Wellington music scene mainstay Sandwiches is closing down amid major concerns over earthquake strengthening for their Kent Tce building.
It is a Wednesday night and The Backbencher pub in central Wellington is packed. Unless you have booked a table, it is standing room only and there are some familiar faces in the crowd – Justice Minister Judith Collins shares space with people holding signs calling for the legalisation of cannabis and a fellow who has made a Peter Dunne puppet.
A former British X Factor judge has been arrested on suspicion of cocaine dealing after a reporter posed as potential buyer in a sting.
Even before the release of her first album in 1996, there was plenty of buzz about Beth Orton. She had sung on two albums by her then-boyfriend, electronica musician and producer William Orbit and on the debut by hit electronica outfit The Chemical Brothers.
What a juxtaposition on Easter Monday: The programme widely derided as the end of public service broadcasting as we know it stages a sentimental farewell to an emblem of the golden age of old-fashioned quality television.
An American stand-up comedian’s staging of a grisly celebration of the shark killing of Auckland man Adam Strange at Muriwai Beach last month has offended Kiwis. The Jeselnik Offensive hosted by Anthony Jeselnik had pictures of Adam Strange posted on the set as he staged a “Shark Party” on the pay network Comedy Central
Tahrir Square on Wednesday, a day after another round of clashes between police and protesters, resembled its old war-zone self.
Fireworks lit up the skies of the Yemeni capital of Sana’a on Tuesday night as Yemeni government officials claimed that President Ali Abdullah Saleh, recovering from wounds he sustained in an attack on his palace earlier this month, would be returning to the Yemeni capital on Friday, June 24. The president’s supporters made a raucous display of their joy by shooting barrages of AK-47 rounds into the air, similar to their display of support when news of his successful surgery reached the capital
One down, one to go.
In April, I crossed into remote central Sudan’s Nuba Mountains and found a land back on the brink of a forgotten war. Since then, the war has returned, and reports from the ground indicate mass atrocities repeating themselves