Extra Springsteen tickets on sale

It's not too late to see The Boss in Christchurch.

Missed out on tickets for the Christchurch concert? Here's your last chance to get in.

Jagger's memoir too tame?

Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones performs a free outdoor concert at Ciudad Deportiva de la Habana sports complex in ...

Somehow, the Holy Grail of debaucherous rock 'n' roll history has been hidden away in some dusty publisher's office for almost four decades.

Hollies still riding the carousel

The Hollies are back in New Zealand this week for a five-date tour of North Island.

Meet the band who rival The Rolling Stones for longevity.

Adele's all smiles in Sydney

Singer Adele arrives at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles.

We wish we could look this joyful after a long haul flight. Nice one, Adele.

Hiddleston peed on co-star

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 09:  Tom Hiddleston attends the High-Rise Screening, during the BFI London Film Festival, at ...

There's only one way to deal with a jelly fish sting, according to Tom Hiddleston.

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Three's Project still needs work

After a less than impressive first outing, The Project The Project has to quickly show it's more than a cheap Aussie ...

REVIEW: The Project suffered from a terminal case of repetitive strain injury.

Bruce Springsteen's superfan

Gill Cross has seen Bruce Springsteen perform about 150 times and named her dog Bruce.

She's seen him perform over 150 times, has hundreds of T-shirts bearing his name, and named her dog after him.

Quake hero on The Boss' side

Michael Harford rescued seven people from the PGC Building after the 2011 Christchurch earthquake. This week, he is ...

On the eve of the 6th anniversary of the Christchurch earthquake, hero Michael Harford is back - but now he's working for The Boss.

Shortie Street actress switches to slow lane

Amelia Reid-Meredith played Bella Durville for six years on Shortland Street.

Actress Amelia Reid-Meredith is enjoying life in the slower lane in Nelson.

$10m boost from show

Bruce Springsteen will perform in Christchurch for the first time on Tuesday night.

Bruce Springsteen concert expected to bring $10m into Christchurch economy as 30,000 fans descend on the city.

Homegrown set to sell-out

More than 40 acts will play the annual festival on Wellington's Waterfront in front of about 20,000 punters.

There will be no shortage of people enjoying some choice Kiwi music at Homegrown next month.

Springsteen shows Chch he cares

Bruce Springsteen's team are looking forward to their Christchurch show.

"I think he wants to come in and go, 'Well hey, I'm here with you'," Springsteen's promoter says.

Inside Sandra Bullock's home

There are plenty of shaded outdoor porches, ideal for enjoying the sultry Georgia weather. This is the true Southern ...

Located on Tybee Island, Georgia, the actress' holiday home has plenty of Southern charm to spare.

Try hand at eel puppets

Puppeteer Anna Bailey is bringing her skills to Lower Hutt for 2017's Common Ground festival.

Puppeteer Anna Bailey is educating others about eels through her puppets

Stars soak up Kiwi art and wine video

Mindy Kaling in Wanaka

Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon and Mindy Kaling are pretty much having the best time in Wanaka.

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Shortie Street actress switches to slow lane

Amelia Reid-Meredith played Bella Durville for six years on Shortland Street.

Actress Amelia Reid-Meredith is enjoying life in the slower lane in Nelson.

Inside Sandra Bullock's home

Located on Tybee Island, Georgia, the actress' holiday home has plenty of Southern charm to spare.

Jagger's memoir too tame?

Adele's all smiles in Sydney

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Three's Project still needs work

REVIEW: The Project suffered from a terminal case of repetitive strain injury.

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Stars soak up Kiwi art and wine video

Mindy Kaling in Wanaka

Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon and Mindy Kaling are pretty much having the best time in Wanaka.

Bangarang! - Rufio's back

Dante Basco, who played Hook's Rufio, is campaigning for a Rufio prequel.

Can you spare a few dollars for the Hook prequel you never knew you wanted?

Avatar 2 shooting in August

Sam Worthington and Avatar co-star Zoe Saldana.

The star of the next four Avatar films is raring to head back to Pandora.

Weta's early Oscar explained

Weta Digital's FACETS technology, first used in Avatar, has won a Scientific and Technical Oscar. It changed the way the ...

Weta Digital's won an early Oscar for FACETS, but what the heck's it?

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Ten of The Boss' songs we'd like to hear

Bruce Springsteen is in the country for two concerts this week. But what songs, from his extensive back catalogue, will ...

From Born to Run to The Ghost of Tom Joad - 10 Boss songs to keep Kiwis dancing into the dark.

Mega-fans travel world for Bruce

There are some people prepared to follow The Boss around the world to see as many of his concerts as possible.

Meet the fans who will go anywhere to see their idol.

'No problems' for Springsteen queues

Crowds waiting to get into Foo Fighters concert at AMI Stadium in 2015.

Organisers of Tuesday's Bruce Springsteen gig in Christchurch say there will not be a repeat performance of the chaos outside AMI Stadium's last big concert.

Bringing summer to Welly

Tomorrow People keyboardist Tana Tupai says Homegrown is a "iconic festival in our backyard".

Tomorrow People's "sunshine reggae" will bring summer to Wellington after all, at next month's Jim Beam Homegrown.

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Paul Henry's back on Three

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Paul Henry wearing his NZ Flag jacket.

The controversial host is making a quick comeback to kickstart The Project.

'Shoot them in the head'

The Am Show sports host Mark Richardson (right, with co-hosts Amanda Gillies and Duncan Garner) has taken a hard line on ...

"That's what you do in a war." AM Show's Mark Richardson takes hard line on meth cooks.

Sensing Murder v controversy

Sue Nicholson is one of three psychics featuring in the local reality series Sensing Murder.

It's called Sensing Murder not Solving Murder, says psychic Sue Nicholson.

Big cast, Little Lies, compulsive viewing

Reese Witherspoon as Madeline Mackenzie in the TV adaptation of Big Little Lies.

REVIEW: Underneath the bitchiness, the dark comedy and the whodunnit, Big Little Lies is also a look at motherhood in all its confusing, joyful and guilt-inducing complexity.

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School Journal's storied history

An illustration by Deirdre Gardiner from "The New House Villain", a story by Margaret Mahy.

They're stuffed with the work of our greatest writers and artists - but NZ hasn't always loved them.

'A story we should be proud of'

The two authors behind the book series Alison Condon and  Gina Taggart.

"If children can gain perspectives when they're young, they hold those attitudes for life."

'It can get better'

Rhianna Boyd survived seven years of anorexia and has written a book about her experience.

An anorexia survivor wants to give hope to other sufferers and their families.

JK Rowling's Piers Morgan takedown

British author JK Rowling took on Piers Morgan in a Twitter battle.

She didn't even use one of the unforgivable curses. She made him do all the work.

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Try hand at eel puppets

Puppeteer Anna Bailey is bringing her skills to Lower Hutt for 2017's Common Ground festival.

Puppeteer Anna Bailey is educating others about eels through her puppets

Mansfield doll's house for sale

The doll's house will be sold to raise funds for the Katherine Mansfield Garden at Hamilton Gardens.

"We hope somebody who knows about Katherine Mansfield might want it for their grandchildren."

Manawatu couple to perform in Spain

Warren Warbrick (left) accompanying Virginia Warbrick on a putorino during a performance of "Tahi80'.

Two Manawatu musicians are taking their Maori cultural performance to Adelaide and Spain.

Len Lye Centre wobbles

The Len Lye Centre is having issues around maintenance and repairs for the kinetic sculptures.

The $11.5 million gallery struggles to afford the upkeep of its big kinetic sculptures, less than two years after opening.

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Singer and biker chick

Helen Medlyn, singer in NZ Opera's The Mikado, who will ride her motorbike the length of the country between performances.

Singer in NZ show makes the most of her passions - opera and her Harley Davidson.

The Questionnaire: Jason Chasland

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Jason Chasland answers our Q and A

Dummies' antics anything but garbage

The Trash Test Dummies - Jamie Bretman, Jack Coleman and Simon Wright - worked up a sweat in the Crystal Palace ...

The laughter was constant as soon as the the bin men arrived on stage.

St James to close for a year

The yellow stickered St James Theatre on Courtenay Place will close for earthquake strengthening in 2018.

National ballet will need a new home while Wellington's 105-year-old theatre is quake-strengthened.

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