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Students playing up

The cast of Punk Rock rehearse their roles as senior English high school pupils Taylor Barrett (centre and from clockwise), Sinead Fitzgerald, Andrew Coshan, Hamish Annan, Jared Kirkwood,  Ailis Oliver-Kerby, Lana Walters and Ripeka Templeton. Photo by Stephen Jaquiery.
For the first time the Fortune Theatre and the University of Otago have combined to offer drama students a chance to star in a ''real'' professional play. Rebecca Fox finds out how meshing professional with amateur is working.

Lionel Richie owns legends slot at Glastonbury

Lionel Richie owns legends slot at Glastonbury

Lionel Richie led a 100,000-strong karaoke session as Glastonbury festival-goers sang along to a string of hits including "Easy Like Sunday Morning" and "Dancing on the Ceiling".

Mirren reigns on Broadway

Mirren reigns on Broadway

Helen Mirren has won her first Tony for her role as Queen Elizabeth II in The Audience, and the lesbian-coming of age story Fun Home nabbed the top acting prize for Michael Cerveris and best musical at the 69th Tony Awards.

Women take charge in 'Magic Mike' sequel

Women take charge in 'Magic Mike' sequel

Mike may have the magic, but it's the ladies that have the control in "Magic Mike XXL," as five buff men cater to the female gaze in the supercharged raunchy male stripper movie sequel.

Irish singer Val Doonican dies

Irish singer Val Doonican dies

Irish singer Val Doonican, a regular fixture on British television in the 1960s and 70s with hits like "Walk Tall" and "The Special Years" has died peacefully at the age of 88, his publicist says.

Healing power of the dance

Healing power of the dance

Being awarded the Caroline Plummer Fellowship for 2015 is a dream come true for Uzoamaka Nwankpa. Rebecca Fox talks to the Nigerian nurse and dancer about what she has called the ''Uzo Method Project''.

'Dukes of Hazzard' pulled amid flag debate

'Dukes of Hazzard' pulled amid flag debate

TV Land has pulled re-runs of the 1980s sitcom "Dukes of Hazzard," the US cable network said, amid controversy over portrayals of the Confederate flag, which is notably featured on the show's "General Lee" vehicle.

Project CARS: A must-have for any petrolhead

Project CARS: A must-have for any petrolhead

Finally, the prayers of millions of racing game aficionados worldwide have been answered: a proper racing simulator for next gen consoles.

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