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X Factor: What's wrong with it

Sunday’s episode of the X Factor sums up what’s wrong with New Zealand music.

Growing up with Sansa Stark

"If I arrive on set and they tell me I have five minutes before hair and make-up, then I head straight to my trailer for a nap."

The beauty of imperfection

Wet-plate photography is complex, difficult, and easy to get work. It's been obsolete for 135 years - but a new wave of photographers are embracing its idiosyncrasies.

Justin Bieber to join Zoolander

Justin Bieber has nailed his Blue Steel in what appears to be a sign he is joining Zoolander 2.

Redfoo quits X Factor Australia

LMFAO frontman is the third judge to jump ship from the reality show, leaving Dannii Minogue looking awfully lonely.

Food, glorious food

hottest home baker 2013 When it comes to television, food programmes are part of our staple diet these days.

Hangover finishes with spark

Not since To Kill a Mockingbird has a title so inaccurately described something.

All Black comes to town

My new Fijian world

Party may give you a hangover

spring break Locking up your daughters is futile - they'll find a way to break free.

Iron-clad sense of the silly

Has Tony Stark lost his mind?

The Troubles they've seen

Identity crisis robs film

Step into darkness

Boldly speaking, we have been here before.

Boxing scrapbook full of memorabilia

boxing New Zealand has only ever had one world boxing champion born on its shores and that was back in 1890 when "Torpedo" Billy Murphy knocked out the "Belfast Spider" Ike Weir.

Book captures rugby history

A celebration of more than 80 years of rugby matches in a long-standing rivalry between two local schools.

Perfectly naughty

Back to winning formula

Superbly updated guide

This is a stylish, heavily illustrated book, chock-full of information about Timaru's history.

Don't bet house on iPad future

ipad Geraldine High School year 11 pupil Anneke Vogel looks at the trend of schools using iPads.

Pupils prepared for intrepid journey

Eating guinea pigs, fishing for piranhas and holding an anaconda is what Connor Inkster-Robinson and Oliver Reid are most looking forward to on their school trip to Peru these holidays.

Where people smile lots, judge less

Why do Kiwis eat icecream in winter?

Save adoration for real heroes

Are celebrities really as amazing as we think? Geraldine High School year 11 English class pupil Phoebe Bates asks.

Our own violence and sex

harry At last, a New Zealand television drama series that is well worth watching.

Friendships sealed with dodgy deals

Watching Border Security (TV One Mondays, 7.30pm) can be so reassuring.

More tears to come

Flight of fancy falls flat

Favourites back on screen

At one o'clock last Monday, I got excited.

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