Jackie Chan's dad was a spy video

Jackie Chan joined his parents in Australia when he was a teenager.

The martial art legend says his childhood in Canberra hid an intriguing secret... he father was spying on the Australian Government.

Families blame Tom Cruise video

FFXENT. Supplied image for American Made.

Two pilots died filming Tom Cruise's latest blockbuster, and their families say the actor's negligence partly led to the plane crash.

Gaga doco reveals raw moments

Gaga; Five Foot Two is a portrait of an artist who has little emotional filter.

Film follows popstar over the course of a year, including her breakup with fiance Taylor Kinney and her performance at the 2017 Super Bowl.

Journalist David Beatson dies

Journalist and businessman David Beatson has died. He's pictured here in 2002.

The respected broadcaster, journalist and former chairman of New Zealand on Air died after a long illness.

Clement defends election guy

Jemaine Clement was not smiling when an American comedian insulted Orange Guy.

Conchord leaps to the defense of the electoral commission's Orange Guy - and burns Trump in the process.

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Winner of WOW crowned gallery video

'Encapsulate' by Rinaldy Yunardi of Indonesia won the WOW Supreme Award. Made of plastic ropes and LEDs.

Indonesian designer who made boots for Katy Perry wins WOW.

Te Papa one of the best video

Te Papa has been named one of the top museums in the world by TripAdvisor

Te Papa has been named as a "must do" by visitors, as it lands a spot among the top 20 museums in the world.

From westerns to Repo Man

Cast member Harry Dean Stanton arrives at the premiere of the animated film Rango in Los Angeles, California, in 2011.

OPINION: The elderly member of the Twin Peaks cast knew his way around a film set.

Eyes to the sky in Alexandra

Neil Sutherland, who lives at the Alexandra Airport at his hanger, will be displaying his home-built plane at the Wings ...

It's not every day planes down the main street of Alexandra.

Johnny Danger gets TV show

Johnny "Danger" Bennett speaks to media outside court after being sentenced for carsurfing.

He faced criminal charges for car-surfing across the Harbour Bridge. Now Johnny Danger has a TV show.

Listening Post: new music

The National perform on the Pyramid Stage at Worthy Farm in Somerset during the Glastonbury Festival in Britain on June ...

This week's new music includes releases from The National and Coldplay.

Whale sounds wash over Dunedin

Caro McCaw, of Otago Polytechnic, listens to the recorded sounds of whales at an exhibition in Dunedin.

It'll be easy having a whale of time in Dunedin, just don't forget an umbrella.

Timaru's next tourism attraction?

In May a High Court Judge ruled the Rangatira be sold to pay off more than $170,000 owed to PrimePort.

Fisherman hopes community will save ship with Hollywood connection from the scrap heap.

Māori music strong in the Hutt

Amba Holly with her 2016 Best Female Solo Aritst and 2017 Radio Airplay awards.

Musicians from Upper and Lower Hutt have been recognised at the recent Waiata Māori Music Awards.

What's with the giant spray cans?

Some of the cans will be used for workshops and for young street artists to practise.

The 4.5 metre-high cans are part of a new space coming to central Christchurch.

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Marilyn Manson attacks journalist

Marilyn Manson staged a fake attack on a reporter before 'flicking' him in the testicles.

The shock-rocker held a fake gun to a reporter's head before flicking him in the testicles.

Hart to host $161k baby shower

As sex tape scandal continues to grab headlines, US comedian and his pregnant wife plan $161,000 party.

Woman in Kevin Hart scandal speaks video

'It was getting a little weird' video

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Winner of WOW crowned

Indonesian designer who made boots for Katy Perry wins WOW.

film

Timaru's next tourism attraction?

In May a High Court Judge ruled the Rangatira be sold to pay off more than $170,000 owed to PrimePort.

Fisherman hopes community will save ship with Hollywood connection from the scrap heap.

Battle for the Oscar video

FILE PHOTO - Actress Emma Stone arrives at the 2017 American Film Institute Life Achievement Award in Los Angeles, ...

When tennis legend Billie Jean King met actress Emma Stone for the first time, she made it clear she had high expectations.

Lego franchise hits creative block

The old father/son reconciliation plot that underpins The Lego Ninjago Movie is starting to look more than a little ...

REVIEW: The Lego Ninjago Movie has just enough laugh-out-loud moments and flashes of true comic genius to almost paper over the cracks.

Woman in Kevin Hart scandal speaks video

Actor Kevin Hart and wife Eniko Parrish have been married a year and are expecting their first child.

The woman at the centre of the Kevin Hart extortion scandal had come forward, saying she is a victim.

music

Māori music strong in the Hutt

Amba Holly with her 2016 Best Female Solo Aritst and 2017 Radio Airplay awards.

Musicians from Upper and Lower Hutt have been recognised at the recent Waiata Māori Music Awards.

Marilyn Manson attacks journalist

Marilyn Manson staged a fake attack on a reporter before 'flicking' him in the testicles.

The shock-rocker held a fake gun to a reporter's head before flicking him in the testicles.

Hobnobbing with Hobnail

Hobnail is stopping off in Palmerston North during its new album tour.

Kiwi band Hobnail is touring a new album.

Feist brings pleasure to NZ

Feist is coming to New Zealand.

The Canadian singer-songwriter returns to New Zealand for the first time in five years.

tv & radio

Sun up, Sky down

That bizarre SKY message.

Twice a year in spring and autumn, the position of the sun messes with Sky TV reception.

Polly: rise and fall of a radio legend

Polly Gillespie is taking on a new lease in life.

Polly Gillespie: getting sacked taught me about real life (and why I left rather than backstab Grant Kereama).

Hosking the debate king video

Mike Hosking hosted two leaders debates, which drew the largest audiences of this election.

Mike Hosking's two leaders debates were the most-watched of this election.

Where are they now? Part Two video

Ryan Kwanten as Jason Stackhouse in Tru Blood.

OPINION: I spent my teenage years staring at the bags under Irene from Home and Away's eyeballs. It's finally paying off.

Games

Xbox One X:Hands on preview video

Xbox One X

Stuff takes the world's most powerful console for a test drive ahead of its November release.

It's NZ's Pokemon Go video

The main characters from the Curious Critters Club, a new augmented reality game focused on New Zealand stories.

A new augmented reality game encourages children to uncover mythical creatures and New Zealand legends.

Kiwi songstresses kick it for Fifa

Kimbra will release new track Top Of The World on the soundtrack.

Kimbra is launching a new song in one of the year's biggest games, with Lorde's hit Supercut included in Fifa 18 as well.

Play Tekken, win $10,000

New Zealand's Tekken 7 champion will take on a professional from South Korea in a televised event on Monday night.

A Tekken 7 tournament in Auckland tonight has a $10,000 prize pool, and a competitor all the way from South Korea.

books

LitCrawl literary bigger and better

Toby Morris, left, Brannavan Gnanalingam and Emily Writes at Ekor, LitCrawl 2016.

Be prepared for a hive of poetry, story telling, debates, new ideas, passions and academic, artistic and activist discourse.

A statue at KFC for famous author?

An artist's impression of what a statue of author Ronald Hugh Morrieson might look like at the site of his Hawera home, ...

Taranaki's literary larrikin could be immortalised at the site of his former home. Trouble is, it's a KFC.

History can be cool

Archives manager Megan Ross goes through the massive collection at the Marlborough Museum.

"It's 13.4 degrees in here," says Megan Ross, pointing at the thermometer flanked by shelves and shelves of negatives and other memorabilia.

The world waited 22 years for Min Jin Lee's second novel

Earlier this year, Min Jin Lee published Pachinko. Only her second book in 22 years,
it was another weighty, ...

'I had to give up writing it because I just couldn't do it.'

arts

Whale sounds wash over Dunedin

Caro McCaw, of Otago Polytechnic, listens to the recorded sounds of whales at an exhibition in Dunedin.

It'll be easy having a whale of time in Dunedin, just don't forget an umbrella.

What's with the giant spray cans?

Some of the cans will be used for workshops and for young street artists to practise.

The 4.5 metre-high cans are part of a new space coming to central Christchurch.

'Our murals represent our passion'

The finished product.

The outside of Westfield Manukau features a new eye-catching design.

Theatre thoughts sought

The Waikato Regional Theatre proposal is 'an outstanding concept plan that delivers to a very challenging brief', a ...

As they allocate cash for the new, the question is what to do with the old?

stage & theatre

The play that went right

It began life in pub theatre.

A play about a play where it all goes wrong has become a worldwide success.

Ballet fest fits the bill

The Regent on Broadway hosted the A Festival of Russian Ballet.

REVIEW: Russian ballet festival presented with outstanding technical mastery, writes Stephen Fisher.

Wild WOW opening in Wellington video

'Theodore', by Marie Wright and Taralee Freeman, of New Zealand, is modelled in the Weta Workshop Science Fiction section

More than 100 garments made out of everything from bicycle tubes to latex.

Improv star's NZ nerves video

Colin Mochrie will preform at Auckland's Town Hall on November 3.

Whose Line Is It Anyway? star Colin Mochrie will be performing with comedy troupe, the Improv Bandits.

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