Five cringe-worthy celeb endorsements

All Black Israel Dagg dropped the ball when he tweeted support for the National Party ion the day of the 2014 election.

Sometimes it would be better for politicians if famous, and not so famous, people didn't try to show their support.

Concert to mark death

British singer Amy Winehouse died in July, 2011 - five years ago.

Amy Winehouse's father will hold a concert to raise money for her foundation, in honour of the fifth anniversary of her death.

Kong: Skull Island looks epic

Tom HIddleston is huntin' monkeys in Kong: Skull Island.

The studio teased this film almost three years ago. Man, was the wait worth it.

Blair Witch returns

It's not sure whether Blair Witch is a reboot, or a sequel to the original fright-fest.

They came for a film set in the woods - what they found will haunt your nightmares forever... yet another sequel.

The man behind the music video

Concert promoter Paul Dainty wants Eden Park in Auckland to host live entertainment.

Paul Dainty's been bringing the biggest shows to NZ since the 70s, but he wants to see Eden Park dressed up in lights.

620x1 pixel white space
more top stories

Kiwis star in Oz comedy

The new Australian version of Whose Line is it Anyway? features three Canterbury comedians in the cast of seven performers.

Rhys Darby among Kiwis stars of new Australian comedy improv television show.

School teacher in class of his own

Havelock North's William Barnes is the winner of this year's Mastermind.

Quiz show champion hopes teasing about wrong answer will now end

Where are the cast of Prisoner now?

Where are they now: Prisoner Cell Black H

Before there was Prison Break, Orange is the New Black and Wentworth, there was the hit Aussie series Prisoner.

Red carpet at The Rehearsal video

Eleanor Catton paused for a photo with actress Ella Edward as Kerry Fox arrives at the premiere of The Rehearsal.

The stars arrived on the red carpet all at once, barely pausing as they poured through the doors in search of a coveted seat.

Stan Walker presses pause

Stan Walker is due to start his New Zealand tour in November.

Chart-topping singer has canned a shoot for his new music video over a legal wrangle.

Matt Damon: 'mass shooting not enough' video

Matt Damon is back as Jason Bourne.

From Jason Bourne related topics to US gun control, Matt Damon shares his insights on why now is the right time to revisit the Bourne franchise.

Wonder Woman still super at 75

DISCO READY: Wonder Woman was perhaps the least sensibly clad heroine of all time.

She may not look it, but Wonder Woman is celebrating her 75th birthday this year.

Peter Williams given the boot?

Peter Williams has been dumped from TVNZ's Breakfast line-up.

Talk is the veteran newsreader is on the out, but a friend says don't call time yet.

At my place: Anna Reeve

Global alopecia ambassador, blogger and mum, Anna Reeve.

Former model and Alopecia ambassador Anna Reeve talks about her Grey Lynn home.

Kim K plans blogger show video

Kim Kardashian is set to step behind the camera as an executive producer on a brand new project about beauty bloggers.

Kim Kardashian is combining her love of reality TV and beauty for a new competition series.

Ad Feedback
celebrities

Five cringe-worthy celeb endorsements

All Black Israel Dagg dropped the ball when he tweeted support for the National Party ion the day of the 2014 election.

Sometimes it would be better for politicians if famous, and not so famous, people didn't try to show their support.

Red carpet at The Rehearsal video

The stars arrived on the red carpet all at once, barely pausing as they poured through the doors in search of a coveted seat.

Stan Walker presses pause

$170k to play poker with Jonah Hill?

Video

School teacher in class of his own

Quiz show champion hopes teasing about wrong answer will now end

film

'You did what with who?!' video

Karl Urban and John Cho - well that got awkward.

She said she was going home with five guys. Star Trek star Karl Urban was stunned.

Comic-Con kicks off

Fans of superhero movies, comic books and pop culture arrive in costume for opening day of the annual Comic-Con ...

Hordes of zombies, Stormtrooper and superheroes hit San Diego for the pop-culture celebration.

10 careers Garry Marshall launched

Robin Williams was best known for his unique brand of comedy.

From Robin Williams to Anne Hathaway, the veteran film director gave us a lot more than just Pretty Woman.

Ka-pow! Cultivating Comic-Con

Jeffrey Walker is largely credited with bringing the comic book, science fiction and movie universes together in what ...

From a drab age before Trekkies and light sabers, Jeffrey Walker grew to transform the largest pop-culture bazaar into what it is today.

music

1D's Liam Payne signs solo deal video

New deal: Liam Payne has signed to Capitol Records UK.

Is this the end of One Direction? Fans not sure what to think after Liam Payne announces new project.

August will be Maori Music Month

Maisey Rika is one of the artists involved in Maori Music Month, during August.

Maori Music Month will be launched in August.

Travelling Well with William Tyler

William Tyler performs on stage at Take Root Festival 2013 at De Oosterport.

I'm currently on holiday – but as blogging and column-ing is in the homework-for-life category of freelance writing I'm still turning up here to give you a few words on the required days.

King Kapisi to stop crooks video

King Kapisi won Songwriter of the Year for his single Reverse Resistance in 1999, which followed on the popular release ...

Police team up with local hip hop artist to put brake on car chases.

tv & radio

Wonder Woman still super at 75

DISCO READY: Wonder Woman was perhaps the least sensibly clad heroine of all time.

She may not look it, but Wonder Woman is celebrating her 75th birthday this year.

Peter Williams given the boot?

Peter Williams has been dumped from TVNZ's Breakfast line-up.

Talk is the veteran newsreader is on the out, but a friend says don't call time yet.

Kim K plans blogger show video

Kim Kardashian is set to step behind the camera as an executive producer on a brand new project about beauty bloggers.

Kim Kardashian is combining her love of reality TV and beauty for a new competition series.

Walking Dead trailer released video

Andrew Lincoln as Rick Grimes.

AMC has shared a sneak peek of the hotly-anticipated season 7 of The Walking Dead at Comic-Con.

books

Bringing Superman back to life

Superman is back.

Superman, killed off by DC Comics a few years ago, once again battles Doomsday in the pages of Action Comics.

Mourning glory

Caitlin Doughty

Meet the LA-based undertaker bringing a fresh, natural, eco twist to the grim reaper.

Best Books I Never Wrote: Danyl McLauchlan

Danyl McLauchlan

Danyl McLauchlan shares his favourite books.

Reviews: The Revelations of Carey Ravine, Sunset City

The Revelations of Carey Devine

Historical fiction to escape into, and a rather implausible detective story.

arts

Monet, Van Gogh works seized

Van Gogh's La Maison de Vincent Areles is one of several paintings thought to be part of a major money-laundering operation.

Swiss authorities seize more than $1b paintings by Claude Monet and Vincent Van Gogh.

Post-it Pokemon

Pikachu completes the trio. thought some students have asked for Charmander.

Is that Pikachu in the window of a uni library?

Prepare yourselves, Disney fans video

The Magic Ice Festival involves characters from a raft of Disney favourites.

A massive Disney On Ice mash-up has arrived in New Zealand.

Kiwi takes operation to heart

Jeremy Scott takes a break after cycling through a sandstorm in the Dasht-e-Lut Desert in Iran.  The hottest land ...

He survived an attack by a hired-assasin in Iran, was robbed in Cambodia and escaped the drug mafia in the Philippines. 

stage & theatre

Lights, action, sparkles

South Canterbury Drama League Mamma Mia! cast members in June, from left, Chicane Sandford, Cam Sutcliffe, Alex McCoid, ...

Over 1000 costumes arrived in Timaru a few weeks ago for Mamma Mia!

Billy Crystal charms Auckland

Billy Crystal kicked off his first live stand-up tour of New Zealand at the ASB Theatre in Auckland.

Comedy icon's first NZ stand-up show covered everything from Meg Ryan to Muhammad Ali.

Mamma Mia, 'it's huge'

The South Canterbury Drama League held a dress rehearsal of its production Mamma Mia at the Theatre Royal on Monday ...

Drama league gears up to stage massive production of Mamma Mia.

New Chair for NZ Festival

Kerry Prendergast is passing on the flame as the NZ Festival executive chair.

As Kerry Prendergast moves on, the NZ Festival announces its next big boss.

NZ Comedy Fest 2016

Comedy Fest review: Nic Sampson

Nic Sampson.

This is the tightest half hour of stand-up I've seen this festival

Sexism, spooning and mental health

Tim Batt chatted to Felicity Ward.

The stars of the NZ Comedy Fest do our job for us and interview each other...

Comedy Fest review: Wilson Dixon

Wilson Dixon.

Jesse Griffin's country singing comic remains a polished act

He married a lesbian and it's very fulfilling video

Comedians Zoe Coombs Marr and Rhys Nicholson got married in an act of protest.

Comedian Rhys Nicholson married a lesbian recently. It's going well.

Ad Feedback
special offers