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Anna Kendrick in Pitch Perfect

10:52 PM  The Barden Bella's are back, but this time they've really got to step up their game.

Crowe fumes over mag's story

Russell Crowe is taking aim at Woman's Day.

Actor Russell Crowe hints that he may follow Rebel Wilson's lead after a women's magazine printed what he claims are "lies".

Survivor NZ: A Game of Lies

Avi was in it to win it as he feared being kick out of the competition.

Nothing was going to hold Jak back with his absolute roasting of "geriatrics" (anyone over 50).

Play audiences faint, vomit

The London production of 1984.

The directors say if you want to leave, that's OK. It's a natural response to seeing torture.

Harry Potter turns 20 today

\Joseph Wijnstok, 7, won the first book of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows released in Wellington in 2007. The ...

"If you haven't met Harry Potter, you're in for a treat." So starts one of the first Kiwi reviews of the now famous series.

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A novel that comes to life

Author James Russell has published his first children's novel, using augmented reality to bring the book to life.

Instead of imagining what your favourite book's world looks like, an author has created an interactive app so you can explore it while you read.

Students tackle negative stereotypes

More than 60 students from eight south Auckland high schools will perform in Southside Rise.

"You don't succeed despite being from south Auckland, you succeed because you are from south Auckland."

From Cannes to Kiwis

Cannes In Competition title Good Time, starring Robert Pattinson, will close out the New Zealand International Film ...

Kiwi movie buffs will now be able to enjoy the pick of Cannes at the New Zealand International Film Festival.

Singer crowd funding album

Arrowtown singer-songwriter Holly Arrowsmith is crowd funding her latest album.

TUI Award-winning queen of folk Holly Arrowsmith turns to crowdfunding for her second album due out later this year.

Small theatres feature in doco

Opunake's Everybody's Theatre is one of many small independent theatres around New Zealand to feature in the new documentary.

When was the last time you went to the theatre in Stratford or Opunake?

Cowboys and bandits take over school

Nikau Kennedy (left), 12, Harmony Olsen, 13, Nathaniel Bell, 11, Anushka Ram, 12 and Ruby Robinson, 12,  busy  ...

It's never a quiet morning at Naenae Intermediate School

Waikato to world stage

Diaz Grimm said America feels like home to him now.

Kiwi rapper mixing with man who helped superstars Eminem and 50 Cent.

Lorde dominates world, Billboard

Lorde performs on day 2 of the Glastonbury Festival 2017.

Lorde is the first New Zealander to top the Hot 200 Album Chart.

Acting dynasties can't save Lives

Joan and Pauline Collins are off on a big, awful adventure in The Time of Their Lives.

REVIEW: Joan Collins' new film is packed to the gunwales with EastEnders-esque narrative "twists" and now predictable cinematic "senior moments".

Survivor 'breakdown' final straw video

Zookeeper Shannon Quinn was finally cut from the competition.

The latest contestant to leave says she couldn't handle it any more: "Everybody hated me."

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Crowe fumes over mag's story

Russell Crowe is taking aim at Woman's Day.

Actor Russell Crowe hints that he may follow Rebel Wilson's lead after a women's magazine printed what he claims are "lies".

The Harry Potter books turn 20

"If you haven't met Harry Potter, you're in for a treat." So starts one of the first Kiwi reviews of the now famous series.

Barry Gibb has a blasto at Glasto

Depp's legal battle takes dark turn

THE BACHELOR NZ

Viarni: 'We are happy and relieved'

Viarni Bright and Zac Franich were happy they no longer had to keep their relationship a secret.

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

Bachelor NZ 'twisted experience' video

Lily McManus-Semchyshyn was left hurt when Zac told her he could not continue.

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

And the winner is... video

Viarni said she was looking forward to being a normal couple, walking down the street holding hands.

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

It's decision time, Zac

The final two - Lily McManus-Semchyshyn and Viarni Bright.

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.

Video

Disney finds its Maori Moana star

A newsreader and year 12 student have picked up main roles in the Maori Moana.

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Acting dynasties can't save Lives

Joan and Pauline Collins are off on a big, awful adventure in The Time of Their Lives.

REVIEW: Joan Collins' new film is packed to the gunwales with EastEnders-esque narrative "twists" and now predictable cinematic "senior moments".

The grim 'truth' behind Toy Story

Woody was rumoured to be the only doll in a marketing campaign for TV show Woody's Roundup, that was eventually cancelled

Andy may have not been the first owner of Woody.

Mountain film festival opens in Wanaka

Wanaka filmmaker and adventurer Nat Warburton, 10.

Teenage filmmakers among six Wanaka filmmakers selected for New Zealand Mountain Film Festival.

Mark Hamill back among the stars

Mark Hamill will be back among the stars again when he is honoured on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

The original Luke Skywalker, Mark Hamill is to be honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

music

Waikato to world stage

Diaz Grimm said America feels like home to him now.

Kiwi rapper mixing with man who helped superstars Eminem and 50 Cent.

Lorde dominates world, Billboard

Lorde performs on day 2 of the Glastonbury Festival 2017.

Lorde is the first New Zealander to top the Hot 200 Album Chart.

NZ band to shine on world stage gallery

Ross Gerritsen and Steve Miles before the National Brass Band rehearsal at Saint Kentigern College.

East Auckland music teachers Ross Gerritsen and Steve Miles will compete abroad as part of the 2017 National Brass Band of New Zealand in July.

Ed Sheeran's unlikely angel revealed

Ed Sheeran spent six weeks at Jamie Foxx's house, the film star has revealed on the latest episode of The Graham Norton Show.

How the star of Ray helped define the shape of Ed's career.

tv & radio

Survivor 'breakdown' final straw video

Zookeeper Shannon Quinn was finally cut from the competition.

The latest contestant to leave says she couldn't handle it any more: "Everybody hated me."

Polly and Grant return to radio

The pair ended their marriage in 2015 after spending 30 years together.

The radio veterans get new Saturday morning show, with a mandate to "do what they want".

Star Trek diversity Twitter storm unjust

Sonequa Martin-Green plays Michael Burnham, the first mate of the Discovery.

OPINION: Star Trek fans anger at remake's diversity proves they don't understand Star Trek

Survivor NZ: Like a pig in mud

Redemption Island may have driven Jak to insanity, as he pretended coconuts were cellphones.

It was time to get down and dirty in the mud pits of Nicaragua.

Games

Sailing the Sea of Thieves

Dynamic storms and lighting strikes make navigating the high seas perilous for ships that will quickly sink if they take ...

Stuff shares a bottle of grog with Sea of Thieves designer Ted Timmins to talk about the pirate game's "limitless potential".

Software piracy

Ship-to-ship battles play a big part in the competitive side of a game built with co-operation at its core.

It's not out until next year, but Stuff set sail for high seas adventure at E3 with a hands-on look at Rare's Xbox pirate game.

Forza 7: Hands-on preview

The newest Forza game allows for up to 24 racers to compete online simultaneously on the same server across Xbox and PC.

It's the best-looking console racing game ever made, but how does it play? Stuff takes it for a test drive at E3.

Gaming's future: T-rex possession and hats

Pictured: a virtual Italian plumber possessing a t-rex. What an age we live in!

Nintendo promises moustached dinosaurs and nostalgia to fans, as E3 expo continues in US.

books

Kiwi love stories make a mark

The cover of Tracey Alvarez's In Too Deep novel, from the series 'To Stewart Island'.

Some New Zealanders are making six-figure salaries just by writing about rippling muscles and ferocious heroines.

Maori myths mix with sci-fi

Hutt-based author Lee Murray scooped three prizes at the recent Sir Julius Vogel Awards for Science Fiction, Fantasy and ...

Author Lee Murray blends myths and science in her work

Grace Kelly 'haughty, arrogant'

Grace Kelly, says photographer Reginald Davis, "certainly wasn't the sort of person you'd dare remind that her grandad ...

Ice-cool beauty a princess in every sense, celebrated photographer reveals.

Today's vitriol underlines novelist's dystopian future

Author Omar El Akkad.

REVIEW: Author's experience as a journalist in the Middle East gives this futuristic war story haunting credibility.

arts

Cowboys and bandits take over school

Nikau Kennedy (left), 12, Harmony Olsen, 13, Nathaniel Bell, 11, Anushka Ram, 12 and Ruby Robinson, 12,  busy  ...

It's never a quiet morning at Naenae Intermediate School

Schools tune up for Les Mis

Oliver Howlett, 17, John Black, 17, Cathy Pearson, 16, and Marla Beissel, 16, are the four leads in the joint ...

Les Miserables is a challenging production for adults - imagine performing it will a cast of teenagers

Wanaka dancers to hit Hollywood Bouleward

Wanaka dancers from left, Thea Erichsen, Sonya Palmer, Ella Maluschnig, Laura Erichsen, Maya Erichsen.

Five teenage Wanaka dancers are going on the trip of the lifetime to Los Angeles.

Saving people with art

Members from MIX accept funds raised from Z's Good in the Hood programme at Vic Corner in Lower Hutt.

It's been a busy time for art-based support group MIX as successes pile up for the organisation

stage & theatre

A magnificent work of urgency and drama

Against black curtains, which later part to reveal backstage debris, Neil Ieremia and Black Grace employ a contemporary ...

REVIEW: Very much an ensemble piece, Black Grace's As Night Falls is danced superbly by all.

When actors become a couple

James Nokise and Anya Tate-Manning  have influenced each other's performance work.

Anya Tate-Manning and James Nokise have helped each other diversify in their performance roles.

Matilda: A little genius

Supplied images of the Royal Shakespeare Company's stage show of Roald Dahl's Matilda the Musical, coming to Auckland in ...

Nine months in Melbourne. Every award a musical can win. What makes Matilda The Musical so special?

Les Miserables superb

Cambridge's Scot Hall as Inspector Javert in Les Miserables, presented by the Hamilton Operatic Society.

REVIEW: Sam Edwards goes to the opening of the latest Hamilton Operatic production and is spellbound.

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