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The private island in French Polynesia where Pippa Middleton is on honeymoon

After a lavish wedding, the newlyweds are off to a private island in French Polynesia, once owned by a famous actor.

Cher turns back time at BBMAs but all Twitter wants to talk about is her nipple

Cher wowed the audience with an incredible performance at the 2017 BBMAs - but all Twitter wants to know is where her nipple went.

The Bachelor: a sex therapist offers a recipe for long-term love

A sex therapist's recipe for long-term love for the happy Bachelor couple.

James Blunt traded Ed Sheeran ski lessons for songs

James Blunt on recruiting Ed Sheeran to change his tune.

Ed Sheeran: Should you shell out for your 7-year-old to go?

OPINION: Why concerts have replaced sporting events as "experiences" for young Kiwis.

Love bites in Blenheim as Allergic to Love prepares for US tour

Rock opera in the pub for rugby mates who don't do theatre about to tour the United States.

Billy Bush regrets 'locker room talk' with Trump , admits it reduced his daughter to tears

Former TV host Billy Bush wishes he changed the topic when Donald Trump talked about grabbing women.

Drake wins record 13 Billboard Music awards

Rapper wins 13 Billboard Music Awards, eclipsing Adele's record of 12 at the 2012 awards.

Ed Sheeran tickets on sale today

Tickets to three Auckland shows and two Dunedin shows go on sale this afternoon.

TV Review: Healthy Food Guide, Food CIA - food for thought (sort of)

REVIEW: Well-meaning TV shows about healthy eating tell me things I already knew - but probably don't do.

Wellington pop band Honey. release single after only three months together

It's been a busy few months for Wellington's newest pop band, but they show no signs of slowing down

Survivor contestants' plans get ruined and schadenfreude takes hold

SPOILERS: It's all been a "waste of time" for one contestant as schadenfreude takes hold.

Bachelor Zac said Viarni was the only girl he could see himself loving

Bachelor Zac Franich has admitted Viarni was the only girl he could see himself falling for.

The Bachelor NZ Live: Women Tell All

Get the gossip as the Bachelorettes reunite to reveal all about this year's show.

Bachelor's Zac and Viarni still together

The Bachelor New Zealand's Zac Franich and Viarni Bright confirmed they are still together.

Manawatu Jazz Festival still going strong after 50 years

A mix of international and homegrown acts will perform at the Manawatu Jazz Festival's 50th birthday.

Bachelor NZ: Tensions remain high

Bachelor contestants say it was "just so boring" filming, that's why they started dramas.

Are movies a good way to learn history?

Why using movies in the classroom isn't just a matter of pressing play

How much do Shortland Street's young cast know about its past?

Shortland Street is older than some of its stars. So what do they really know about the show?

Brine's Bachelor: And so we came to the end

OPINION: The show is over. And the real winner is us.

Selling your soul on Survivor NZ

Eliminated contestant Tony Deane describes Survivor NZ as a "Faustian deal."

Taylor Swift: Is her reappearance in the media part of a bigger plan?

Why all signs point to new Taylor Swift music in 2017.

Hugh Jackman's secret? He didn't know wolverines are real

Why Hugh Jackman had to be educated about the wolverine.

Rebel Wilson trial starts in Melbourne

Case against Woman's Day opens in Melbourne over articles Rebel Wilson says portrayed her as a serial liar.

Winter is coming - let the bingeing begin

Traditional media dominance is under pressure.

Rachel Hunter's mother dies

Supermodel writes of her mother: "We will never forget the force of beauty, fire, protectiveness, empathy [and] strength.''

Bachelor Zac Franich picks Viarni Bright

The winner of the Bachelor New Zealand 2017 and Zac's heart is Viarni Bright. 

Survivor NZ: Doctors pull teen contestant Louisa McClintock out

Doctors stepped in to remove Louisa McClintock after an unknown illness left her unable to walk.

In an emotional Carpool Karaoke, Harry Styles nearly cries - but 'in a good way'

Harry Styles didn't hold back during an emotional Carpool Karaoke with James Corden.

Lorde, Aldous Harding to appear on iconic British music show Later...With Jools Holland

Melodrama songs to get an airing on British TV later this week

Kiwi stars Lorde and Aldous Harding in live music show Later . . . With Jools Holland

An all-female special of the BBC show Later . . With Jools Holland will feature Kiwi's hottest stars.

Bachelor NZ runner-up Lily McManus calls the show a 'twisted experience'

Bachelor runner-up Lily McManus calls the show a "twisted experience" after the final episode ended.

Dwayne Johnson rocks America with Saturday Night Live 'announcement' of Presidential run

"Starting tonight, I am running for the president of the United States!" the Baywatch actor tells America.

Rose Matafeo, Angella Dravid win Fred and Billy T awards at NZ Comedy Festival

Rose Matafeo has won the prestigious Fred Award at this year's New Zealand International Comedy Festival.

Doctor Doctor's Nicole da Silva on balancing feisty Franky and warm Charlie

Nicole da Silva shares the chaos of playing Wentworth's feisty Franky and Doctor Doctor's warm Charlie at the same time.

Charity supporting families raising children with disabilities hosts inaugural celebrity art auction

Richard O'Brien and Suzy Cato are among 15 celebs donating art to raise money for families raising children with disabilities.

The Bachelor NZ, live: The final is finally here

This is it, the moment we've all been waiting for: The Bachelor chooses his belle. Join Steve Kilgallon and Glenn McConnell for the most momentous TV moment of the year.

Elvis' private jet being auctioned after 30 years on runway in New Mexico

The "long lost plane" could sell for millions but the starting bid is a mere $14,000.

What you need to know before the Bachelor finale

Been living under a rock, or just being forced to watch tonight's final? Here's what you need to know.

Bachelor NZ Zac Franich promises there will be no repeat of last year

Although he can't reveal his chosen woman, Zac Franich says they'll last longer than 48 hours.

Prince William's ex-girlfriend invited to Pippa's wedding

Even royals aren't spared the awkwardness of bumping into an ex at a wedding.

Fazerdaze: A beautiful distortion

The Auckland housing crisis didn't deter this Kiwi muso from delivering a brilliant home made album.

Baywatch star felt 'uncomfortable' during barely-there swimwear scenes

Actress who had to audition in a bikini said she felt self-conscious being so scantily-clad.

Prince George gets telling-off at aunt Pippa Middleton's wedding

The tearful prince got a public scolding from his mother at aunt Pippa's wedding.

Pippa's wedding: Meghan Markle misses ceremony but attends reception

Prince Harry's actress girlfriend was a no-show at the ceremony, but she did attend the reception.

Movie Review: The Sense of an Ending - film adaptation of bestseller lacks punch

REVIEW: This is a beautiful-to-look-at examination of memories lost and found, but the film's pacing and focus feels a bit muddied.

They don't make 'em like they used to - innuendo abounds in classic comedy reboot

Mrs Slocombe's prize-winning pussy returns to television in the new Are You Being Served?

Dunedin Writers Festival: Otago A Go Go

Hungover but happy, a visiting northerner reports back after three days at the Dunedin's Writers And Readers Festival.

Matthew Smith finds his own voice with debut album

With his debut album Matthew Smith is making a statement about who he is as an artist.

Book review: Lifting by Damien Wilkins

A queasy examination of shoplifting seen through the eyes of a shop detective, writes David Herkt.