Full House return is official 

The less Full House: Most of the original cast will return for the Netflix reboot.

9:28 AM  The US television streaming service Netflix has confirmed it will revive the 1980s sitcom Full House.

Roseanne is losing her sight

Roseanne Barr has revealed she's losing her eyesight.

9:08 AM  Comedian Roseanne Barr has revealed she is suffering from macular degeneration and glaucoma.

The Kiwi who dresses 1D

One Direction backstage at Vector Arena before their 2013 Auckland show.  From left to right, Louis Tomlinson, Zayn Malik, Harry Styles, Liam Payne and Niall Horan. Malik left the band last month. Photo:  Grahame Cox.

8:59 AM  Meet the Kiwi woman who tours the world, dressing British boy band, One Direction.

Kristen Stewart is amazing

Kristen Stewart is an outstanding actress.

9:13 AM  Before you know it, we'll all be thinking of Kristen Stewart as one of her generation's most captivating actresses.

Watch: Prince William's bee

Prince William goes in for a bite of the antenna of a Buzzy Bee.

Back when Prince William was a wee lad, he came out to New Zealand where he encountered a Buzzy Bee.

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Roseanne Barr is losing her sight

Roseanne Barr has revealed she's losing her eyesight.

9:08 AM  Comedian Roseanne Barr has revealed she is suffering from macular degeneration and glaucoma.

Sam Smith Hobbit fan

What do Hobbits and Sam Smith have in common?

Sneak peek: Bruce Jenner's interview video

Why Material Girl thanked Iron Lady

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Kristen Stewart is amazing

Kristen Stewart is an outstanding actress.

9:13 AM  Before you know it, we'll all be thinking of Kristen Stewart as one of her generation's most captivating actresses.

Jurassic World unveils new dinosaur video

Is Chris Pratt a match for the deadly Indominus Rex?

Kit Harington and Alicia Vikander star in Testament of Youth.

Shallow Youth veers from the truth

REVIEW: Even a terrific Alicia Vikander can't lift Testament of Youth.

music

Meet the Kiwi who dresses 1D

One Direction backstage at Vector Arena before their 2013 Auckland show.  From left to right, Louis Tomlinson, Zayn Malik, Harry Styles, Liam Payne and Niall Horan. Malik left the band last month. Photo:  Grahame Cox.

8:59 AM  Meet the Kiwi woman who tours the world, dressing British boy band, One Direction.

Ed Sheeran coming back for more

Ed Sheeran will be returning to New Zealand later this year.

The Lynfield College Jazz Combo picked up four awards at the National Jazz Festival Youth Competition. Photo: ROSE CAWLEY

Hitting the right note

Grandparents often know what is best for the younger generation. And for Dyland Goodisson that meant learning to play the trumpet.

tv & radio

It's official: Full House is coming back

The less Full House: Most of the original cast will return for the Netflix reboot.

9:28 AM  The US television streaming service Netflix has confirmed it will revive the 1980s sitcom Full House.

HBO shuts down public GoT screenings

War on Game of Thrones rights infringement as wide-ranging as the show itself.

Prince William goes in for a bite of the antenna of a Buzzy Bee.

Watch: Prince William's bee

Back when Prince William was a wee lad, he came out to New Zealand where he encountered a Buzzy Bee.

books

Drawing attention to climate change

Graphic novel anthology High Water features stories about climate change from 11 of New Zealand's top artists.

Kiwi comic artists concerned over rising sea level, super storms and climate change have put pen to paper.

My breakfast with David

Booked-nominated British writer David Mitchell is quietly building a world of his own, as big as Middle Earth.

Unsuited for the age group? Complainers take aim at The Perks of Being A Wallflower, which became a major motion picture.

The books most want to see banned

Gay penguins and alien lovers are among the subjects of the books Americans are most keen to see banned.

arts

Gibney's presence makes for guaranteed hit

Rebecca Gibney and Peter O'Brien in The Killing Field - a well-layered police procedural.

REVIEW: Jane Clifton on television's The Killing Field

Making art, not war

How is $20 million worth of art reflecting New Zealand's history?

Christine Prior runs the radiocarbon sample preparation lab at GNS science in Lower Hutt.

Antiquity or sham?

From giving a vodka brand its name to exposing sham antiques, Christine Prior’s Lower Hutt radiocarbon dating laboratory is history’s timekeeper.

stage & theatre

Magic and illusion

Arts festival coordinator Cleo Wood is looking forward to Band of Magicians as the headline act for this year's Taranaki International Arts Festival.

Audience members won't be shut in a box and sliced in half, but they will be pulled into a world of deception and illusion. 

The building blocks of dance

The title for Kiwi Ross McCormack's new dance is Triumphs and Other Alternatives  - and it's apt considering where the inspiration came from and what he's achieved.

Dancer Juliet Shelley will appear in Embody 2 at Bats Theatre.

Creative dance platform at Bats

Three dancers' and a musician present an improvised piece at Bats Theatre

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Meet the Kiwi who dresses 1D

Meet the Kiwi woman who tours the world, dressing British boy band, One Direction.

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