Soap gets in our eyes

Amanda Billing

Thousands of Kiwis have paid tribute to a heroic doctor who died after finding the cure for the disease that ultimately killed her.

Sweat, Broods and tears


A year ago, they had no name and three songs. Now, a Nelson brother-sister act is picked as NZ's hottest new export.

How reality TV is hooking us in

Our obsession with the small screen has spilled into our everyday lives thanks to social media.

Fave characters Simpson-ised


Ever wanted to know what Jon Snow looked like as a Simpson character? Wonder no more.

Heart to Hart

miranda hart

Miranda Hart confesses a Call The Midwife secret.

Cash for art 'trash'


Te Papa spent taxpayers' cash on two artworks, one of which even its creator calls rubbish.

Taylor makes swift entrance

Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift's 19th hit Shake It Off is the highest new entrant in the NZ Top 40 singles chart.

Light in the dark

Robin Hammond

Kiwi photographer Robin Hammond was desperate to escape his ‘boring' NZ existence for the real world.

Top 10 ice bucket challenges

ice bucket challenge

Just when you thought it was safe to go back on social media, the ice bucket challenge is back.....

Totem an evolved circus

Cirque du Soleil

REVIEW: A scientist, a flamboyant Italian tourist, a caveman and a monkey are the audience's guides in Cirque du Soleil's Totem.

New NZ Festival planned

Celia Wade-Brown

Moves to turn the NZ Festival into a series of mini events have had a funding boost from Wellington councils.

Voyage around the Hamilton Lake

Jeff Taylor

Hamilton man Jeff Taylor's written a history of the city's much-loved playground.

Conquering Edinburgh

Fringe fest

Kiwis are getting to grips with the challenges of taking a show to the largest arts festival in the world.

Lightening things up with art

Chris Bennewith

Designer Chris Bennewith can't pinpoint the reason for his fascination with light, but it's shaped his life.

Cinema's world record threatened

Southland Times photo

The digital era of film is putting a Kiwi cinema's chance of holding a world record at risk.

'You are not untouchable'

jeremy clarkson

Jeremy Clarkson doesn't see a problem with his racial outbursts but his bosses have a warning.

Doctor Who’s spectacular tour arrives in Auckland


Howzat. Fifth Doctor Who actor Peter Davison is returning to host the Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular in Auckland.

The album I couldn't live without

Abbey Road

There is always one - the album that sums up a moment in time or feeling you cling to.

Power of Broods


REVIEW: The one hour performance perfectly encapsulates what it means to be young, unsure and wistful.

The good and the bad

Faith No More

There is some good news to come for Soundwave fans, however bad news is there will be no sideshows.