Horror show not quite spectacular enough 23/03/2017

Despite some amazing special effects, Auckland Arts Festival show 'Horror' is underwhelming.


Demolished surf club breathes new life as canvases 17/03/2017

Cutting up a building and giving pieces of it to artists to paint isn't a conventional fundraising idea.


Eco-homes, affordability, waterslides: Kids dream of the future 10/03/2017

9-year-old Rosa envisions a green city with affordable and eco-friendly houses.


Mystical bush walk makes Auckland Domain glow 09/03/2017

The light and sound experience brings a fairy-tale air to the middle of the city.


Artist spends week trapped in rock 02/03/2017

Since February 22, Abraham Poincheval's home has been a 12-tonne chunk of limestone.

Maths formula on blackboard

Girls see 'brilliance' as male trait - study 28/01/2017

"These stereotypes begin to impact girls' choices at a heartbreakingly young age," a researcher says.

Donnie Darko

Is an official Donnie Darko sequel coming? 27/01/2017

The director of 2001 cult classic film Donnie Darko has hinted another sequel could be in the works.

Shepherd Fairey's artwork 'We the People' (Shepherd Fairey/Amplifier Foundation)

No 'hope' for Donald Trump 16/01/2017

'Hope' artist Shepherd Fairey unveils new anti-Trump range.

Boy George (Getty)

Culture Club cans entire NZ tour 21/11/2016

The cancellation of the band's Auckland gig follows last week's canning of the band's first-ever New Zealand gig, to be held in Christchurch.

Apple's beloved 'peach' emoji

The peach emoji is a bum again, fans rejoice 16/11/2016

After a public outcry, Apple has reinstated the butt-tastic peach emoji in its latest iOS update after previously cutting it.


Tongan flag bearer strips off on catwalk at Pacific Fashion show 04/09/2016

Tongan Olympian Pita Taufatofua, more popularly known as the oiled up Tongan flag bearer, has wowed viewers again - this time on the catwalk.

You learn to like particular types of music - you're not born that way (Getty)

Music tastes learned, not inherited - study 14/07/2016

What music you dig depends entirely on your experiences, not your biology, a new study has found.

Annabelle White (Paul Henry)

Annabelle White's top aphrodisiacs 10/02/2016

It's nearly Valentine’s Day and according to our food expert Annabelle White, you need to forget the obvious oysters and chocolate to get romance in the air.

Annabelle White (Paul Henry)

Annabelle White's summer fruit cake recipe 10/02/2016

Annabelle White stopped by to give us her recipe for a summer fruit cake to make your Valentine's Day one to remember.

David Bowie and Jennifer Connelly in a scene from the movie Labyrinth 1986 (Getty)

Sequel to Labyrinth in the making 25/01/2016

Cult classic film Labyrinth, which stars David Bowie as the goblin king, is in the process of being revived.