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Ricardo Simich

Spy Reporter

  • 5 Nov, 2016 5:00am
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"USA - You're F**ked" That's the opening line to an invitation from one popular Auckland nightspot for their American election results party on Wednesday.
  • 7 Aug, 2016 10:00am
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We're used to blockbuster movies being filmed here - now it seems the Aussie TV industry wants in on the act.
  • 7 Aug, 2016 9:00am
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Warriors second-rower Bodene Thompson, whose cheeky smile lights up the footy field, has been getting up close with Kiwi dance superstar Kaea Pearce.

'McKiwi' setting hearts aflutter

  • 22 May, 2016 9:00pm
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It's back to the future for Martin Henderson next week when he makes his debut on Kiwi screens on hit medical drama Grey's Anatomy.

Our top 5 matches for newly-single Bachelor

  • 22 May, 2016 12:43pm
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Bachelor Jordan Mauger is still standing after the furore around the show's ending - and you might be surprised to know he is still looking for love.

Don't bully The Bachelor

  • 15 May, 2016 11:00pm
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Before his post-Bachelor bombshell, Jordan agreed to help promote next Friday's Pink Shirt Day, which calls on Kiwis to take action against bullying.

Will Paul Henry jump ship too?

  • 15 May, 2016 9:00pm
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It's the big question on everyone's lips: if Hilary Barry gets her own breakfast show at TVNZ, will Paul Henry jump ship and go with her?

Hayley Holt for PM: 'Politics is cool, kids'

  • 15 May, 2016 8:00am
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Unlike former boyfriend All Black legend Richie McCaw, Hayley Holt isn't ruling out standing for Parliament in the future.

Who will be the host of Survivor NZ?

  • 15 May, 2016 7:00am
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Auditions for the hotly contested role of host of TVNZ's Survivor NZ are under way.

How much is a Real Housewife worth?

  • 8 May, 2016 8:00pm
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If you're out partying, having dinner at a swanky restaurant or in the city's designer stores you might find yourself an extra in The Real Housewives of Auckland.
  • 8 May, 2016 8:00am
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Expat Kiwi and former Shortland Street star Kyle Pryor plays Dr Nate Cooper on the hit Aussie show, and his character gets busy saving lives after an explosion.

Joseph Parker's heavyweight fans

  • 8 May, 2016 6:00am
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In two weeks, Kiwi boxing sensation Joseph Parker returns from his Las Vegas base to try to secure a likely world title shot in the richest boxing event to be held in New Zealand.

The man who plays McLaren

  • 1 May, 2016 8:00am
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Filming has just wrapped on Kiwi directing legend Roger Donaldson's new film about the life of renowned racing car driver Bruce McLaren.

Naz wants another ring

  • 1 May, 2016 7:00am
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Next week a bachelorette will get her final rose, her man and a ring from Michael Hill.

Chrystal finds her bachelor

  • 1 May, 2016 6:00am
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The woman who kissed Art Green and dated current Bachelor Jordan Mauger may have finally found her match.

A magic year for Dean O'Gorman

  • 1 May, 2016 5:00am
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The Bachelor's best mate picks his winner

  • 26 Apr, 2016 9:50am
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She has become reality TV's most controversial figure with her spiky barbs but Nazanin Khanjani has been tipped to win Jordan Mauger's heart in the upcoming finale.

Meet The Bachelor's real leading lady

  • 24 Apr, 2016 1:23pm
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For the past two months, Jordan Mauger has been seeking love on The Bachelor NZ as 23 bachelorettes vie for his heart in the reality TV dating show.

Kiwi Daze ready to launch

  • 24 Apr, 2016 8:00am
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Logan Dodds has no plans to mope around at home after the departure of close friend Dani Robinson to the UK.

Chrystal Chenery takes her next step

  • 24 Apr, 2016 7:00am
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The former bachelorette is a woman who knows how to walk a pair of boots.

Shaun Johnson to star on Shortland Street

  • 18 Apr, 2016 10:00am
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Cast and crew of Shortland Street went fangirl crazy this week when Warriors' star Shaun Johnson arrived at South Pacific Pictures, but they weren't the only ones.

Broods soar as they move to LA

  • 18 Apr, 2016 9:00am
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Brother and sister duo Broods have moved to the US to capitalise on what is shaping up as an incredible year.
  • 17 Apr, 2016 2:06pm
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Former Black Caps' captain Brendon McCullum went out for a duck on debut for his new Indian Premier League team this week but he is already planning his next adventure in the UK.

Radio stars' car park wars continue

  • 17 Apr, 2016 8:00am
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War has this week broken out between NewstalkZB breakfast newsreader Bernadine Oliver-Kerby and ZM morning crew host Vaughan Smith.
  • 10 Apr, 2016 8:00am
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The best of the best in Auckland's foodie scene will gather at the waterfront's Shed 10 tomorrow night for the Metro 2016 Restaurant of the Year.

Spy: Dad rap in the spa

  • 10 Apr, 2016 6:00am
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A dad from Hamilton, who has been sharing a house with his daughter, her boyfriend and his mother, does a rap when they all hop in a spa and drink champagne.

Russell Crowe supports Martin's family

  • 4 Apr, 2016 11:01am
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Russell Crowe has taken his cousin's step-son under his wing, hosting Hilton Mexted in Sydney.

Tristram Clayton's new focus

  • 3 Apr, 2016 8:00am
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Former Campbell Live reporter Tristram Clayton returns to our screens this month, hosting the new daily video news show NZ Herald Focus.

Bachelor gets inked

  • 27 Mar, 2016 8:00am
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Tomorrow night on 'The Bachelor', the cast head to Hawaii and several lucky Bachelorettes are lined up for some spectacular Island dates.

Kiwi duo rollerblading the length of NZ

  • 27 Mar, 2016 7:00am
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Seven Sharp reporter expecting baby

  • 27 Mar, 2016 6:00am
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Matt Chisholm and his new wife Ellen will be able to get lots of advice on everything babies from fellow TVNZ's Renee Wright, who had a baby girl last Friday.

Blues players meet Game of Thrones star

  • 27 Mar, 2016 5:00am
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TVNZ Breakfast stars set to reunite

  • 20 Mar, 2016 8:30am
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TVNZ's Sam Wallace and Toni Street will be back on the airwaves, pairing up as Saturday morning co-hosts on The Hits radio station. And they can't wait.

DWTS star turned wedding singer?

  • 20 Mar, 2016 8:00am
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Spy: Racing Fashion a Go!

  • 28 Feb, 2016 6:00am
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If there's one person you want to impress during Cup Week it's Westfield Ambassador Amber Peebles.

Spy: Kylie Bax's new TV gig

  • 28 Feb, 2016 5:00am
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Kylie Bax looks set to give that other Kiwi supermodel, Rachel Hunter, a run for her money on the telly.

On and off set love for Auckward stars

  • 21 Feb, 2016 9:00am
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Glitz and glamour at the Halbergs

  • 21 Feb, 2016 8:00am
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Win: Fashion at the Oaks table for 10

  • 21 Feb, 2016 7:30am
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Goran Paladin, our ginger Valentine

  • 14 Feb, 2016 9:37am
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Ladies with a taste for a sexy redhead are in for a treat when the handsome and single 35-year-old Goran Paladin returns to our screens tonight as host of TV One's second season of Our First Home.
  • 14 Feb, 2016 8:00am
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Last month, Kiwi stuntwoman and actress extraordinaire Zoe Bell launched The Hateful Eight, alongside good pal and director Quentin Tarantino.

Baby steps for Ben Barrington

  • 14 Feb, 2016 6:00am
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The hunky actor and his partner Kristie Fergus are awaiting the pitter-patter of tiny feet.

Polo players ride into town

  • 7 Feb, 2016 5:00am
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Happy anniversary Art and Matilda!

  • 31 Jan, 2016 7:00am
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Art Green and Matilda Rice have celebrated the first day they met on set at a Karaka mansion a year ago.

Team Jacinda vs Team Kaye for Pride

  • 31 Jan, 2016 6:30am
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It's Pride time and the celebration of Auckland's LGBT rainbow community.

Fatherhood beckons for Mikey Havoc

  • 31 Jan, 2016 6:00am
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It's going to be a huge year for popular radio host Mikey Havoc as he prepares to become a father.

Meet Shorty Street's new faces

  • 24 Jan, 2016 11:56am
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As Shortland Street fans mourn the exit of cast favourite Jacqueline Nairn (nurse Wendy Cooper), Spy can reveal the latest additions to New Zealand's most-loved soap.
  • 24 Jan, 2016 8:00am
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If Auckland Polo club members are uneasy with playwright Dean Parker's play Polo from the Auckland Theatre Company (ATC), they are not saying.

One wedding and a baby girl and boy

  • 24 Jan, 2016 7:00am
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Amid the sad celebrity split news this week, Spy has been pleased to hear happier news of weddings and babies.

Kiwi actress is besties with the devil

  • 24 Jan, 2016 6:00am
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Since she starred in Spartacus, LA-based Kiwi actress Lesley-Ann Brandt has come a long way in her six-year Hollywood slog.

Where in NZ can he get a royale with cheese?

  • 17 Jan, 2016 5:00pm
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Actress Zoe Bell expected to take Hateful Eight director Quentin Tarantino on a quick tour of Auckland.

TVNZ's raunchy TV promo causes stir

  • 17 Jan, 2016 2:11pm
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Filthy Rich's Emma Fenton in a black PVC bikini and over-the-knee boots is too hot for some.

NZ's richest race (+win)

  • 17 Jan, 2016 8:00am
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Next Sunday is officially the start of the Auckland social season, when the richest race in New Zealand, the New Zealand Bloodstock Karaka Million at Ellerslie, kicks things off.

Richie and Gemma: The wedding of the decade

  • 17 Jan, 2016 7:30am
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Kerre McIvor joined by new sidekick

  • 17 Jan, 2016 6:00am
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After 33 years in the media ­­Kerry McIvor has moved from her famous night-time show and been joined by a young co-host on the afternoon slot.

Three celebrity weddings and a baby

  • 10 Jan, 2016 8:00am
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Ashley Olsen seen holidaying in NZ

  • 10 Jan, 2016 7:00am
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Spotted in New Zealand over New Year was multi-millionaire former child star and respected fashion designer Ashley Olsen.

Carlos Spencer's cameo at the Auckland Nines

  • 10 Jan, 2016 6:00am
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Spy hears Carlos Spencer is dusting off his footy boots and is set to return to his beloved Eden Park for a cameo role in the NRL Auckland Nines in February.

Celebrity summer snapshots

  • 3 Jan, 2016 8:57am
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If there's one thing celebrities love more than the sun it's posting pictures to Instagram. Here are some of the best of the last few days.
  • 28 Dec, 2015 10:27am
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Oprah visited for the first time, Reality TV was completely bonkers and All Blacks were the surprise charmers of the party scene.

Spy's best dressed of 2015

  • 27 Dec, 2015 11:16am
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Red carpet report: Spy covered more than 200 events in 2015 - from red carpets to relaxed affairs. To celebrate the year, here is our list of the most stylish.

Santa will die in upcoming NZ TV show

  • 21 Dec, 2015 8:55am
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The question of just who killed Santa is about to be asked on hit Kiwi drama The Brokenwood Mysteries.