Cartoon universe revealed video

Disney Pixar shows how their movies are linked

4:08 PM  Did you know there was a little bit of Monsters Inc. in Toy Story, and a little bit of Cars in Wall-E?

Trump the Apple of singer's eye video

Fiona Apple teamed up with composer Michael Whalen to create a new anti-Trump anthem ahead of his inauguration.

3:41 PM  US singer Fiona Apple has a message for Donald Trump: "We don't want your tiny hands".

Morissette manager took $6.7m

Alanis Morissette's manager has agreed to plead guilty to charges of embezzlement after it was proven he stole more than ...

3:38 PM  That must have been a jagged little pill to swallow for the Canadian singer.

Sherlock's ladies speak out

Sherlock star Amanda Abbington has a plan so she's not left "holding the baby" if Sherlock comes to an end.

3:44 PM  Why one Sherlock actress thinks a spin-off show would a game-changer

Will & Grace return to TV

Will and Grace are back.

2:49 PM  Nostalgia alert! The 90s/00s sitcom about a gay man sharing his ritzy New York Apartment with his neurotic gal-pal is back.

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When Petula Clark met Elvis

Petula Clark is still in great shape, even at age 84.

Petula Clark reckons she could have been The King's queen.

New Chch theatre company has big plans

Tom Eason and Holly Chappell-Eason of theatre company Two Productions at the door of their new premises.

"There is not a lot of different work, or really risky work happening here," says new theatre company director.

Mural escapes demolition unscathed

Jim Allen's mural has survived the demolition of 61 Molesworth St.

Only an electrical substation, boilers, and the mural survived.

New Zealand's hidden wonders gallery

Electrum is a sculpture on Alan Gibb's Makarau farm.

From the strange to curious, these seven wonders will inspire awe and wanderlust.

New Year takes over Northcote town centre

Northcote town centre's festival to celebrate Chinese and Korean New Year.

Celebrate the year of the rooster in Northcote town centre.

Patrick Stewart stinks in new role

The Emoji Movie has a host of celebrities voicing your favourite online characters, including Sir Patrick Stewart as ...

Sir Patrick Stewart won't really have any excuses if critics label his latest new role a pile of c....

Drink to this!

Free water fountains at Womad 2017 in New Plymouth

Womad is to offer free water fountains to help cut landfill waste

Did comic fail to recognise legend?

Comic James Malcolm and "some guy" (Nick Cave).

First, take snap with person everyone else seems to know. Then worry about who they are.

Watch: Gary of the Pacific trailer

Josh Thomson and Dave Fane star in Gary of the Pacific.

Here's why you should be excited about New Zealand's next big screen comedy: the trailer is awesome.

Short shelf life for MKR stars

Adam Liaw is one of many MasterChef Australia alumni who have made the transition into a successful career in the food ...

Adam Liaw has launched a successful TV career off the back of MasterChef, something that has eluded MKR's "connoisseurs" and "villains" alike.

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Morissette manager stole $6.7m

Alanis Morissette's manager has agreed to plead guilty to charges of embezzlement after it was proven he stole more than ...

3:38 PM  That must have been a jagged little pill to swallow for the Canadian singer.

When Petula Clark met Elvis

3:33 PM  Petula Clark reckons she could have been The King's queen.

Did comic fail to recognise legend?

Ricky Martin's plush LA pad

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Cartoon universe revealed

Did you know there was a little bit of Monsters Inc. in Toy Story, and a little bit of Cars in Wall-E?

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Patrick Stewart stinks in new role

The Emoji Movie has a host of celebrities voicing your favourite online characters, including Sir Patrick Stewart as ...

Sir Patrick Stewart won't really have any excuses if critics label his latest new role a pile of c....

Watch: Gary of the Pacific trailer

Josh Thomson and Dave Fane star in Gary of the Pacific.

Here's why you should be excited about New Zealand's next big screen comedy: the trailer is awesome.

New Pie lacks original's relish

Seen as a standalone movie, Pork Pie gets a pass as a sporadically funny action comedy with a couple of nicely-staged ...

REVIEW: Pork Pie is a sporadically funny action comedy, but fails to answer the questions as to why a remake was necessary

White House tour's Weta touch

The 360-degree tour, narrated by Barack Obama, offers a behind the scenes look at the White House.

Former Wellington Weta workers are behind the project to show the White House like never before.

music

Still singing after five years

The Major Minors Children's Choir is preparing  for a new season of singing, with three concerts planned before April.

A choir that started out as a tester is still going strong in its fifth year

Legal woes keep Young Thug out

Atlanta rapper Young Thug has pulled out of Laneway, only weeks before the festival.

The rapper has pulled out of Laneway festival in Auckland, after failing to appear in a US court.

Kings of the Kiwi pop charts

Kings (Kingdon Te Itinga Chapple-Wilson) has kept the number 1 slot for more than 27 weeks.

The Auckland musician hasn't left the the ruling spot on the music charts for 27 weeks and counting - the longest reign in the chart's history.

Tribute concert for New Zealand hit maker

Bunny Walters' widow Anne Taylor is looking forward to a tribute concert for her late husband.

A tribute concert for New Zealand 60s and 70s pop icon Bunny Walters is set to take place in Tokoroa featuring his heyday pals.

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Short shelf life for MKR stars

Adam Liaw is one of many MasterChef Australia alumni who have made the transition into a successful career in the food ...

Adam Liaw has launched a successful TV career off the back of MasterChef, something that has eluded MKR's "connoisseurs" and "villains" alike.

Stakes and steaks are low on MKR USA

Aussie chef Curtis Stone is the host of My Kitchen Rules USA.

America tries to replicate the success of MKR, but substitutes celebrities for vaudevillian heroes and villains.

Backlash changed Walking Dead

Andrew Lincoln as Rick Grimes in The Walking Dead.

That season opener was so gory, and so unlikable, the producers decided to dial things back a notch... or five.

No Law & Order for The Don?

US President-elect Donald Trump speaks to diplomats at the Presidential Inaugural Committee Chairman's Global Dinner in ...

A US network has delayed an episode of the hit show that was plucked "from the headlines" dealing with sexual harassment allegations.

books

Writing the history of writers

From left, Leonie Couper and Sue Courtney wrote a book to celebrate the 40th jubilee of an Auckland-based writing group.

An Auckland based writing group has celebrated its 40th anniversary with a historical book.

The Exorcist author dies at 89

William Peter Blatty has died of multiple myeloma.

His screenplay about a girl possessed by a demon became a blockbuster worldwide.

Designer hunts 'killer ideas'

A designer of 20 years, Nick McFarlane explores processes of creative thinking in his new book Hunting the Killer Idea.

After designing album art for British band The Prodigy Auckland designer Nick McFarlane has written a book exploring creative processes.

In praise of older women

"Women are sexier for so much longer."

'Women are sexier for so much longer': one expert on towboys, cougars and why sex gets better as we age.

arts

Drink to this!

Free water fountains at Womad 2017 in New Plymouth

Womad is to offer free water fountains to help cut landfill waste

The art we own is gathering dust

Wellington City Council has moved its most expensive piece, Charles Barraud's portrait of Te Puni, to the council’s ...

NZ ratepayers own half a billion dollars of art - but 93 per cent of it isn't on display.

Zoo keepers turn water ballerinas

Auckland zookeepers Helen Watson and Ellie Stringer have found a new pastime in water ballet.

Auckland Zoo's carnivore carers Helen Watson and Ellie Stringer have joined a water ballet troupe.

From cement to contemporary art

John Burns and Di Gordon-Burns in the John Burns Gallery in Otira

Otira artist John Burns turned to painting after losing his job at a cement works.

stage & theatre

Actress ready for war

Noel Hayvice, Charlotte Lennon and Cayden Howes perform.

An Upper Hutt actress is telling the history of New Zealand.

Live dating coming to Auckland

Melbourne based performance artist Bron Batten says the show isn't directly about finding romance.

Australian Bron Batten is bringing her award winning live dating show to Auckland.

Is Bard's Globe coming here? video

151010, news, photo: Supplied, Dargaville & Districts News, Shakespeare - who's playing company erected the first Globe ...

All the world's a stage - and Wellington could soon be a major player.

146-year-old circus ends video

The Greatest Show on Earth is closing forever after 146 years.

Curtains are closing on The Greatest Show on Earth after 146 years.

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