An adolescence spent playing spacies inspired the directorial debut of a famous New Zealand face. Oscar Kightley’s first short film Tom’s Dairy is one of six finalists in the New Zealand International Film Festival beginning on Thursday
A film-maker’s 10-year-old daughter proved the star of the show in his award-winning short film.
The food was 100 per cent pure American – hot dogs smothered in mustard, and burgers, chased by icecream sandwiched between two cookies. But there was more than a smattering of 100 per cent pure Kiwi accents mingling among the several-hundred-strong crowd gathered for a New Zealand film evening at Paramount Studios.
Leon Wadham does not consider himself famous, despite having a leading role in the popular New Zealand show Go Girls. The 23-year-old, who plays Levi Hirsch, said no-one recognised him yet, with only the third episode airing on Tuesday on TV2.
Justin Bieber has shown he’s a real trooper when he played on after being attacked by a crazed fan in Dubai. The 19-year-old singer was at the piano performing the last song of his set, Believe, when a fan stormed the stage and grabbed him form behind, Dubai paper The National reported
Indian tourism authorities will be holding English classes for auto-rickshaw drivers in New Delhi as the city prepares to host the Commonwealth Games in 2010. More than 40,000 natural gas-fueled auto-rickshaws, or motorized three-wheeled taxis, run on the Indian capital’s dilapidated roads, according to the city government statistics
Tiger Woods had to settle for fourth place as Sean O’Hair clung on for a one-shot victory in the $6.4 million Quail Hollow Championship in North Carolina. O’Hair finished with a three-under 69 to hold off fellow Americans Lucas Glover and Bubba Watson, with the world number one a further shot back after a frustrating level-par 72. Woods admitted afterwards that he is still looking to rediscover his best form after his comeback from knee surgery.