The humble ukulele
The ubiquitous ukulele has made something of a comeback in recent years. On any given weekend in most cities, you will most likely be able to find a ukulele band or even a ukulele orchestra playing somewhere. Even schools have begun to get into the act with many children learning how to play the instrument. Palmerston North is having a festival dedicated to the little instrument, and it's the brainchild of musician Jennifer Moss. There are concerts and church services and even an art exhibition dedicated to uke - as it's affectionately known.