It's been a topsy turvy year in entertainment, judging by the biggest stories that have dominated headlines at the NZ Herald this year.

Among our most popular entertainment stories clicked on over the past 12 months was Justin Bieber's visit to New Zealand in March.

The chart-topping pop star played a badly reviewed show in Auckland before heading to Queenstown, where he seemed to have a much better time.

In an unusual Instagram video post, Bieber danced topless with an elderly woman while others looked on in a Queenstown bar, later downing shots.


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He also enjoyed a rickshaw tour of Auckland with a Hillsong church member, added to his tattoo collection and enjoyed Queenstown's Canyon swing.

He had such a good time, Bieber departed New Zealand with a single tweet that summed up his stay: