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Drive-in cinema up for sale

A family group in an American convertible catches a Firefly Cinemas movie in a scene that could be from 1960s USA.

Why put a deposit on a house in Auckland when you can buy a cinema in Wellington for $60,000?

How Gemma is planning her wedding

Gemma Flynn in action for the Black Sticks at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

While at the Rio Olympics, planning her wedding to Richie McCaw was a way for Gemma Flynn to relax.

Watch: Kristen Stewart, Vin Diesel video

Director Ang Lee has used high frame-rate technology to present what has been described as an "immersive dramatisation ...

Sony Pictures has released a new trailer for war drama Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk. 

Learning the family trade

The bright blues of Susan Bloch-Jorgensen's paua is made using her new electric kiln.

Susan Bloch-Jorgensen dropped school to learn a trade - pottery.

Cowley: A life lived literally video

Joy Cowley hardly notices the wood shavings that accumulate on her as she concentrates on turning a wooden bowl on her lathe.

Acclaimed author Joy Cowley speaks about her writing, her family and her interest in woodturning.

Listening Post

Irish singer, songwriter and musician Van Morrison was knighted last year.

This week's music: Van Morrison follows up his knighthood with one of his best albums in nearly a decade.

Cromwell show brings small-town Kiwi life in the sixties to the stage

Fine Thyme Theatre actors perform Flagons and Floxtrots - a show that reflects small town Kiwi life in the sixties.  ...

Flagons and Foxtrots will bring old-time dance tunes back to Cromwell Memorial Hall with a Fine Thyme Theatre show.

Wellington's new 9000 tonne floating theatre

Olivia Hadlow stars in the navy's 75th anniversary pantomime Commander Claire and the Pirates of Provence.

Navy ship to be transformed into theatre for anniversary celebrations

Ramsay's Halloween rant video

Gordon Ramsay lays into the humble circus peanut.

In true Gordon Ramsay style the chef gives his profane opinion on some of the treats on offer this Halloween.

Megan Fox shares baby's photos

The 30-year-old actress gave birth to Journey River in August.

After a two-month wait, we finally get to see her baby boy - and yes, he's a cutie.

Weed on stage OK, kind of

Method Man and Redman took to the stage for one night only in Auckland.

The Method Man and Redman Auckland show was a 'bucket list' event for hip-hop fans. But did the rappers technically break the law?

Artist turns arm into 3D octopus tentacle video

Reporter Emma James had her arm painted by Alicia Sim Artistry.

Having my arm look like an octopus tentacle was something I never anticipated.

Taika's Thor farewell clip video

Taika Waititi and Liam Hemsworth joke in the clip that they will all be getting fired, and that the film would be going ...

WATCH: Taika Waititi and Chris Hemsworth treat followers to behind-the-scenes gold on Thor's last day of production.

Kiwi celeb Halloween costumes

The Real Housewives of Auckland know a thing or two about picking a memorable costume.

There's no need to dress up as Wonder Woman for the fifth year running. Consider these local celebrity ideas instead.

New Zealand's funniest woman grapples a grim subject

Carlson's book comes out on October 31.

"I could not have talked about my childhood without mentioning the violence."

Marvel fan boy heads Dr Strange movie

Doctor Strange director Scott Derrickson believes only relatively recent advances in visual technology enabled him to ...

Why Scott Derrickson was the ideal director for Doctor Strange

Gaga goes full country

Lady Gaga has gone for stripped-back country influences for her sixth studio album, Joanne.

Lady Gaga proves she's much more than costumes and madcapery.

$1000 to join Friends cafe

A version of a real-life version of the Friends cafe popped up in Sydney for two weeks in October last year.

Fans of the TV show reckon you could buy the Central Perk couch for the price of membership at a new Singapore cafe.

DJ's Dreamworld 'joke' backfires video

Dreamworld will remain closed at least until Monday following the accident which claimed four lives.

Australian radio host is kicked off the air after making a quip about the Dreamworld tragedy.

Scary triple feature set to screen

Hannah Molloy, of Dunedin's Regent Theatre, which will host a triple feature of classic horror movies including The Exorcist.

Here's Johnny, Regan and Freddy for your Halloween horror viewing pleasure.

Rapper jailed for kicking fan

The singer from Baton Rouge, Lousiana, was sentenced Wednesday to 180 days in jail after being convicted of kicking a ...

Kevin Gates has cancelled his performance at a festival due to "an unforeseen incarceration'' publicists for the US event say.

Strange magic? Or complicated mess?

Benedict Cumberbatch is Doctor Strange.

Does Doctor Strange mark the end of a Marvellous run or the dawn of a new era?

From The View to That's So Raven

Raven-Symone is leaving The View.

Actress Raven-Symone is the latest host to leave the daytime chatfest The View.

Did Mariah walk out on James Packer? video

Have Mariah Carey and James Packer gone their separate ways?

Mariah Carey grew tired of the fact that her Aussie billionaire fiance was "never present", according to US reports.

Duo captivates

Violist Martin Barner and organist Joachim Neugart.

Master musicians a classical treat at St Andrew's in the City.

Bryan Cranston's bad break up

Actor Bryan Cranston (L) in his role as Walter White in Breaking Bad.

The actor details a real incident that helped him get in character: an unhinged ex-girlfriend who threatened his life.

Charity Cans festival canned

Wattie's Cans Film Festival has been cancelled after 22 years, and replaced with a primary schools can drive.

The Wattie's Cans Film Festival, which supplied over a million cans of food to charities, is no more.

Jay Jay is best in business

Jay-Jay Harvey is taking a break from radio.

OPINION: I've always been a fan of Jay Jay. I still am now we work together: she's the most honest and authentic DJ

Honouring top notch Te Reo

Patea Maori Club have been announced as one of the finalists in this year's Nga Tohu Reo Maori awards.

A night of celebrating NZ's champions of Maori language will be hosted in New Plymouth.

Breakfast - one month on video

The new Breakfast crew. From left: Brodie Kane, Jack Tame, Hilary Barry, Sam Wallace, Daniel Faitaua.

One reviewer called it "rough as guts", so how is Breakfast going a month on?

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