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.
Twenty years to the day after the first book in the Harry Potter series was published, fans gathered online and in the real world to express their enduring love for J.K. Rowling's magical creation.
Australian Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce says Johnny Depp could be investigated for perjury after claims made in a Los Angeles lawsuit.
A Madrid judge has ordered the remains of surrealist Spanish artist Salvador Dali to be exhumed in order to take DNA samples following a paternity claim by a woman.
When someone informed me, while I was partway through watching the first season of Preacher, that it was based on a comic book series, it somehow suddenly made a lot more sense to me.
A Kiwi high school pupil has been cast as the voice behind the te reo Maori version of Disney's 'Moana'.
Lorde has narrowly secured her first number one album, with her new album Melodrama making its debut in the top spot of the Billboard 200 chart today.
One celebrity trio's booze-fuelled evening in Queenstown has landed them one hefty bill.
Gender politics can provide rich pickings for novelists, but Fay Weldon's Death of a She Devil and Dawn O' Porter's The Cows are a little unsatisfying.
Dunedin surf-rock trio Koizilla is set to release its sophomore EP next week.
Impossible to put down, Gin Phillips' Fierce Kingdom is a fresh, multifaceted take on a survival story.
Set over the course of one night, at a suburban party, the second album from Lorde should silence those who questioned the four-year gap between albums and, hopefully, Swedish producer Max Martin,...
Behind Bars by Anna Leask drops the reader into the chilling reality of prison life.
Led by singer Milly Tabak and guitarist Liam Pratt, West Auckland outfit The Miltones have channelled 1970s country/blues/rock on their debut album, which is at its best when it allows for...
Dublin-born Colum McCann's Letters to a Young Writer provides nuggets of wisdom to all who write fiction.
Six years after the 2011 release of Helplessness Blues and nearly a decade since their excellent 2008 self-titled debut, Fleet Foxes return with an effort that offers no great departure from their...
Brahms: String Quartet No.3, Clarinet Quintet. NZ String Quartet, James Campbell (clarinet). Naxos CD
She was a star at 16, and David Bowie called her the sound of tomorrow. Four years on, the singer-songwriter is aiming even higher, Tom Lamont, of The Observer writes.
From bedroom recordings to international music festivals, Dunedin guitar-slinger, singer and songwriter Kane Strang is poised for another great leap, writes Shane Gilchrist.
Lorde has been hailed for her "bold and brilliant" Glastonbury debut.