MAFS recap: A girls night surprise! video

Married At First Sight's big nights out.

9:15 PM  RECAP:

From doughnut-licker to pop star video

Life is pretty sweet for Ariana Grande right now.

7:55 PM  Ariana Grande, aka the "mini Mariah", has come a long way - and it shows in her music.

Shorty's perfectly timed pregnancy

The actress admits that four and a half years ago, she had pretty much given up on finding love and starting a family.

It’s positive news on and off the screen!

US concerts for Christchurch video

Dave Dobbyn, Fat Freddy's Drop and SIX60 will headline the You Are Us / Aroha Nui shows.

The shows will raise money for those affected by the Christchurch terror attacks.

MAFS Ines given community service

MAFS participant Ines Basic was in court to face drink driving charges.

MAFS’s Ines Basic sentenced to 70 hours community service with the Magistrate telling her she needs to “get some perspective on life.”

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One Nation blames booze for NRA boasting video

One Nation party officials Steve Dickson (left) and James Ashby field questions during a press conference in Brisbane.

'We got on the sauce.' Australian political party says alcohol and Al Jazeera 'skulduggery' are to blame for its NRA boasts.

King of Queen required

A scene from an Australian production of We Will Rock You, which will be staged in Hamilton from October 4.

A musical featuring the music of Queen will be staged in Hamilton. But first, they need to find their Freddie.

Red Priest whacky and brilliant

Red Priest perform at the Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington.

Musicians turn baroque music on its head in Wellington.

TVNZ removes Fresh Eggs video

Claire Chitham and Cohen Holloway star in Fresh Eggs

TVNZ2 viewers will instead be treated to British doco My Mum is Hotter Than Me on Tuesday night.

MAFS' Melissa's Kiwi bachelor hunt video

She might be “frustrated” about how much her MAFS hubby Dino got away with on the show, but Melissa is still smiling.

She might be “frustrated” about how much her MAFS hubby Dino got away with on the show, but Melissa is still smiling.

Ardern 'deeply sad' at attack video

Jacinda Ardern was interviewed by Waleed Aly on the The Project Australia.

PM offers Australian TV host a hug after his moving monologue following Christchurch attacks.

Gollum game in the works video

Gollum is getting his own video game, scheduled for release in 2021.

It will tell the Hobbit-formerly-known-as-Smeagol's story "before he appears in the books".

Too soon for Mumbai movie video

Dev Patel stars in Hotel Mumbai.

OPINION: The style of the movie may suggest generic docudrama...but its heart belongs to Hollywood, in all the wrong ways.

Apple bags Oprah, Amazing Stories video

Oprah Winfrey speaks during an Apple product launch event at the Steve Jobs Theater at Apple Park. Apple announced the ...

Oprah Winfrey brings documentaries and Book Club, Steven Spielberg brings thrills and chills to Apple TV Plus.

Australian actor has incurable cancer video

Tom Long in 2006. The actor has revealed he could have just months to live.

Tom Long says he may have just months to live, so he's going to the US for a last change drug trial.

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Australian actor has incurable cancer video

Tom Long in 2006. The actor has revealed he could have just months to live.

Tom Long says he may have just months to live, so he's going to the US for a last change drug trial.

Musical innovator Scott Walker dies

Uncompromising musician found fame in early boy band The Walker Brothers.

Temuera Morrison in Dora film

What happened to Jackson's kids? video

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One Nation blames booze for NRA boasting

'We got on the sauce.' Australian political party says alcohol and Al Jazeera 'skulduggery' are to blame for its NRA boasts.

film

Too soon for Mumbai movie video

Dev Patel stars in Hotel Mumbai.

OPINION: The style of the movie may suggest generic docudrama...but its heart belongs to Hollywood, in all the wrong ways.

Attenborough's climate change doco

The "urgent" one-off film will focus on the various threats climate change poses and any possible solutions.

The "urgent" one-off film will focus on the various threats climate change poses and possible solutions.

Story of The Chills to screen in NZ video

The Chills frontman Martin Phillipps at home in Tainui, Dunedin.

The soon to be released film follows some of The Chills' hardest and also most astonishing moments.

Netflix and kill raises concerns video

In You, Penn Badgley plays a New York bookstore owner who becomes obsessed with one of his customers.

A number of the streaming service's hit shows spotlight gruesome violence, often committed against women.

music

Villainy set to tour

Villainy have announced a six-date tour of New Zealand in July.

July visits to Christchurch, Dunedin, Palmerston North, Wellington, Mt Maunganui and Auckland coincide with the release of their latest album.

Benefit shows for Christchurch

Dave Dobbyn, Fat Freddy's Drop and SIX60 will headline the You Are Us / Aroha Nui shows.

Kiwis acts will headline shows in both Auckland and Christchurch to support terror attack victims.

A tour of togetherness

Julia said she hopes their music can bring people together following tragedy.

Musician Julia Stone is coming to New Zealand for gigs at two of the country's smaller cities.

The Wiggles returning to NZ

The Wiggles will perform seven dates across NZ.

The children's band will play seven shows across Aotearoa in June.

tv & radio

TVNZ removes Fresh Eggs video

Claire Chitham and Cohen Holloway star in Fresh Eggs

TVNZ2 viewers will instead be treated to British doco My Mum is Hotter Than Me on Tuesday night.

MAFS' Melissa's Kiwi bachelor hunt video

She might be “frustrated” about how much her MAFS hubby Dino got away with on the show, but Melissa is still smiling.

She might be “frustrated” about how much her MAFS hubby Dino got away with on the show, but Melissa is still smiling.

Ardern 'deeply sad' at attack video

Jacinda Ardern was interviewed by Waleed Aly on the The Project Australia.

PM offers Australian TV host a hug after his moving monologue following Christchurch attacks.

Apple bags Oprah, Amazing Stories video

Oprah Winfrey speaks during an Apple product launch event at the Steve Jobs Theater at Apple Park. Apple announced the ...

Oprah Winfrey brings documentaries and Book Club, Steven Spielberg brings thrills and chills to Apple TV Plus.

Games

Gollum game in the works video

Gollum is getting his own video game, scheduled for release in 2021.

It will tell the Hobbit-formerly-known-as-Smeagol's story "before he appears in the books".

Goodbye console? Here's Stadia video

Google didn't say how much its new service will cost, whether it will offer subscriptions or other options, or what ...

Google's making moves into the $63b gaming industry.

Fortnite, Peppa Pig vex parents video

Fortnite's need to make you play for 20 minutes is key to its success.

Controlling screen time for kids is becoming a bigger job for parents than feeding them.

Inside Star Wars' theme park video

An artist's concept of Inside Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run, where Disney guests will take the controls in one of ...

Galaxy's Edge at Disneyland, US is promising to be the most immersive, game-like experience yet.

books

Connections may be key to longevity

Author Renee Hollis signs a copy on Saturday of her new book, Keepers of History: New Zealand Centenarians Tell Their ...

Nelson author Renee Hollis' interviews with 120 centenarians reveal the importance of maintaining connections to family and community.

Book review: A Mistake, by Carl Shuker

A Mistake is the story of an operation that went horribly wrong.

An operation on a young woman goes badly wrong. Who is to blame?

Review: Swim: A year of swimming outdoors in NZ

Swim: A year of swimming outdoors in New Zealand by Annette Lees (Potton & Burton, $40).

The title of this book deceived me. I'm glad I dived in.

Farewelling Nelson writer

Nelson novelist, playwright and poet Laura Solomon was especially proud of winning the prestigious Bridport Prize in 2005.

'Immensely talented' Nelson writer farewelled by family after a 10-year battle with a brain injury.

arts

New directors for famous gallery

Couple Johan Lundh and Aileen Burns have been appointed as co-directors of the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery in New Plymouth.

A couple who have run art galleries around the world hope to make New Plymouth fall in love with theirs all over again.

Street Art - walls to the world video

Amanda Sears says you never know where street art will appear.

Urban murals around the country are going from the streets to cyberspace.

Poems you should read

New Zealand poet Hera Lindsay Bird has almost rock star status.

OPINION: Poetry is cooler than ever, but here are some oldies that have been shining light in the darkness for 800 years.

This 6-year-old's art costs $3200 video

Six-year-old Ginger Ren Jones-Evans is a Melbourne-based, Sydney-born abstract artist .

"I love to run up and down up and paint with my feet," says Ginger, who is keeping the art world on its toes.

stage & theatre

Review: Watcher in the Shadow

Mallie Hardie, Barbara Handford and Eileen Joyce star in Te Aroha Dramatic Society's first production of 2019, Watcher ...

Watcher in the Shadow made its 'creepy' intentions clear from the onset.

Town Hall show cancelled over shootings

The Music is Bond show has been postponed to a later date.

Today's performance of The Music is Bond show at the Christchurch Town Hall has been postponed.

My Sunday: Tainui Tukiwaho

Director Tainui Tukiwaho's latest play Astroman is set in the 80s.

When the Astroman director isn't working, he's negotiating weekends with five kids.

Show protested by hipsters lands in Wellington

Sydney-based dance group the Bonnie Curtis Project is bringing its satirical work, Girls Girls Girls to Wellington stages.

Hipsters haven't always been fans of this show - let's see how it does in Wellington

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