Manawatu Concert Band – Classics

When: Sat 21 May 2016, 7:30pm–9:40pm
Where: Speirs Centre, Palmerston North Boys High, 263 Featherston St, Palmerston North
Ticket Information: Adult: $10.00 Child (under 16): $5.00 Family (2 adults + 3 children): $25.00
Listed by: Peter Ellery
The award winning Manawatu Concert Band presents “Classics”

Classic Rock
– Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody & Don’t Stop Me Now
– The Hollies – He Ain’t Heavy He’s My Brother
– The Beatles – Yesterday

Classic Big Band
– Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy
– In The Mood

Classic Classical
– Finale from The William Tell
– Light Cavalry Overture

Classic Screen
– 633 Squadron
– Skyfall
– Stargate SG-1

…plus featured soloists Ruby Bennett (Flute), Sue Fletcher (Alto Saxophone), Ben Ellery (Trumpet) and other great numbers.

This promises to be a fantastic night, of great music, in a superb venue.

Musical Director : Peter Ellery
Conductors: Stephen Wildbore & Peter Ellery

Smart Running 10 Week Programme

Thanks Massey University Recreation Centre in conjunction with Absolute Fitness and Manawatu Striders!

“Whether you are just starting out as a runner, looking to improve your running time and technique or searching for ways to stay injury free, this programme is for you.
It includes 2 sessions weekly with one session to be a either an industry professional guest speaker (Nutrition, Podiatrist, Injury Prevention / Training ) or a physical session (Trigger Point Therapy, Yoga, Core Strength). The second weekly session will be a training run.”

For more information and to register click here:


Second Hand Furniture at Wayback Traders

Wayback Traders, over the ramp at 486 Rangitikei Street, Palmerston North, a great second hand store, selling quality used furniture, appliances and a wide range of small household goods.
Search us out on facebook and on Trade Me !


Phone (06) 3544613
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My Family Story – WWI

‘My Family Story’ is part of the city’s programme to commemorate World War One.  This is your chance to be a part of it.  How?  Bring your special documentary memories to the City Library.  With your permission we’ll digitise them and make them available to the public so that you can share your family’s stories with the community.  And tell your friends and family too.

“There’s such a lot of interest in local history relating to World War One”, says Maria Shiva, Research Educator.  “In addition to the history of the war itself there’s been a lot of enquiry into other aspects, and how the ordinary daily life of New Zealanders was affected by it.   Some of the best descriptions of what that was like are contained in personal documents.  Many Palmerstonians have items like this associated with members of their family, such as letters, photographs, diaries, military documents and postcards.  Because of the personal nature of these items the connection of that history to our time tells a special story in itself.  We’re interested not only to see what documents people bring in, but how they came by them, and what their relationship to them is.  We’ll scan the material, collect a bit of information to help describe it, and make it available to the public”.

This is a great way to keep the history of the Great War alive, and perhaps make it more special because of the personal connections people are able to make to it.

To take part in this very special opportunity contact Maria Shiva at or 3514100 x 7377.