City slickers and 150 first dates video

Nicole's dad isn't one to sugarcoat things.

12:15 AM  "If she doesn't fancy me, I'll be crushed," said one heavily-tattooed brand new Aussie groom.

Pete and Manu to host MKR NZ

Pete Evans and Manu Feildel are all set to cross the ditch.

My Kitchen Rules judges Pete Evans and Manu Feildel will be hosting an entire season of MKR NZ.

When computers take control video

Peter Overton remained calm as the computer sent his news bulletin haywire, telling viewers to "bear with me".

You're just happily presenting the news on live tv, and then - hold on - the camera is filming your leg!

Silver Scrolls: Kiwi music's big winners video

Wellington singer-songwriter Thomas Oliver, 29, won the 2016 APRA Silver Scroll Award on Thursday night.

11:45 PM  Auckland's Vector Arena plays host to some of the country's most talented singer-songwriters on Thursday night.

TVNZ's million-dollar man speaks

Does TVNZ CEO Kevin Kenrick think he's worth a million dollars? "That's really for the board to decide," he says.

So does TVNZ's CEO Keith Kenrick think he's worth it?

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Ellie Goulding’s biggest fan

He may have been stuck in the drizzle for ten hours but Ellie Goulding superfan Sam Chapman, at the front of the line ...

Meet the man who has travelled more than 19,000km following his idol to Christchurch.

Brangelina: Already leading separate lives video

According to Us Weekly, despite Brad, 52, and Angelina, 41 living in the same 7432 sqm Hollywood Hills home, they had ...

As their marriage crumbled in full glare of the world, it was clear to some it had been over a long time ago.

TVNZ to re-brand channel names

Detail from the new TVNZ logo

TVNZ is shedding its old image in favour of a re-brand.

Students inspired by WOW

Chief hair designer Cherie McIntyre checks in on WelTec hairdressing student Casper-Rose Marama backstage at WOW.

Sixty WelTec hairdressing and makeup artistry students are working backstage at WOW.

iTunes no2 album inspired by NZ

British musician Passenger (Michael David Rosenberg) recorded his latest album Young as the Morning, Old as the Sea, in ...

English singer says album could only have been made in NZ

NZ grew up - rugby didn't

Murdoch got a lot of sympathy in NZ media..

The All Blacks might be winning but NZ Rugby is having one of its worst PR years since the Springbok Tour.

Art of animals exhibition

A sculpture by Hawke's Bay artist Morag Shaw

The work of Hawke's Bay artist Morag Shaw goes on show October 14.

Nerves keep performance real for Ryan McIntyre

It was a special moment for Ryan McIntyre  to sing with his mum Sharon, at the Spectacular.

Ryan McIntyre is no stranger to singing in front of large crowds but the nerves started to set up just prior to taking the stage at Morrinsville College.

New Blood at TVNZ

Jenna Coleman stars as Victoria.

For the 2017 season, expect costume drama Victoria, Cold Feet and 24 Legacy. There's also a commitment to make full series available online from day one.

Mary J. Blige's awkward Clinton chat

As part of The 411 With Mary J. Blige show, Mary interviews presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton.

When Mary sings one of her questions, an embarrassed Hillary Clinton doesn't know where to look.

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celebrities

Brangelina: Already leading separate lives video

According to Us Weekly, despite Brad, 52, and Angelina, 41 living in the same 7432 sqm Hollywood Hills home, they had ...

As their marriage crumbled in full glare of the world, it was clear to some it had been over a long time ago.

Mary J. Blige's awkward Clinton chat

When Mary sings one of her questions, an embarrassed Hillary Clinton doesn't know where to look.

Kim Kardashian's bum targeted

Playboy features woman wearing hijab

Video

City slickers and 150 first dates

"If she doesn't fancy me, I'll be crushed," said one heavily-tattooed brand new Aussie groom.

Brangelina divorce

Jolie consoled by Depp video

Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp struck up a friendship in 2010 when they starred in the film The Tourist.

Brangelina split: Angelina Jolie turns to Johnny Depp for support after her shocking split from Brad Pitt, according to reports.

Marion Cotillard's partner speaks video

Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard in the spy thriller Allied.

Brangelina split: Marion Cotillard's partner breaks silence about the Pitt/Jolie break up.

Brad Pitt 'lunged at Maddox' video

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt with son Maddox in 2011.

New details have emerged of what happened during the Jolie-Pitt family argument on their private jet.

Pitt-Jolie split adds to Hollywood marriage flops

Hollywood A-listers Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are divorcing.

OPINION: Brad has been found wanting as a father and Ange is very consciously uncoupling for the sake of the children.

film

The Barely Adequate Seven

Even the undoubted charisma of Denzel Washington can't lift The Magnificent Seven.

REVIEW: Sadly this Magnificent remake is nothing more than exactly the movie you were expecting.

Tough questions amongst the frippery

The First Monday in May follows the curation of The Metropolitan Museum of Art's annual costume exhibition, and the ...

REVIEW: The First Monday in May is a sumptuous film, with enough label-gazing to please the most ardent lover of frocks.

Lion King getting a 'live-action' remake

These cool cats are set to make a live action comeback. Disney has announced Jon Favreau will direct a live-action ...

Get ready to cry all over again when Mufasa dies, as director of The Jungle Book, John Favreau, takes charge.

Horror is hot again in 2016 video

The Conjuring 2's tale is inspired by the Enfield hauntings in the 1970s.

In a year of big-budget flops, back-to-basics fright fests have been capturing the crowds.

music

Nerves keep performance real for Ryan McIntyre

It was a special moment for Ryan McIntyre  to sing with his mum Sharon, at the Spectacular.

Ryan McIntyre is no stranger to singing in front of large crowds but the nerves started to set up just prior to taking the stage at Morrinsville College.

Building a house worthy of the Boss

Bruce Springsteen performs with E Street Band guitarists Stevie Van Zandt, right, and Nils Lofgren on his "The River ...

OPINION: If Christchurch had a big shiny stadium Bruce Springsteen could play for a lot more people.

Do they really want to hurt me?

Culture Club today, with Boy George second from left.

OPINION: Should we feel insulted by 80s bands like Culture Club only now making it to NZ? Yes!

Scalpers win with new Crowded House show

Crowded House fans in Australia may end up missing out. But is a ticket-buying bot to blame?

Prices skyrocket as scalpers snag Crowded House tickets early and jack up the cost.

tv & radio

New Blood at TVNZ

Jenna Coleman stars as Victoria.

For the 2017 season, expect costume drama Victoria, Cold Feet and 24 Legacy. There's also a commitment to make full series available online from day one.

Hadyn Jones makes Fair Go debut

TVNZ's Hadyn Jones has been appointed the new co-host of Fair Go.

TVNZ's Haydyn Jones is officially Pippa Wetzell's new co-host, after Gordon Harcourt left the show in July.

James Corden wants boybands back video

Backstreet Boy Nick Carter's voice was no match for that of James Corden's.

Leaping into a rendition of "Everybody", he joined the Backstreet Boys on stage, recreating their slick dance routines.

All My Children creator Agnes Nixon dies at 93 video

Agnes Nixon, veteran TV show creator and writer, has died.

Agnes Nixon, the creative force behind the popular TV soap operas One Life to Live and All My Children, has died.

books

Baby, I was born to... read video

Bruce Springsteen performing at the Oakland Coliseum on the Born in the U.S.A. tour on September 19 1985.

Opinion: I've been waiting a long time for Springsteen's memoir...

Cartoonist goes 'Trump-free'

Don't expect to see this face in Berkeley Breathed's comic strip any longer.

Donald Trump is an obvious target for satire. So why is a Pulitzer winner passing that up?

Chch author related to Shakespeare

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Jennifer Wilson and her book Writings from Shakespeare's Kin.

Local Christchurch author Jennifer Wilson traces her ancestry back to William Shakespeare's sister.

The truth, according to 60 NZers video

Dame Trelise Cooper. "I did lots of new-age courses and thinking and visualisation, because I really believe in dreams ...

A new book and documentary strips away the the psyche of famous New Zealanders.

arts

Art of animals exhibition

A sculpture by Hawke's Bay artist Morag Shaw

The work of Hawke's Bay artist Morag Shaw goes on show October 14.

Iron woven sculptures open

Sculptor Jeff Thomson is known for his large scale corrugated iron, steel and wire pieces. His exhibition of recent ...

Sculptor Jeff Thomson's work is on show as part of the HB Arts Festival

Park shade work of art

A shade structure in the revamped Havelock North Village Green designed by David Trubridge.

The design of the new shade structure depicts Te Mata peak

Proud of her queen

Louisa Paterson's colourful creations.

Louisa Paterson   A Queen and Her Two Ladies, has helped her reach the finals of Wellington's World of WearableArt.

stage & theatre

Q&A with Shane Cortese

Delia Hannah, left, and Shane Cortese are starring in State Highway 48.

Shane Cortese is starring in a rock opera filled with love, depression, and one of his favourite leading ladies.

The bumpy road of middle age video

Deliah Hannah and Shane Cortese are starring in State Highway 48.

Shane Cortese and Delia Hannah are stomping the stage together in a brand new musical.

Battle of the theatres

Tauranga's new theatre wouldn't appear for about 10 years, if it did go ahead, outgoing Mayor Stuart Crosby says.

Towns on both sides of the Kaimai Range are sizing up new performance venues.

Dancing at Disneyland

Waiopehu College pupil Shavaun Tohill, 14,  is about to travel to Disneyland to take her shot at a career in dance.

Shavaun Tohill eats, sleeps and breathes dance, and this school holidays it will take her to Disneyland.

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