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Learning about their backyard

Zachery Blair, left, and Dayton Pickering O'Hara make flax wristbands for Matariki last year.

OPINION: Matariki is another chance for young ones to learn about culture.

Old story, new telling video

A Slightly Isolated Dog is a theatre company that is bringing a reworked version of Jekyll and Hyde to Palmerston North.

The story of Jekyll and Hyde is being told in a very new way.

Funny girl a Manawatū girl

Palmerston North-born Laura Daniel is busy having a laugh.

Palmerston North-born comedian Laura Daniel is serious about having a laugh.

Theatresports tyros triumph

SpontaneoUS finished six points ahead of their rivals and became as back-to-back national champions.

REVIEW: Palmerston North improvisers retain national title in front of capacity crowd.

The day she raised her arm

Residents of Ruawai Rest Home sing along while Ballroom dancers Emily and Alan perform.

In her ongoing series about life at Ruawai Rest Home, Carly Thomas' memory is sparked by a resident.

Humble beginnings of Nga Tawa

The school at Calico Line, Marton.

MEMORY LANE: One day in 1891, Miss Mary Taylor decided to open a girls' school in her home.

Introducing new pets to the home

Some pets can be territorial when introducing new animals to the home, writes Malcolm Anderson

PAWS AND CLAWS: Poor Mrs Rankin was taking the food outside for her daughter's dogs when she dropped the food on the ground.

Time for a change

Suzi Cato's elimination from Dancing with the Stars was a travesty

OPINION: Dancing with the Stars needs a rethink. And bring back Suzi.

Dance legacy still alive

Dancers from Michelle Robinson School of Dance performing Bal De Vienne.

A Palmerston North dance concert held this weekend has a long history.

Matariki magic at Te Manawa

Alistair Fraser is a nga taonga puoro musician.

Te Manawa is getting some Matariki magic on Sunday.

Author's pile of titles grows

War historian Glyn Harper has written a children's picture book bringing the effects of the Vietnam conflict to life.

Glyn Harper has written a children's book about the Vietnam War.

Integrated dance tells a life story video

1/6/18. News photo. Supplied. Rodney Bell performs show Meremere. an autobiographical performance.

Dancer Rodney Bell doesn't see his wheelchair as a hindrance he see's it as a tool.

Feilding illustrator in awards lineup

Feilding's Lael Chisholm is the youngest nominee in the New Zealand Children's Book Awards.

A young Feilding illustrator is chipping away at her dreams.

Putting history in its place

Not all Gisborne residents support a proposal to recognise the Māori name of Poverty Bay.

Some New Zealand places are considering adding the original Māori name, but there is still resistance.

Ten years framed

Keith Stewart with a piece of artwork by Feilding artist Raemon Rolfe that he framed.

Ten years of framing art is celebrated with an exhibition.

From intriguing to hideous

The Auckland Art Fair was held at The Cloud.

REVIEW: Some works at the Auckland Art Fair were stock standard, and others intriguing.

Finding our Venus

The Finding Venus two-day festival will run out of Bulls Town Hall on June 2.

Mandi Lynn is on a mission to change the way women think about their bodies. Reporter Carly Thomas got her kit off and got involved.

When Trudeau touched down

Girls show their slogan caps to Trudeau and Prime Minister Keith Holyoake.

MEMORY LANE: Just like his son Justin, Canadian leader Pierre Trudeau was a superstar.

The dew-claw slayer

Claw trimming can be an arduous process for humans and animals sometimes.

PAWS AND CLAWS: Buffy arrives at the vets in a computer box, and with a big limp.

The British invasion

Mick Jagger was part of the British invasion of America recalled so well in The Sixties.

OPINION: America had never seen the like before when The Beatles and Stones arrived.

A visual feast

A Fence to Divide the Warm or Cool, the winning entry from Ainsley Watson.

REVIEW: Stunning images perfectly complement Regent concert, writes Stephen Fisher.

Cultural extravaganza is back

Jan Boswell and Mona Williams in "Once Upon a Dance".

World on Stage Palmerston North's biennial multicultural concert is back in the Regent on Broadway.

Artists and their animals video

Kapiti artist Hannah Shand is a full-time artist exhibiting in the Animals Art Exhibition.

A new Feilding art exhibition is all about creatures great and small.

True-story power

Together participants, from left: Alan Dingley, Cami Sawyer, Jenna Kelly and Remy Waldteufel-Irvine outside Palmerston ...

A new storytelling event wants you to tell your true stories.

Jazz Gala spectacular

Robben Ford performs at the Manawatū Jazz Festival.

REVIEW: Centrepiece concert of the Jazz Festival goes off with a bang.

A variety of masterpieces

Pianist Kris Zuelicke, left, and flautist Ingrid Culliford.

REVIEW: A pianist and flautist play with such joy that they hide the challenges of their assignment.

Guitar wizardry

Guitarists Larry Koonse, left, and Bruce Forman do a duet at the Manawatū International Jazz and Blues Festival.

REVIEW: A guitar-based band rocks through some great numbers at jazz festival.

Work starts on fringe festival

Centrepoint Theatre's general manager Kate Louise Elliott wants people to know that it's time to start registering for ...

Registrations are open as the Palmy Fringe Festival gets closer.

Flea allergies and scooting

Flea allergies are common in autumn.

OPINION: A dog scooting along the carpet means something is irritating our furry friend.

The Queen goes green

Queen Elizabeth II inspects roses at the Chelsea Flower Show. She has extensive gardens of her own.

OPINION: Yes, we're part of the Queen's Canopy.

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