Blacc's career was almost one that never was - only turning to music full time when he was let go from an office job.
X Factor hopefuls descended on Wellington today as the audition tour of the country continues to look for the best undiscovered talent in New Zealand.
The new owners of Auckland's St James Theatre say they're committed to preserving the building and seeing it used as a performance venue once again.
A United States toy chain has come under fire for selling action figures from the television series Breaking Bad.
This year Estere is among the contenders for the $10,000 NZ On Air Critics' Choice Prize, alongside Lake South and Randa.
In the world of music the mega-rich stars aren't always the most talented, and some of the most talented never get the recognition they deserve.
Sir Ian Mckellen delighted a group of young students by giving a rousing speech as Gandalf to encourage them to revise for exams.
Sweden's navy has widened the search for a suspected foreign submarine as speculation mounted over the origin of the mystery vessel.
There's a new trailer out for the latest edition of Call of Duty, a fortnight ahead of its release.
It is something no one saw coming AAA Wallaby coach Ewen McKenzie quitting less than a year out from the World Cup.
Despite being rather formulaic and long-winded in its delivery, the film has some rousing moments and universally good performances.
It could have been an archaeological dig to change history AAA a giant sphinx pulled from the sands of California.
Sines has already been critically hailed as a career highlight - its beautiful soundscapes making the eight-year wait worthwhile.
Aziz Al-SaAAAafin's full, uncut interview with trumpeter and rapper Dantae Winslow.
When the Beatles strode out across Abbey Road for the picture that launched 10 million albums, the photographer only took six photos.
Ahead of the release of his album Bricks, Benny Tipene performed for the Paul Henry Show at the Federal Deli with his single 'Step On Up'.
A full Lorde parody song from the South Park pranksters has been released online, entitled 'Push (Feeling Good on a Wednesday)'.
Lorde leads the 2014 Vodafone NZ Music Award nominations with five - Sol3 Mio is in second place with four.
The latest trailer for Farming Simulator 15 features harvesters, tractors, fields, chickens, cows and bales of hay.
Dontae Winslow is here in New Zealand as a part of the Tennessee Kids, the band that has been touring worldwide with Justin Timberlake.
Auckland mayor Len Brown was surprised by American based artists The Kin who ambushed him with a musical robbery.
In his only New Zealand TV interview, Aziz Al-Sa'afin caught up with JT's trumpeter, Dontae Winslow, who busted out a freestyle rap mid-interview.
Daniel Rutledge talks The Evil Within and Taylor Swift's Kiwi crush on Firstline.
Newlywed lawyer Amal Alamuddin Clooney has arrived in Athens to advise the Greek government on Britain's possible restitution of the Elgin Marbles to Greece.
You may not have heard of Common Kings, but Justin Timberlake has - their unique island style opened for his Vector Arena shows.
Mig Ayesa discusses what it's like bringing Michael Jackson's hits to life in Thriller Live.
A hoard of Viking treasure unearthed by a metal-detecting enthusiast has been described as one of the most significant archaeological finds in Scottish history.
The Canadian documentary tells the stories of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender refugees forced to flee persecution in their home countries.
The Young Left Losers Party have been deep frying student loan documents, work and income letters and CVs belonging to people working on minimum wage.
The Kiwi artist has just won the supreme Benny Award at the Variety Artists Club of New Zealand.
The mind tends to boggle when you think about the various things Lorde has achieved - David Farrier caught up with her in Los Angeles.
A celebration of the films of Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata is heading to cinemas in Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington next month.
David Farrier interviews teen pop sensation Lorde about her appearance on South Park, the cover of Elle and her career so far.
A football-playing ram from Southland could be about to snatch the title of New Zealand's most famous sheep.
Pop superstar Taylor Swift was quite taken with a New Zealand man during the pair's appearance on The Graham Norton Show.
Shannon Ryan and Dai Henwood have been revealed as the hosts of this year's Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards, to be held at Auckland's Vector Arena next month.
An insect museum in the United States has started serving up chocolate-covered bugs, while in China they're being trained to fight.
Iggy Azalea has been caught on video in a violent, expletive-ridden confrontation with a paparazzo in LA.
When attending a Justin Timberlake concert, one has very high expectations AAA and boy did JT deliver.
Celebrities say the paparazzi is taking things too far, using drones to fly above their homes and targeting their kids.
The ladies of one paperback romance book club in the US state of Georgia never imagined a man joining their group, and definitely not the young man who did.
An Auckland Art Gallery exhibition that opened today is showcasing the artistic qualities of light. The touring exhibition features works by world-renowned artists.
Too long and not exactly the freshest of material, but a respectable and enjoyable three star watch.
Rotorua is celebrating the first major production to be shot in the town in 100 years
His fans know him as Redfoo AAA the guy with the crazy hair, lensless glasses and leopard prints.
The works of famed colonial artist Gottfried Lindauer are heading offshore. Lindauer is known for painting lifelike portraits of Maori in the early 20th century.
A show at the Auckland Art Gallery might be proving that light itself can be a stunning form of art.
Pink Floyd have confirmed their new album The Endless River will be their last.
The PS4 and XBONE version of Sleeping Dogs has been released, along with this launch trailer.
Aziz Al-Sa'afin's full, uncut interview with LMFAO and X Factor star Redfoo.
Known as the festival of lights, the Diwali Festival is rich with the sights, sounds, tastes and traditions of India.
A man dying of terminal cancer may get his last wish and be able to watch the final Hobbit film with his family.
Is the new court drama starring Robert Downey Jr and Robert Duvall any good? Kate Rodger discusses on Firstline.
A horse walks into a police station. It sounds like a joke, but a Cheshire police station earlier this week was visited by a friendly neigh-bour.
Redfoo's got crazy hair, eclectic style, and his own unique dance moves.
A documentary on the world's largest civilian hospital ship has had its New Zealand premiered in Auckland.
The 10-day festival AAA which is in its fifth year AAA celebrates the visual arts and has more than 100 exhibitions and events spread throughout the city.
Warner Bros Movie World has brought horror game The Evil Within to life this October - here's how it looks.
Stephen Fry will be reunited with his long-time comedic partner in LittleBigPlanet 3, with Hugh Laurie voicing the game's villain, Newton.
The fan armies of both Lord of the Rings and Twin Peaks have reasons be excited this week.