Death threats fired at Shorty star video

Self-confessed dog lover KJ Apa was gutted when his first international film, A Dog's Purpose, was attacked for abusing ...

Animal rights activists went after former Shortland Streeter KJ Apa for starring in A Dog's Purpose.

Oscar winning director dies

Director Jonathan Demme, 73, has died of cancer and complications from heart disease.

The Silence of the Lambs and Philadelphia director Jonathan Demme dies at 73.

Teen hunter Survivor

Louisa McClintock at the conclusion of a successful pig hunt near Cheviot in 2014.

11:29 AM  She doesn't drink, she doesn't party. Instead she hunts. That's why she wanted to live in the jungle.

Are Zac and Leah over?

Ada Nicodemou and Charlie Clausen as Leah and Zac in Home And Away.

Home And Away's Ada Nicodemou says it is time for the popular TV couple to call it quits.

A rose tattoo for Zac?

Walking arm-in-arm down Bangkok's Koh San Road was Ally's favourite moment with Zac.

Where would jilted Bachelorette Ally put the tattoo though?

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Comedian follows in Clarke's footsteps

Comedian Rhys Mathewson says he has learned to "harness" the anxieties of being a comedian.

At just 26 it's still early days for comedian Rhys Mathewson.

Matariki-inspired waka sculpture

Lighting and sound on the sculpture will change based on information from a network of sensors.

An interactive steel structure is planned for Hamilton's Ferrybank precinct.

The F-Word v The Handmaid's Tale

Alexis Bledel as Ofglen in The Handmaid's Tale.

OPINION: The star of a show set in a world where women are property says it isn't feminist. Angela Cuming bangs her head against a wall.

Bean prefers death the Kiwi way

Boromir's death in Lord of the Rings was Sean Bean's favourite, he said.

He's been beheaded, crushed, skewered and pulled apart by horses - but Sean Bean's favourite death was shot in New Zealand.

Country music songwriting finalists announced

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Jenny Mitchell of Gore was Saturday nights Overall Intermediate Winner at the NZ ...

A Gore father and his daughter have both been nominated for awards at this year's 

Jazz 'not fast-food music'

Jazz musician Kevin Clark will perform with his quartet in New Plymouth next month.

The word 'jazz' has become devalued, says award-winning jazz musician.

Kiwi model in Selena Gomez video

Georgia Fowler, left, is the star of Selena Gomez's latest music video.

Georgia Fowler has been a Victoria's Secret angel, but now she's just landed another major coup.

Towering movie prop faces unhappy ending

From left Tokoroa Airfield users David Rio, Bruce Simpson, and Gordon Hudson.

A 1980s movie prop tower has become a landmark at the Tokoroa Airfield but it could soon fade into oblivion like the movie it was made for.

Win with the TV Guide: May 6 - 12

TV Guide is in stores every Thursday.

Your chance to win The Little Breton Bistro Book.

Fox hit with race bias claims video

Fox News host Kelly Wright and fellow plaintiffs attend a news conference to address a race discrimination class-action ...

Fox News is facing renewed legal claims that it mistreated non-white employees.

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Bean prefers death the Kiwi way

Boromir's death in Lord of the Rings was Sean Bean's favourite, he said.

10:54 AM  He's been beheaded, crushed, skewered and pulled apart by horses - but Sean Bean's favourite death was shot in New Zealand.

Death threats fired at Shorty star video

Animal rights activists went after former Shortland Streeter KJ Apa for starring in A Dog's Purpose. But the clip that got them riled was heavily edited.

Jordan chose Fleur by flipping coin

Baio blames 'fake news' for blunder

THE BACHELOR NZ

Bach's Rosie: That's not who I am

The Bachelor NZ contestant Rosie Woods said she thought the Bach Zac Franich was just as nervous as her, which put her ...

Ousted Bachelor NZ contestant says: "Everyone loses their cool... just not on national TV".

Brine's Bach: Farewell, dear Molly

The Moll and the author.

OPINION: an unfortunate scheduling error, fun in kayaks, Dom Bowden's love life laundry aired and goodbye to my fave.

Too light-hearted for the Bachelor

Littlejohn said if she was an animal she would be a meerkat because she is always popping up out of nowhere.

The Mol has left the mansion because she wasn't "deep" enough for a guy who reminds her of a small yappie type dog.

Molly dishes on Dom's dating

Axed bachelorette Molly gave us her take on the Karina/Dom situation.

Dumped Bachelorette says news of contestant dating host is "one of those things".

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Farmer who wants to be TV star

She doesn't drink, she doesn't party. Instead she hunts. That's why she wanted to live in the jungle.

film

Rugby drama breaks new ground

Handsome Devil: When Conor (Nicholas Galitzine) met Ned (Fionn O'Shea).

REVIEW: Handsome Devil is a charming and charismatic coming-of-age story that's part Dead Poets Society, part Sing Street.

Would you like droids with that?

The new McDonald's uniforms unveiled in the US have been compared to uniforms worn by characters in Star Wars.

People think new McDonald's uniforms in the US look like something a Star Wars character would wear.

Did Luke spoil Last Jedi plot twist?

Mark Hamill as a much older Luke Skywalker in The Last Jedi.

SPOILERS: It looks like the next installment in the Star Wars saga has been a long time in the making... like 30 odd years in the making.

Review: Raw brutal and brilliant

French Horror film Raw is visceral and great.

The French horror is a smart, painfully black comedy about what happens when a young vegetarian begins to eat meat.

music

Kiwi model in Selena Gomez video

Georgia Fowler, left, is the star of Selena Gomez's latest music video.

Georgia Fowler has been a Victoria's Secret angel, but now she's just landed another major coup.

Kenny G serenades passengers video

Kenny G helped raise $2000.

The Grammy winner puts on an impromptu concert on a plane for charity

No break for Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran has shut down rumours that he plans to take a break from music.

Despite what you may have heard, the British singer has no plans to stop making music.

Elton John battles infection video

Singer Elton John became 'violently ill' on a flight to the UK.

The 70-year-old singer cancels upcoming shows after an unusual bacterial infection put him in intensive care.

tv & radio

Win with the TV Guide: May 6 - 12

TV Guide is in stores every Thursday.

Your chance to win The Little Breton Bistro Book.

Fox hit with race bias claims video

Fox News host Kelly Wright and fellow plaintiffs attend a news conference to address a race discrimination class-action ...

Fox News is facing renewed legal claims that it mistreated non-white employees.

A bad-boy doctor heads home

Rodger Corser plays a surgeon with a naughty streak.

A misbehaving surgeon is forced to work in his rural hometown in a new Aussie comedy.

Einstein, the joker and the genius

Geoffrey Rush takes on the character of Einstein in a new series on the great scientist's life.

The man behind the super brain emerges in a new series on one of the 20th century's greatest thinkers.

books

Author on a mission

Glyn Harper reads his WWI children's book Jim's Letters to a class at Tiritea School.

Whether it's military histories for adults or children, Glyn Harper is prolific.

Caitlyn Jenner tells all video

Caitlyn Jenner: 'I needed to pour my heart out on everything.'

Jenner opens up about Trump, transitioning and thoughts of suicide in her frank new memoir.

Dyslexia no barrier for Hoey

Hoey, who didn't learn to to write until he was eight years old, says his dyslexia gave his teaching a unique perspective.

Dyslexic Dominic Hoey learned to write at eight years old - now the published author and poet is teaching writing courses.

Destiny's Child reunite (briefly) video

Beyonce (C) and Destiny's Child perform during the half-time show of the NFL Super Bowl XLVII football game in New ...

Kelly Rowland is joined by Beyonce and Michelle for her book launch.

arts

The comic absurdity of David Shrigley

A head made from a vacuum cleaner and with crayons up its nose turns out another creation for Lose Your Mind.

An exhibition by a wildly popular British artist is something art lovers should be losing their minds over.

Knitting goes down rabbit hole

Jacinta Stevenson does plus-sized knitting, the DIY market is one revenue stream, and finished products are also ...

Rogue knitting on a large scale.

Flowers to light up at show

The Queenstown Gardens were illuminated during the LUMA festival in 2016.

This year's light festival will include the 150th year Queenstown Gardens' commemoration.

Shakespeare meets steampunk

Titania Queen of the Fairies summons her fairies, Cobweb, Mustard-seed, Moth and Pease-blossom in Hutt Repertory ...

A new take on A Midsummer Night's Dream opens it up to people of all ages.

stage & theatre

Puppets behaving badly video

Tom Clarke plays Jason and his demonic puppet, Tyrone, in Hand to God.

Tyrone the puppet has a big smile, but don't let that fool you - he doesn't belong on Sesame St.

Urzila Carlson: Hard graft of success

Urzila Carlson hosts the comedy festival-opening gala.

If the cliche of performing to two men and a dog sounds bad, how much worse would it be if the dog didn't show?

Shakespeare meets steampunk

Titania Queen of the Fairies summons her fairies, Cobweb, Mustard-seed, Moth and Pease-blossom in Hutt Repertory ...

A new take on A Midsummer Night's Dream opens it up to people of all ages.

Review: Hand to God

Expert direction: Lyndee-Jane Rutherford.

Darkly comic US stage hit arrives in Wellington.

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