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Tensions high at Lit Quiz video

Kids Literature Quiz winners Wellesley College team members Jack Morrah, left, and Harry Hampton debate an answer.

Are you as well read as these 12 year olds? Take our quiz.

Armed with a powerful message

Tiki Taane Mahuta combines contemporary dance with live music, kapa haka, mau rākau, hip hop and aerial work.

Kiwi musician Tiki Taane says Tiki Taane Mahuta is a career highlight.

Dog interrupts news broadcast

This Russian newsreader doesn't seem 100 per cent comfortable with her new desk mate.

Is he after her job? This black labrador has a real passion for the news.

Southern rock legend dies at 69 video

Gregg Allman's career was marred by tragedy and drug abuse.

Gregg Allman, 69, of the influential Allman Brothers Band has passed away at his home.

Bowie gems brought to orchestral light

Shihad singer Jon Toogood is the standout vocalist in David Bowie tribute Symphonic Oddity.

REVIEW: Even with an orchestra at your disposal, taking on David Bowie's oeuvre is a daunting task.

Supermodel set for backyard wedding

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 16:  Model Miranda Kerr attends Swarovski Star raising for 2015 Rockefeller Center Christmas ...

Miranda Kerr and her internet mogul man have been papped preparing for a backyard wedding.

McLaren: A story all Kiwis can celebrate

McLaren tells the story of Kiwi Bruce McLaren's  journey from invalid schoolboy to world champion racing car driver.

REVIEW: Filmmaker Roger Donaldson paints an often touching, albeit resoundingly positive, portrait of the great man.

Rock's wildest child

Evan Dando of Boston band, The Lemonheads.

Lemonheads frontman Evan Dando's drug exploits were legendary. Now, at 50, he's taking a more sober path.

Guy Williams: the role-model debate

Jesse Bromwich and Kevin Proctor: role models.

I'm not taking any tips from Tony Veitch on this one.

Kiwi strips off at Paris cabaret video

Marissa Burgess' Cabaret de Paris opened in Auckland on Saturday night, and plays Wellington on Sunday before spreading ...

As famed showgirl Marissa Burgess opens her Cabaret de Paris here this weekend, one NZer recalls the life-changing experience of dancing with the notorious Folies Bergere.

Us Two: Author Joy Cowley and illustrator Philip Webb

220417.Sunday Magazine. KEVIN STENT/FAIRFAX NZ.  Us Two.NZ children's author Joy Cowley and her longtime illustrator ...

Children's author Joy Cowley has worked with illustrator Philip Webb since 1980.

Fostering a love of books behind bars

About 70 per cent of prisoners in New Zealand have trouble with basic literacy and numeracy. (File Photo)

Forget fight clubs. It's prison book clubs which are getting inmates passionate about life again.

A sneak peek at Teeks

Kiwi artist Teeks' debut single If Only is now out and his EP The Grapefruit Skies will be released in June.

If you hear soul sensation Teeks sing "your jaw will drop a little", says music critic.

Antipodean cultural, social experiments fascinating

A group of celebs explore Aboriginal culture in First Contact.

REVIEW: Move over, prime-time cooking and dating reality shows - it's time for cultural encounters of the Antipodean kind (complete with bigots).

Singing her way out of war

'Many people see me as a Carmen, Surguladze says. 'She has all the perfections and imperfections that make a woman ...

Georgian opera star Nino Surguladze brings everything she's seen, heard and felt to the role of Carmen.

Novel's sudden jinks implausible

Author Alan Carter.

The expectation of a good story, cleverly delayed gratification, and final satisfaction are not met, writes David Herkt.

Happy as Larry

Kiwi rock legend Larry Morris has a remarkable story to tell.

Labelled a degenerate by the prime minister, his story involves drug busts, prison time, and a decade in hiding. But Larry Morris was also a Kiwi rock pioneer - and at almost 70, he's back for more.

Bright flowers and broken glass

Street poster of The Puddle's George Henderson.

Posters have sprung up in our inner cities, celebrating our musical heroes.

Southern tales in limelight video

Performers Kim Garrett, Jane Leonard and Albany Peseta exploring "Aoraki".

A brand new legend of Te Wai Pounamu (the South Island) will wing its way to kids all over Canterbury from next week.

Ben Stiller and wife split video

Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor have been together for 18 years.

After 17 years of marriage, actors Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor are calling it quits.

U2 to play in NZ?

U2's The Edge, Bono and bass guitarist Adam Clayton. The band last played in New Zealand in 2010.

Rumours are flying that the Irish rockers will announce a New Zealand show, but their promoters are refusing to comment.

Stars farewell Chris Cornell

Soundgarden lead singer Chris Cornell was found dead on May 18.

Music's elite and Hollywood stars remember Chris Cornell as a "voice of our generation" at LA memorial service.

Guardians breakout mission

Guardians of the Galaxy Misson: Breakout.

Your mission, should you choose to accept it: help break Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy out of a freakshow-cum-museum.

Sacked over 'final solution' tweet

Katie Hopkins has reportedly been given the boot by UK radio station Leading Britain's Conversation.

Outspoken columnist appeared to call for a mass genocide after the Manchester bombing.

10 worst films based on TV shows

CHiPs was a beloved TV show that ran from 1977-1983. But there wasn't much to love about the film.

Plenty of films have looked to TV shows for inspiration. Here are 10 that really missed the mark.

Uproar over women-only screenings video

Female-only screenings of Wonder Woman aren't going down well with some male fans.

Male moviegoers not impressed by US theatre's plans to hold female-only screenings of Wonder Woman.

Reconstructing MasterChef

Gary Mehigan has been MasterChef Australia's "bank manager" for nine seasons.

Aussie reality show highlights why there's now a generational divide when it comes to cooking.

Twin Peaks' return stirs memories

Actor Kyle MacLachlan, left, and David Lynch attend the premiere of "Twin Peaks" in Los Angeles, United States.

OPINION: Like others in the know, I watched Twin Peaks fanatically, never missing an episode.

When we were kings - of motorsport

Bruce McLaren, right, with fellow Kiwi driver Denny Hulme.

REVIEW: Roger Donaldson tells the story of a Kiwi motor-racing legend with substance, style and verve.

An unforgettable night

Friday night's concert and the ensemble revolved around the supreme talent of Kenny Barron.

REVIEW: A concert that demanded rapturous applause for the soloing throughout and brought the audience to its feet at the end.

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