Why this selfie is a big deal

Rob Kardashian

15 min ago  Rob Kardashian has posted a selfie, and though it contained no nudity, profanity or anything out of the ordinary it was billed as a big deal.

Hemsworth pic sparks rumour

Liam and Miss Piggy

Rumours are spreading that Australian actor Liam Hemsworth could have a new flame in the form of a sexpot diva.

Video Vault: On the Mat

Wrestling star Steve Rickard in On the Mat.

15 min ago  This week we look back at two great New Zealand sporting moments; we remember On the Mat host Steve Rickard, and former Prime Minister Norman Kirk.

Top pianist beaten to death

Concert pianist Natalia Strelchenko has been found beaten to death.

A world-renowned pianist is believed to have been murdered by her husband in a domestic incident.

Don't be cruel, begs noisy Elvis video

Elvis impersonator Craig Martin is upset a neighbour called noise control when he practiced at his Napier home

Impersonator told to turn down his practice sessions after noise complaint.

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Why this selfie is a big deal

Rob Kardashian

15 min ago  Rob Kardashian has posted a selfie, and though it contained no nudity, profanity or anything out of the ordinary it was billed as a big deal.

White House addresses Kanye's bid

A White House representative has responded to Kanye West’s presidential hopes.

Jackman 'fine with sexy status'

Bullying didn't shape Quinto

film

Farewell The Professor of Horror

Freddy Krueger was Wes Craven's most famous creation.

OPINION: Craven put our Nightmares up on the big screen

DVD review: Poldark: Complete Series One

DVD review: Poldark: Complete Series One

Wes Craven.

Wes Craven dies video

Film director Wes Craven, best known for his work on slasher hit A Nightmare on Elm Street' has died.

music

Concert's 'live sex show' causes outrage

Pretty Ricky performing in Christchurch on Saturday night.

Band's "live sex show" on stage causes outrage among concertgoers.

Don't be cruel, begs noisy Elvis video

Impersonator told to turn down his practice sessions after noise complaint.

Marlon Williams and Barry Saunders

Kiwi country stalwarts hit churches

Marlon Williams and Barry Saunders sit down and answer a few hard-hitting questions about country music.

tv & radio

Hemsworth pic sparks couple rumour

Liam and Miss Piggy

Rumours are spreading that Australian actor Liam Hemsworth could have a new flame in the form of a sexpot diva.

Rose-Noelle drama a voyage of dark discovery

15 min ago  REVIEW: Kiwi drama Abandoned showed again that while we all knew the story and the ending, it kept the viewer hooked.

Wrestling star Steve Rickard in On the Mat.

Video Vault: On the Mat

15 min ago  This week we look back at two great New Zealand sporting moments; we remember On the Mat host Steve Rickard, and former Prime Minister Norman Kirk.

books

Win a Thunderbirds Book Set

Win one of five Thunderbirds book sets

Win one of five Thunderbird Are Go Book packs by entering your details here

Oliver Sacks dies at 82

Famed neurologist and author of Awakenings dies after fight with rare cancer.

Jim Curnow, right, with a colleague in the Dainty Inn tearooms. Curnow ran the Dainty Inn on High St for 28 years. The view is from the kitchen through the pneumatic tube ordering system.

Memories of a city lost

Five years after the earthquakes started, 19 elderly people have reconstructed the lost Christchurch from their memory.

arts

Queens Wharf sculpture gets go-ahead

Artist Michael Parekowhai has designed this $1.5 million "lighthouse" sculpture for Auckland's Queens Wharf.

The lighthouse sculpture will be a scaled-down state house filled with chandeliers in a Matariki formation.

Misfortune mars Hannah Playhouse debut

An actress took the good-luck message "break a leg" too literally when Wellington's Hannah Playhouse opened in 1973.

The Wizard (Ian Brackenbury Channell) is the self-described "official Wizard of New Zealand". His role as historian in the Showbiz Christchurch production of Spamalot marks a world first.

Christchurch Spamalot a ‘world first’

16 min ago  Eric Idle, the original Monty Python member, and writer and of Spamalot, confirms that the inclusion of an ''actual wizard'' in the cast was a world first for Spamalot.

stage & theatre

A long journey to the stage

Acushla-Tara Sutton and Paul Waggott in Robert Lord's The Travelling Squirrel. "As soon I started reading the script I felt I knew who Bart was," says Waggott.

15 min ago  Kiwi Robert Lord's play The Travelling Squirrel has never been fully staged in his homeland - until now

Misfortune mars Hannah Playhouse debut

An actress took the good-luck message "break a leg" too literally when Wellington's Hannah Playhouse opened in 1973.

Dylan Moran's stories came thick and fast and his punchlines jumped out and hit the audience like a slap in the face

Not just your garden variety ennui

REVIEW: Dylan Moran has lost none of his brilliance and his Wellington show proved it.

Video

Kiwi country stalwarts hit churches

Marlon Williams and Barry Saunders sit down and answer a few hard-hitting questions about country music.

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