The art we own is gathering dust

Wellington City Council has moved its most expensive piece, Charles Barraud's portrait of Te Puni, to the council’s ...

NZ ratepayers own half a billion dollars of art - but 93 per cent of it isn't on display.

New Pie lacks original's relish

Seen as a standalone movie, Pork Pie gets a pass as a sporadically funny action comedy with a couple of nicely-staged ...

REVIEW: Pork Pie is a sporadically funny action comedy, but fails to answer the questions as to why a remake was necessary

Project channels La La Land

Josh Thomson at the centre of attention during a promo shoot for TV3's new 7pm show The Project.

The new Kiwi show that promises to be "in the know - about how things go..."

Legal woes keep Young Thug out

Atlanta rapper Young Thug has pulled out of Laneway, only weeks before the festival.

The rapper has pulled out of Laneway festival in Auckland, after failing to appear in a US court.

White House tour's Weta touch

The 360-degree tour, narrated by Barack Obama, offers a behind the scenes look at the White House.

Former Wellington Weta workers are behind the project to show the White House like never before.

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K.J. Apa's hair fear

In order to play Archie Andrews in Riverdale, Kiwi actor K.J. Apa had to have his hair bleached and dyed once a fortnight.

Why the Kiwi star of Riverdale believes his new show has global appeal

50 shades of fury

epic trilogies feature Fifty Shades of Grey, starring Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan Film Movie Editorial Use Only EL James

Conservative lobby group sees red over TV3's plans to screen erotic romance Fifty Shades of Grey.

Zoo keepers turn water ballerinas

Auckland zookeepers Helen Watson and Ellie Stringer have found a new pastime in water ballet.

Auckland Zoo's carnivore carers Helen Watson and Ellie Stringer have joined a water ballet troupe.

New Girl Keegan excels

Michelle Keegan's performance in Our Girl is so arresting she makes you forget all about the first season's Molly Dawes ...

REVIEW: Our Girl season two gets off to a dramatic start and the first episode ends with an even more dramatic ending.

From cement to contemporary art

John Burns and Di Gordon-Burns in the John Burns Gallery in Otira

Otira artist John Burns turned to painting after losing his job at a cement works.

Behind-the scenes aviation series

The graphics on the new City in the Sky series from the BBC take visual art to new heights.

Look and learn - BBC's new City in the Sky series is, quite frankly, out of this world.

Sky TV: See your art here

'Red Hair Girl' by Makus Art.

Like to see your art featured alongside works from some of New Zealand's biggest artists? Read this.

Actress ready for war

Noel Hayvice, Charlotte Lennon and Cayden Howes perform.

An Upper Hutt actress is telling the history of New Zealand.

How not to celebrate an icon

TV show How I Met Your Mother has been cancelled for two years, but its Facebook page continues to post questionable content.

Defunct sitcom How I Met Your Mother's strange take on Martin Luther King jnr day includes prayer for free boob jobs.

$1.17m painting a fake, seller uncontactable

Saint Jerome is now thought to have been made nearly four centuries after its purported Italian artist Parmigianino died.

Man who sold Italian Old Master's 16th century painting for $1.17m at auction uncontactable as it's declared a forgery.

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celebrities

K.J. Apa's hair fear

In order to play Archie Andrews in Riverdale, Kiwi actor K.J. Apa had to have his hair bleached and dyed once a fortnight.

10:06 PM  Why the Kiwi star of Riverdale believes his new show has global appeal

Katherine Heigl has baby boy

Along with two adopted daughters, the actress now has a son: Joshua Bishop Kelley Jnr.

Kim K dives into Ocean's Eight

Galloping Gourmet slowing down

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K.J. Apa's hair fear

Why the Kiwi star of Riverdale believes his new show has global appeal

film

Gold miners film to debut on silver screen

Producer William McKee and cameraman Ross Wilson film scenes at Shane Mu village, Taishan County, in China.

A film depicting the trials and tribulations of the Chinese as they mined for gold in Otago and Southland will make its debut on the silver screen in Dunedin next week.

Shining Moonlight truly stellar

Moonlight is lyrical, insightful and human, from film-makers who will brook no dishonesty or cliché.

REVIEW: Moonlight is indelibly and undeniably, one of a decent handful of truly great films I've seen in the past year.

James Bond's mysterious casting process

Tom Hardy says actors know that if they talk about the casting process for James Bond, they are automatically out of the ...

The first rule of the 007 Selection Process? Do not talk about the 007 Selection Process.

Time for a smokefree 007?

Casino Royale, starring Daniel Craig as James Bond, is the only smoke-free bond film.

James Bond hasn't had a cigarette in years, but teens are armed by his associates' on-screen puffing.

music

Kings of the Kiwi pop charts

Kings (Kingdon Te Itinga Chapple-Wilson) has kept the number 1 slot for more than 27 weeks.

The Auckland musician hasn't left the the ruling spot on the music charts for 27 weeks and counting - the longest reign in the chart's history.

Tribute concert for New Zealand hit maker

Bunny Walters' widow Anne Taylor is looking forward to a tribute concert for her late husband.

A tribute concert for New Zealand 60s and 70s pop icon Bunny Walters is set to take place in Tokoroa featuring his heyday pals.

On a high note

Country music is a passion for Danielle Coles, 11, right, and her grandmother Carolyn Coles.

Country music talent from across Marlborough are getting set to take the stage for the 26th Gourmet Paradise Country Music Awards.

Springsteen covers band change tune

Bruce Springsteen covers band The B Street Band have changed their minds about performing at a  Washington Gala ahead of ...

B Street Band pull out of gala to honour their hero

tv & radio

Sky TV: See your art here

'Red Hair Girl' by Makus Art.

Like to see your art featured alongside works from some of New Zealand's biggest artists? Read this.

How not to celebrate an icon

TV show How I Met Your Mother has been cancelled for two years, but its Facebook page continues to post questionable content.

Defunct sitcom How I Met Your Mother's strange take on Martin Luther King jnr day includes prayer for free boob jobs.

90 Day Fiance offers addictive viewing

90 Day Fiance follows six non-Americans who have "fallen in love" with Americans.

Review: If you're after an intellectual experience – this isn't it. But I can't stop watching.

Own a slice of TV history

The Ferrari has been certified to have been driven by Tom Selleck.

Magnum PI's Ferrari is up for grabs - moustache and Hawaiian shirt not included.

books

Writing the history of writers

From left, Leonie Couper and Sue Courtney wrote a book to celebrate the 40th jubilee of an Auckland-based writing group.

An Auckland based writing group has celebrated its 40th anniversary with a historical book.

The Exorcist author dies at 89

William Peter Blatty has died of multiple myeloma.

His screenplay about a girl possessed by a demon became a blockbuster worldwide.

Designer hunts 'killer ideas'

A designer of 20 years, Nick McFarlane explores processes of creative thinking in his new book Hunting the Killer Idea.

After designing album art for British band The Prodigy Auckland designer Nick McFarlane has written a book exploring creative processes.

In praise of older women

"Women are sexier for so much longer."

'Women are sexier for so much longer': one expert on towboys, cougars and why sex gets better as we age.

arts

$1.17m painting a fake, seller uncontactable

Saint Jerome is now thought to have been made nearly four centuries after its purported Italian artist Parmigianino died.

Man who sold Italian Old Master's 16th century painting for $1.17m at auction uncontactable as it's declared a forgery.

Live dating coming to Auckland

Melbourne based performance artist Bron Batten says the show isn't directly about finding romance.

Australian Bron Batten is bringing her award winning live dating show to Auckland.

Look at boost for arts

Wellington's regional subsidy for the arts is much lower than Auckland's, even on a per-capita basis, a new report says.

OPINION: There's no need for panic, but the sector does seem to have lost steam.

Breastless painting worth millions

Sotheby's estimates this painting by Orazio Gentileschi to be worth up to $4.2m, even though the part of the picture ...

Sotheby's is auctioning a 400-year-old painting that's missing a couple of rather important features.

stage & theatre

Actress ready for war

Noel Hayvice, Charlotte Lennon and Cayden Howes perform.

An Upper Hutt actress is telling the history of New Zealand.

Live dating coming to Auckland

Melbourne based performance artist Bron Batten says the show isn't directly about finding romance.

Australian Bron Batten is bringing her award winning live dating show to Auckland.

Is Bard's Globe coming here? video

151010, news, photo: Supplied, Dargaville & Districts News, Shakespeare - who's playing company erected the first Globe ...

All the world's a stage - and Wellington could soon be a major player.

146-year-old circus ends video

The Greatest Show on Earth is closing forever after 146 years.

Curtains are closing on The Greatest Show on Earth after 146 years.

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