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Ed Sheeran's NZ tour sells out

Ed Sheeran

Fans of the British musician snap up tickets within minutes, leading to second Auckland show being announced.

Ed Sheeran's forever linked to Hamilton Ed Sheeran an unlikely pop star Three NZ gigs for Ed Sheeran

Chasing Amy

gone girl REVIEW: Dense, disturbing and devilish, Gone Girl makes for compelling viewing and potentially awkward post-movie discussions.

Kitchen dramas fail to stir

My Kitchen Rules Future generations may laugh at the idea of shows in which people threw tantrums over the grilling of a lamb chop.

Affleck prepared for haters

Gone Girl Ben Affleck stars in Gone Girl, and he knows a thing or two about being hated - and hunted.

Time on his side

The Refusal of Time South African artist William Kentridge explains the genesis of his video work. now on show at Wellington's City Gallery.

Lacks insight and inspiration

reaching for the moon Reaching For The Moon is hampered by a disappointingly pedestrian script, and by Bruno Barreto's plodding direction.

Charlotte and her schwester

Sumptuously costumed and shot, Beloved Sisters at times feels rushed, despite its more than two-hour running time.

When Vlad was still a lad

Superior sequel offers surprises

Off-key and irritating

Coverband Coverband, TVNZ's new show about a rock band, fails to break out and cover new ground.

Special law enforcement series bunkum, but fun

By Any Means, on Tuesdays, is a bunkum throwback to the likes of The Avengers and The Saint.

The guilty pleasures of late legals

Police Ten 7's new host

Tim Balme's killer concept

Writer of The Brokenwood Mysteries Tim Balme explains why we all like a bloody good murder.

An 80s experience to remember

The Straits Dire Straits is no more, but a tribute band playing next week includes a saxophonist who toured with the original band.

Competing with Auckland

Reducing Writers Week was rejected for a "New New Zealand Festival", despite overlaps with Auckland Arts Festival.

Drag queen dominatrix

Sublime singing

Making the most of the middle

He plays swing, country, rock and pop and pokes fun at our fads. Tom Cardy talks to satirist and musician Andrew London.

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