They share a love of words, and now Wellington poets Jenny Bornholdt and Gregory O’Brien have shared the stage at today’s honours investiture ceremony in Wellington. The couple officially became members of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to poetry and the arts at Government House
PALMS Palms (Southbound) Soundgarden’s Chris Donnell has done it and so too has Scott Weiland – jumped ship from their primary bands and teamed up with the remnants of another band to form Audioslave and Velvet Revolver respectively. Now Deftones frontman Chino Moreno is keeping company with former members of Isis as Palms
OPINION: Where do you draw the line When does a publicity stunt in the name of entertainment cross over into a tacky, potentially offensive, classless act of ticket sales over tact Well for me, that line lies somewhere a long way before this line: a photo of an “unemployment queue” outside a job centre featuring Australia’s most recent former prime minister apparently waiting her turn, resume in hand, to sign up.
Tamati Coffey will return as host of New Zealand’s Got Talent next month.
Courtney Love urges Amanda Bynes to “ignore the haters”. The troubled actress was arrested on Thursday night for possession of marijuana, attempted evidence tampering and reckless endangerment
Australia has been described as “comfortably racist” by a reporter from the popular American satirical current affairs program The Daily Show. John Oliver, a long-serving presenter with the series, described the country as a “a coastal paradise surrounding a rocky hell” after filming here last week, reports Mumbrella website
Britain’s public broadcaster came under fire on Friday for compromising over the song Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead that was sent flying up the UK charts by a campaign to celebrate former prime minister Margaret Thatcher’s death. The song from the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz is vying for the No 1 slot in the UK’s weekly list of the top 40 best-selling singles that are usually played in full on a BBC Radio 1 chart show on Sunday
Seven years after she rallied crowds in Kiev during Ukraine’s Orange Revolution, former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko appeared in court Wednesday on charges of abuse of power.
Between 2003 and 2004, Marion Le, a Canberra-based lawyer, made regular trips to the remote island of Nauru in the South Pacific. But she wasn’t going for a beach holiday.
Wars look better after 40 years, when the old men who were soldiers forget how frightened they were. Perhaps it is merely that survival itself takes on a golden haze: we were being shot at, but we were young, and the bullets missed