The Phoenix Foundation is one of Wellington’s most popular bands, with a strong following overseas, as well as being praised by music veterans such as Neil Finn.
A prominent TV editor in Fiji has been forced to quit after he complained on air that the daughter of the country’s dictator was playing music too loud. Fiji TV said today sports editor Satish Narayan has resigned after an incident this year when he was reporting on high school athletics in Suva.
Actor Bill Pertwee, who played air raid warden William Hodges in Dad’s Army, has died.
A first photo of Oscar-winning actor Ben Kingsley as half-Maori war hero Mazer Rackham in upcoming sci-fi epic Ender’s Gamer has been released.
Apocalypse Z Aotea Square, Auckland, 15 April It was raining when the zombie apocalypse began.
Margaret Thatcher was not just a political titan, she was a cultural icon – skewered by comedians, transformed into a puppet and played to Oscar-winning perfection by Meryl Streep. With her uncompromising politics, ironclad certainty, bouffant hairstyle and ever-present handbag, the late British leader was grist for comedians, playwrights, novelists and songwriters whether they loved her or – as was more often the case – hated her
Wearing a replica of one of the organization’s uniforms, Madonna called on the Boy Scouts to lift its ban on gays while also calling for a “revolution” to prevent discrimination and abuse of the gay, lesbian, transgender and bisexual community. Speaking Saturday night at the GLAAD Media Awards, Madonna started off in a mischievous mood.
One of the former American diplomats portrayed in the Oscar-winning film, Argo, has set the record straight about the involvement of New Zealand diplomats. Contrary to the film’s version, our diplomats did visit the six embassy workers who escaped after Islamists took over the United States embassy in Tehran and took their 52 colleagues hostage in 1979.
Ri Yong Ho held several other posts in the government and was considered a close aide to Kim Jong Un, the young North Korean leader. This move, to relieve Ri Yong Ho may signify a power struggle within the regime, an analyst says. The military official, Ri Yong Ho, was believed to be one of […]
Call it the Davos of nose, the olfactory Olympics, the Sundance of Scent. On June 5, representatives of more than 50 top fragrance-and-flavor companies will converge at the World Perfumery Congress in Cannes, France, to charm potential customers and herald their latest innovations.