Before they were politicians
Before they were politicians

With a general election looming, some MPs may be thinking about a life after politics, but what about their lives beforehand?…

Paul Casserly: Dirty undies aired on TV
Paul Casserly: Dirty undies aired on TV

Paul Casserly turned on the television to get a full rundown on the Dirty Politics debate. He found all he needed on Russell…

Paul Casserly: Family reunion
Paul Casserly: Family reunion

TV is in the middle of a nostalgia TV orgy right now. Paul Casserly takes some notes.

Michele Hewitson: Going back to Boganville
Michele Hewitson: Going back to Boganville

"It's not my fault. I get f***en reflux," says burping Amber, a foul-mouthed slapper of a character in Upper Middle Bogan…

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NZ on Screen: Vintage TV rugby

NZ on Screen: Vintage TV rugby

With this year's rugby season in full swing, and in an era where television coverage of rugby is extensive and polished (and often not free), it's interesting to look back at some rugby programming from the past. NZ On…

Dominic Corry: The Expendables' greatest hits

Dominic Corry: The Expendables' greatest hits

To celebrate its release, Dominic Corry looks at the highs and lows of the top Expendables and rates their performance in the new film.

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Dominic Corry: Five key Robin Williams film roles

Dominic Corry: Five key Robin Williams film roles

Robin Williams never stopped pushing the limits of his versatility. Dominic Corry analyses five key film roles that demonstrated his range.

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Paul Casserly: 'Shame on you TVNZ!'

Paul Casserly: 'Shame on you TVNZ!'

Leigh Hart's latest comedic outing Late Night Big Breakfast is one of the best things on television, but it pretends to be the worst, writes Paul Casserly.

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Greg Dixon: Going over the top

Greg Dixon: Going over the top

Get your tin hat out, the bombardment has begun. In case you missed it -- and if you did I have no idea how you did it -- this week marked the 100th centenary of the beginning of World War I. And, rather predictably, it…

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Gaming is getting sneakier

Gaming is getting sneakier

Why are so many games online only? Siobhan Keogh investigates.

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TV's best-told crime stories

TV's best-told crime stories

The Crewe murders, and the subsequent arrest and then pardon of Arthur Thomas, was the first controversial court case to be played out in the television age in New Zealand. The murders happened in 1970, and media coverage…

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Stars align for special gig

Stars align for special gig

We don't do that many sessions each year so getting the band you want, at the time they want, when the studio is free and the crew is available is usually a bit of a shit fight. When you add being based in Australia into…

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Dominic Corry: Revisiting Ralph Bakshi's LOTR on a curved TV

Dominic Corry: Revisiting Ralph Bakshi's LOTR on a curved TV

Although I spend a lot my time extolling the virtues of seeing movies in a theatre, I still very much relish the experience of watching a film in the comfort of my own home. There's nothing like a scary, weird or atmospheric…

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Paul Casserly: TV's best quotes - 'I hotboxed the Camry'

Paul Casserly: TV's best quotes - 'I hotboxed the Camry'

July has come and gone like a heavy cold that you try to pass off as the flu. Planes have been dropping out of the sky, Ebola has returned, wars rage, and Colin Craig's mesmerizing eyes stare out from those billboards into…

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