Richard Taylor's Pukeko Pictures gets new chief

Children's TV production company Pukeko Pictures has appointed a new boss to oversee the growth of the Wellington company.

Kiwi author Anna Smaill on long list of 13 for Man Booker Prize

Anna Smaill had a quintessentially Kiwi reaction after making the list for literature's top prize.

Shakira posts football-playing baby video

Shakira and pro football player Gerard Pique may have another athlete in the family.

Christchurch woman Lisa Yardley may be the reason for Oprah Winfrey's NZ trip

Die-hard fan Lisa Yardley could be the reason for Oprah Winfrey's trip to New Zealand.

Ramsay St lists on Airbnb

It's a dream come true for a Neighbours fan. A chance to sleepover on the Ramsay Street set.

Award-winning Love at First Fight's fresh take on life in the modern world

French comedy drama Love at First Fight has been a hit for both its first-time director and his young stars.

The five most common misconceptions about bogans

Doctor in boganology Dave Snell gives us a run-down on the five most common misconceptions about bogans

Deathgasm's Nelson director discusses his demons

Kiwi comedy horror film Deathgasm has a Nelson connection and is set to make its New Zealand debut.

Eric Clapton's Backless

Simon Sweetman


Eric Clapton's album Backless means a lot to me - especially now.

Armie Hammer's accidental nudes

Armie Hammer was mortified when he accidentally showed a hairstylist nude photos of himself.

Richie McCaw and Dan Carter command premium prices for black tie dinner

Tickets to hear Carter and McCaw talk will cost hundreds.

Ben Affleck dating the nanny? Complete rubbish!

Ben Affleck has been dating his kids' former nanny? Not so much, his camp says, despite a flashy magazine cover making that claim.

Review: Irrational Man

REVIEW: Woody Allen's latest - Irrational Man - feels tonally uneven

Cara Delevingne hits back after awkward interview

British Model and actress Cara Delevingne has hit back after a painfully awkward interview has gone viral. 

Kitty, Daisy & Lewis fail to fire in lazy, perfunctory show

REVIEW: While there were fun moments, Kitty, Daisy & Lewis are running out of steam.

Kim Kardashian in baffling energy drink ad

Uncomfortable, bizarre and just plain weird. That's how you feel after watching Kim Kardashian's new ad for an energy drink.

Bree Peters latest to cop actor/role confusion abuse

Bree Peters has been abused by Shortland Street fans for something her character did – she's not the first.

Post-punk band The Fall to return to New Zealand

Seminal post-punk band The Fall will be back in New Zealand in October for two shows.

Review: Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation

Plenty of entertainment still possible from Tom Cruise's famous franchise

Inside Reno Rumble

Reno Rumble is billed as the ultimate renovation challenge

Review: Love at First Fight (Les Combattants)

REVIEW: Love at First Fight deserves to find an audience

Is Happy Birthday copyright battle over?

Millions paid in royalties could be refunded after new evidence about the origin of the song Happy Birthday have surfaced.

Guitar thief nabbed after getting the early-morning munchies

Thief gets a supreme surprise when pizza order leads police to his home.

Trent Jamieson: The Best Books I Never Wrote

Sci-fi and fantasy author Trent Jamieson reveals is favourite books.

Jacob Rajan's one-man show to hit the big screen

A Wellington playwright and actor is about to see one of his best-known plays made into a movie.

Oculus reboots 3D films with virtual reality-based Henry

Is Henry really a movie? Or is it a game? Or something else entirely?

Bret McKenzie to write songs for Tom Cruise

Flight of the Conchords' Bret McKenzie is reportedly set to write songs for a high profile movie that may star Tom Cruise.

Ooops, Dame Helen Mirren swears on live TV

Dame Helen Mirren has shocked viewers of UK TV show Good Morning Britain by swearing during a live broadcast.

Cara Delevingne's painfully awkward interview

The British model's sarcastic sense of humour didn't go down well with a panel of American breakfast show anchors.

Marlon Williams returning to his roots

Marlon Williams is returning to his roots as he hits the road in October alongside Delaney Davidson, Tami Neilson & Barry Saunders for the 2015 Church Tour.

Little Criminals documentary compelling viewing on legacy of 'reform' homes

REVIEW: One of the starkest truths to emerge in Little Criminals was that reform was nowhere on the agenda.

Win with the TV Guide: August 8-14


The Bachelor's Chrystal Chenery speaks out about 'reality' TV

Chrystal Chenery says the Bachelor girls are still friends because no one else understands what they went through.

Armageddon line-up revealed

The official Auckland Armageddon line up has been announced.

I Am Cait a timely reminder of privilege


It's rare for a show to move me as much as I Am Cait did and ever rarer for a show to be seen to be doing something great.

DVD Review: It Follows

REVIEW: It Follows is a genuinely creepy horror

ADHD diagnosis not a fix for bad behaviour

Some difficult kids don't have ADHD, they're just pushing boundaries, TV show finds.

Some new greasy kids stuff

Simon Sweetman


I'm still a believer that any music (within reason) can be right for your kids.

Conan O'Brien accused of stealing jokes from Twitter

The late-night talk show host has been accused of pinching jokes.

Fugitive's horror film role gives him away to police

Jason Stange thought he'd escaped police, until they read about his new starring role.

Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin's divorce 'gets complicated'

Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin's smooth divorce is reportedly starting to turn sour.

Musician Aaron Tokona buzzing about mammoth concert tour

Aaron Tokona isn't just an insanely talented musician, he's insanely smart, insanely funny and, some would say, insanely politically incorrect.

Green light for second season of Westside

Outrageous Fortune prequel Westside gets $7.5 million funding for second season.

How to photograph the Len Lye Centre

New Plymouth's Len Lye Centre is already becoming one of, if not, the most photographed buildings in the city.

Desperate Housewives' Eva Longoria blasts journalist over glasses claim

Spectacles spruiker and US actress Eva Longoria sees red over claims she's a serial sell-out who does not actually wear glasses.

Why Home And Away star Bonnie Sveen has no tears left

Bonnie Sveen talks about Steve Peacocke aka Darryl 'Brax' Braxton's departure from the show.

Dean Ray bringing a bit of Australian X Factor to NZ

Dean Ray loves to perform and he's finally breaking new ground with his first visit to New Zealand.

Taylor Swift is terribly calculated and mean, says Grizzly Bear's Edward Drost

Singer hits out at Taylor Swift on Twitter and admitted to being "genuinely" scared of the successful pop star after meeting her.