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'Wouldn't wish it on anyone': Contestants open up on MKR scandal

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WARNING: This article contains spoilers for an episode that has not aired in New Zealand yet.

'I was a functioning alcoholic': Breakfast host Hayley Holt opens up about the booze

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TVNZ's Breakfast host Hayley Holt has opened up about her alcohol addiction.

SPOILER ALERT: Five famous magic tricks revealed

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SPOILER ALERT: Avoid reading on if you want to live in a world where magic is real.

Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe's working out in New Zealand for Guns Akimbo

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Call him The Boy who Lifted. Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe has been spotted working out at a gym in Auckland.

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Controversial director Lars Von Trier returns to Cannes after 2011 ban


Seven years after he was banned for controversial remarks in which he said he "sympathised" with Adolf Hitler, Danish filmmaker Lars Von Trier is returning to the Cannes Film Festival.


Kanye West to release two albums in seven days

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​ Kanye West has stunned fans by announcing plans to release two new albums a week apart.


From surgery to Survivor NZ

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A breast reduction operation months before filming began on Survivor NZ wasn't going to stop 23-year-old Josefien Maasdam from being her "vivacious" self on the island.

Kiwi Everest tragedy most heartbreaking story for Grammy-winning opera singer


The most emotional performance for Grammy-award winning singer Sasha Cooke was the story of a New Zealander's tragic loss during the 1996 Everest expedition.


Halsey, goddess of angst, summons Auckland fans for stellar performance


REVIEW: She was demanding, talkative and sometimes downright creepy. Through it all, though, Halsey showed even pop music can still land a punch.


Kiwi Pietra Brettkelly's Yellow is Forbidden to debut at NY's Tribeca Festival

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Yellow is Forbidden will become the first Kiwi film to screen in competition at New York's prestigious Tribeca Film Festival when Pietra Brettkelly's documentary debuts there this weekend.

No criminal charges filed after probe into Prince's death

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Prince thought he was taking a common painkiller and probably did not know a counterfeit pill he ingested contained fentanyl, a Minnesota, US, prosecutor said on Thursday as he announced that no charges would be filed in the musician's…


Magician David Copperfield forced to reveal secret of vanishing trick in court

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A magician never reveals his secrets. Well, not unless a court mandates it.

I Feel Pretty: Amy Schumer shines in dull comedy

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I Feel Pretty (M, 110 mins) Directed by Abby Kohn, Marc Silverstein ★★½

Famous artist Bill Sutton's Christchurch red zone house saved from demolition, will be restored and gifted to city

Renowned New Zealand artist Bill Sutton's former home and studio in Christchurch's residential red zone has been saved from demolition.

How We Made: The Naked Magicians


We ask artists and performers about how some of their most famous work happened. This week we talk to Mike Tyler about how the Australian came up with naughtiest magic show around, The Naked Magicians.


Rampage: Post-earthquake demolition inspires The Rock's latest actioner


The tragic events of 9/11 and the demolition of Wellington's Reading Cinema carpark inspired Kiwi visual effects giant Weta Digital to create Rampage's scenes of destruction.

Kiwi singer Kimbra puts heart and soul into new album Primal Heart


When Kimbra refers to her third album, Primal Heart, as "the most confessional record I've made", she's willing to go beyond the platitude and get philosophical.


What really happened during First Dates NZ

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Blind dates can be hit - or miss. And on First Dates New Zealand, the whole thing is filmed for the audience at home.

God of War: Kratos returns in a true modern masterpiece

Review: The most difficult games to write about are the really bad ones, the tediously average ones and the absolutely amazing ones. The total stinkers can provide some laughs when you break down just how terrible they are, but you find…

New Plymouth's Right Royal Cabaret Fest line up announced


Right Royal Cabaret Fest is heading back to Taranaki with a diverse lineup to transform New Plymouth venues into intimate late night clubs.

Thursday, Apr 19

Three accidentally reveals the dates for 2018's The Block NZ


A blunder by Three has revealed the dates of the 2018 season of The Block New Zealand.

Ten binge-worthy TV shows from the last decade

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Yes, I know you were addicted to Walter White's transformation from mild-mannered chemistry teacher to meth kingpin. I realise you can't get enough of Game of Thrones' mix of blood, breasts and general bad behaviour. And I'm certainly not…

Taika Waititi gives his take on Israel Folau anti-gay comments


Taika Waititi has waded into the debate over Israel Folau's anti-gay comments.

The Project's Kanoa Lloyd and Jesse Mulligan share their dating disasters

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Kanoa Lloyd isn't sure if a week is long enough for The Project team to share all their dating disasters.

Wednesday, Apr 18

Saudi Arabia screens 'Black Panther' to mark cinema opening

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Saudi Arabia held a private screening on Wednesday of the Hollywood blockbuster Black Panther to herald the launch of movie theatres in the kingdom, and tickets go on sale Thursday for public showings on Friday.

Deadpool 2: Has Julian Dennison's character's identity finally been revealed?

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After months of speculation, the latest Deadpool 2 TV spot has potentially revealed which character Kiwi actor Julian Dennison is playing.

Taite Music Prize: Kiwi music legend Grant Fell's ashes sprinkled on stage


One nominee at Tuesday night's Taite Music Prize ceremony has spoken out about the spreading of musician Grant Fell's ashes on the stage, saying "that s... isn't OK".

'Bigoted, hateful, homophobic': Matt McLean slams Israel Folau's anti-gay comments

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Breakfast presenter Matt McLean has labelled rugby player Israel Folau's comments on homosexuality "bigoted" and "harmful".

Tuesday, Apr 17

Survivor NZ: How tough is it? I spent a night in the jungle to find out

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It was the dangerous wildlife talk that put the fear in us.

Taite Music Prize: New Zealand celebrates our most creative musicians

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New Zealand's most creative musical force is Aldous Harding, according to the 2018 Taite Music Prize.

The dozen movies you must-see this blockbuster season

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Next week heralds the start of the annual Hollywood blockbuster season.

Seven Sharp host Anika Moa says 'bugger it', and gets another moko

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Seven Sharp host Anika Moa has said "bugger it", and gone to her get herself another tattoo.

Monday, Apr 16

Kendrick Lamar wins Pulitzer Prize for music

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Kendrick Lamar has won the Pulitzer Prize for music, making history as the first non-classical or jazz artist to win the prestigious prize.

Hilary Barry and Anika Moa take on tattoo troll on Seven Sharp

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Seven Sharp hosts Hilary Barry and Anika Moa took a viewer to task for criticising Moa's tattoos on Monday night.

Married at First Sight couple Troy Delmege and Carly Bowyer expecting baby

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Partner-swapping Married at First Sight couple Troy Delmege and Carly Bowyer are expecting a baby girl, according to reports.

Dancing with the Stars: Only 'Magic' Mike McRoberts can save this line up

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OPINION: With just two Dancing with the Stars (DWTS) spots left up for grabs, time is running out for Three to choose the one man who might just make this year's instalment a must-watch.

Sunday, Apr 15

Lionel Richie, the King of cool, takes Christchurch on a ride back to the 1980s

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Lionel Richie: All The Hits Horncastle Arena, Christchurch April 16

Bethenny Frankel: Melania Trump doesn't have the personality for RHONY

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Real Housewives of New York has turned over more New York socialites than you've probably had hot dinners.