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    Children's book Moth brings introversion and anxiety into the light

    Children's book Moth brings introversion and anxiety into the light


    The quest for friendship is a well-trodden path in children's literature, but few picture books tackle the themes of introversion and anxiety, says Nelson author and illustrator Holly...

    The quest for friendship is a well-trodden path in children's literature, but few picture books tackle the themes of introversion and anxiety, says Nelson author and illustrator Holly Dunn.
    Broadway's Chicago dazzles audiences in Wellington

    Broadway's Chicago dazzles audiences in Wellington


    No doubt about it, Chicago's got class and all that jazz. This outstanding production left its capacity audience cheering for more and then...

    No doubt about it, Chicago's got class and all that jazz. This outstanding production left its capacity audience cheering for more and then some.
    Les Misérables: a musical that defines all others of its generation

    Les Misérables: a musical that defines all others of its generation


    REVIEW: Les Misérables stands apart from its contemporaries as the musical that defines all others of its generation and this production would rank as the best of the three I have...

    REVIEW: Les Misérables stands apart from its contemporaries as the musical that defines all others of its generation and this production would rank as the best of the three I have seen.
    How art meshes with beliefs in Africa

    How art meshes with beliefs in Africa


    REVIEW: This was meant to be one of the exhibitions coming to Te Manawa in Palmerston North, but the closure put us off the schedule in its tour of the region, from first being shown at the Whanganui Museum (the home of the collector). But it runs not so...

    REVIEW: This was meant to be one of the exhibitions coming to Te Manawa in Palmerston North, but the closure put us off the schedule in its tour of the region, from first being shown at the Whanganui Museum (the home of the collector). But it runs not so far afield, at Aratoi Museum of Art and History in Masterton.
    Michael Leunig: Drawing to conclusions

    Michael Leunig: Drawing to conclusions


    There's nothing like a near-death experience to get you thinking about what's important in...

    There's nothing like a near-death experience to get you thinking about what's important in life.
    Artist in residence is making the most of his time

    Artist in residence is making the most of his time


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

    Massey University's latest artist in residence has become enamoured of Palmerston North, Carly Thomas reports.
    Wellington hui will shine light on women in theatre

    Wellington hui will shine light on women in theatre


    For nearly four decades Jennifer Ward-Lealand has  performed on screens, across stages and behind-the scenes in all manner of theatre...

    For nearly four decades Jennifer Ward-Lealand has  performed on screens, across stages and behind-the scenes in all manner of theatre roles.
    More than 80 artists produce a mural with a message

    More than 80 artists produce a mural with a message


    Anyone who parks next to UCOL's catering and hospitality building in Palmerston North will notice an unequivocal message, that art is for...

    Anyone who parks next to UCOL's catering and hospitality building in Palmerston North will notice an unequivocal message, that art is for everyone.
    The Len Lye Centre: From boring to exemplary

    The Len Lye Centre: From boring to exemplary


    One of the biggest critics of New Plymouth's most controversial institution has been converted into a...

    One of the biggest critics of New Plymouth's most controversial institution has been converted into a fan. 
    Ashton takes on Austen in a bonnet comedy

    Ashton takes on Austen in a bonnet comedy


    Penny Ashton's only collaborator for her one-woman show is none other than the deceased Jane Austen and after touring around the globe, she is bringing her comedy to Palmerston...

    Penny Ashton's only collaborator for her one-woman show is none other than the deceased Jane Austen and after touring around the globe, she is bringing her comedy to Palmerston North.