Three claim Project ratings win...

Ratings win for Jesse Mulligan and The Project?

6 min ago  ... but TVNZ say punters were just 'tasting' new show and Seven Sharp still reigns.

Project NZ: TV bizarro world

Josh Thomson, Jesse Mulligan, and Kanoa Lloyd from The Project NZ.

They've swallowed our TV format... Such a subtle move, Australia. Next, we invade.

Piers Morgan drops out

Piers Morgan has pulled out of hosting the Royal Television Society Programme Awards.

The journalist was asked to present an award for gold standard TV. But viewers didn't think he was up to it.

Cassidy fighting memory loss

David Cassidy has told People magazine that he is suffering from memory loss.

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Keanu Reeves' mad gun skills

Keanu Reeves is John Wick.

A clip of the John Wick star shooting up a gun range has got fans in a froth.

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Taking taonga puoro further video

Taonga puoro artist Rob Thorne will be taking up a major musical residency later this year.

Palmerston North taonga puoro artist lands a major residency.

Gates open for The Boss

Anticipation is building as fans arrive for the Bruce Springsteen concert on Tuesday evening.

Superfans of Bruce Springsteen are gathering outside the arena with posters in hand just hours out from the start of his Christchurch show.

Shakespeare gets a '70s update

William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night was first performed in February, 1602.

One of The Bard's better-known comedies features in the ongoing Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival.

Holi festival full of colour

The colourful Holi Festival of Colours is returning to the Hare Krishna Temple, Riverhead.

Colour, culture and community set to unite in Riverhead.

David Cassidy fighting dementia

David Cassidy has told People magazine that he is suffering from memory loss.

Former Partridge Family star's latest setback

A unique and in tents experience

To attempt to describe the way The Floating Theatre works would be to assassinate the experience for those yet to ...

One-of-a-kind show defies analysis and description in this spoiler-free review.

Jagger's memoir too tame?

Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones performs in Havana, Cuba.

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

Keanu Reeves' mad gun skills

Keanu Reeves is John Wick.

A clip of the John Wick star shooting up a gun range has got fans in a froth.

More than your average concert

Ukulele trio The Nukes will be coming to Upper Hutt for a one-night concert

Ukulele trio The Nukes will be coming to Upper Hutt for a show full of music, fun and stand-up comedy

See Kim K's Paris nightmare

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 16:  Kim Kardashian seen out in Manhattan on  January 16, 2017 in New York City.  (Photo by ...

Scenes from inside the hotel room have emerged, including a chilling image of the tape used to tie the reality star up.

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Brian Tamaki sucked in by fake news site

Brian Tamaki's facebook post

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Three claim Project ratings win...

... but TVNZ say punters were just 'tasting' new show and Seven Sharp still reigns.

film

Rusty Rings offers clunky horror

While Rings might make you jump in your seat once or twice, it totally lacks the ever-tightening coils of dread that any ...

REVIEW: Rings is a present-day sequel to the 2002 film. And boy is it a mutt.

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.

music

More than your average concert

Ukulele trio The Nukes will be coming to Upper Hutt for a one-night concert

Ukulele trio The Nukes will be coming to Upper Hutt for a show full of music, fun and stand-up comedy

The Lads find their niche

Steve King and Mark Millard are probably New Zealand's most popular Christian kids music duo.

A Kiwi duo making Christian music for kids have struck it big overseas.

New blues king on a shuffle

Passionate, driven, skilled and sensitive, Mike Elrington is playing the blues for all the right reasons.

Aussie bluesman Mike Elrington has been to the crossroads and back, on his way to Howick.

Tinie Tempah's Kiwi motivation

Tinie Tempah has two shows coming up in Auckland and Wellington.

The UK rapper's looking for some music guinea pigs in NZ, and he wants to film a music video.

tv & radio

Marries at First Sight: Who's out?

Jonathan was less than apologetic about texting another man's wife on the show.

This episode marks the end for two couples but who will it be?

Matt LeBlanc eats 'part of horse'

Top Gear host Matt Le Blanc east some bizarre things in the motoring show's latest season.

Former Friends star Matt LeBlanc swallows his... pride in new Top Gear season.

Three's Project still needs work video

It was Kanoa Lloyd's night more than Jesse Mulligan's, and funny man Josh Thomson failed to fire.

REVIEW: It was Kanoa Lloyd's show on the night, but it needed Rove's training wheels.

Kieran Read talks gardening video

Andy Ellis, left, has interviewed his former Crusdaders and All Blacks team-mate Kieran Read on Seven Sharp.

All Blacks skipper shows off his ride-on mower on team-mate's current affairs show.

books

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.

arts

Len Lye Centre puts hand out

So many people are visiting New Plymouth's Len Lye Centre controlling the humidity is costing more than expected.

New Plymouth's Len Lye Centre has a few '"teething troubles".

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.

stage & theatre

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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