Entertainment writer, New Zealand Herald
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Wedding pulled together in just hours to beat NZ's return to red
One Kiwi couple decided to get in quick and say 'I do' - and guests arrived just in time.
NZ Fashion Week, music festivals cancelled as NZ moves to red
The events sector responds to the change in traffic light settings.
Opinion: My complicated feelings about Cheer season two
Athletes crumble under the pressure of winning and fame - is it worth it?
Chick magnet: Leonardo DiCaprio shouts out rare NZ bird
DOC kakī project lead called the shout-out to 19 million people 'absolutely fantastic'.
The five best albums of 2021 - and the five we can't wait for in 2022
The albums you need to listen to, and the ones we can't wait for.
Five best TV shows of 2021 - and five to binge in 2022
Everything you need to know about the best on the box.
Best NZ TV moments of 2021: Breakfast blunders and TikTok dances
Classic kiwi live television's most iconic moments in 2021.
Summer concert roundup: The live music experiences you shouldn't miss
The traffic light settings mean these live music experiences can go ahead.
'Disheartened': Teeks addresses Aotearoa Music Awards controversy
Several expressed their frustration in response to a social media post.
Exclusive: Sol3 Mio announce new album, Moses spills on Bachelor fame
"We've never recorded an album like this," says Sol3 Mio.
Hollie Smith on her first album in five years and the 'rollercoaster' of being an NZ musician in a pandemic
Hollie Smith reflects on her decades in the NZ music industry and her unintentional break.
Succession returns: This is war and the Roy family go full beast mode
Does the new season of Succession live up to the hype? It depends who you're rooting for.
Emmys 2021: 8 shows you should watch before the awards
The Emmys are on Monday - have you seen the shows expected to win big?
Chvrches on their new album and the horrors of the internet
Frontwoman Lauren Mayberry speaks to the Herald about the band's new album.
Celebrity Treasure Island brought back Buck, but is it worth watching?
Review: The verdict on the new season of Celebrity Treasure Island.
What to watch on Father's Day: Top TV picks for Kiwi dads
Give dad control of the remote this weekend with these top TV picks.
Patrick Gower On Hate review: A masterclass in empathy
Patrick Gower tackles his most difficult subject yet - does he achieve what he needs to?
Solar Power review: The verdict on Lorde's new album
Does Solar Power deliver? Well, that depends how high your expectations were.
Lockdown viewing: Eight of the best TV shows to binge
The TV shows you should add to your lockdown watch list immediately.
Leon Bridges on his new album: 'It felt like a homecoming'
'I look at this album as a reflection of my evolution as an artist.'
Five things you need to know about Lorde's new track Stoned At The Nail Salon
Lorde's new track is honest about the doubts she had stepping away from the spotlight.
Tones and I: Her new album, grief, and life after a viral song
Tones and I on taking risks, grief, and the song that 'changed everything'.
Shows of the summer: Lorde announces New Zealand tour
Lorde is embarking on a tour across New Zealand in 2022. Is she playing near you?
Drax Project and Mitch James on success and sold out shows
Drax Project and Mitch James have captivated Kiwi fans, resulting in sold-out shows.
Lorde's new era signals we should 'butt out' of her personal life
Why has Lorde traded the sombre city to be the dancing queen of the beach?
Sweet Tooth: Kiwi actress on her transformative Netflix role
When Stefania LaVie Owen read the script, she discovered the character she needed most.
Award-winning NZ musician admits to grasping woman by the throat
Thomas Oliver said he grasped a woman by the throat with his hand in 2017.
Wilkinson's new energy: How a British DJ won over NZ dance music fans
Wilkinson counts NZ as his second home and is embarking on an arena tour this week.
Review: Did Six60 conquer Eden Park at the history-making gig?
The concert was a history-making event.
Oscars: Where to watch every best picture nominee in NZ
Catch up on the movies this long weekend before the awards are handed out on Monday.
Renowned Kiwi film director reveals early-onset Parkinson's battle
After keeping his diagnosis private, Toa Fraser has been inspired to share his experience.
Watch: Teen's Popstars audition leaves judges in tears
The reboot of Popstars has begun - have they already found our next big star?
Bachelor winner Annie: 'The right person for Moses wasn't there'
Annie Theis shares why she and Moses decided to just remain friends after the final rose.
The Bachelor NZ review: Is the new season worth watching?
TVNZ has gone from The Bachelorette straight into The Bachelor but was it the right move?
The Bachelorette: Lexie and Hamish open up after the final rose
The happy couple reveals there was a special moment the cameras didn't see.
'I know what I want now': The Bachelorette winner revealed
Bachelorette Lexie Brown awarded her final rose during an emotional finale.
The Bachelorette: Who will Lexie choose for her final rose?
Lexie has a big decision to make. Here are her most likely choices.
Shock exit on The Bachelorette: Has Lexie made the right decision?
The Bachelorette is now the Bledisloe Cup, and the rivalry threatens to boil over.
The Bachelorette recap: Smooches, swims, and shots fired
As the competition gets down to the wire, which guy is Lexie swooning over?
Revealed: The famous face who is NZ's next Bachelor
A familiar face many will know best from Sol3 Mio is turning to reality TV to find love.
Opinion: Why we all failed Britney Spears terribly
Lydia Burgham reviews the chilling new doco and asks 'did we ever know the real Britney?'
The Bachelorette recap: A burn book, baby daddies, and bungy jumps
Nathan's serenade should be a lesson to all the bachelors, and indeed all Kiwi men.
The Bachelorette recap: Step it up lads, Lexie deserves better
Opinion: The bachelors tried to impress with their tricks, but most of them fell short.
'Dangerous' Covid claims: Kiwi expert calls out influencer
Bachelor contestant Naz Khanjani penned a lengthy post questioning lockdowns.
There's A Tuesday: 'Hopefully people find refuge in our songs'
There's A Tuesday on their debut EP, Dance With Me Before We Cry.
Hilary Barry named fan favourite at NZ TV's biggest night
Hilary Barry has won the gong for NZ TV personality of the year.
Rams: Sam Neill and Michael Caton on the power of animals
Sam Neill and Michael Caton play feuding brothers in the new film set in rural Australia.
Benee reignites Auckland concert scene at sold out arena show
Supalonely? Not likely at the biggest concert in the world right now.
'I like the idea of shocking people': Benee announces debut album
Highly anticipated debut album from Kiwi pop superstar is out next month.
Navvy: 'I never wanted to just write about relationships'
The Kiwi musician on feelings, progression, and her new EP.
Exclusive videos: The Killers get brave with their new album
Ronnie Vannucci Jr. lifts the curtain on the band's success and longevity.
'You really are on your own': Paul Henry on coping in managed isolation
Broadcaster praises the system and hit back at absconders who have broken the rules.
Why Kat Dennings' new show might make you re-evaluate your relationship
Kat Dennings tells the Herald about her show Dollface.
Thomasin McKenzie: 'I'm always self conscious when Grandma watches my films'
Thomasin McKenzie on her full-circle NZIFF moment.
'Chicks rock!': Why Kiwi duo agreed to share their name with The Dixie Chicks
The Dixie Chicks got in touch with The Chicks to get permission to change their band name.
'The biggest deal': Benee on her Jimmy Fallon performance
Fresh from performing on Jimmy Fallon, Benee shares some exciting news.
Paramore's Hayley Williams: 'The happiest musicians do whatever the hell they want'
With her first solo album, Paramore's Hayley Williams is laying it all on the table.