Adele: Expect more of the same 

Adele has been singing from the same songsheet throughout the entire run of her Australasian tour.

6:52 PM  Adele is a powerhouse popstar, and fans are braving traffic, huge queues and possibly some embarrassment to see her.

Why should Bach be diverse?

Mariana Morrison - granddaughter of Sir Howard Morrison - is the only Maori contestant on The Bachelor NZ.

OPINION: Variety and representation are always good things. But does it matter on a show like The Bachelor?

Why I Love Kate Winslet

Versatile, natural, down-to-earth - Kate Winslet is the consummate actress, at least in this writer's eyes.

The Heavenly Creature who has delivered Titanic performances time and again.

Beiber's place 'de-odorised'

Justin Bieber and his Mosman mansion.

Apparently some pungent, green aromas are very hard to get out of the soft furnishings.

Twenty One Pilots' bag o' tricks

21 Pilots' Tyler Jospeh making magic happen live at Wellington's TSB Area..

REVIEW: Roll up, roll up for the greatest show on earth: two blokes, a drum kit and oodles of cinematic bombast.

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Folk singer Phil Garland given farewell

Folk singer and musical historian Phil Garland in 2009.

Christchurch folk singer Phil Garland was remembered as a troubadour, a family man and a mentor at his funeral on Friday.

Adele fans caught in traffic accident

The tow truck arrives at the scene.

Adele concertgoers caught up in traffic crawl on State Highway 1.

Breeze host's epilepsy battle

The Breeze breakfast host Kath Bier credits her friends, family and work colleagues with helping her continue living ...

Kath Bier was diagnosed with the brain disorder one day and ran a half-marathon the next.

Love letter from a superstar

The letter Jazmine Nixon received from Adele on Thursday night.

Reach under your seat, Adele told one fan, there's something waiting for you there.

Adele? Pffft, try Crowded House

Neil Finn surveys the crowd at the 1995 Summertimes concert in Hagley Park.

Think 43,000's big? Try 80,000 crowding into Hagley Park for these Kiwi legends.

High tea with the alt-right

Mr Darcy could make anything attractive... maybe even the ultra-right.

Not content with The Matrix and Taylor Swift, racists are reaching for Pride and Prejudice to prove a point.

How Python just avoided dreaded X

Monty Python and the Holy Grail, fell foul of the censors for repeated use of the words "Jesus Christ!", according to ...

New files suggest blasphemy and a swearing nun were all to much for British censors

Vintage Read: Darling Buds of May

First published in 1958, the Darling Buds of May is big on character, thin on plot.

Browsers bookshop owner Rachel Pope finds the original of an old TV show.

Great night out at Riverlea

Janine Swainson stars as the Grand High Witch.

REVIEW: Sam Edwards has a good night out with Roald Dahl's Witches at Riverlea Theatre

Polly and Grant leave The Hits

Polly Gillespie fired a parting shot after she and co-host Grant Kereama decided not to sign contracts at The Hits.

Outspoken radio host Polly Gillespie takes a final swing at bosses after the pair decide not to re-sign contracts.

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Throngs of fans await curtain-up

Adele has been singing from the same songsheet throughout the entire run of her Australasian tour.

6:52 PM  Adele is a powerhouse popstar, and fans are braving traffic, huge queues and possibly some embarrassment to see her.

Why I Love Kate Winslet

The Heavenly Creature who has delivered Titanic performances time and again.

Beiber's place 'de-odorised'

Breeze host's epilepsy battle

THE BACHELOR NZ

Brine's Bach: Easily confused Zac

Haha haha hahah haha! A mirthful Zac with Claudia.

OPINION: I'm eating an orange as I watch. I'll be more disappointed when this orange is finished, than when this episode is.

Bach NZ: We hardly knew you

One of three to be shown the door, Monique, thought the girls who were genuine were received the best by Zac.

She insulted his mum and didn't get a rose. Former Bachelorette Monique talks about being one of the first to go.

The Bachelor NZ: 19 becomes 16

Token mean girl Taylar said she was going to interrupt Zac; she just didn't realise the rest of the girls would follow suit.

"That rose is mine," snarls Taylar like a super-villain. Is she this year's token mean girl?

Blog: The Bach NZ

The Bachelor NZ, season 3's Jess. Will she be the one to claim the Bachelor's heart?

Long-suffering Bach-watcher Steve Kilgallon watched Monday night's eposide of New Zealand's favourite dating show. He survived.

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Throngs of fans await curtain-up

Adele is a powerhouse popstar, and fans are braving traffic, huge queues and possibly some embarrassment to see her.

film

How Python just avoided dreaded X

Monty Python and the Holy Grail, fell foul of the censors for repeated use of the words "Jesus Christ!", according to ...

New files suggest blasphemy and a swearing nun were all to much for British censors

From Samoan church to the big screen video

Taofi Mose-Tuiloma in her Wellington home before the film premiere.

The Te Papa tour guide turned unexpected film star

Horror continues to sell

Jordan Peele's "Get Out" has been an enormous box office success.

'Get Out' proves genre can deliver a message fiendishly clever and on-point with serious issues.

'Ridiculous remake' outrages CHiPS fans

Michael Pena and Dax Shepard star in the action-comedy CHIPS, a remake of the much-loved TV series.

"The trailers looked like a soft-porn version of 'Dumb and Dumber."

music

Now you can Sia

Sia was spotted at Los Angeles Airport on Thursday (NZ Time) without her trademark wig.

Aussie singer sends internet into a frenzy after revealing her face

Flawed man, marvellous musician

Chuck Berry's influence on music is undeniable.

OPINION: Not the least of Chuck Berry's achievements was survival.

On stage with Adele

'You, with the flowers in your hair,' said Adele, staring straight at Teagan Gunn.

The Hamilton teenager knew she had front-row seats but didn't expect a hug.

Adele moments you won't forget

Adele poses with her hero, the teen who saved her from the terrifying bugs.

From the cutest selfie, to the attack of the Kiwi beetles, she's charmed and entertained us.

tv & radio

Polly and Grant leave The Hits

Polly Gillespie fired a parting shot after she and co-host Grant Kereama decided not to sign contracts at The Hits.

Outspoken radio host Polly Gillespie takes a final swing at bosses after the pair decide not to re-sign contracts.

Is Hollyoaks 'underrated'?

James Sutton plays John Paul McQueen on Hollyoaks.

Actor James Sutton says the soap gets young people talking about important issues.

Auckland Daze crew reunite

Millen Baird as long-distance runner Darryl Walker in  the new web comedy series Darryl: An Outward Bound Story.

Go bush with Millen Baird in his new comedy, Darryl: An Outward Bound Story.

Dr Charles in charge

Oliver Platt as Dr Daniel Charles in Chicago Med.

Oliver Platt plays Dr Daniel Charles, an ER psychiatrist, in Chicago Med.

books

High tea with the alt-right

Mr Darcy could make anything attractive... maybe even the ultra-right.

Not content with The Matrix and Taylor Swift, racists are reaching for Pride and Prejudice to prove a point.

Vintage Read: Darling Buds of May

First published in 1958, the Darling Buds of May is big on character, thin on plot.

Browsers bookshop owner Rachel Pope finds the original of an old TV show.

Delving into the dark

It was clear Donald Trump was going to lose his bid for the US presidency -- until he didn't, says David Vann.

David Vann writes black-humoured and fascinating stories about people in crisis.

A Life Story - Final chapter in bookseller's life

Bob Burch, of Arty Bees Books, loved going to auctions and finding a bargain.

Bob Burch's Arty Bees bookshops remain a beacon of light and literature after his death, writes Bess Manson.

arts

$500k boost for 'cultural capital '

Wellington Mayor Justin Lester said Wellington’s arts and culture scene is to receive a half a million dollar boost. A ...

Mayor says extra funding will take arts and culture to 'next level'.

Choreographer creates dance in park

Chloe Loftus, front, dancing at Aberystwyth, Wales.

Chloe Loftus is the first choreographer in Auckland Council's residence in a regional park programme.

Rembrandt's apprentice speaks out

Ken Benn plays notable Rembrandt apprentice Ferdinand Bol searching for his paintings wrongly attributed to Rembrandt.

Tales of greed, lust, and despair within Rembrandt display.

New Mesh sculpture planned

An artist's impression of the redeveloped Victoria on the River site in Hamilton.

Hamilton's next major public artwork will be located in the heart of the city.

stage & theatre

Great night out at Riverlea

Janine Swainson stars as the Grand High Witch.

REVIEW: Sam Edwards has a good night out with Roald Dahl's Witches at Riverlea Theatre

Loving jibes and self-deprecating humour

Geraldine Brophy,  Lynda Milligan and Julie Edwards star in Grumpy Old Women's new show Game of Crones.

Review: The actors and audience were in good humour for Game of Crones.

Tennant: I'm no seducer

David Tennant was captured by the play's script when he was filming the third season of Broadchurch.

​'Doctor Who' star David Tennant is going X-rated in his latest play.

Review: HORROR at Auckland's Civic Theatre

Horror is at the Civic theatre in Auckland.

A blood and guts, take-no-prisoners stage show with a rollicking soundtrack.

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