People turn up in their hundreds to hear New Zealand writer Eleanor Catton speak. It takes some getting used to.
First there were the fluoro tops, pigtails, and imaginary friends. Then the awkward teen years – clandestine pashes behind the bike sheds, inappropriate boyfriends (including one played by Heath Ledger), plenty of angst
Veteran director Geoff Murphy is hoping to get some revenge on film critics when a remastered version of his classic 1983 movie Utu premieres in Wellington. New Zealand critics savaged the film at the time.
Wellington’s hottest stars braved a chilly night for the premiere of local film Shopping at the Embassy Theatre. Family, friends and stars such as Bret McKenzie, Ladi6, Oscar Kightley and Taika Waititi mingled at the opening night of Kapiti film-making duo Mark Albiston and Louis Sutherland’s first feature film
Eva Herzigova has given birth to a baby boy.
The old saying goes that ‘the old ones are the best and never was there a truer meaning to it than last night at Auckland’s Vector Area.
The old saying goes that ‘the old ones are the best’ and never was there a truer meaning to it than last night at Auckland’s Vector Area. Ozzy Osbourne’s private life may be providing the tabloid press with plenty fodder at the moment, but that was of little concern to the sea of black-clad masses that came to pay homage at the feet of Black Sabbath for the band’s first New Zealand gig in 40 years
Mehdi Ouazzani isn’t the devil, but he has played one on TV – only he didn’t realise that some thought he looked like President Barack Obama while he was at it.
If there were any doubts about the lingering force of fabled rock guitarist Jimi Hendrix more than four decades after his death, his latest single should put them to rest.