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Writer tells of 'weird undertaking'

Damien Wilkins

Damien Wilkins says a novel is a weird undertaking but something he feels compelled to do.

Competing with Auckland

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

Drag queen dominatrix

Ricky Beirao For the first time an often-staged Kiwi play about a dominatrix will be performed by a gay drag queen.

Police Ten 7's new host

rob lemoto Bay of Plenty-based Detective Sergeant Rob Lemoto is the new host of Police Ten 7.

Emmy winners take on Kiwi stories

road trip Innovative web series will tell the extraordinary tales of ordinary Kiwis, with direction from you.

A compelling adaptation

predestination Predestination does feel like an extended Twilight Zone episode, a simple premise stretched to almost breaking point.

A lovely tale, well told

Aunty and the Star People is exactly the quietly spoken, unpretentious, but unashamedly joyous film that Jean Watson's story deserves.

Braff's latest scrubs up well

Slick moves in slow motion

It's the little things that irritate

Extant Who can be bothered with sci-fi thriller Extant (Prime, 8.30pm, Thursday) any more?

Old age never looked so good

The Fabulous Fashionsitas tribute to amazing elderly female geriatrics was inspirational.

The Block is a crock

No Emmy for Kiwi writer

The quiet achiever

In the self-aggrandising world of TV current affairs, Native Affairs and Mihi Forbes stand out for listening.

Theatre was her playground

Sound of Music Sophie Parkinson feels right at home on the stage.

At home with John Denver

Bevan Gardiner was just a boy when John Denver died. He has a tribute show in Wellington this week.

The lure of lycra

The Disney we don't know

Sublime singing

When one of most loved musicals of all time, The Sound of Music, hits town, an air of excited anticipation abounds.

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