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Young musicians keeping Te Reo modern

They're mixing up waiata to help keep the language alive.

The work was bought for $19,000 when it was last on sale in 1984 (Supplied)

Jean-Michel Basquiat artwork sets $110m auction record

It took just 10 minutes to reach the milestone price.

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson grew up in New Zealand ( therock / Instagram).

'Embrace your warrior mana': The Rock celebrates Polynesian culture

Dwayne Johnson may be a Hollywood star, but he certainly hasn't forgotten his roots.

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Avatar Cirque du Soleil show heading to NZ

Toruk- The First Flight is heading to Auckland and Christchurch in September.

Quiet traffic on New Zealand's State Highway 1, north of Auckland.

Pākehā complaining about Māori place names 'unwilling to try'

They should move to Mars if they don't like it, Hone Harawira said.

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Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat review

An easy crowd pleaser, albeit a bit of a mess that may leave you scratching your head.

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Māoridom blamed for prisoner reoffending

The Sensible Sentencing Trust says Māori are to blame for the high rate of prisoner reoffending.

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Horror show not quite spectacular enough

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

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Demolished surf club breathes new life as canvases

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

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Eco-homes, affordability, waterslides: Kids dream of the future

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

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Mystical bush walk makes Auckland Domain glow

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

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Artist spends week trapped in rock

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

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

Donnie Darko

Is an official Donnie Darko sequel coming?

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

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

Boy George (Getty)

Culture Club cans entire NZ tour

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

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

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Tongan flag bearer strips off on catwalk at Pacific Fashion show

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

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

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.