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Cirque du Soleil: Toruk - The First Flight

The world of Avatar opens in Auckland

What it's like going to the latest Cirque du Soleil show to come to New Zealand.

Brazil, Tribes

Murder of Amazon tribe 'genocidal' - rights group

Gold miners reportedly killed members of an uncontacted Brazilian tribe.


Christchurch gallery showcases Ngāi Tahu art

At the centre is a piece of Ngāi Tahu rock art more than 500 years old.

The graphic violence of 1984 has made people faint and vomit.

Violent, 'vomit-inducing' play coming to NZ

The controversial adaptation of George Orwell's 1984 has caused audience hysteria overseas.

The Modern Maori Quartet performing at the 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Kiwis killing it at Edinburgh Fringe

The Modern Maori Quartet, Juan Vesuvius and White Face Crew are just some of the New Zealand performers at this year's festival.


Watch: Cara Delevingne draws nude models

The model/actress has taken her first life drawing class on camera.


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.