

The fifth annual week-long celebration of local heritage starts its programme of walks, talks, tours, workshops, open days, displays, performances and book launches on Sunday.

Dylan very bit a poet

Bob Dylan's Nobel prize for literature has stirred up some debate.

OPINION: There is well nigh six decades of the Dylan songbook and if it doesn't count as poetry, I'm unsure what does.

Insightful account of war

The Waikato war of July 1863 to April 1864 was the defining conflict in New Zealand history.

REVIEW: Book explores one of the nations neglected parts of history - the invasion by the British of the Waikato in 19th century.

Gaining island eyes on the Chathams

Helen Bint has forged out a remote life on the Chatham Islands.

The Chatham Islands are a short trip by plane but a world away from society.

Melbourne Cup connection

Hedwick and Allan McDonald with Cup-winning horse Catalogue.

MEMORY LANE: A historic Melbourne Cup event is linked with Palmerston North.

Last show for a dying art

Val Kenwood-Harrison and Daphne Cutts in front of the final exhibition.

One last show for dying but beautiful art form.

Final concert 'memorable'

The London Conchord Ensemble.

London Conchord Ensemble presented by Chamber Music New Zealand in Palmerston North.

Footnote Dance returns after 10 years

Footnote is coming to Palmerston North.

Top dance company in Palmerston North this week.

Swamp music alive and kicking

A handful of musicians that are part of the Creative Sounds music festival, Swampfest 2016. From left: Shannen Petersen, ...

Swampfest 2016 gives Palmerston North music a stage.

A pioneering class shows its art

Junior students at Cornerstone Christian School look at an art expo put on by the year 11 senior pupils.

Cornerstone Christian School show off their art.

Pet rocks return as colourful collectibles

Heather Knox with a handful of brightly decorated Palmy Rocks pebbles, a simple low-tech low cost art and exploration ...

Pokemon Go is so gone. In its place is Palmy Rocks - a non-digital idea that is quickly catching on around the country.

50th anniversary big band bash

Manawatu Musicians and Entertainers Club Big Band in the Club's First Jazz Festival at the Opera House on Labour Weekend ...

Fifty years of the Manawatu Jazz Club is being celebrated over Labour Weekend.

Theatre trying for $30k in the pot

Centrepoint Theatre's temperature is on the up, and the theatre's artistic director Jeff Kingsford-Brown is hopeful it ...

Centrepoint Theatre has received a boost as it raises money to make up for a funding shortfall.

Tertiary champion crowned gallery

15102016 News photo David Unwin/Fairfax NZ.
Tertiary Knock Out event in the Square, Palmerston North.  Four Uni ...

Tertiary providers in Palmerston North battled it out to see who would end up on top.

Kiwi icons chronicled

An old school savings book.

 MEMORY LANE: An impressive book chronicles our Kiwi icons of the 1950s-60s.

Exhibition opens other worlds

Mikal Carter and Gem Farrell check out Digital Distractions, on display at the Square Edge.

A glimpse other worlds is on offer in an exhibition of digital illustration by UCOL students.

Funkbone Experience 'electric'

Dewayne Pate is performing in The Funkbone Experience.

Review: The Funkbone Experience delivered magnificent musicianship.

An unlikely stage for a unique tour

Emma Newborn, Mel Parsons and Amelia Dunbar are heading out on their Son of a Bitches tour of the North Island.

A musician and two actors are taking to the road in a horse truck for their wool shed tour.

Art with an open ending

Artist Kirsty Porter in her studio, part of Snails gallery in Taonui Street.

Artist Kirsty Porter has a new exhibition and in a word, it's metaphorical.

Play 'ticks all the boxes'

A rehearsal of The Book Club at The Dark Room, with Lana Sklenars out in front.

Tina White reviews The Book Club play by director Kelly Harris.

Dr Libby to speak in Palmerston North

Dr Libby Weaver will speak in Palmerston North urging women to understand their bodies.

The acclaimed nutritional specialist and author tells women to stop surviving and start thriving.

REVIEW: Show 'a little gem'

The White Face Crew in Double Derelicts. From Left:  Tupua Tigafua, Justin Haiu and Jarod Rawiri.

This year's Centrepoint theatre season has been full of surprises, and Double Derelicts is no exception.

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