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Kiwi drummer loses all in house fire

Dylan Elise is widely regarded as one of the best drummers in the world.

Regarded as one of the world's best drummers, Dylan Elise's lost possessions include a $30,000 drum kit.

'The best Pussy Galore party ever' video

Michelle smells cat, and she doesn't like it.

Another social occasion, another nasty confrontation on The Real Housewives of Auckland.

Sesame Street is back

Sesame Street is a favourite with Kiwi kids - and now TVNZ is putting it back on air.

Bert, Ernie, Big Bird and Elmo are returning to TVNZ from September.

Real Richie eludes Chasing crew video

Yes there are moments of intimacy and insight, but Richie McCaw always seems to be the one in control in Chasing Great

REVIEW: Chasing Great's slick, impressive production values are mirrored by a lack of grit in the subject matter.

Richie on the red carpet video

Richie McCaw and fiance Gemma Flynn at the red carpet premiere for Chasing Great at the Civic Theatre in Auckland.

Richie's back in black, albeit a tuxedo, for the premiere of Chasing Great in Auckland.

Stampede Music Festival attracts big names

American Idol winner Scotty McCreery is coming to Pukekohe for the Stampede Music Festival.

Nashville is coming down-under on March 4, for New Zealand's first ever international country music festival.

Iconic sculpture may return

Fred Graham's Falling Waters sculpture used to be on the front of Palmerston North's Alpha Motor Inn.

A distinctive Palmerston North sculpture may soon be back in the public eye.

Arts Trail new feature of Arrowtown Arts Festival

Arrowtown artist Jenny Mehrtens will be featured on the first Arrowtown Arts Festival arts trail.

A new Arrowtown Arts Trail has been developed as part of this year's Arrowtown Arts Festival.

A festival to bring the world to the west

Going West Festival promises to delight attendees.

The Going West Books & Writers Festival 2016 is launching on September 1

Devlin won't reveal text behind rant

Just what was in the text that set Martin Devlin off?

Radio jock's on-air tirade against a listener described as "a rambunctious survey stunt" by the man himself

Adams spotted in Queenstown video

Oklahoma City Thunder NBA basketball player Steven Adams has been spotted in Queenstown.

Kiwi NBA superstar taking a low-key holiday to South Island tourist town.

Madison Eve performs as Peach Milk

Madison Eve writes and performs electronic music as Peach Milk.

The Auckland resident has grown up surrounded by synthesizers, now she's about to impress at the Others Way Festival.

Britney can't beat Beyonce

Whoever allowed Spears to perform after Beyonce must have had sabotage in mind.

Whoever allowed Britney Spears to perform after Beyonce must have had sabotage in mind.

The Block: Empty nesters take on Dyls and Dylz house

Dyls and Dylz were competitors on TV3's The Block 2016.

An Auckland couple are leaving their high rise apartment to take on living in Dyls and Dylz house.

Taylor Swift spoof video a hit video

"It's certainly not what I thought I'd ever be doing in a retirement village." Margaret Gregory is the star of her ...

Kiwi retiree's rendition of Shake it Off hits one million views, but there's one person they want to hear from...

Be our guest and take a peek video

Beauty and the Beast co-producer Jack Morrissey shared images on his Facebook account on Friday night.

Beauty and the Beast co-producer Jack Morrissey offered up some Disney magic by posting preview shots from the film.

Gene Wilder's memorable roles video

Gene Wilder in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.

Gene Wilder was terrific when he was calm and collected. But when he lost it, he was transcendent.

Coming full circle at Circa

CHEERS: The cast raise their glasses to 40 years of Roger Hall at Circa Theatre.

Forty years of Circa Theatre and the work of playwright Roger Hall are being celebrated with a new play.

Kiwis still flock to movies

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Event Cinemas is reeling in NZ moviegoers with blockbusters like Star Wars and Hunt for the Wilderpeople.

Cinema ran out of films in 2014 video

Hollywood blockbusters are on their way back to Taihape's Majestic Theatre.

Unable to keep pace with technology, this rural cinema was stuck playing old movies.

Auckland Housewives conquer Australia

Gilda Kirkpatrick on The Real Housewives Of Auckland.

Real Housewives Of Auckland is "serious glitz, glam, frothy, bitchy, vacuous Housewives at its best" says Australia.

Brent's new Life lacks Office chemistry

David Brent: Life on the Road proves that Ricky Gervais still has what it takes to make you laugh – even when you know ...

REVIEW: David Brent's return just isn't quite the killer comeback that Office fans might have expected.

Gene Wilder dies aged 83 video

Gene Wilder was best known as Willy Wonka.

Willy Wonka star kept illness secret because he "couldn't bear the idea of one less smile in the world."

Album review: Frank Ocean - Blond

Blond is the hotly anticipated follow-up to Frank Ocean's stunning 2012 debut, Channel Orange.

REVIEW: Frank Ocean's new album is an emotionally taxing listen, but it's worth it.

Concert tour combines jazz and classical

Wellington musician Rodger Fox.

Musician Rodger Fox will be merging his band with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra for a national concert tour.

Has Batman dropped a bombshell?

Deathstroke is just one of around a dozen (yes, a dozen) villains that show up in Batman: Arkham Origins.

Did Ben Affleck just reveal the next major villain in the DC movie universe?

MediaWorks picks new chairman

MediaWorks chairman Jack Matthews.

Jack Matthews looking forward to working with MediaWorks' 'passionate' staff.

Condescending Wonka lives on

Gene Wilder's Willy Wonka character inspired a series of "condescending" memes.

Many people would have first come across Gene Wilder as ''Condescending Wonka", one of the net's best known memes.

Parole denied for Lennon's killer

John Lennon and his second wife, Yoko Ono, pictured in 1969

John Lennon's killer will remain behind bars after being denied parole for the ninth time.

Science used to immortalise artist

Artist Billy Apple at the opening of his Cell Culture exhibition at the Suter Art Gallery. The projection is of Apple's ...

Scientific technology has been used to immortilise pop artist Billy Apple.

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