Tucked away in Papatowai in the Catlins, enigmatic inventor Blair Somerville has created the ultimate tribute to DIY wizardry - a collection of interactive artworks he calls the Lost Gypsy Caravan. Dunedin film-maker Joey Bania's short film Lost and Found invites viewers down the rabbit hole to experience Blair's world in all its homemade glory. Helena de Reus talks to Bania about his film, and how he came across the Lost Gypsy Caravan.
The Pennsylvania jury that will decide comedian Bill Cosby's fate at his sexual assault trial next month has its first five members.
New Zealand singer Lorde is set to appear on the popular late night British music show Later . . . with Jools Holland.
I have never read Lucy Maud Montgomery's 1908 novel Anne of Green Gables, nor its sequels, so I approached the television adaptation Anne with an ``E'' (new to Netflix) not knowing exactly what to...
Dunedin Symphony Orchestra’s ‘Sibelius & Prokofiev’ : Saturday 27 May, 7.30pm : Dunedin Town Hall
Ceol Manawatu should be applauded.
A Crime in the Family, by Sacha Batthyany, is a deeply affecting page-turner depicting the massacre in March 1945 of 180 Jewish forced labourers on a Countess' estate.
Australian author Vivienne Kelly's second novel, The Starlings is a knowing rendition of family breakdown filtered through the eyes of an 8-year-old.
Ashley Hay's Hundred Small Lessons would have benefited from a a tighter structure, yet the tale of two families does have its merits.
There are eight good reasons for the four-year gap between Matt Langley’s last album and his latest, writes Shane Gilchrist.
Psathas: Ukiyo. Pedro Carneiro (marimba, vibraphone etc, Stroma (conductor Hamish McKeich), Jeremy Fitzsimmons (percussion). Rattle CD
Comprising eight songs, the third album from Broad Bay troubadour Matt Langley is succinct in more ways than one: it is an exercise in editing, the sharp honing of its lyrics matching its deft and...
As one of the late-’90s most combustible bands, At The Drive In brought a cerebral edge to the hardcore scene, producing one of the genre’s most feted releases (2000’s Relationship of Command),...
2014’s John Wick is a prime example of the modern-day American action movie done to perfection; a supercool merging of Jean-Pierre Melville’s existential noir classic Le Samourai with the ultra...
Ructions in the Christchurch Poultry, Bantam and Pigeon Club is an unlikely theme for a documentary.
In recent years, Taieri Musical, in collaboration with DKCM Ltd, has thrilled local audiences with spectacular musical theatre.
Auckland alternative pop outfit Ha the Unclear is out and about this month, touring behind new single Big City, the first taste of the group’s sophomore album due out later this year.
Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell's death has been ruled a suicide.
Chris Cornell, who gained fame as the lead singer of Soundgarden and later Audioslave, has died at age 52, his representative says.
Slovenia has banned a concert by Croatian nationalist singer Marko Perkovic Thompson because of his unruly fans.