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Wanted: One Asian actor to save Timaru's Avenue Q production

A theatre group has searched from Christchurch to Dunedin, but can't find a single Asian actor. "Nobody actually turned up for the auditions".

Wellington musicians to raise money to help victims of Manchester bombing

Wellington musicians to raise money for those affected by Manchester bombing.

Major US theme park Volcano Island opens with kapa haka

A Kiwi kapa haka group was on board for the opening of a major US water park.

TV Sensing Murder psychic didn't see point of skeptical Taranaki cop being on show

He's as skeptical as they come so why did this cop sign up for Sensing Murder? One psychic wants to know.

Our 25 greatest fictional girl characters

Father and daughter team seek out great girl characters to keep their bedtime reading heroine to hero ratio respectable.

National Youth Theatre Company brings Oliver! to Auckland

A cast of 225 youth will bring Oliver! to the Aotea Centre in Auckland next week.

Comedian Jim Gaffigan cancels NZ shows as wife recovers from brain surgery

Jim Gaffigan will not come to NZ as his wife's painful recovery following brain surgery continues.

Chill out, bros: Women-only 'Wonder Woman' screening isn't a sexist attack on men

OPINION: Women-only 'Wonder Woman' screenings in the US are not a sexist attack on men.

How Miranda Harcourt inspired Find Me A Maori Bride star Te Kohe Tuhaka

Find Me A Maori Bride star Te Kohe Tuhaka has revealed how a teacher’s offer of a free lunch led to an acting career.

James Hargest College student set to perform an original at Chamber Music contest

A James Hargest College student is one of eight nationwide to enter an original piece in this years Chamber Music Contest.

God Save the Queen: The Sex Pistols' controversial song hits 40

Why one 1977 song had a British politician wishing for the band's "sudden death" .

Kiwi millionaire Alan Gibbs' sculpture park features in Wall Street Journal

NZ sculpture park, where giraffes and buffalo mingle with art, is among world's best says Wall St Journal.

Ed Sheeran's promoter: Why we're not going to Wellington and Christchurch

Blame the risk of bad weather in Christchurch - and the lack of a suitable venue in Wellington.

Bernadine Oliver-Kerby talks new Sky TV gig and why she can never own a dog

Sports fan and former TVNZ newsreader Bernadine Oliver-Kerby is presenting America’s Cup coverage on Sky TV. She assesses Team New Zealand’s chances of winning the Auld Mug and talks about her busy life as a working mother.

House of Cards: Trump's White House casts ominous shadow over new season

Why the House of Cards cast thought their latest season might be too tame.

Jaden Smith blasts hotel staff for 'spiked' breakfast

Will Smith's son rants after breakfast contains cheese: "I'm surprised I'm still alive".

Baywatch star Priyanka Chopra towers as a villain

How one actress went from Quantico heroine to Baywatch baddie

Rihanna, Kendall Jenner or Bella Hadid: who won the Cannes red carpet?

They came, they walked, they dazzled... Our top style picks from Cannes.

Bachelor's Zac and Viarni in therapy

The Bachelor NZ's couple seeing a counsellor after "burn out".

Sgt. Pepper at 50: Rethinking its reputation as The Beatles' 'best'

OPINION: Why you should take praise of The Beatles' album with a grain of salt.

Isabel considered leaving Survivor NZ

Isabel Pearson was so sick she couldn't move. Only days after filming started, she wanted to leave.

'Pirates of the Caribbean' tops box office, 'Baywatch' sinks

It wasn't even close as Dwayne Johnson suffers rare flop at US box office.

Cannes 2017: Jane Campion laments that she's still the only female director to win the Palme d'Or

Kiwi director Jane Campion urges French film festival to start thinking outside The Square.

Survivor NZ: Negligence leads contestants to eat brown fluid

A cruel act of negligence left gleeful Survivor contestants scooping brown fluid from a snap-lock bag.

Blue Ivy ‘will be present at birth of Beyonce's twins’

Beyonce reportedly wants her daughter to attend the birth to avoid feelings of jealousy. And in $1,700 Givenchy nurse's outfit, too.

New Bats play White Rabbit Red Rabbit leads audience and actors on discovery

Bats Theatre is set to showcase a new experimental play that will take not just the audience, but the actors as well on a journey into the unknown.

Queen: Are they A Kind of Magic? Or just Radio Ga Ga?

OPINION: When Freddie Mercury first strutted onto the stage, he made the entire world listen. But is the band actually any good?

John Travolta donates plane to Australia aviation group

The actor donated his personal vintage Boeing 707 to a restoration group in Australia.

Sia announces December Nostalgic for the Present Auckland show

Wig-wearing, face-hiding singing sensation sets December 5 date for show at Mt Smart Stadium.

Mortal Engines: Sir Peter Jackson reveals his latest blockbuster with concept art

Sir Peter Jackson takes the wraps off his latest film, revealing art from the steampunk blockbuster he's creating.

Great War Exhibition temporary exhibition shows the effect of WWI on the injured

Wounded, a new temporary exhibition, has opened at The Great War Exhibition.

Controversial series 13 Reasons Why continues to dominate Kiwis' screen time

Hype around controversial drama isn't letting up despite warnings from parents and mental health organisations.

Lower Hutt school team Canada-bound to defend Kids' Literature Quiz world crown

Are you as well read as these 12 year olds? Take our quiz.

Dog interrupts Russian news broadcast

Is he after her job? This black labrador has a real passion for the news.

Southern rock music pioneer Gregg Allman dead at 69

Gregg Allman, 69, of the influential Allman Brothers Band has passed away at his home.

Model Miranda Kerr set to wed Snapchat mogul in 'super-small, private' LA ceremony

Miranda Kerr and her internet mogul man have been papped preparing for a backyard wedding.

Us Two: Author Joy Cowley and illustrator Philip Webb

Children's author Joy Cowley has worked with illustrator Philip Webb since 1980.

Evan Dando: A broken heart and two black eyes

Lemonheads frontman Evan Dando's drug exploits were legendary. Now, at 50, he's taking a more sober path.

Film review: Doco on racing legend Bruce McLaren proves nice guys can finish first

REVIEW: Filmmaker Roger Donaldson paints an often touching, albeit resoundingly positive, portrait of the great man.

TV Review: First Contact, School of Hard Knocks - Oz-Kiwi cultural field trips & social challenges

REVIEW: Move over, prime-time cooking and dating reality shows - it's time for cultural encounters of the Antipodean kind (complete with bigots).

Guy Williams: solving the great role model debate

I'm not taking any tips from Tony Veitch on this one.

Book review: Marlborough Man by Alan Carter

The expectation of a good story, cleverly delayed gratification, and final satisfaction are not met, writes David Herkt.

Larry Morris: Here, there and everywhere

Labelled a degenerate by the prime minister, his story involves drug busts, prison time, and a decade in hiding. But Larry Morris was also a Kiwi rock pioneer - and at almost 70, he's back for more.

Georgian opera star Nino Surguladze in New Zealand Opera's Carmen

Georgian opera star Nino Surguladze brings everything she's seen, heard and felt to the role of Carmen.

From Palmerston North Sunday school teacher to dancing topless at Paris' famous cabaret

As famed showgirl Marissa Burgess opens her Cabaret de Paris here this weekend, one NZer recalls the life-changing experience of dancing with the notorious Folies Bergere.

A sneak peek at Teeks

If you hear soul sensation Teeks sing "your jaw will drop a little", says music critic.

NZ Music Month: Bright flowers and broken glass

Posters have sprung up in our inner cities, celebrating our musical heroes.

Putting southern tales in the limelight

A brand new legend of Te Wai Pounamu (the South Island) will wing its way to kids all over Canterbury from next week.

Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor split after 17 years of marriage

After 17 years of marriage, actors Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor are calling it quits.
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