Vanessa, undercover dolphin

Goodbye Ally, you and your sloth tattoo will be sorely missed.

The action shifts to Bangkok, "or Auckland on steroids", says Claudia.

Rapping about real estate video

David Dallas came home to write his latest album, Hood Country Club.

David Dallas' new album is about finance companies and real estate prices. Why?

Mag rolls off the press one last time

The final NZ Musician cover, published for the April/May 2017 edition.

NZ Musician has been around for nearly 30 years. From now on, it'll be online-only.

Erin Moran's sad last years 

One of the last times Erin Moran was seen was in this Facebook photo posted in 2014.

She shot to fame as Joanie on Happy Days, but the actress' days before her death were far from happy.

Survivor NZ contestants named

'Sala', 40, works in alternative education helping "at-risk" Canterbury kids. He says people had wondered how he lost so ...

It's going to be "gangsta", says one of the four contestants who headed to Nicaragua for the NZ version of the reality TV show.

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House of the week: Auckland

Standing in the hallway looking into her room, Abby holds a mug of plunger coffee: “Dan without fail makes me one every ...

Marriage and babies came early for Abby and Dan Plested, but their buzzy family home is a magnet for their friends.

Wills gets squirted at marathon

A runner squirts water towards Prince William during the London marathon, as Kate Middleton keeps a watchful eye.

A cheeky runner splashed the future king with water during the London Marathon - and his wife was not amused.

Bach NZ live: We can't believe it

Steve Kilgallon doesn't look like this.

It's starting to feel like we're losing friends. Join Steve Kilgallon as we farewell another bachelorette.

Seven Sharp's minty gaffe

TVNZ should have apologised for a Seven Sharp item that implied a woman stole herbs, say the BSA. The current affairs ...

Lighthearted story goes awry when show implies woman stole herbs.

Flowers to light up at show

The Queenstown Gardens were illuminated during the LUMA festival in 2016.

This year's light festival will include the 150th year Queenstown Gardens' commemoration.

When the going gets weird

Anne Hathaway was looking for - and found - something a bit offbeat in her newest film project.

Anne Hathaway wanted to do something offbeat with her career. She found the perfect vehicle.

The ultimate Green Day prize...

The prize includes one of these very fetching masks of the band.

Show tickets, their entire back catalogue and exclusive merchandise on offer for fans of the US rockers.

Featherston's WWI history

Soldiers at Featherston military training camp during WWI.

Featherston military camp documentary provides poignant snapshot into life at a training camp.

Bach's Rosie: That's not who I am

The Bachelor NZ contestant Rosie Woods said she thought the Bach Zac Franich was just as nervous as her, which put her ...

Ousted Bachelor NZ contestant says: "Everyone loses their cool... just not on national TV".

Urzila Carlson: Hard graft of success

Urzila Carlson hosts the comedy festival-opening gala.

If the cliche of performing to two men and a dog sounds bad, how much worse would it be if the dog didn't show?

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Wills gets squirted at marathon

A runner squirts water towards Prince William during the London marathon, as Kate Middleton keeps a watchful eye.

A cheeky runner splashed the future king with water during the London Marathon - and his wife was not amused.

When the going gets weird

Anne Hathaway wanted to do something offbeat with her career. She found the perfect vehicle.

Erin Moran's last years

Happy Days star dead video

THE BACHELOR NZ

Bach's Rosie: That's not who I am

The Bachelor NZ contestant Rosie Woods said she thought the Bach Zac Franich was just as nervous as her, which put her ...

Ousted Bachelor NZ contestant says: "Everyone loses their cool... just not on national TV".

Brine's Bach: Farewell, dear Molly

The Moll and the author.

OPINION: an unfortunate scheduling error, fun in kayaks, Dom Bowden's love life laundry aired and goodbye to my fave.

Too light-hearted for the Bachelor

Littlejohn said if she was an animal she would be a meerkat because she is always popping up out of nowhere.

The Mol has left the mansion because she wasn't "deep" enough for a guy who reminds her of a small yappie type dog.

Molly dishes on Dom's dating

Axed bachelorette Molly gave us her take on the Karina/Dom situation.

Dumped Bachelorette says news of contestant dating host is "one of those things".

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Rapping about real estate

David Dallas' new album is about finance companies and real estate prices. Why?

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Featherston's WWI history

Soldiers at Featherston military training camp during WWI.

Featherston military camp documentary provides poignant snapshot into life at a training camp.

Deadpool sequel set for 2018

Ryan Reynolds will reprise his role as superhero Deadpool.

Superhero movie sequel Deadpool 2 will hit cinemas 2018.

Avatar 2 set for 2020

James Cameron has confirmed release dates for the four Avatar sequels.

James Cameron sets the release dates for four Avatar movies, starting with the sequel at the end of 2020.

Vast scenery, sparse storytelling

The film could have portrayed what could only be described as a parent's worst nightmare better.

REVIEW: Beyond the Known World's stylish, speedy pace leaves little time to explore the emotional side of a parent's worst nightmare.

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The ultimate Green Day prize...

The prize includes one of these very fetching masks of the band.

Show tickets, their entire back catalogue and exclusive merchandise on offer for fans of the US rockers.

Punk show for Anzacs

Hamilton punk band BattleCat is leading an Anzac eve gig, with all door sales going to the RSA.

Hamilton punks are banding together to raise beer money for RSA members this Anzac eve.

Destiny's Child reunite (briefly) video

Beyonce (C) and Destiny's Child perform during the half-time show of the NFL Super Bowl XLVII football game in New ...

Kelly Rowland is joined by Beyonce and Michelle for her book launch.

Just a hunk, a hunk of burning house

Elvis Presley is seen in the front yard of his Memphis home in 1956, which went up in flames on Saturday.

The house Elvis Presley bought with 'Heartbreak Hotel' royalties has been damaged in an electrical fire.

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Bach's Rosie: That's not who I am

The Bachelor NZ contestant Rosie Woods said she thought the Bach Zac Franich was just as nervous as her, which put her ...

Ousted Bachelor NZ contestant says: "Everyone loses their cool... just not on national TV".

'Jacketgate' mocked

Both in fuchsia. Kat Stewart and Peter Helliar mock the 'jacketgate' video at Australian television awards the 2017 Logies.

Aussie TV award show presenters wear matching fuchsia outfits in a parody of the now infamous off-air exchange.

'Jacketgate' rears head at Logies video

Amber Sherlock arrives at Australia's Logie Awards... in white.

Newsreader who blasted a colleague for wearing white turns up to TV awards... in white.

Why MAFS NZ is bad news

Married At First Sight shouldn't replace quality local programming.

OPINION: A Kiwi version of Married at First Sight may be welcomed by lovers of trashy, uninspired reality television, but it's bad news for the local industry.

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Dyslexia no barrier for Hoey

Hoey, who didn't learn to to write until he was eight years old, says his dyslexia gave his teaching a unique perspective.

Dyslexic Dominic Hoey learned to write at eight years old - now the published author and poet is teaching writing courses.

Destiny's Child reunite (briefly) video

Beyonce (C) and Destiny's Child perform during the half-time show of the NFL Super Bowl XLVII football game in New ...

Kelly Rowland is joined by Beyonce and Michelle for her book launch.

Big words, big pictures, bigger ideas

Teju Cole will be in Auckland for next month's Writers Festival.

Sharp-eyed essayist and photographer Teju Cole brings his brilliant powers of observation to Auckland.

'Bitter dispute' behind Hillary's triumph

Two climbers from the 1951 NZ Himalaya expedition ascend Mukut Parbat, a significant peak.

More than one Kiwi was in line for British expedition to conquer Everest. So how did Ed Hillary end up on top?

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Shakespeare meets steampunk

Titania Queen of the Fairies summons her fairies, Cobweb, Mustard-seed, Moth and Pease-blossom in Hutt Repertory ...

A new take on A Midsummer Night's Dream opens it up to people of all ages.

Dancers delight video

The eyes have it: Kunaratnam Velautham, Artistic Director of Vehaara Arts Dance Studio.

Colourful performers, exotic peacocks and fierce fighters came together to celebrate diversity.

Phill Jupitus: I might die in NZ

Phill Jupitus will perform in Auckland on 1 May.

"I'm 54 years old and I weigh 300 pounds. Anything could happen," jokes comic giant.

Sue Paterson's 'extraordinary' life

Sue Paterson has been instrumental in shaping the country's arts scene, managing everything from contemporary dance ...

Arts manager Sue Paterson has spent a lifetime toiling behind the scenes to ensure drama stays only on the stage.

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Urzila Carlson: Hard graft of success

Urzila Carlson hosts the comedy festival-opening gala.

If the cliche of performing to two men and a dog sounds bad, how much worse would it be if the dog didn't show?

Review: Hand to God

Expert direction: Lyndee-Jane Rutherford.

Darkly comic US stage hit arrives in Wellington.

Phill Jupitus: I might die in NZ

Phill Jupitus will perform in Auckland on 1 May.

"I'm 54 years old and I weigh 300 pounds. Anything could happen," jokes comic giant.

Alice Snedden: Trump v the Easter Bunny

Photo of the week!

President or mythical children's egg-giver: both gigs suck. Hardy anyone believes in you; you get made fun of a lot.

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