How to find love with Miriama Smith

Actress Miriama Smith hosts Maori Television's new dating show Finding Aroha.

Actress and marriage celebrant Miriama Smith reveals the secret to finding aroha.

Terence Davies still pursuing his passions

Cynthia Nixon was cast in A Quiet Passion, partly because of her striking resemblance to the real Emily Dickinson.

Cynthia Nixon's latest director has no time for Sex in the City.

The next carpool karaoke?

James Corden, star of The Late Late Show takes time out in the studio to shoot this selfie with Kiwi comic Bret ...

James Cordon posted this tweet with our very own Bret McKenzie - but what are the funny duo up to in the studio?

Jean-Claude's TV meltdown video

Jean-Claude Van Damme doesn't like boring questions.

An Australian breakfast show has learned why you don't mess with the Muscles from Brussels.

Mila Kunis' cheap wedding ring

Cast member Mila Kunis poses at the premiere of "Bad Moms" in Los Angeles, California U.S., July 26, 2016.   ...

She bought her wedding ring from where? And it cost what?

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Campbell claims radio crown

John Campbell re-joined RNZ in September 2015 to host a revamped Checkpoint.

RNZ has come back with a bang to dominate the latest radio survey.

Spina bifida is 'our normal' video

Aleicia Humphries is twenty six months pregnant with a child with spina bifida.

Australia's first ever in utero surgery for spina bifida has offered hope to New Zealand families.

Harry Potter is back

British author JK Rowling, creator of the Harry Potter series of books.

Next up, it will be 'Harry Potter and the Elevated Cholesterol Reading'.

The Block opens its doors

Hoards of people lined up with their tickets to enter the exclusive tour of The Block.

Eager "Blockaholics" have been treated to an exclusive preview of this year's homes.

Reaching for Hollywood stars

Aspiring actress and dancer Amy Finnigan hopes to move to the United States and become a Hollywood star.

New Plymouth girl has Hollywood stars sparkling in her eyes as she makes contact with producers abroad.

Voice of Postman Pat dies

The voice of beloved character Postman Pat has passed away.

Ken Barrie, who provided the voice of affable animated letter-carrier Postman Pat, has died aged 83.

'Mrs Mangel' dies video

Vivean Gray as Mrs Mangel, the "ultimate busybody".

Vivean Gray best known for her role as busybody Mrs Mangel on Neighbours.

TV host apologises for jokes video

Aussie TV host Karl Stefanovic has apologised for his poor-taste joke.

Australian Today show host Karl Stefanovic says he's sorry for making jokes about transgender people on air.

Party like Harry Potter

J.K. Rowling wrote the new Harry Potter story with John Tiffany and Jack Thorne.

There will be parties at bookshops around the country this weekend to mark the publication of the latest Harry Potter book.

Hot or not? 'I've nothing to say' video

Simon Shepherd made an eyebrow-raising comment to a Newshub weather presenter on Thursday evening.

Simon Shepherd's quip to Kanoa Lloyd drew gales of laughter on Newshub's Friday broadcast.

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celebrities

Rihanna catches out fans

There's one thing you should never do at a Rihanna concert.

Whatever you do, do not do this at a Rihanna concert.

Mila Kunis' cheap wedding ring

She bought her wedding from where? And it cost what?

Real Housewife writes sci-fi comic

West-Swift feud going strong video

Video

Spina bifida is 'our normal'

Australia's first ever in utero surgery for spina bifida has offered hope to New Zealand families.

film

The Force is strong in Waikato writer

Star Wars fan Chris Gardner, with Darth Vader at a convention in 1998. He has now written about the films for an ...

Hamilton Star Wars fan-boy turns into a writer for fan fiction.

Star Trek collectible up for grabs

Chris Pine in Star Trek Beyond.

Star Trek fans have the chance to get their hands on some out-of-this-world merchandise.

The power of Poi E

Patea Maori Club members Waimarie Cassidy, left, and Patricia Ngarewa believe Dalvanius Prime would have been proud of ...

How a hit single song helped save a town.

Kiwi film wins big at Comi-Con

Kiwi short film Accidents, Blunders and Calamities.

See Accidents, Blunders and Calamities, the film that won-over the editor of Rotten Tomatoes.

music

West Aucklanders jazzing it up

Warm up your winter with some jazz. From left: Ron Coleman, Karyn Johnson, Craig Williams and Glenn Huggard.

For the next two months Avondale will experience Jazz with "all the big musicians".

MAALA ready to wow

Maala enchanted crowds at Wellington's Homegrown Festival.

At 21, the Auckland-born musician has already worked with the writers behind Miley Cyrus and Justin Bieber's mega-hits.

Sh-Boom - blowing up The Voice

Danny Faifai, Kevin Keepa and Nuz Ngatai perform as The Koi Boys on The Voice Australia.

Kiwi trio's big break on Voice Australia on New Zealand TV screens.

Passionate Sivan connects with crowd

Singer Troye Sivan brought plenty of passion and joy to Christchurch's Horncastle Arena on Thursday night.

REVIEW: Troye Sivan's Blue Neighbourhood show in Christchurch was "dreamy, hopeful, emotional and genuine".

tv & radio

Hot or not? 'I've nothing to say' video

Simon Shepherd made an eyebrow-raising comment to a Newshub weather presenter on Thursday evening.

Simon Shepherd's quip to Kanoa Lloyd drew gales of laughter on Newshub's Friday broadcast.

Whoops, wrong NZ flag

Wrong NZ flag used during coverage

Gaffe sees losing referendum flag represent NZ during Sky coverage of cricket test.

TVNZ hits out at Sky TV

Media companies argue Sky TV is making them jump through too many hoops.

State broadcaster will go to the Olympics but it is not happy with Sky TV's demands.

Sesame Street characters dumped

These guys look to be sticking around, but several key human members of Sesame Street are leaving.

Bob, Gordon and Luis are all moving out of Sesame Street

books

Party like Harry Potter

J.K. Rowling wrote the new Harry Potter story with John Tiffany and Jack Thorne.

There will be parties at bookshops around the country this weekend to mark the publication of the latest Harry Potter book.

Hera Lindsay Bird totally fearless

Poems in Bird's self-titled collection include: Children Are The Orgasm Of The World, and The Dad Joke Is Over.

Hera Lindsay Bird has more people talking about New Zealand poetry than maybe ever before.

Exploring Kiwi erotica

Cover art of Aotearotica, Volume 1.

It's not porn, honest. Of course it's about sex but there's more going on here too.

'Judge Dredd' frighteningly real

Judge Dredd is auper-charged beat cop, empowered to arrest criminals and determine their fate.

Super-charged beat cop, empowered to arrest criminals and determine their guilt raises questions about the limits of police power

arts

Kapa Haka teams make waves at nationals

Hato Paora College's Parorangi kapa haka team performing in the National Secondary Schools Kapa Haka Competition, 2016.

Two Manawatu teams have made waves at the kapa haka nationals.

Local artist's round paintings bring environmental issues full circle

Artist Jessica Ellis says environmental issues should matter to young people.

When the Fukushima nuclear disaster happened in 2011 Jessica Ellis was still at art school.

New theatre gets tick

Hamilton City Council have accepted the Momentum Waikato proposal for a new performing arts theatre in Hamilton.

Council have voted in favour of Momentum Waikato's proposal to build a new performing arts theatre.

From little to large in 20 years video

The 'Trevs', Evento's stage helpers. In front:  Dillan Cranshaw with, from left,  Flint Rogers, Hannah Grace, Paige ...

Evento: Wearable Arts Awards is turning 20 this year and it's bigger than ever.

stage & theatre

Family have fun dancing together

Alison and Amelia McDermott winning at the nationals last year.

Watch them perform at the annual Metropolitan Ballroom and Latin American dance Championships.

Irish play a smash hit

Billy (Kurt McCarthy) tries to impress sweetheart Helen (Tara Davis) while Bartley (Dion Musson) helps himself to lollies.

Waiheke audiences are loving witty Irish play, "The Cripple of Inishmaan", on at Artworks Theatre till July 30.

Theatre consultant selected

The ASB Theatre in Blenheim.

The boss of an arena complex in Auckland has been chosen to examine the financial situation of Blenheim's ASB Theatre.

Lights, action, sparkles

South Canterbury Drama League Mamma Mia! cast members in June, from left, Chicane Sandford, Cam Sutcliffe, Alex McCoid, ...

Over 1000 costumes arrived in Timaru a few weeks ago for Mamma Mia!

NZ Comedy Fest 2016

Comedy Fest review: Nic Sampson

Nic Sampson.

This is the tightest half hour of stand-up I've seen this festival

Sexism, spooning and mental health

Tim Batt chatted to Felicity Ward.

The stars of the NZ Comedy Fest do our job for us and interview each other...

Comedy Fest review: Wilson Dixon

Wilson Dixon.

Jesse Griffin's country singing comic remains a polished act

He married a lesbian and it's very fulfilling video

Comedians Zoe Coombs Marr and Rhys Nicholson got married in an act of protest.

Comedian Rhys Nicholson married a lesbian recently. It's going well.

New crime initiative: Bad guys employed to do the dirty work.

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