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How Hilary became an icon

Hilary Barry announced her resignation from MediaWorks after 23 years with the company.

She may now be the "mate of the nation", but the veteran newsreader came from humble beginnings.

In praise of GoT's older women

Diana Rigg as Olenna Tyrell.

OPINION: As the men destroy themselves and each other, crones may be the only people left to repair the shattered world.

Who will replace Hilary? video

Could Samantha Hayes become the next "mate of the nation"?

She's left big shoes to fill, but there are some familiar names being mentioned.

Prince's bike a 'Purple Rain' icon

Prince aboard his beloved Honda on the cover of his 1984 album, Purple Rain.

Prince Rogers Nelson, the Grammy-winning pop star who died April 21, loved music - and motorcycles.

Farewell, 'the Beyonce of news' video

"As her workmate I'll miss her terribly but as her friend I'm thrilled she's leaving on her own terms and I'm excited ...

Mike McRoberts, Paul Henry, and other MediaWorks colleagues reveal their dismay over Hilary Barry's shock departure.

Why Hilary is simply the best

"There's something about Barry's warmth that makes even The Paul Henry Show worth watching."

OPINION: "We need people who are good at their jobs, and with humanity, not loud voices full of ego."

Catchiest songs according to science

Michael Jackson, pictured with pet chimp Bubbles, made the top 20 twice.

Sorry, but for the rest of the day you'll be humming these earworms.

Tears, laughter and high fives video

Hilary Barry loses it on air. And not for the first time.

Hilary Barry has made a career of reporting the news from a set script, but she's often at her best when she goes rogue.

Alley artefacts now available to all

This Han dynasty pot was carried in 1947 from Shandan, Gansu to Canterbury Museum by John Johnson of Christchurch, who ...

How did Australasia's most comprehensive collection of Chinese artefacts end up at the Canterbury Museum?

MediaWorks & TV3: a year's turmoil

One of Hilary Barry's most-discussed on-screen moments - shedding tears at the news of her colleague John Campbell's ...

Hilary Barry's shock departure is just the latest in an ongoing run of upheaval to the broadcaster's news and current affairs operation.

Comedy Festival review: Arj Barker & Tommy Tiernan

Old-fashioned: Tommy Tiernan.

Tommy Tiernan's old-fashioned set would offend plenty.

Beaten up just for looking like actor

Mario Licato, right, says he was assaulted just for looking like Shia LaBeouf, left.

"While I was falling down the stairs, all I hear was: 'This is because you look exactly like Shia LaBeouf'!"

Maiden bowl Christchurch over

Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson wears an All Blacks jersey while performing at Christchurch's Horncastle Arena on ...

Iron Maiden throw out the charm - and theatrics - for an eager Christchurch crowd.

CJ Cregg crashes the West Wing video

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest (L) feigns shock that actress Allison Janney, who played a fictional press ...

Allison Janney played the White House press secretary on The West Wing, but has now had a taste of the real thing.

Prince death probe: Flight, drugs and doctor

The investigation into the death of Prince, pictured in 2009, is now focusing on his doctor, a flight, and prescription ...

Investigators are looking into whether Prince died from an overdose and whether a doctor was prescribing him drugs.

Amy Schumer takes aim at gun laws

Amy Schumer satirises American gun culture on Inside Amy Schumer.

Comedian addresses the ease with which Americans - even those with criminal records - can buy a weapon in new sketch.

The Hilary Barry story video

Hilary Barry as a cadet reporter.

If Judy Bailey was the mother of the nation, Hilary Barry was everyone's mate.

'Conscious uncoupling' a struggle

Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin have agreed to put their children first.

Gwyneth Paltrow says it hasn't been easy getting over her divorce from Coldplay frontman Chris Martin.

Victoria was miserable in the Spice Girls

British fashion designer, model and singer Victoria Beckham poses upon arrival at the Foundation for AIDS Research ...

Posh Spice has Simon Fuller to thank for directing her to her true calling.

'We love you Hilary'

Say it ain't so, Hilary! Everyone's favourite news anchor, HIlary Barry, has quit her job at Newshub.

The mother of the nation is putting down her knitting - and we're all devastated.

Hilary Barry quits TV3

After 23 years with the network, Hilary Barry has quit TV3.

TV news colleagues in shock as Hilary Barry announces her sudden departure from the network.

'I haven't felt a man's touch in a while'

Actress Jennifer Lawrence most recently dated Coldplay frontman Chris Martin.

Jennifer Lawrence has lamented her single status in an interview.

The Bachelor reunion is nigh... video

The Bachelor might have some explaining to do at the reunion special.

We've got our own burning questions for Jordan when he and the girls are reunited.

Daily Show spoofs Donald Trump

They Love Me, a spoof song by the Daily Show.

The hip-hop song features 100% genuine quotes from the Republican frontrunner.

Coastline exposed

Marine biologist Matt Carter in the Marlborough Sounds while filming Coast New Zealand.

Marlborough stories of ships and shipwrecks will feature in television show Coastal New Zealand.

French icon's Kiwi love

Juliette Binoche is in New Zealand shooting Ghost in the Shell.

The rolling plains of Nouvelle Zelande have been thrilling actress Juliette Binoche.

Spartacus' last great fight

Actor Andy Whitfield died in 2012, now a documentary about his battle with cancer has been released.

Andy Whitfield found himself on the fast track in Hollywood in 2010, thanks to a starring role in the Starz series Spartacus: Blood and Sand. Then he was diagnosed with cancer.

Prince kicked comedian out of his house

Actor Tracy Morgan is mourning Prince.

If you're Tracy Morgan, he'll also be remembered for the time he kicked you out of his house. 

Jay-Z approved Lemonade lyrics

Jay-Z doesn't mind Beyonce's Lemonade.

Ever since Beyonce dropped her latest album, the internet has gone into overdrive speculating about apparent allusions to Jay-Z's dastardly deeds.

Dakota Johnson is over sex scenes

Dakota Johnson, left, with onscreen partner Jamie Dornan.

Seven hours is a long time to be simulating sex, even if you're a professional. 

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