Carol Stephens has coordinated a campaign to bring Irish/Scottish group Celtic Thunder to New Zealand.
Last week's World Breastfeeding Awareness Week put a timely focus on issues to do with maternity care and support.
"So, there's an inside world and an outside world," cheeped LC, very confused. "Is there an inside-out world too?"
A pair of enterprising UCOL students pocketed $10,000 after winning Innovate 2013 last week.
No sticks or balls were thrown during last week's anti animal testing march around The Square. All was well behaved.
There's something intrinsically happy about honey.
It's the biggest Grade One Manawatu Scottish Pipe Band ever to compete in Scotland.
Winter is the perfect time for pumpkins.
Anything can be an instrument. Aussie one-man looped orchestra Adam Page proved that keeping the crowd in the Massey Food Hall enthralled during his amplified musical improvisations.
Palmerston North City Library is about to start a year-long trial of new hours.
"A horse, a horse, my kingdom for a horse."
Some wore masks and scarves, others donned hats and balaclavas.
Manawatu StandardWhanganui-based photographer Paul Gibson has a love for the outdoors and the beauty found in nature.
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Manawatu Standard"MAGIC" Manfeild turns 40 this year. This October they'll be blowing out the candles in celebration of the Manawatu Car Club's first meeting on the circuit in 1973.
Manawatu StandardREVIEW: Peninsula by Gary Henderson
Directed by Paul McLaughlin
Centrepoint Theatre, Palmerston North
July 20-August 24
Reviewed by Richard Mays.
NIRMALA NAND, PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICES MIDCENTRAL DHB - Manawatu StandardThe theme for this year's World Breastfeeding Week is "Breastfeeding Support: Close to Mothers".
RICHARD MAYS - Manawatu StandardPharmac needs to revise its medicine funding model, local businessman Keith Webby says.
Manawatu StandardREVIEW: The Gypsy Baron (Der Zigeunerbaron)
By Johann Strauss 11
Wellington G&S Light Opera
Directed by Gillian Jerome
Musical direction by Matthew Ross
The Regent on Broadway, July 20-21
Reviewed by Ray Watchman.
Manawatu StandardNicknamed "The Surgeon" for his unique ability to clinically redistribute the spread of balls on court to his own advantage, Greig Jackson is among the top eight boccia athletes in the country.
Manawatu StandardA one-day closure of the city's libraries takes place next week.
RICHARD MAYS - Manawatu StandardFor 80 years the name Cridges has been synonymous with quality meat in Palmerston North.
RICHARD MAYS - Manawatu StandardScience is in vogue, if Warwick Grady's experience is anything to go by.
RICHARD MAYS - Manawatu StandardAn archetypal rock band, an iconic American truck, an emblematic pooch, and the British High Commissioner. What could they possibly have in common?
RICHARD MAYS - Manawatu StandardBlame it on the theatre.
Manawatu Standard"It's an honour to open a big event like this."
Manawatu StandardWith all the recent rain, riverside residents can feel reassured, now that flood protection work being done as a result of 2004's inundation is nearing completion.
Manawatu StandardThe Moutoa Sluice Gates on the Manawatu River opened "in anger" for the 40th time last week since they were officially commissioned in June, 1963.
RICHARD MAYS - Manawatu StandardSocial media? Can't live without it is the overwhelming chorus that resounds across most generations.
It may be 20km south of Palmerston North and part of the Horowhenua District but in these days of super-cities, Tokomaru is practically an outer suburb.
RICHARD MAYS - Manawatu Standard"Who gives things away for free?" was a common reaction from customers to Ezibuy's retail store in JFK Drive last Thursday.
Kart Manawatu enjoyed an excellent response to its recent open day.
RICHARD MAYS - Manawatu StandardWhen Michael Wallis and Amanda Radich got together, little did they figure on making the finals of a national competition.
RICHARD MAYS - Manawatu Standard"Oyez, oyez, oyez!"
RICHARD MAYS - Manawatu StandardTe Wiki Tūao a Motu - National Volunteer Week was marked a fortnight ago in Palmerston North with a number of events, including celebrations for the Volunteer Resource Centre's third birthday held in Hancock Community House.
RICHARD MAYS - Manawatu StandardSquare Edge open days used to be a regular feature on the community arts centre's calendar.
RICHARD MAYS - Manawatu Standard"On my signal, unleash hell", is Russell Crowe's command to his subordinate in the opening scenes of Gladiator.
RICHARD MAYS - Manawatu StandardAwapuni's St Matthew's Church has been a long-time supporter of Awapuni School.
RICHARD MAYS - Manawatu StandardNew Zealand Birds Online: a digital encyclopaedia of New Zealand birds is up and running thanks to input from several Manawatu members of the Ornithological Society of New Zealand (OSNZ).
Fragile glass panels in the Victoria Esplanade's Peter Black Conservatory have resulted in its closure several months ahead of a planned refurbishment .
Variety may be the spice of life, but it didn't make life easy for the judges of Reach For The Stars on Saturday night.
Manawatu StandardThe Manawatu Regional Hairdresser of the Year Awards are as popular as ever with hairstylists from Manawatu, Whanganui, Kapiti and Wellington posting 179 entries in the eight-category competition.
AUDREY JARVIS - Manawatu StandardLt Col Rose King entertained and enthused members and friends of the National Council of Women Manawatu Branch at their midwinter lunch.
RICHARD MAYS - Manawatu Standard"Gosh, this is a worthwhile job!"
RICHARD MAYS - Manawatu StandardIt's turning out to be a huge year for Palmerston North raised pianist, Andrew Atkins.
The 2012 Reel Earth Environmental Film Festival awards were announced on Friday night at the Reel Big Night Out Gala opening, hosted by comedian Nick Gibb at the Globe Theatre.
There are now just 100 days - less than four months - until television in Manawatu goes digital on September 29.
JAE HEE LEE - Manawatu StandardBeing on the frontline "wasn't pleasant".
JAE HEE LEE - Manawatu StandardTwo secondary students represented Manawatu in Auckland last weekend competing in two international trade challenges - the Global Enterprise Challenge and the FedEx International Trade Challenge.
RICHARD MAYS - Manawatu StandardIt inspired superannuation, equal pay, flexible working hours and a dubious male fashion statement.