James Bond, a feminist?

Daniel Craig claims the 24th Bond film will will be "Skyfall times 10".

9:58 AM  New Bond movie Spectre will see Daniel Craig as 007 in a less "sexist" role than ever before.

Kermit dates new girlfriend

Kermit the Frog and his new flame Denise.

9:22 AM  A mere month after announcing his split from Miss Piggy, Kermit the Frog is already embarking on a new relationship.

Singer cuts through hand

"I was cutting an avocado a few days ago when the knife slipped and kinda sorta went through my hand."

Knife "kinda sorta" went through hand while Brooke Fraser cut avocado.

Why this selfie is a big deal

Rob Kardashian

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.

'Live sex show' causes outrage

Pretty Ricky performing in Christchurch on Saturday night.

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

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celebrities

Why this selfie is a big deal

Rob Kardashian

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

James Bond, a feminist?

Daniel Craig claims the 24th Bond film will will be "Skyfall times 10".

9:58 AM  New Bond movie Spectre will see Daniel Craig as 007 in a less "sexist" role than ever before.

Wes Craven dies video

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

Freddy Krueger was Wes Craven's most famous creation.

Farewell The Professor of Horror

OPINION: Craven put our Nightmares up on the big screen

music

The magic of engaging with music

Ludwig Treviranus, a composer at Arts Splash.

Ludwig Treviranus first performed in Wellington's Artsplash Festival as a nine-year-old.

Concert's 'live sex show' causes outrage

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

"I was cutting an avocado a few days ago when the knife slipped and kinda sorta went through my hand."

Brooke Fraser cuts through hand

Knife "kinda sorta" went through hand while singer cut avocado.

tv & radio

Kermit dates new girlfriend

Kermit the Frog and his new flame Denise.

9:22 AM  A mere month after announcing his split from Miss Piggy, Kermit the Frog is already embarking on a new relationship.

Video Vault: On the Mat

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.

Liam and Miss Piggy

Hemsworth pic sparks couple rumour

9:00 AM  Rumours are spreading that Australian actor Liam Hemsworth could have a new flame in the form of a sexpot diva.

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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’

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.

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.

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James Bond, a feminist?

New Bond movie Spectre will see Daniel Craig as 007 in a less "sexist" role than ever before.

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