Whatever the weather

The realities of owning a horse in winter.

Carly Thomas reverts to ranting in this week's offering on country living.

Weaving cultural ties

Tanemahuta Gray in his Feilding home.

Tanemahuta Gray is a choreographer and director who now calls Feilding home.

A low-tech alternative

Paul Lyons has a new exhibition of his watercolour paintings at Taylor Jensen Fine Arts.

The simple beauty of nature is on display in Palmerston North.

A fiddle and folk adventure

Musicians Sean Donald and Flora Knight are bringing some old time folk music to Palmerston North

A pair of musicians are bringing a bit of foot-stomping music to Palmerston North.

French impressionism's glories


REVIEW: Manawatu Sinfonia allows audience to relish in rich orchestral colours.

Sinfonia's concert a treat

Andrew Atkins led the Manawatu Sinfonia in Sunday's concert.

REVIEW: The glories of French impressionism were expressed at a concert in Palmerston North.

Photographic history preserved

Lesley Courtney, heritage team leader at the city library archives.

MEMORY LANE: A historic decision will give new life to vintage Manawatu Standard photos.

Living a Topp life

Photos from Te Manawa's Topp Twins exhibition  lives shows their many sides.

One half of Kiwi duo The Topp Twins discusses being part of a Palmerson North exhibition exploring their lives.

Books make a house a home

Finally the family is in a house with enough space to accommodate our love of books.

They don't hold up the walls, but they hold up our hopes.

Getting their kit off

Cast from The Full Monty, from left: Jessie Feyen, Hayden Giles, Nick Ross and Samuel Gordon.

Baring it all on stage, The Full Monty opens tonight at The Abbey Musical Theatre.

Uplifting evening, almost

From left, Chris Crowe, Tim Beveridge and Karl Perigo have all started in The Phantom of the Opera.

REVIEW: The three Phantoms were in great voice, but lacked passion.

English pianist to stop by Taihape

English pianist Antony Peebles returns.

A pianist celebrity who has featured in five albums and won a BBC piano competition is bringing his talents to Taihape. 

One woman, 10 lives

Ali Harper is coming to Palmerston North for her solo show, Songs for Nobodies.

A one-woman show tackles a raft of characters.

Taking on the world

Anomaly Dance Studio crew Tribesmen performing the set that got them through to the Hip Hop World Championships.

Anomaly Dance Studio's hip hop prowess is taking them to Europe.

Hot farce for mid-winter

Andrew's secretary Carole (Kate Street), friend Brian (Bob Bailey) Andrew (Waynne Napier) and Jane (Petrina Paxie) in ...

Farce "Look Who's Talking" by Derek Benfield, is being staged as a mid-winter production by Foxton Little Theatre.

Brave tilt at Titus

"Titus Andronicus" director Aaron McLean, who as Marcus Andronicus, comforts his niece Lavinia played by Miriam Tucker.

REVIEW: Challenging as this violent play is for a whole host of reasons, this largely young company shows plenty of pluck in taking it on.

Palmy's winter warmer meals gallery

Manawatu Standard reporter Miri Schroeter tries winter comfort meals at Palmerston North eateries.

Leaving the house on a freezing winter's night just got better with five must-try meals in Palmerston North.

The red stuff

Cat's blood clots well, but this can sometimes be a disadvantage.

PAWS AND CLAWS: Blood is amazing, but it can also cause problems.

Art on the most elegant platform

Some of the "collateral events" on the side of the Grand Canal.

REVIEW: The Biennale is a United Nations of art from 86 countries and it's set in the beauty of Venice.

The Block focuses on frenzy

Stace Cottrill and Yanita McLeay, from Palmerston North, could win The Block.

TUNNEL VISION: The Block is long on diversion and short on design.

A man, a ship and a strange souvenir

A sketch of the Hydrabad by John Tiffin Stewart.

MEMORY LANE: An unusual souvenir from a shipwreck ended up in someone's garden.

On air here since 1981

Technology has changed a bit over the years at Massey University's student radio station.

Radio Control has a new manager who intends to keep the records spinning.

Milestone exhibition for Palmy Rocks

Palmy Rocks is turning 1.

Rocking up to its first birthday, Palmy Rocks is celebrating with a special photo exhibition.

London calling

Nicholas McBride has packed plenty of sightseeing into his first few weeks in London.

The streets of London may not be paved with actual gold, but this expat is impressed.

Feeding The Stomach

Using The Stomach's new public address system are Hannah Blyde and Lisabet Morgan.

Music venue receives a funding boost and buys new public address system.

Who bought Athfield house? gallery

Johno, Daphne and Olaf Ormond couldn't believe their luck when this Ian Athfield-designed house in Havelock North came ...

The new owners of an Ian Athfield house in Havelock North love it, and they won't mind door knockers.

Banter out of the box video

People open up to a man sitting on a beer crate in a pyramid.

Making music together

Melanie Pinkney (violin) and Nathan Pinkney (viola).

REVIEW: Brother and sister on viola and violin perform with distinction.

New show's holy heights

Kathi Craig, a stalwart of the Palmerston North singing scene, is staging a new show.

Broadway comes to church in Palmerston North for a new show.

Supergroup set to play

The band Too Many Chiefs from left Wayne Mason, Rob Joass, Andrew London and Laura Collins.

Four of New Zealand's busiest singer-songwriters team up for the Too Many Chiefs concert in Palmerston North.  

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