Most expensive locally-produced musical in city
The truth needs to be told, speculation laid to rest. The Phantom of the Opera is here.
Kylie Thomson of Hamilton City Libraries finds a great novel from not that long ago.
New science shows New Zealand is part of a continent that's 94 per cent underwater.
Pineapple and prawns make perfect partners.
Film Commission boss Dave Gibson talks about how he got into the business and the future of film.
Jennifer Moss is bringing a festival to Palmerston North that will get people up singing and dancing.
Kiwi photographer Robin Hammond was desperate to escape his ‘boring' NZ existence for the real world.
Kiwis are getting to grips with the challenges of taking a show to the largest arts festival in the world.
Ruth Pretty revisits a soup from one of the classic vegetarian cookbooks.
Artist Adele Souster crafts moments in time with her art, using the sky, earth, weather and shadow in oil paintings of New Zealand landscapes.
Words usually written in solitude have found a collaborative home in a trio of poetry books to be launched tonight.
It is a long way from New York to Marton, but Max Varney is pleased he made the journey.
Connecting with young people can be hard, but Sio Vaelua seems to have cracked the code.
Skin Theatre is not just a theatre company that sets out to entertain.
OPINION: It's not that people cut down some of your blossom tree, rather that people don't have the courtesy to ask.
Danielle Cormack, like many Kiwi actors, took a leap of faith to Australia. It's a gamble that's paid off.
Fresh, corn-fed chickens will always roast better, giving plump, juicy meat and crisp skin.
Little-known Dr Dieffenbach comes to light
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A new novel by author Dr Thom Conroy has seen a little-known historical figure rescued from the margins.
Calls for penalties to punish people for puffing away in public outdoor places narrowly defeated.
America had Dynasty and Kiwi television audiences had Gloss.
Olivia Wannan spent a month testing the three rival forecasters' predictions. So who gets it right the most?
The armed offenders squad shares the stories beyond the balaclavas on their 50th anniversary.
OPINION: Modern telecommunications wizardry has bred a new generation of shouters.
Shihad's new album is a political statement against the widening gap between the rich and the poor.
Evento's wearable arts spreads its wings
From small beginnings to becoming an event that is anything but small.
Behind the closed doors of the Royal New Zealand Ballet are many hidden gems.
Only a Kiwi girl could find a sheep farm in the middle of Los Angeles.
A Palmerston North school principal is brimming with bright ideas after a three-month sabbatical.
In Italian cooking everything must be made from scratch, and everything must be authentic
What happens to reality TV contestants after they've been beamed into our lounges every night?
Is it time for women to rethink their relationship with their bras?
'We need to remember this dreadful period...'
Two well-known Manawatu personalities are wearing their hearts on their sleeves.
From paperboy to film maker
One of the main actors in Max Currie's film Everything We Loved was paid in Lego, on a star-chart basis.
Some of Disney's best-known characters strap on their ice-skates and head to a venue near you.
Art for all is what the organisers of the Manawatu Art Expo hope to achieve.
Amy Atkins has inspiration in bucket loads. She has talent, too, and the confidence to back it up.
"Miss New Zealand is Miss Universe."
Lorraine Downes was 19 when she arrived in St Louis. She left an international celebrity.
Missing from our screens for some time, Kiwi actor Cliff Curtis is back with a vengeance.
Barbie and friends under the hammer
There are hundreds, in all manner of guises, from one produced in 1962 to the tanned Malibu Barbie.
Gordon Thompson is an artist who goes against the grain.
Leonel Alvarado is a man who sees beauty in a river stone and meaning in the everyday.
Government's controversial multimillion-dollar schools success scheme causes concern among school leaders.
From Shortland Street to Scribe, New Zealand on Air has brought Kiwi content to audiences here and abroad for 25 years.
Backpacking through Europe with a wife, young daughters, and a grumpy, old bear was trip never to be forgotten.
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Madison Cronin is a 14-year-old dancer who proves that hard work pays off. She has spent 10 years making dancing her craft.
Ruth Pretty celebrates the humble lamb chop.
A James Bond party must have been the clincher. how can you resist a man who turns up in a wetsuit and strips to a tuxedo?
Horowhenua's Ohau Wines have picked up a prestigious international wine award, an encore after winning the same award two years ago.
Dedicated group plan to revitalise Foxton, but first need to bring life back to the Manawatu River Loop.
Veteran Wellington radio host Justin du Fresne has been given a right roasting at a star-studded farewell lunch.
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