The Gang show relives the past


THE Z-NAIL GANG (M)
Directed by Anton Steel

Te Maunga residents may have been sitting on a goldmine.

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Cops TV show crew member shot dead

A crew member for the US TV show Cops has been killed by friendly fire while filming an episode for the long-running reality series, after police responded to an armed robbery. Omaha Police Chief Todd Schmaderer said 38-year-old Bryce Dion was shot once during a shoot-out between three officers and one suspect in a Wendy’s restaurant Continue reading

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Eleanor Catton sets up grant for budding writers

Eleanor Catton is using the money she won at the New Zealand Post Book Awards to give writers more time to read. Catton’s novel, The Luminaries, was trumped by the story of a Wellington art dealer at last night’s awards. Continue reading

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The Nick Cave movie

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Inbetweeners sequel offers middling fare

THE INBETWEENERS 2 (R16) Directed by Damon Beesley and Iain Morris After the mayhem of Malia, the four members of Rudge Park Comprehensive’s Banter Brigade have scattered to the four winds. Continue reading

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Boyhood: It’s a wonderful life

BOYHOOD (M) Directed by Richard Linklater The magnum opus of one of the most creative directors of the past two decades is also perhaps the ultimate coming-of-age story. Continue reading

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Eddie Rayner: One step ahead

In 1985, Kiwi Eddie Rayner, best known as the keyboard player in Split Enz, travelled to Hastings in Britain. About a 20-minute drive from the city was a windmill on a hill overlooking the sea. Continue reading

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Review: If I Stay

If I Stay (M) This young adult novel by Gayle Forman has been made into a distinctly young adult film which might touch the older viewer at times but is largely going to be the cinema-going remit of those who like their pathos double-downed. Continue reading

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Trafficking teeth and other cool things

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X Factor’s Redfoo glassed in Sydney brawl

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