TV & Radio

Please put your clothes on

Lena Dunham

“She would show her bum to a dead bird.” This is my dad's description of any hot chick willing to disrobe on camera.

Cruel punishment for those who would not fight

Field Punishment

Archibald Baxter and 13 others were persecuted by their own army after refusing to take up arms in World War 1.

DVD review: The Rise and Fall of The Clash

DVD review: The Rise and Fall of The Clash

REVIEW: The Clash were not all about petty in-fighting and squabbling. This documentary makes it seem like they were.

Christmas' trip down memory lane

Jarred Christmas

Jarred Christmas reminisces about those heady days when Georgie Pie still had its own stores and Michael J Fox was working in Lyttelton.

Could Game of Thrones change the TV industry?

game of thrones season 4

This new world that we inhabit is amazing - so why do so many people try to spoil it for us?

Has George RR Martin given away villain?

King Joffrey

Game of Thrones fans who haven't read the books, cast your eyes away because even the author is spoiling things.

Game of Thrones: A Song of the Sofa (spoiler)

joffrey wedding

Our resident Westeros watchers are still recovering from last night's jaw-dropping Game of Thrones.

ZM's Polly and Grant move to The Hits

Polly and Grant

Polly Gillespie and Grant Kereama are leaving their ZM breakfast show after more than two decades.

Jesse Mulligan uncouples from Seven Sharp

jesse mulligan

TV presenter Jesse Mulligan  is leaving TV One’s Seven Sharp on Thursday and will not be replaced, TVNZ says.

There will be tears as curtains draw on Mad Men

Mad Men

It's the last roll of the dice for Don Draper as the series that has explored sexism and infidelity reaches its conclusion.

O'Brien promises nudity at MTV Movie Awards

Conan O'Brien

Conan O'Brien won't be too shy to strip down as host of today's MTV Movie Awards.

Parminder Nagra on the Blacklist

Parminder Nagra

English actor talks about playing against type, finding decent Indian food in Hollywood and her latest role.

Rose Matafeo - the thorn within

Rose Matafeo

Comic reflects on her Rastafarian upbringing, how she's not funny and her chances in going up against Rachel Smalley.

Radio station for dogs launches


Dogs alone at home and feeling lonely will from today be able to tune into a radio station designed for them.

The Edge, Newstalk win radio wars


Talkback station Newstalk ZB and rock station The Edge dominate the national audience survey results.

Shock as white man named to replace Letterman

Stephen Colbert

White, middle-aged man Stephen Colbert has overcome all of society's hurdles to be named David Letterman's replacement.

Stephen Colbert to take reins from Letterman

Stephen Colbert

Stephen Colbert is replacing David Letterman as CBS' late night host.

Who is the best Wrestler of all times?

Hulk Hogan

The tragic death of the Ultimate Warrior has reignited the debate about the greatest wrestlers of all time.

10 Wrestlers who died too soon

Dead Wrestlers

Following the death of legendary wrestler Ultimate Warrior here is a list of the professional wrestlers taken too soon.

Game of Thrones: Obsessed with Emilia Clarke


When you play the Mother Of Dragons, it's only natural that the world's attention will fall to you.

Wrestling legend The Ultimate Warrior dead

The Ultimate Warrior

The Ultimate Warrior, one of the most colourful stars in pro wrestling history, has died.

Watch: First ever sign language rap battle

Sign Language Rap Battle

Jimmy Kimmel has launched the supposedly first sign language rap battle in history.

Short Poppies - not as bad as Rhys Darby's stand-up

Rhys Darby

I watched Rhys Darby's Short Poppies to try and prove my critics wrong. I failed. As did the show.

Game of Thrones renewed for 2 more season

game of thrones season 4

On the heels of its explosive fourth season premiere, HBO has renewed the epic fantasy series for two more years.

DVD review: Doctor Who - The Best of the Doctor 2005-2011 - The Documentaries

DVD review: Doctor Who - The Best of the Doctor 2005-2011 - The Documentaries

REVIEW: This Best of has special features from recent new Who releases without the episodes they go with.

Game of Thrones: A Song of the Sofa

Game of Thrones

As TV's most violent, incestuous and horribly compelling programme returns to screens, so, too, does the Nelson Mail's most fearless review column.

Auckland's King Joffrey toppled

King Joffrey

Game of Thrones fans from 123 countries have brought down the evil King Jeoffrey.

Top of the Lake among Bafta favourites

Top of the Lake

The critically acclaimed NZ-filmed drama Top of the Lake has been nominated for an Bafta award.

Barbara Walters announces her retirement

Barbara Walters

First Leno, then Letterman ... now Barbara?

Eve Palmer enjoys new role at The 4.30 Show

Eve Palmer

What Eve Palmer enjoys about her new role at The 4.30 Show.

Game of Thrones, Series 4, Episode 1 (spoiler)

Cersei Lannister

The deadliest soap opera returns with more intrigue

Shaping the modern world

Cassie Newland

Historical archaeologist looks at inventions to have helped shape the modern world.

Hey Dad! actor guilty of sexually assaulting girls

Robert Hughes

Hey Dad! star Robert Hughes has been found guilty of sexually and indecently assaulting young girls.

'Disturbing' message insufficient for mall footage

Westgate shopping mall

TV3 cautioned by regulator after airing footage of man shot during Kenya mall massacre.

Your Game of Thrones season four cheat sheet

Daenerys Targaryen

Here is a recap of where the warring families are at ahead of Game of Thrones season 4.

Blu-ray review: Star Trek Enterprise - Season 3

Blu-ray review: Star Trek Enterprise - Season 3

REVIEW: Two years after 9/11 Star Trek tackled the subject in a season long story arc.

Five 'Game of Thrones' spots for fans

San Anton palace

In celebration of the return of Game of Thrones, here's 5 destinations every fan should visit.

Will Game of Thrones bring the winter of our discontent?

King Joffrey

As the new season kicks off today, we look back on what has happened to bring George R.R. Martin's warring families into contention for the Iron Throne.

The lost cause of Lynne Snowdon

Lynne Snowdon

How did a straightforward dispute become one of NZ's most expensive employment cases?

No laughing matter

Rhys Darby

He's famous for playing Murray Hewitt but Rhys Darby is out to prove he's more than a one-trick pony.

Personal grievances at TVNZ double


TVNZ has spent almost quarter of a million dollars to settle a doubling in personal grievance cases.

Geoff Robinson reflects on morning glory

Geoff Robinson

Broadcaster Geoff Robinson reflects on his time at Radio New Zealand after 44 years on the air.

Bill Clinton admits to investigating aliens

Bill Clinton

Bill Clinton "wouldn't be surprised" if aliens visited Earth after he ordered a complete review of secret government files.

David Letterman to retire from Late Show

David Letterman,

David Letterman is retiring next year as host of Late Show after a 22-years run.

What is King Joffrey doing in Auckland?

King Joffrey

Audiences are asked to bring down King Joffrey - who happens to hang around in Auckland these days.

Rachel Smalley 'intelligent, fair, erudite'

Rachel Smalley

OPINION: Radio presenter may not even remember her act of kindness, but it meant a lot to Vicki Anderson.

Survival Live: Reality TV a form of Hunger Games?


Reality TV is to descend down a new warped path by stranding eight contestants in the wilderness for 42 days.

Rachel Smalley's tearful on-air apology

Rachel Smalley

Radio host says calling NZ women lardos and heifers was stupid, judgmental and offensive.

A lot more life left in Bart and Homer

The Simpsons

Want to know the secret of The Simpsons' longevity?

Lynne Snowdon claim costs may top $1.5m

Lynne Snowdon

Radio NZ entitled to costs for defending itself in long-running employment claim, court says.
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