A big burlesque birthday bash

Burlesque dancers Costa De Million and Hollie Berry.

The Boom Boom Room has been doing burlesque for 10 years, and now they're celebrating.

Precocious performers

Dancers from the National Young Performers Awards in 2015 on stage at Palmerston North's Regent on Broadway.

 The National Young Performers Awards will see a crowd descend on Palmerston North.

Thirty days of song

Jennifer Moss works with the Manawatu Community Choir, which will be involved in her 30-day project, Palmy Sings.

Palmy Sings is a 30-day singing celebration and it's about to start.

Review: The Sound of Music

The performers give it their all in The Sound of Music, but the scope of the production is lacking.

REVIEW: Small scope of touring show weakens the grandeur of this stage classic.

Family illuminated bike ride ready to go

Bridgette Murphy and Jim Richards from REACT make a large willow dragon fly as a centrepiece for the Lit Night Bike Ride.

It can't be often that The Square in Palmerston North is used to launch a ship - if ever.

City's Nukes-free zone revoked

Members of The Nukes get the poster art treatment from left David ( Snapper ) Thiele,  Ben ( Country Boy) Collier and ...

The Nukes are coming

Chatroom drama in The Dark Room

Scott McCready, Jeremy Hunt,  Finn Davidson, Nomuna Amarbat, Rachel McLean and Mycah Keall in a scene from "Chatroom" in ...

A drama in which five teens meet online in a world that could be anything they want to make it.

A good kind of magic

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REVIEW: Magic performance from travelling troupe full of wondrous wizardry.

Combined youth orchestras in concert

Members of the Manawatu Youth Orchestra prepare for the Labour Weekend youth orchestra festival in front of the clock ...

The Manawatu Youth Orchestra is hosting a youth orchestra festival over Labour Weekend.

When our pets get the worms

Dogs can have a hard time with worms.

PAWS AND CLAWS: Where do these horrible creatures come from?

Unsettling reality and trauma

Mikala Dwyer, Balancing Spell for a Corner (Aleister and Rosaleen), 2017. Courtesy Hopkinson Mossman, Auckland and ...

A CRITICAL EYE: City Gallery, Wellington has an eclectic group of exhibitions.

To Norway, with love

Robyn Gaustad-Mangnus and her husband Tony Mangnus, in Palmerston North last week.

MEMORY LANE: An unusual ancestor spurred a search for Kiwi-Nordic roots.

Most vulnerable helped

Carol Searle has been the chief executive of Mash Trust for almost 13 years.

Carol Searle is walking out the door and hopes to be replaced by someone with fresh eyes.

When words aren't enough

The scenery that photographer Sue Weterings saw while she was in Antarctica often took her breath away.

An exhibition of Antarctic images is a photographer's communication.

Drag classes at museum

Drag queen RubyDax and drag king Rex Everything.

Ever wanted to learn how to be a drag queen or king? Here's your chance.

Not quite horrible

To keep the show relevant, Winston Peters was encouraged to join "Team Ardern".

REVIEW: Children's production misses the mark as it sweeps through history.

Characters sparkle in 'Twin Peaky' play

Actor Loren Mason gives it a heave for her solo show The Bright Lights of Taihape.

Taihape, star of national weather forecasts has been less prominent onstage - until now.

Graced with favour

Will and Grace stars, from left, Debra Messing, Eric McCormack and Megan Mullally clown around.

TUNNEL VISION: Smash American comedy isn't so bad after all, writes Malcolm Hopwood.

Out in front

A cub troop from Feilding visits the Manawatū Standard on September 6, 1963. Ray Hardman is operating the linotype machine.

MEMORY LANE: One Saturday in May 1966, the Standard broke new ground and never looked back.

A germane look back

New Zealand Between the Wars shines a light on a period of our history that's often overlooked.

BOOK REVIEW: Historians run the rule over an important chapter in our history.

Stanley under siege

Jo Guy's second children's book introduces Bob Cat the bully.

BOOK REVIEW: Jo Guy's second children's book carries an important message

Tail-tip injury season

Getting their tail caught in a slamming door can make your four-legged friend white with fright.

PAWS AND CLAWS: Windy season is not good news for our four-legged friends and their tails.

Better to barter

Ava Thomas, with eggs from her chooks.

As she continues her chaotic country-house journey, Carly Thomas finds that bartering is better.

Art knows no bounds

Former Te Manawa art director and current Te Manawa Art Society member Margaret Taylor walks through the Golden Dreams ...

Turning 40 is bringing some changes to Te Manawa's Art Gallery.

Sounds of the swamp

Palmerston North duo Miss, Meri Haami and Barnabas Cook, will be playing at Swampfest 2017.

Swampfest 2017 is nearly here and it's filled with the sounds of Palmerston North.

Focus on photography

Palmerston North photographer Kevin Gilbert's award-winning photograph shows off his skills in illustrative photography.

Award-winning photography in the spotlight at Palmerston North gallery.

Solo play suits small stage

Damian Thorne and Gayle Haining Ede on the set of "Wit" in the newly commissioned Rare Theatre.

"Wit", a Pulitzer Prize-winning play is the first production in the newly commissioned Rare Theatre .

Keeping the faith

Jenny Boyack outside All Saints Anglican church.

Manawatū women of different faiths have come together to find common ground on religion.

Art trailing in Manawatū

Nicola Gregory, One Foot in a Fairy Tail, 2016, digital photograph. From the exhibition Once Upon a Vixen, Space Gallery ...

The first arts trail in the Manawatū kicked off on Saturday, an event that includes workshops and open studios.

Give us a kiss

This is the time of year the vets see a lot of new puppies and kittens coming in.

PAWS AND CLAWS: Soon there will be lots of puppies and kittens coming to see us.

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