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    Taking Palmerston North hip hop to the world stage

    Taking Palmerston North hip hop to the world stage


    A Palmerston North dance crew is the youngest from its region to ever make it into the World Supremacy Battleground hip hop world champs and its members are doing everything they can to get...

    A Palmerston North dance crew is the youngest from its region to ever make it into the World Supremacy Battleground hip hop world champs and its members are doing everything they can to get there.
    What is happening with Wellington's civic precinct ?

    What is happening with Wellington's civic precinct ?


    A proposed $130 million revamp of Wellington's civic precinct is up in the air as the city navigates funding and earthquake...

    A proposed $130 million revamp of Wellington's civic precinct is up in the air as the city navigates funding and earthquake issues.
    Above the Long White Cloud exhibition lands in Gore

    Above the Long White Cloud exhibition lands in Gore


    If you've been to Gore's H & J Smith's store, chances are you've seen the large mural of the district in...

    If you've been to Gore's H & J Smith's store, chances are you've seen the large mural of the district in store.
    These are the ten events you can’t miss this spring

    These are the ten events you can’t miss this spring


    Wellington's line-up of events keeps getting better and better. A Moulin Rouge star, a triumphant disaster direct from the West End, award-winning comedians and more gigs than you can shake a stick at – here are our picks of the capital's...

    Wellington's line-up of events keeps getting better and better. A Moulin Rouge star, a triumphant disaster direct from the West End, award-winning comedians and more gigs than you can shake a stick at – here are our picks of the capital's hottest upcoming events.
    Nayland singers hit a high note with double-platinum Melbourne win

    Nayland singers hit a high note with double-platinum Melbourne win


    A trip that began with an impromptu waiata for Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern got even better for Nayland College's travelling choir group, when they picked up two platinum awards at a Melbourne...

    A trip that began with an impromptu waiata for Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern got even better for Nayland College's travelling choir group, when they picked up two platinum awards at a Melbourne festival.
    National exhibition to showcase the country's top ceramic artists

    National exhibition to showcase the country's top ceramic artists


    Aimée McLeod says despite a growing interest in ceramics, the combination of clay, glazing and heat remains an underappreciated art form in New...

    Aimée McLeod says despite a growing interest in ceramics, the combination of clay, glazing and heat remains an underappreciated art form in New Zealand.
    Longstanding gallery makes it to a big birthday

    Longstanding gallery makes it to a big birthday


    It has been part of the Palmerston North cityscape for 21 years and the anniversary celebration of Taylor-Jensen Fine Arts marks its service to the...

    It has been part of the Palmerston North cityscape for 21 years and the anniversary celebration of Taylor-Jensen Fine Arts marks its service to the arts.
    Pimped-up jackets give  Hutt Valley mayors a stylish edge

    Pimped-up jackets give Hutt Valley mayors a stylish edge


    A polar bear and a dragon, are two of the more striking features of a design competition that should see  Hutt Valley's two  mayors looking smarter over the next...

    A polar bear and a dragon, are two of the more striking features of a design competition that should see  Hutt Valley's two  mayors looking smarter over the next year.
    Small town US couple left behind a stolen painting worth more than $237m - and a big mystery

    Small town US couple left behind a stolen painting worth more than $237m - and a big mystery


    Jerry and Rita Alter kept to themselves. They were a lovely couple, neighbours in the small US town of Cliff, New Mexico, would later tell reporters. But no one knew much about...

    Jerry and Rita Alter kept to themselves. They were a lovely couple, neighbours in the small US town of Cliff, New Mexico, would later tell reporters. But no one knew much about them.
    From death row dinners to Birthdays That Will Never Come, Henry Hargreaves' dishes are works of art

    From death row dinners to Birthdays That Will Never Come, Henry Hargreaves' dishes are works of art


    Henry Hargreaves clicks on a photograph of a birthday cake on his computer screen: a chocolate figure-eight cake decorated with a couple of toy cars and a flag. Next to it are the words: "V8. You win every...

    Henry Hargreaves clicks on a photograph of a birthday cake on his computer screen: a chocolate figure-eight cake decorated with a couple of toy cars and a flag. Next to it are the words: "V8. You win every time."
    Film and radio museum MAVtech's future at a crossroads

    Film and radio museum MAVtech's future at a crossroads


    Film and radio buffs sitting on a treasure trove of New Zealand history hope they won't lose their museum, after a Horowhenua District Council decision to dispose of the 90-year-old...

    Film and radio buffs sitting on a treasure trove of New Zealand history hope they won't lose their museum, after a Horowhenua District Council decision to dispose of the 90-year-old building. 
    Koru patterns and much more

    Koru patterns and much more


    OPINION: Exhibitions like this are "oncers". To spend the energy uniting this many works by one artist over an extensive time is a giant feat. For visitors it's a rare chance to get a complete overview, a full appraisal of an artist's work. And Gordon...

    OPINION: Exhibitions like this are "oncers". To spend the energy uniting this many works by one artist over an extensive time is a giant feat. For visitors it's a rare chance to get a complete overview, a full appraisal of an artist's work. And Gordon Walters is a good one to pick, because there is so sparse an understanding of his work in its totality.