Repressed Memories: Was 2009 Shortland Street’s greatest year ever?

Shocking deaths, forbidden love, multiple Harry Warners and TK in a fedora – revisiting the glory of Shortland Street in 2009.

Want to scrap Hollywood tax breaks? Fine, but RIP to our local film industry

Want New Zealand to continue to keep making good local film and TV? Then it's time to get over rebates and subsidies for big Hollywood productions, writes film industry professional Rajneel Singh.

Metamorphosis is the most revealing Joseph Parker doco yet

A new documentary following New Zealand's Joseph Parker offers fascinating background on the make-or-break moments of boxing, writes Don Rowe. 

How Jamie Curry’s coming out video claimed back her authenticity

Jamie Curry uploaded a video titled "my sexuality" last Sunday, and in doing so let viewers in on a deeply personal side of herself.

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The Spinoff TV: Let’s market Matariki!

Marketing guru Brandon Digital (Ra Pomare) explains how Matariki can transform your boring small business into an exciting "woke brand'.

With John Campbell the latest, biggest name to quit, what’s going on at RNZ?

The Checkpoint host’s departure for a new role at TVNZ is the latest blow to the public broadcaster in a tumultuous 2018.

How to read the film festival programme (plus five picks to top your list)

Soon David Larsen and his team will be bathing in festival cinema. But first, his seasoned tips on navigating the guide.

Mike Hosking compels Mike Hosking to issue apology and correction

In a rant about media peddling nonsense, the Newstalk ZB host peddles nonsense and we look forward to him saying sorry.

The Spinoff TV: Going undercover at a high society party at the Dotcom Mansion

José Barbosa infiltrates the glamorous Great Gatsby Party at the Toy Mansion, formerly home to Kim Dotcom, in a quest to recover his long lost undies.

Has reporting on #MeToo changed the media?

NZME journalist Georgina Campbell has created a new podcast about the #metoo movement

Revealed: What Clarke Gayford really thinks about baby names

Footage emerges showing the PM's partner urging the choice of a 'rad middle name ... something that says their parents aren't as old and boring as they seem now'

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You won’t believe what clickbait actually is

You're using the term clickbait all wrong.

Kiwis of Snapchat: Paula Bennett welcomes the First Baby

In our video series Kiwis of Snapchat, comedian Tom Sainsbury sources exclusive Snapchat footage of Kiwi citizens and luminaries making the news. Today: "Names for the baby? I'd definitely suggest Paula."

Not even kidding, the Spinoff TV debuts TONIGHT

Our first TV show premieres on Three at 9.45pm – here’s what to expect