Ex-inmate finds Māori roots in prison

He says he'll never return to jail, now that he's found his identity.

Whale Rider author Witi Ihimaera honoured by France

Whale Rider author honoured by France

Witi Ihimaera accepted the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres as part of Bastille Day.

Period blood artist Zoe James

Period blood art to be displayed at Ponsonby menstruation meeting

The event will discuss the financial accessibility of menstrual products as well as unveil the artwork.


Powhiri welcomes Lions onto Te Tii Marae

It was the biggest powhiri at the Treaty ground in almost 30 years.


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.


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.


Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat review

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


Māoridom blamed for prisoner reoffending

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


Horror show not quite spectacular enough

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


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.


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

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


Mystical bush walk makes Auckland Domain glow

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


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.