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.
Stephen Fry recently got into a bit of bother in Ireland for being rude about God in that very eloquent Stephen Fry manner.
Say what you like about Disney, but they sure know how to milk a franchise.
Wilbur McDougall’s journey from morbid obesity to larger-than-life character is yet another chapter in the story of a Renaissance man, writes Shane Gilchrist.
US pop star Ariana Grande will hold a benefit concert in Manchester for the victims of the suicide bombing at her show in the English city.
Silver Scroll-winning singer-songwriter and Weissenborn guitarist Thomas Oliver is touring Aotearoa this month in support of his sophomore album Floating In The Darkness.
Never the Sinner is a play that looks into the 1920s Chicago killing of a 14-year-old boy by two young men.Dunedin director Lewis Ablett-Kerr says there's a lot more to it than first appears.
In this week's Art Seen, James Dignan looks at exhibitions from Milford Galleries, Gallery On Blueskin, and Jordan Barnes.
Playing the violin has shaped Russian musician Ilya Gringolts’ life. He explains to Rebecca Fox about playing good music.
Fans of Justin Bieber have pleaded for his upcoming British tour to be cancelled after the deadly terror attack at the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester.
Ed Sheeran's New Zealand tour has "all but sold out" - meaning it will be the biggest music event ever staged in the country.
Actor Roger Moore, who earned fame playing British secret agent James Bond, has died of cancer at the age of 89.
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.