French fencers use the force gallery

A competitor battles during the national lightsabers tournament in Beaumont-sur-Oise, north of Paris. In France, ...

16 min ago  Master Yoda, dust off his French, he must.

MAFS recap: Moving in, not on video

Jess pls.

9:15 PM  Ines and Sam dance dangerously close to Davina and Dean territory.

Obituary: Author Peter Wells

Peter Wells with fellow New Zealand writer Shonagh Koea in 2013.

8:22 PM  No writer excelled in so many ways or wrote so much of New Zealand life into fresh existence.

Famed author Peter Wells dies video

New Zealand literary icon Peter Wells, pictured here last year, died on Monday.

Peter Wells remembered as a trailblazing artist, writer and filmmaker after he dies of prostate cancer.

Chaser takes on the Stuff quiz video

The Chase's Shaun Wallace enjoys the Christchurch sunshine during the flying visit to the city on Monday.

Just another day at the office as Mastermind champ Shaun Wallace takes on Stuff's daily trivia quiz.

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Splore: What you need to know

Entertainment kicks off at midday on Friday and finishes on Sunday at 4pm.

Stage times, travel information and what to pack - here's everything you need to know for Splore 2019.

Chaser packs Christchurch pub video

Shaun Wallace from The Chase talks to a full house at The Carlton in Christchurch.

Impressed fans say UK TV quiz celebrity "could be a Kiwi bloke".

John Oliver's NZ map help video

Comedian John Oliver has offered some practical help for New Zealanders miffed at being left off countless world maps.

Comedy show Last Week Tonight has practical advice for Kiwis miffed at being left off countless maps.

Know before you go: Six60

Six60 performing live during their 2017/18 summer tour.

Heading to see Six60 in Auckland? We've got everything you need to know to enjoy the event.

Sticky situations at arts fest

Cabaret performer Penelope Elena from the Australian production Deluxe Deluxe has messy fun with maple syrup as part of ...

Maple syrup and golf kart trips with semi-clad cabaret artists. It's all part of the Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival.

Katy Perry's ring looks familiar video

Katy Perry's sparkling engagement ring.

The singer's OTT engagement ring looks awfully similar to the one Orlando Bloom got his ex-wife, Miranda Kerr.

Savage bandmates no longer talk video

Both Daniel Jones and Darren Hayes have ruled out any Savage Garden reunion tour because of the state of their relationship.

"We don't have the most healthy, workable relationship any more," Daniel Jones told a Brisbane radio station.

MAFS recap: Stay or leave video

Bronson is not a happy camper.

OPINION: In the first commitment ceremony, someone unexpected gets angry and two people try - and fail - to leave their marriages.

MAFS attracts unlikely viewers video

Controversial couple Ines and Bronson are among those keeping viewers hooked on Married at First Sight Australia this season.

Reality television was once a dirty little secret, but this season of MAFS has attracted a new wave of watchers.

Frozen 2 breaks record video

Elsa and the Frozen gang are back.

It's arguably the most popular film of the year and it hasn't even been released yet.

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Katy Perry's ring looks familiar video

Katy Perry's sparkling engagement ring.

The singer's OTT engagement ring looks awfully similar to the one Orlando Bloom got his ex-wife, Miranda Kerr.

Savage bandmates no longer talk video

"We don't have the most healthy, workable relationship any more," Daniel Jones told a Brisbane radio station.

Actor denies planning own attack

Miranda Lambert's secret marriage video

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MAFS recap: Moving in, not on

Ines and Sam dance dangerously close to Davina and Dean territory.

film

Frozen 2 breaks record video

Elsa and the Frozen gang are back.

It's arguably the most popular film of the year and it hasn't even been released yet.

From stray puppy to movie star video

Former Tennessee shelter dog Shelby.

Meet Shelby, the tan-and-black mutt who went from living in a landfill to breaking Hollywood.

5 rom-coms to rekindle romance video

Nothing beats a good Julia Roberts rom-com - like Notting Hill.

Still enjoying that romantic glow from Valentine's Day? Keep the vibe going with these love stories.

Do Oscars care how a film looks?

Roma director Alfonso Cuaron, who is up for a cinematography Oscar as well as the best director gong, in action on set.

OPINION: If the Oscars don't care what below-the-line artists like cinematographers do for a living, then the big show is messed up.

Games

Alita: A battle against deja vu video

Alita: Battle Angel's visual execution is second to none.

OPINION: At some point, Hollywood, had to run out of ideas.

Nintendo unveils new games video

The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening will be coming to Nintendo Switch sometime in 2019

Surprise new Switch games announced by Nintendo, including remake of beloved Legend of Zelda title.

Call of Duty publisher cuts jobs

The layoffs will affect every part of Activision-Blizzard, including Call of Duty publisher Activision.

It had record results, but one of the biggest names in the video game business is slashing jobs.

The game that could dethrone Fortnite

Fortnite: It's what all the kids are into nowadays.

Apex Legends literally came out of nowhere to take on Fortnite. And it's already reached 10 million players.

books

Is sex with robots the way of the future?

'I don't think we're going to see compellingly realistic robots in my lifetime, if ever.'

You might be grossed out by the idea of sex with a robot, but the concept has a long history.

Author's imagination goes sky high

Author Claire Aramakutu ,with her constant companion, Anthem.

Claire Aramakutu felt the fear, but wrote a book anyway.

Books of the week: February 16, 2019

Chigozie Obioma brings us a pleasurable wordscape in the form of An Orchestra of Minorities.

Ohio is a study of smalltown America, plus a pleasurable wordscape from Chigozie Obioma.

Poet's letter about rape

James K Baxter wrote of resuming sexual relations with his wife through rape.

James K Baxter, one of NZ's most beloved poets write in letters about raping his wife.

arts

Te Papa’s rare moa egg

Among the new exhibits at Te Papa's renewed nature zone will be a rare moa egg.

700-year-old moa egg, one of only 36 in the world, will be at the heart of a new attraction.

Ardern, Gayford go art deco gallery

Clarke Gayford and Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern enjoy a sunny day out at Napier's Art Deco Festival.

All things art deco were celebrated by the prime minister and thousands more in Napier.

10 must-see events in Welly

The critically-acclaimed singer/songwriter Norah Jones performs in Wellington for the first time in 14 years.

You're spoiled for choice this coming autumn with a wide range of concerts and performances coming to Wellington.

Mini collection, big hobby

Maureen Holmes-Woods is holding a mini model exhibition. She says her work is a representation of everyday life in miniature.

A handmade miniature collection on display in New Plymouth.

stage & theatre

School of Rock sets NZ debut video

Hit musical School of Rock will makes it New Zealand debut at Auckland's Civic Theatre in September.

The award-winning adaptation of the 2003 Jack Black movie will be performed at Auckland's Civic Theatre in September.

Madiba musical is a must-see video

Perci Moeketsi delivers a compelling performance as Nelson Mandela in Madiba the Musical.

REVIEW: Terrific performances, dramatic lighting and convincing costumes combined to create some real magic.

Family show filled with families

A large number of families will feature in the Hāwera Repertory production of Annie.

A bunch of families have got together to tell the tale of orphan Annie

Abigail Boyle exiting RNZB video

RNZB principal dancer Abigail Boyle, who was the star of the company's production of The Piano in 2018, is retiring.

Next month's Choreographic Series will be her swansong.

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