Farewell to a born entertainer

John Key the leader of the national Party waves ot he faithful as he arrives to deliver his finance policy going into ...

From breakfast TV to Talk radio, John Key provided us with some pretty entertaining times.

Rolleston's 'life-changing' crash

James Rolleston has made his first public appearance after the devastating car crash that almost took his life.

The Kiwi actor speaks about his long road to recovery.

Political TV personalities video

Corkery first tried her hand at politics during the 1995 Auckland mayoralty race, running as an independent candidate.

From Paul Henry to Tamati Coffey, Hayley Holt isn't the first familiar face to take a stand.

Bertolucci, Brando stained

Marlon Brando, 48, and Maria Schneider, 19 star in Bernardo Bertolucci's film Last Tango in Paris.

Opinion: That butter scene is no longer shocking, titillating or erotic. It is utterly rancid.

Amy Schumer cancels NZ show

US comedian Amy Schumer.

The comedian has pulled the plug on her live shows citing illness.

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Auckland's Kings Arms sold

Maureen Gordon and her two daughters will run the Kings Arms for "about another 16 months".

Auckland's Kings Arms Tavern - a reliable refuge for music fans for many years - has been sold for $7.4million.

Grease is a slick production

Grease is on tour

Grease comes to New Plymouth with not a hair out of place.

Womad artist wants to make you dance

The East Pointers are said to be a "freewheelin', roof rattlin' trio".

"This is dance music where we come from, so our ultimate goal is to make people at Womad New Zealand bust a move."

Elijah Wood's weird new show

Since starring in The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Elijah Wood has put a lot of time into appearing in offbeat fare like ...

Dirk Gently offers no Tolkein role for Rings' star

Once Were Warriors stars reunite video

"Give us a G," Morrison said, before Owen and Moa joined him in song.

Actors Temuera Morrison and Rena Owen still know the words to Here is My Heart, 22 years after the film's release.

Greens' next 'it girl' video

Hayley Holt with Green Party co-leader James Shaw.

TV presenter and sportswoman Hayley Holt announces she will stand for the Green Party at next year's election. 

Bachelor couple talks marriage

Bachelor couple Matilda Rice and Art Green ready for a weekend of fun in the Coromandel.

On holiday in the Whitsundays, Matilda Rice has a spur of the moment proposal for Art Green.

Reality TV baby

Married At First Sight Australia's only successful season one couple, Zoe and Alex.

The only successful couple from season one of Married At First Sight are now parents.

Stumped Boris flees 'pub quiz' video

When pressed to name the South Korean president, Boris Johnson appeared to be stumped.

Who's the president of South Korea? A flummoxed Boris Johnson flees cameras mid-interview.

Former child star Billy Chapin dies video

His first big on-screen role was as the Diaper Manager Christie Cooper in the 1953 baseball film The Kid from Left Field.

The kid from The Kid from Left Field and The Night of the Hunter has died. He was 72.

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Rolleston's 'life-changing' crash

James Rolleston has made his first public appearance after the devastating car crash that almost took his life.

The Kiwi actor speaks about his long road to recovery.

Bertolucci, Brando forever stained

Opinion: That butter scene is no longer shocking, titillating or erotic. It is utterly rancid.

Amy Schumer cancels NZ show

Elijah Wood's weird new show

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Farewell to a born entertainer

From breakfast TV to Talk radio, John Key provided us with some pretty entertaining times.

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Former child star Billy Chapin dies video

His first big on-screen role was as the Diaper Manager Christie Cooper in the 1953 baseball film The Kid from Left Field.

The kid from The Kid from Left Field and The Night of the Hunter has died. He was 72.

Mads key to Star Wars puzzle

Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen has carved out a somewhat improbable niche in recent years as one of Hollywood's go-to baddies.

Why Hollywood is going mad for Mikkelsen.

Celebs outraged over Last Tango

The director of Last Tango in Paris has admitted actress Maria Schenider wasn't warned prior to shooting the film's ...

Film stars share their disgust after director of 1972 film reveals controversial scene was non-consensual.

Amy Schumer fat-shamed online

Amy Schumer is an award-winning actress and comedian: unfortunately, this doesn't make her safe from trolls and bodyshamers.

The trolls have emerged: Amy Schumer slammed as lead in new Barbie movie.

music

A pop-diva's life exposed

Mariah Carey puts her success as a musician down to   collaborating with people that she really feels a musical ...

Why Mariah Carey doesn't want you to call Mariah's World a reality show

Little Mix coming to NZ

Little Mix are coming to New Zealand in July 2017.

British girl group Little Mix are bringing their Glory Days Tour to New Zealand for one show.

Pretence and planets

Orchestra Wellington

REVIEW: Two new works were on show for Orchestra Wellington's final concert of the year.

Dreams come true for Kaylee

Waimate singer-songwriter Kaylee Bell

Waimate singer-songwriter shares a duet with her idol, and country music superstar, Keith Urban.

tv & radio

Once Were Warriors stars reunite video

"Give us a G," Morrison said, before Owen and Moa joined him in song.

Actors Temuera Morrison and Rena Owen still know the words to Here is My Heart, 22 years after the film's release.

Bachelor couple talks marriage

Bachelor couple Matilda Rice and Art Green ready for a weekend of fun in the Coromandel.

On holiday in the Whitsundays, Matilda Rice has a spur of the moment proposal for Art Green.

Reality TV baby

Married At First Sight Australia's only successful season one couple, Zoe and Alex.

The only successful couple from season one of Married At First Sight are now parents.

Gilmore star queen of 'break-up texts'

Lauren's Graham's book Talking as Fast as I Can is out now.

"It was a dark day when I saw the Downton Abbey cast in street makeup." Why Lauren Graham isn't keen on lifting the lid on the secrets of the Gilmore Girls revival.

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Gilmore star queen of 'break-up texts'

Lauren's Graham's book Talking as Fast as I Can is out now.

"It was a dark day when I saw the Downton Abbey cast in street makeup." Why Lauren Graham isn't keen on lifting the lid on the secrets of the Gilmore Girls revival.

Urzila Carlson is the cleanest comedian

Urzila Carlson: comedian, mother, wife, germophobe.

It's not yet noon on a Monday, but Urzila Carlson has already vacuumed. Twice.

What's wrong with the US

Best selling author Jodi PIcoult.

Best-selling author says "there are no words for where my country is heading."

'A book is not a toy'

James McNeish had the face of a "Renaissance prince", one fellow scribe once suggested.

From dodging the mafia in Sicily, to living on a remote New Zealand peninsula, James McNeish's body of work matched his adventurous life.

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The Questionnaire: Thomas Sainsbury

Thomas Sainsbury

Playwright, actor and director Thomas Sainsbury answers our questions

Honouring Rita Angus

A mock up of what the Rita Angus mural could look like.

She's not on a bank note, but Rita Angus' portrait could soon be painted on a central Wellington wall.

Quake damage museum remains shut

Twenty staff jobs are now in limbo at the Rotorua Museum.

Rotorua Museum staff in limbo as decision made to keep it closed following quake damage.

Replicating their grandmother's ink video

Julia Mage'au Gray using the traditional "hand poke" method to tattoo Gem Wilder at Pataka Museum, Porirua.

The ancient art of Melanesian female tatu is being revitalised by women paying homage to the ink their grandmothers had.

stage & theatre

Ballet comes to life

Lina Seveliova and Nariman Bekzhanovwere impressive as Clara and the Nutcracker in the Russian Ballet's performance on ...

The Russian Ballet brought magic to life when they came to town.

Rhys Darby is a Mystic Time Bird

Kiwi comedian Rhys Darby will be doing a full tour of New Zealand in July and August next year.

The Kiwi comedian is returning home for a stand-up tour of New Zealand in 2017.

Movie music's gladiator on his way

Popular Hollywood composer Hans Zimmer will visit New Zealand for a one-off concert in Auckland in April.

The Dark Knight composer steps out of the shadows for tour that includes NZ

Pop-up Globe cast announced

Rawiri Paratene played Polonius and the Gravedigger in Globe to Globe's Hamlet. He'll feature in the Pop-up Globe's ...

Pop-up Globe season to feature Whale Rider star and Shakespeare veteran Rawiri Paratene.

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