In from the outside

Robert Rapson

Outsider artist Robert Rapson has followed up winning the country's top ceramics prize with another award.

Golden girl Kimbra gets real

Kimbra Only a Kiwi girl could find a sheep farm in the middle of Los Angeles.

The heart is a lonely hunter

Books Sarah Corbet, of Hamilton City Libraries, heads back to 1940 for a taste of romance.

Your NZ film fest reviews

Cinema It's hard to know what to pick at the film festival so share your reviews to make everybody's lives easier.

Particle Fever

Mark Levinson Despite the press reports, Mark Levinson never thought he was documenting the end of the world.

Mrs Brown defies expectations

mrs brown's boys d'movie D'Movie is affectionate, genuinely funny, well put together, and has flourish and flair to make it more than the TV show.

Begin Again will polarise audience

Begin Again is a deceptive film, with some fine tuned storytelling machinery purring away beneath its facade of naivety.

Subtle as a sledgehammer

Film festival highlights

The Dome's knives are out

The Dome After a promising start, Under the Dome is now getting silly.

Harsh Georgian justice

Before Judge John Deed, before Boston Legal and even before Perry Mason, there was Will Garrow, and he was real.

A granny knot of a plot

Scars left by an Antarctic mountain

Ripping and real

Pirates of the Airwaves has some great advantages, but it would have been better as a movie.

Life is still sweet

Frank Allen Fifty years ago British hit-makers The Searchers toured New Zealand. Tomorrow night they play in Upper Hutt.

Giant steps for Kiwi band

London-based Kiwi rockers I Am Giant took inspiration from Pink Floyd for their new album.

Grease is still the word

The one that she wants

McBoing Boing captivates

This was a kids concert, and the Opera House was full of excited, enthusiastic youngsters.

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The lower drink-driving limits from December are:

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