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Camellias and controversy over votes for women

Grace Fakahau, of the Pamerston North Youth Council, and Margaret Tennant, Massey University emeritus professor and ...

MEMORY LANE: White camellias, bursting into springtime, are forever a symbol of women's suffrage.

Daffy's maiden flight

Fleas might be little, but they cause a lot of trouble.

PAWS AND CLAWS: Duck's recovery didn't go quiet as planned. At least she didn't have fleas.

Making Monday clothes that feel like Sunday video

Jodie Woods is a Feilding fashion designer who launched her ethically made label Tonic and Cloth at the New Zealand ...

Jodie Woods launched her new clothing collection at NZ Fashion Week, but there is a lot more to the story than just that one moment.

Bradley Walsh top of my pops

Bradley Walsh, in his Coronation Street days as Danny Baldwin, alongside street legend Mike Baldwin.

OPINION: Host of The Chase one of the best men on TV. He might even make it to Palmerston North one day.

Masks and statues

Nikisi power figure, Bakongo group, Republic of Congo.

REVIEW: An obsession has produced an art collection showcasing ferocity and tenderness.

'Ritzy' lane with a long history

The Ihaka St Pastoral Centre, 1999.

MEMORY LANE: One of Palmerston North's ritziest streets has some frugal heritage.

A dish we all love

Nigella Lawson and George Calombaris get to work during MasterChef Australia this year.

OPINION: MasterChef Australia succeeds because of the atmosphere it creates.

Cats get the sneezes

Cat flu is a confusing term. In classical vet speak – which we try not to use at the hospital – it means an infection ...

PAWS AND CLAWS: Runny noses and watery eyes also a problem for our furry friends.

Ideas abound for artist in residence

Wellington composer, film-maker and performer David Downes is Massey University's current artist in residence.

Massey University's latest artist in residence has become enamoured of Palmerston North.

We are fans of The Chase

Anne "The Governess" Hegerty congratulates the winning team on The Chase.

OPINION: We need not live behind the secrecy of our TV watching habits.

Comedian steps into Jane Austen's world

Penny Ashton takes on nine characters in her solo show, Promise and Promiscuity.

Nine characters inspired by Jane Austen - there's plenty to countenance in this one-woman show.

A slight yellow tinge

A cat will not aways be a picture of health.

OPINION: Cats and dogs can get jaundice too.

Kiwis share Victoria's Secret

Model Stella Maxwell walks the runway for Swarovski Sparkles In the 2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show.

Kiwis Georgia Fowler and Stella Maxwell will be joined by another New Zealander at this year's VS Fashion Show.

'Coerced into marriage with hopeless drunkard'

Downtown Palmerston North, 1920.

MEMORY LANE: Saturday September 8, 1923: It was a cloudy, windy day in Palmerston North, with a forecast of rain.

In Captain Cook's shoes

Unchartered With Sam Neill is impressive, but doesn't start well.

OPINION: Sam Neill is genial and assured as he traces the sailor through the Pacific.

Director's show takes to the big stage

Alex Lodge, Isadora Lao, Amy Tarleton, Maria Williams and Renee Sheridan in the play Modern Girls in Bed.

A Palmerston North director has a hand in a play focusing on women from NZ history.

Virtuoso performances by Cello ensemble

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REVIEW: Cellophonics members perform with a mervellous awareness of each other.

Renaissance of old favourites

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REVIEW: The songs were familiar, but there were two new faces on the conductor's rostrum.

Life on the road

John Mikkelsen outside the former Palmerston North Central Post Office.

MEMORY LANE: John Mikkelsen recalls his dozen years delivering the mail.

Arranging a formula

Willie Docherty, paint on paper

A CRITICAL EYE: Two new Palmerston North exhibitions have their plus points, all within the rules of course.

Keeping Faith a slow burner

Bradley Freegard as Evan in Keeping Faith.

OPINION: Malcolm Hopwood warns you now. It's not an easy watch.

Raising Rogers and Peters

The domestic rabbit is fast becoming the third most popular pet.

PAWS AND CLAWS: Rabbits are a symbol of new life and fertility. Here's how to care for them.

Two art-filled days coming Manawatū's way

Art Trail Manawatū event manager Nicola Gregory's gallery in Ashhurst will be open.

There's not long to go before the Art Trail begins. Here's what's on offer.

Curtain closes on rest home

Laura, at the back, and Shirley, left, visiting Carly Thomas' Kiwitea garden.

In her series on the people and personalities at Ruawai Rest Home, Carly Thomas finds all good things must end.   

Inspiring show of piano duets

Christine Archer-Lockwood teamed up with Guy Donaldson to present piano duets.

REVIEW: Two capable musicians came together to present a concert of piano duets.

Space travel for tourists soon

Sir Richard Branson says commercial space flights are months away.

OPINION: Opportunities abound to explore the world and space travel will soon be an option for tourists.

Kiwi films come to the city

Maui's Hook is one of the films set to screen at Palmerston North's Event Cinema as part of the New Zealand film ...

The New Zealand International Film Festival in Palmerston North will feature a variety of little-known films.

Getting an earful

Spring can be a troubling time of year for dogs susceptible to ear problems.

OPINION: Our pets' ears can suffer in warm and damp weather.

Caught at the border

Customs officials are tasked with screening passengers and their luggage at the border. They also get screen time in ...

OPINION: There's no sex, drugs and rock'n'roll for these men.

A photographic legacy

Environmental historian Catherine Knight.

MEMORY LANE: An environmental historian highlights the man behind enduring images of a Manawatū valley.

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