The best of Taika Waititi video

Taika Waititi was named New Zealander of the Year on Wednesday night.

17 min ago  The Piha-based director has played a Dunedin student, a Wellington comedian and a vampire - a myriad journey that got him to where he is now.

Is MKR running out of steam?

My Kitchen Rules usual hosts Manu Feildel and Pete Evans.

SPOILERS: Not even a hunky chef from a hip kitchen can save this sinking souffle of a show.

Homegrown sells out

Homegrown 2017 is due to go ahead on Saturday March 4.

Tickets for Wellington's Homegrown festival have officially sold out for 2017.

Kiwi getaway for Olsen twins

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen have been spotted in New Zealand, hanging out in Mangawhai north of Auckland.

Are Mary-Kate and Ashley in town for billionaire's family wedding?

Taika picks NZ over Hollywood

"I think we need to encourage storytelling and creative writing from an early age, and we need to foster it throughout ...

7:50 PM  2017's New Zealander of Year says he turned down a Tinseltown move to tell Kiwi stories.

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Guess who's back

Kiwi radio and television broadcaster Paul Henry had to share the stage tonight on new show, The Project.

"Who's the handsome specimen?" Paul Henry makes his way back to TV3 studios with his trademark laugh.

Barefoot on the red carpet

Karen Tonks tries to decide what dress she'll wear on the red carpet next week.

No shoes? No worries! Wellington woman's very Kiwi approach to the Oscars.

Bachelor to be named...

Season two leading man Jordan Mauger disappointed.

... but we already know who he is

Keeping up with the Kattarshians video

Keeping up with the Kattarshians is a show about cats!

There's something new on the internet - a show all about cats!

Drink-drive charge for Bachelor star

Shari Flavall, getting some quality time with The Bachelor, on the TV3 dating programme.

Bachelor NZ contestant Shari Flavall "embarrassed and remorseful" after being sentenced for drink-driving.

A triumphant return to Trainspotting

Ewan McGregor's Renton and Jonny Lee Miller's Sick Boy reunite in T2: Trainspotting.

REVIEW: Nostalgia is the name of the game in T2, but it's anything but twee when delivered in director Danny Boyle's fast-paced, down-and-dirty style.

Clarity rules in night of classic opera

Elaine Wogan, Clinton Fung and Pamela Wallace performed numbers from Madame Butterfly, La Boheme, and the Marriage of ...

The electric piano grates, but everything else was great, writes Sam Edwards.

Campbell Live boss slams Project

John Campbell's long running TV3 show ended after 10 years in 2015, he now works hosting Checkpoint on RNZ National.

She says The Project's coverage of the anniversary of the Christchurch earthquakes was "insulting".

Bowie the boss at 2017 Brit Awards

David Bowie was named best solo artist at the 2017 BRIT awards.

He's been gone for more than 12 months, but he's still British male artist of the year.

Grateful Dead fans take note

PAP06:GARCIA:LOS ANGELES,9AUG95- UNDATED FILE PHOTO- Jerry Garcia (seated L)    is shown with members of the "Grateful ...

Jerry Garcia's former Marin County estate near San Francisco is for sale.

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The best of Taika Waititi video

Taika Waititi was named New Zealander of the Year on Wednesday night.

16 min ago  The Piha-based director has played a Dunedin student, a Wellington comedian and a vampire - a myriad journey that got him to where he is now.

Grateful Dead fans take note

Jerry Garcia's former Marin County estate near San Francisco is for sale.

Olsen twins' Kiwi getaway

Taika's top honour video

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The best of Taika Waititi

The Piha-based director has played a Dunedin student, a Wellington comedian and a vampire - a myriad journey that got him to where he is now.

Oscars

Say no to La La Land backlash

Surprise negativity: Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone play idealists struggling against reality in La La Land.

Some people straight up loathe this film and don't want it to win Oscars. Those people are wrong.

Weta's early Oscar explained

Weta Digital's FACETS technology, first used in Avatar, has won a Scientific and Technical Oscar. It changed the way the ...

Weta Digital's won an early Oscar for FACETS, but what the heck's it?

Weta claims an early Oscar

Software developed for the Avatar films has won special effects house Weta and Oscar.

Software developed for Avatar has netted an early Academy Award for our homegrown special effects house.

Double win for Weta Digital

Weta has taken home two Visual Effects Society Awards for their work on Disney's The Jungle Book.

Could this be a good omen for their Oscar and Bafta chances?

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Say no to La La Land backlash

Surprise negativity: Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone play idealists struggling against reality in La La Land.

Some people straight up loathe this film and don't want it to win Oscars. Those people are wrong.

Waititi: 'Amazing' to be top Kiwi

New Zealander of the Year 2017, Taika Waititi, is thankful he was never made to get a "real job".

New Zealander of the Year 2017, Taika Waititi, is thankful he was never made to get a "real job".

Trainspotting 2 a worthy sequel

While some of the T2: Trainspotting storytelling might come off as a little perfunctory and predictable, the work of the ...

REVIEW: T2: Trainspotting is a film about loss, about growing up and about the sheer redundancy of fatherless and childless men staring at middle-age.

Stephie Key's racy film

Stephie Key, aka Cherry Lazer, has launched a crowd funding page for her new, racy alien film.

The former Prime Minister John Key's daughter is crowdfunding for an sexy alien film.

music

Bowie the boss at 2017 Brit Awards

David Bowie was named best solo artist at the 2017 BRIT awards.

He's been gone for more than 12 months, but he's still British male artist of the year.

Guitar man's power salute to heroes

Tony Painting and his band The Power are paying homage to his British rock music heroes.

Blues rocker pays ultimate tribute to British music legends.

How Katy Perry actually sounds video

Katy Perry on the red carpet at the 2017 Grammy Awards.

This awkward live mic feed from the Grammys will make you feel good about your drunken karaoke sessions.

J Cole coming to NZ

Rapper J Cole has just announced a worldwide tour for 2017.

The rapper is making a flying visit, with only one show planned.

tv & radio

Campbell Live boss slams Project

John Campbell's long running TV3 show ended after 10 years in 2015, he now works hosting Checkpoint on RNZ National.

She says The Project's coverage of the anniversary of the Christchurch earthquakes was "insulting".

Odds on Kiwi's story to be a winner

Filming on the set of Kiwi, a new Sunday Theatre drama about the New Zealand racehorse who won the 1983 Melbourne Cup.

The legendary Melbourne Cup winner gets his own film ... at a cost of $3m

Win with the TV Guide: March 4 - 10

TV Guide is in stores every Thursday.

Your chance to win Sherlock Season 4 and Shepherds and Butchers DVD.

Broadchurch returns for final season

David Tennant as DI Alec Hardy in Broadchurch

There's already been murder and a court case, now David Tennant and Olivia Colman share what to expect in season three.

books

Milo quits Breitbart

Milo Yiannopoulos has stepped down from his role as technology editor and write at ultra conservative site Breitbart in ...

"When your friends have done right by you, you do right by them," says the self-styled agent provocateur.

Milo finally loses his book deal

Milo Yiannopoulos, a conservative columnist and internet personality.

Full-o-hate Breitbart editor, consummate internet troll and hero of the "alt-right", Milo Yiannopoulos, has lost his book contract for his memoir. 

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.

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.

arts

Favourite nanny flies in

Yvonne Arrowsmith and Bev Carroll check the fit of a coat for Laura Jeffares who plays Mary Poppins.

It's a bird ... it's a plane ... it's Mary Poppins!

A mug a day, the artist says

Perfecting the mishima technique on mugs led to Marita Green creating larger sculptural works, like this one.

 One mug, two mugs, three mugs, four. Keep it going, only 96 more.

Psychedelic Shakespeare is groovy fun

"If music be the food of love, play on," wrote William Shakespeare in Twelfth Night - and there is plenty of love for ...

This version of famous comedy is one you will really dig, writes Mike Mather.

Kiwi collection to fetch millions

Warwick and Kitty Brown photographed for Art New Zealand in 1978. Artworks on wall behind them by Don Driver, Robert ...

Collector says selling 300 artworks will hurt - but not as much as losing his wife.

stage & theatre

The Mikado's own wandering minstrel

Jonathan Abernethy, who plays the wandering minstrel romantic lead named Nanki-Poo in The Mikado, is a bit of a ...

Meet the IT student turned opera heartthrob.

Psychedelic Shakespeare is groovy fun

"If music be the food of love, play on," wrote William Shakespeare in Twelfth Night - and there is plenty of love for ...

This version of famous comedy is one you will really dig, writes Mike Mather.

Looking for love on Buy & Sell

A woman sought a date for the Wanaka Festival of Colour on Facebook.

She didn't want to go to the Wanaka Festival of Colour alone. So she bought herself a date.

Solo show with four characters

Jacob Dale says performing solo allows him to get his energy from the audience.

Actor Jacob Dale is set to perform his own show with four entirely different characters.

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