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Cancer patient's McCartney message

Jackson Margan, 15, is fighting a rare and aggressive cancer. His dream is to meet rocker Paul McCartney at his Auckland ...

"All my life I was only waiting for this moment to arise. Please meet me."

Volcanic stones spark curiosity

Renee Leaver's curious about the mysterious mound of rocks on the New Plymouth foreshore.

The stones are ready to take shape into works of art.

Mia Khalifa: WWE isn't sport video

Ex-porn star Mia Khalifa gets schooled by Eva Marie for saying WWE isn't a sport.

Porn star turned sports opinion contributor said WWE is not real sport, and she has copped plenty of criticism.

Peter Jackson telling 'the truth'

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Actress says she was shown "everything" about the LoTR films. Then nothing but silence.

Weinstein denies blacklisting video

Harvey Weinstein says he and his brother, Bob, "had no input into the casting whatsoever" for the Lord of the Rings.

Peter Jackson says Harvey Weinstein "blacklisted" actresses. Weinstein says he had nothing to do with casting.

Peter Jackson: Weinstein made me blacklist stars

Sir Peter Jackson says the Weinstein brothers behaved like "second-rate Mafia bullies".

Weinstein was a "second-rate bully" who smeared Ashley Judd and Mira Sorvino, says Kiwi director.

Why Toni Street left video

Mike Hosking and Toni Street have left their roles hosting Seven Sharp.

After months of trying to decide, the decision to leave Seven Sharp became quite simple.

Knight by day, knight by night

Tom Cullen plays Landry in Knightfall.

TUNNEL VISION: The first thing you learn about a knight's templar is that he's more warrior than monk.

Apatow returns to centre-stage

Judd Apatow's return to stand-up was inspired by working with Amy Schumer on Trainwreck.

"People have asked me why I've been doing stand-up: It's because I wanted to lower my salary and my self-esteem at the same time."

Breathe's dynamic duo inspire

Both Andrew Garfield and Claire Foy are splendid in their roles, and utterly convincing in love.

REVIEW: Why Andy Serkis' directorial debut brings a breath of fresh air to a seemingly stale genre.

From Insta fame to Hollywood star

Bria Vinaite and Brooklynn Prince star in The Florida Project.

Why Bria Vinaite, leading lady of the hottest indie movie of the year, hopes it will make people feel more empathy.

How We Made: Opshop's hit One Day

Jason Kerrison invoked the spirit of Don Henley to write One Day.

Jason Kerrison remembers how One Day almost never was.

Must see events this summer

Summer’s hottest festivals, gigs and shows are all coming to Wellington. Here’s a selection of the best upcoming events in the capital:

TV review: The Real Full Monty

TVNZ's The Real Full Monty.

Two decades on, a bunch of celebs rehash The Full Monty for charity.

The Questionnaire: Andrew Penman

Andrew Penman at his property at Kaikoura, 2009.

Taking the Q and A this week is Salmonella Dub frontman Andrew Penman.

Matt Cross is Dunedin's pastry maestro

Matt Cross has recently released his book, The Tart Tin, where he shares the recipes he sells at the Otago Farmers Market.

The surfer slash model can't resist the allure of lemon meringue.

Review into Royal New Zealand Ballet

An independent commission has been launched into the Royal New Zealand Ballet mass exodus of dancers. Principal dancer ...

Independent review of the Royal New Zealand Ballet has been commissioned.

McCartney's Hawke's Bay holiday

Sir Paul McCartney boards his private jet at Napier Airport after spending a couple of days in Hawke's Bay before an ...

Paul McCartney spent a quick 2-day getaway in Hawke's Bay ahead of his first Auckland show in 20 years.

Hosking's TV finale tears video

Mike Hosking and Toni Street were almost in tears on their last Seven Sharp episode.

Mike Hosking and Toni Street didn't have a dry eye between them as they signed off Seven Sharp for the final time after four years working together.

No sign of Mortal Engines' NZ trailer

Production design for Mortal Engines, that you might have seen if New Zealand theatres were given the trailer.

Fans left confused after Sir Peter Jackson announced first trailer for new film 'Mortal Engines' would screen ahead of The Last Jedi.

Ride with Robbie

Robbie Magasiva is trying to raise money for Auckland City Mission.

Actor Robbie Magasiva is encouraging others to help those in need via the City Mission - and by auctioning a picture of himself and a ride on his motorbike for charity.

Woman explains Bee Movie obsession

Gemma Chalmers has revealed herself as the person in the UK who streamed Bee Movie on Netflix more than 300 times during ...

The Jerry Seinfeld-starring animated film is the only one for UK mum's infant son who thinks it's the bee's knees.

Prison theatre group performs

Truth came through in the actors' performance using puppets, Massey University senior lecturer Rand Hazou said.

A successful puppet play has led to an enduring interest in theatre.

Comedy replacement for Seven Sharp? video

Mike Hosking and Toni Street have resigned from Seven Sharp.

Potentially the departure of Mike Hosking and Toni Street could mean a chance for TVNZ to make a bold move.

Listening Post: Matthew Bourne/Lydia Loveless/Television Personalities

Matthew Bourne’s new album was recorded in his rural Yorkshire home, which overlooks the moors.

This week's new music is an esoteric mix of offerings.

Datsuns to roar into Hamilton

Kiwi rockers the Datsuns - Dolf de Borst, Ben Cole, Christian Livingstone and Philip Somervell - are headlining the ...

Cambridge's main claim to musical fame are headlining a festival in March

Seven Sharp keeps its secret video

Mike Hosking co-hosts TVNZ's Seven Sharp with Toni Street.

TVNZ won't deny Hilary's in the frame, nor Campbell or Henry, but won't confirm anything either.

Older, wiser and ready to rock

Lani Purkis from Elemeno P  says the band is back for a classic Kiwi summer tour.

Lani Purkis is rejoining her old band Elemeno P for a classic Kiwi tour. 

Art projection lights up Te Papa

Mina Arndt's 1915 work, The red hat, is one of the art works that has been projected onto the outside walls of Te Papa ...

Public invited to join Prime Minister in selecting what art should be displayed.

The Kiwis mixing with LA music royalty

Musician Chelsea Jade is making a name for herself as a songwriter in Los Angeles.

Award-winning New Zealand musicians Chelsea Jade Metcalf and Sam McCarthy are making a mark in Los Angeles - writing songs for other people.

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