Greg Dixon: Not yet part of the furniture
Greg Dixon: Not yet part of the furniture

Did you hear the one about the three funny guys who decided to make a TV chat show in a furniture shop? They thought it…

Siobhan Keogh: Playing the waiting gamer
Siobhan Keogh: Playing the waiting gamer

If you're anxiously awaiting the release of the Next Big Game, it can be disappointing to learn that it's been delayed -…

NZ on Screen: Five great Don McGlashan moments
NZ on Screen: Five great Don McGlashan moments

Don McGlashan's work turns up in more different sections of NZ On Screen than pretty much any other New Zealander. His…

Dominic Corry: A Frank talk with director Lenny Abrahamson
Dominic Corry: A Frank talk with director Lenny Abrahamson

Earlier this year I wrote about my childhood obsession with '80s British humour comic Oink!, in particular the character…

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Russell Baillie: Tales worth telling well

Russell Baillie: Tales worth telling well

It's heartening to have a local star on the front of our film festival special issue. Especially as a younger James Rolleston smiled his winning smile from the cover of TimeOut a few years back. His second feature, The…

Paul Casserly: The worst idea of all time?

Paul Casserly: The worst idea of all time?

Paul Casserly's been hunting for the greatest podcasts - and he's found an Adam Sandler-inspired doozy created right here at home.

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Rebecca Barry Hill: Stranger than fiction

Rebecca Barry Hill: Stranger than fiction

The next time there's a horrible news event, whether it's a missing plane, a natural disaster or a murder, you can bet someone is already plotting the fictionalised version. If you don't write the script now, someone else…

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Dominic Corry: More festival films to get excited about

Dominic Corry: More festival films to get excited about

Now that I've had a proper chance to sit down and go through the programme for this year's Auckland International Film Festival , the intimidating depth and breadth of the films on offer is truly becoming apparent. The…

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Muldoon's best TV moments

Muldoon's best TV moments

Love him or hate him, Muldoon was definitely a memorable NZ politician - and this Monday is the 30th anniversary of the '84 snap election.

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Lydia Jenkin: Island harmony a winner

Lydia Jenkin: Island harmony a winner

First the unmitigated success of cheeky operatic trio Sol3Mio, and now the Musical Island Boys become a world champion barbershop quartet? From the outside, it seems like a sudden coincidence that young Polynesian people…

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What makes a real gamer?

What makes a real gamer?

What makes a 'real' gamer? There is a pervasive idea among the gaming community that 'real' gamers play every day, own every console, and would never touch a casual game like Angry Birds or Bejeweled. But is that concept…

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Dominic Corry: A disturbing, hilarious Aussie classic

Dominic Corry: A disturbing, hilarious Aussie classic

I've said it before and I'll say it again, I bloody love Aussie movies. And I've just seen a doozy, writes Dominic Corry.

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NZ On Air turns 25

NZ On Air turns 25

In the quarter of a century since it began, NZOA has funded a wide range of television programmes and music videos - we take a look at some of the best.

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Russell Baillie: Why I'm a Cave man

Russell Baillie: Why I'm a Cave man

O, children, apologies for our scary cover. No there isn't a new Tim Burton movie out these school holidays. There are plenty of movies for you though.

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