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Star Trek Discovery a trip for fans

Sonequa Martin-Green as First Officer Michael Burnham, the only human raised entirely in the Vulcan culture.

A decade before Spock and Kirk set off on their five mission, The crew of the USS Shenzhou covered some very familiar ground.

Christchurch rolls out red carpet video

The Changeover's two leads. Kiwi Erana James plays Laura Chant, while British actor Nicholas Galitzine plays Sorensen ...

The stars were out for the premiere of The Changeover, a film based on Margaret Mahy's spooky novel.

MKR NZ at sixes and sevens

Saviours? Manu Feildel and Pete Evans are the new judges on My Kitchen Rules New Zealand.

REVIEW: The scores for the food reflect the show, but at least Pete and Manu can pronounce te reo.

Directing duo do Mahy proud

The Changeover offers the rare and welcome sight of a teen fantasy that feels both distinctly Kiwi and contemporary.

REVIEW: While The Changeover eventually drifts into a predictable cross of A Nightmare on Elm Street meets Twilight by way of Labyrinth, there's enough of Mahy's knotty themes and ideas, solid, lovingly-crafted film-making and compelling performances to entertain audiences of all ages.

Shane Warne cleared of assault claims video

Shane Warne has been cleared by police in London after adult actress  Valerie Foxx  made assault allegations again the ...

The former Aussie cricketer has been cleared by police over an allegation he assaulted a UK glamour model.

Final curtain call for Paramount

The Paramount Theatre - built in 1917 - in 1923.

Last screening to be held on Monday night at 100-year-old Wellington cinema.

TV the big election night winner

Both Mediaworks and TVNZ are pleased with how election night played out for them in terms of viewer numbers.

Both Three and TVNZ claim after record numbers on election night, while Stuff claims biggest online audience on the day.

Jerry Lewis' will cuts out family

Jerry Lewis'  last will and testament apparently declares the exclusion of his children with ex-wife Patti Palmer, whom ...

Legendary comedian explicity asked that the children with ex-wife Patti Palmer received no benefits from his estate.

Kiwi movie sees Santa head to NZ

Kiwi Christmas is from the writer-director of the 2012 family film Kiwi Flyer.

Take a look at the new Kiwi movie starring Laura Daniels, Sia Trokenheim and Xavier Horan.

Noises Off on at Riverlea

The cast of Noises Off: Adam White, Steven Gray, Nick Wilkinson, Conor Maxwell and Kelly Petersen.

They always say you should under-sell, but that is impossible to do with Hamilton Playbox's​ Noises Off.

MKR judges 'fake news' rant

FFXENT. Supplied image of Pete Evans and Manu Feildel for MKR Australia.

It's no secret the judges don't like reporters, so what happens when they have to meet one?

Ballet audience enthuses over 'Romeo and Juliet'

Harlots dance in the piazza during the Royal New Zealand Ballet production of "Romeo and Juliet".

REVIEW: The Royal New Zealand Ballet brought it's acclaimed production of "Romeo and Juliet" to the Regent on Broadway.

Bridges packs in laughs

Scottish comedian Kevin Bridges is touring New Zealand for the first time ever this month.

REVIEW: Scottish comedian Kevin Bridges not afraid to stir up locals in New Zealand tour opener.

Pianomania a delight for the audience

Freddy Kempf traced the history of the piano concerto from Handel to Gershwin in Pianomania.

REVIEW: Pianomania a real crowd-pleaser from NZSO and Freddy Kempf.

Richardson wags finger at Greens

AM Show host Mark Richardson had some advice for Green Party leader James Shaw following the stalemate reached in ...

National supporter and AM show host Mark Richardson has some choice words for Green Party leader James Shaw.

Voldemort gets Balkan treatment

Ralph Fiennes has been gifted the citizenship of Serbia.

British actor Ralph Fiennes gets Serbian citizenship and passport.

Mel B's million dollar TV offer

Mel B looks set to remain on America's Got Talent after Simon Cowell offered her a contract reportedly worth more than $3m.

Simon Cowell has given Mel B a contract reportedly worth NZD$3.3m to stay on as a judge for America's Got Talent.

Twain's small miracle - a new album

Shania Twain's comeback has included performing on the opening day of last month's US Tennis Open.

"I sounded like a dying cow for a long time before I was able to really make any sounds that were pleasing at all.''

Foo Fighters' royal hospital visitor

Prince Harry and Foo Fighters' front man Dave Grohl have an unusual shared history.

The rockers reveal their unusually close relationship with Prince Harry.

Madonna's Truth haunts Gaga's doco

Unless you're already a die-hard fan, Gaga: Five Foot Two doesn't provide enough insight to explain why viewers should ...

Review: Lady Gaga invites all to share her pain in a disjointed pastiche of generic pop-star cliches.

One month till Ragnarok

Taika Waititi is promising Thor as you've never seen him before.

Advance tickets are now on sale for Taika's retro, "trippy" take on Thor.

What to expect from Netflix's Trek

Sonequa Martin-Green plays Michael Burnham in Star Trek: Discovery.

From alien appearances to the new crew, we detail all the inside word on the long-running sci-fi franchise's latest adventure.

Paintings tell the stories of Antarctic explorers video

Nelson artist Sean Garwood with paintings he produced as a result of his trip to Antarctica. The paintings of the ...

Sean Garwood's paintings depict the beauty and hostility of life in Antarctica more than 100 years ago.

NZ Festival leads the way

New Zealand Festival executive director Meg Williams has been involved since 2011.

Wellington-based arts festival was the first of its kind when it began in 1986.

Stevie Wonder joins NFL protest

Stevie Wonder takes a knee with the help of his son Kwame Wonder before performing at the 2017 Global Citizens Festival ...

Singer takes a knee in solidarity with former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, amid criticism from US President Donald Trump.

'Winner of a weekend'

Charlesse Derham, 6, of Cromwell, at the 2017 Alexandra Blossom Festival.

 Fears last year's big 60th bash might have dampened enthusiasm for the 61st Alexandra Blossom Festival were unfounded.

Clarke Gayford's fishing advice

Labour party leader Jacinda Ardern and her partner Clarke Gayford.

Labour leader Jacinda Ardern may not be talking with NZ First's Winston Peters just yet, but her partner is.

Country festival comes to Taranaki

Lynn Crawford-Putt, Annie Crawford, Patty Flynn and Colleen Hall are all working on a country music festival that is ...

Taranaki's first big outdoor country music festival will arrive on Waitangi weekend.

Brooks: PC killing comedy

Mel Brooks says politically correct culture is killing culture.

Legendary filmmaker Mel Brooks says Hollywood's "stupidly politically correct" climate is killing comedy.

Five types of work jerk

The Office's David Brent: Clueless Jerk?

Vile co-workers come in many different guises. Here's how to cope with five common types.

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