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Review: Apocalypse Z

Apocalypse Z

Some people attending might expect ghost train like experience with ghouls jumping out at every corner and at every chance. It is not that. It is better.

The Wayans Brothers come to NZ

Shawn and Marlon

After years of TV and film success, brothers Shawn and Marlon Wayans bring live stand-up to New Zealand.

Time Lords rally for Sir Peter

Sir Peter Jackson

The Lords of Time have decreed that Doctor Who must be filmed in New Zealand.

Review: Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters

Robert Plant

When reviewing an act like Robert Plant, you kind of hope that it's terrible just so you have something else to write other than that it was incredible.

Surviving Apocalypse Z

Apocalypse Z

Interactive theatre experience Apocalypse Z will take the audience on a journey of survival and the human spirit.

COROnation show: The word on the street

Coronation Street

Bess Manson previews the stage show COROnation Street ahead of its visit to Wellington.

Rihanna adds third Auckland show

Rihanna

Rihanna has added one more New Zealand date to her Diamonds World Tour next October.

Review: Fall Out Boy

Fall Out Boy

It's not a comeback, but if it were, they'd be doing it right

Review: Babel (words)

 Babel (words)

This Olivier Award-winning production is dance, it's theatre, it's language. It's wonderful.

Counting Crows a no show - again

Counting Crows

American rockers Counting Crows cancel Auckland show after pulling out of a rescheduled Wellington show on short notice.

Counting Crows counting the years

adam duritz

Ahead of Counting Crows' NZ shows, frontman Adam Duritz tells Tom Cardy how he coped after coming off medications for mental illness and is now a better singer.

Wilco keep pushing ahead

Wilco

Wilco's Jeff Tweedy doesn't tweet, likes bad reviews and brings a special guest to New Zealand.

Review: Hui

Hui

One of the few local premieres, Hui is a story audiences should be proud to see told.

Auckland's summer still green

Maitreya

Auckland's only outdoor summer festival has a new venue but it's still all green.

Robert Plant returns to New Zealand

Robert Plant

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Ahead of his two NZ shows rock god Robert Plant talks about his band The Sensational Shape Shifters and whether Led Zep will re-form.

A chat with Rita Ora

Rita Ora

On her first New Zealand visit Rita Ora chats about being a diva, public relationships and her new album.

Review: Glen Hansard in Auckland

Glen Hansard

Should you kiss the person next to you? Should you cry like a baby? Glen Hansard's show spawns plenty emotion.

Rihanna announces Auckland show

Rihanna

Rihanna is bringing her Diamonds World Tour to New Zealand this year.

Darkness, Joan Jett tour cancelled

The Darkness

The upcoming Auckland show featuring The Darkness and Joan Jett and the Blackhearts has been cancelled.

Fall Out Boy to play Auckland show

Fall Out Boy

American rockers Fall Out Boy are back from their hiatus and have just added a New Zealand date to their tour.

Cantina serves daring dish

Cantina

It's not often you see women in stiletto heels walking over pantless men, or two men dancing while one is wearing roller skates.

Musician's Pike River theme

Kirsten Warner and Bernie Griffen

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Bernie Griffen knew as soon as he got the line "29 diamonds for a chunk of coal: he had the essence of a song about the Pike River mining disaster.

Riotous leaving bash for Victoria Girling Butcher

Victoria Girling Butcher.

Some of New Zealand's finest musicians are lining up to say farewell to Victoria Girling Butcher.

Is this the most lusted after ginger?

Ed Sheeran

It's hotly debated, but Ed Sheeran claims the mantle of most lusted ginger goes to Prince Harry.

More public shows for Fashion Week

NZ Fashion Week

Kiwi fashion showcase set to increase the amount of shows open to the general public.

The Illusionists to wow Auckland

The Illusionists

Seven of the world's greatest magicians will cast a spell on Auckland's Civic Theatre in May.

Wearable Art Exhibition goes on tour

Wearable Art on show at Auckland Museum

Wearable Art

WOW's month-long Off The Wall exhibition opens at Auckland Museum today, featuring 30 of the best wearable art garments.

Six60 headed for Europe

Band moving north to conquer continent

Six60

Six60 has signed a European-wide deal and are moving to the continent.

Tool add second Auckland show

Tool

American rockers Tool are adding a second Auckland show to their down under tour schedule.

How Garbage got their fire back

Garbage

Ahead of their two New Zealand shows American rock indie four-piece Garbage talk about why they re-united and the role of woman in the music industry.

Julie Andrews to grace city stage

Julie Andrews

For the first time ever the face - and voice - of Mary Poppins and The Sound of Music will appear on stage in New Zealand.

Valentine's Day event guide

Plan for the year's most romantic day

Valentine's roses

Check out your options for spending a fun and romantic Valentine's day (and night) in Auckland.

This week: What's on in Auckland

Wet Hot Beauties

Looking for something to do this weekend or in the days ahead? We check out Auckland's best events.

100 poems in 100 days for Fringe

Andie Spargo

Andie Spargo's put pen to paper writing a collection of poems, limericks and even raps.

Film review: Hitchcock

Hitchcock

An entertaining film, providing intriguing insight into a love story in the Golden Age of Hollywood.

Film review: This Is 40

This Is 40

This is 40 defies publicity by proving an intelligent film, writes Steve Kilgallon.

Cafe review: The Hamptons

The Hamptons

Stephanie Holmes reviews a temporary beach retreat nestled in the heart of the CBD.

Celebrate Waitangi Day in style

Guide: Auckland's best events for the holiday

Waitangi Day

Auckland is gearing up to celebrate Waitangi Day in true Kiwi style with a day of events all about family and fun.

Bloc Party to play Powerstation

bloc party

British dance-rock act Bloc Party is returning to New Zealand for one show next month.

Dizzee Rascal for Vector Arena

Dizzee Rascal

Dizzee Rascal will headline a rave night at Vector Arena next month featuring a host of international artists.

Video: Auckland X Factor auditions

X Factor auditions

We talk to hundreds of hopefuls in Auckland and ask them why they think they've got the 'X Factor'.

Alan Davies a 'bloody funny' man

Alan Davies

Life is Pain. One day everyone you love will betray you. These words came from a child Alan Davies knew.

Life is sweet for Rodriguez

Sugarman

American singer-songwriter Rodriguez will perform in NZ after going from obscurity to stardom.

Aaradhna back doing what she loves

Aaradhna

After years out of the limelight, singer Aaradhna is back with a new album and summer tour plans.

Laneway's top 10 moments

Auckland turns up the heat for NZ's best festival

Laneway

St Jerome's Laneway Festival has claimed its spot as NZ's music day in the sun, appeasing those who had BDO shaped holes in their hearts.

Lanway Festival kicking off at waterfront

Indie festival promises musical delights

Laneway

Thousands of music-loving Aucklanders are expected at Silo Park today for St Jerome's Laneway Festival.

Review: Cliff Richard rocks Auckland

 Cliff Richard

Legendary British singer Sir Cliff Richard outdid himself and completely rocked an almost packed Vector Arena in Auckland last night.

Film review: Anna Karenina

Anna Karenina

Every performance is a joy to behold in this witty remake of the classic story of Russian high society, says Sarah Watt.

Cafe review: Mimosa

Mimosa Cafe

An above-average dining experience in a cutely-decorated space, with just a few complaints from our reviewer.

Film review: Zero Dark Thirty

Zero Dark Thirty

The hunt for Osama bin Laden is examined in this film, which has been both lauded as art and criticised for its content, writes Kate Mead.
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