Murray Burns vividly remembers the night in 1980 when then-prime minister Rob Muldoon attended a Mi-Sex gig in Wellington. At the time there was a bid to have tax taken off local products and it was argued that records by local artists should be included
Russell Crowe “feels at home” in Rome. The 49-year-old New Zealander is currently in the Italian city promoting his new biblical film Noah.
Michelle Menzies, curator of the New Zealand Festival exhibition Cinema & Painting at Wellington’s Adam Art Gallery, wants to make one thing clear – it isn’t some kind of self-referential show. “This exhibition is not about paintings about films, or movies which represent paintings
Ian Vincent, the New Zealand Stomp tour will mean some long overdue home cooking. “Mum will probably come to every show and hopefully bring some baking backstage like she did last time.
Art prize judge Heather Galbraith was looking for a drawing with “an intensity and an energy that gripped the viewer and would not let you out of its clutches until you surrendered yourself to giving it time”. The one she chose is a piece of folded paper – for which Auckland artist Monique Jansen wins $20,000
Courageous, risk-taking young writers lead the pack in this year’s NZ Post Book Awards. Chief judge and Campbell Live presenter John Campbell said he was blown away by the strength of this year’s 185 eligible books.
Former Oasis frontman Liam Gallgher is being sued for US$3 million by an American journalist who claims he fathered a child with her. Rumours have been swirling in the UK after it was revealed an unnamed rock star was caught in a desperate battle to stop his wife learning about his love child
US TV channel Syfy says flying sharks will bite again. The network is announcing a sequel to Sharknado, which became an instant campy classic with its recent airing
Oscar-winner Sam Mendes has confirmed he will direct the next James Bond film, following the critical and commercial success of his first 007 instalment Skyfall. Daniel Craig is contracted to make two more movies as the British spy, with producer Barbara Broccoli telling Fairfax she hopes it is more
When he’s not got his camera trained on the lithesome body of a Megan Fox-lookalike or blowing stuff up, director Michael Bay is keeping Transformers fans on the hook with car porn pics. Bay released on his website photos of two new vehicles that have joined the cast of Transformers 4