Entertainment

Aucklander’s $1 million Lotto windfall

A Lotto-playing Aucklander is $1 million richer this evening after striking it lucky in Wednesday's First Division draw.  The winning ticket was purchased at Countdown Browns Bay on Auckland's North Shore.  Powerball...... Read More

Suppliers warned of contaminated water risks

Drinking water suppliers have been told they are taking a big risk with the health of their communities if they do not treat drinking water for possible contamination. Visiting water contamination expert, Dr Steve Hrudey from the University of Alberta,...... Read More

Scary clowns no laughing matter

Clowns who make a living entertaining youngsters are unamused by the hit horror movie It. Based on the novel by Stephen King about a child-killing clown, the latest adaptation has prompted the World Clown Association to warn that the film could...... Read More

One Lotto winner takes all

One lucky Powerball player from Taupo will be experiencing a magical, tingling sensation after winning $30 million with Powerball First Division in tonight’s live Lotto draw. The total prize of $30.25 million is made up of $30 million from Powerball...... Read More

Lotto: $1 million split three ways

A trio of lucky Lotto ticket holders have taken home $333,333 each after tonight's First Division draw was split three ways. Wednesday evening's winners are from Paraparaumu, Wellington and Auckland. Strike Four was won by a player in Auckland,...... Read More

Disney film Moana released in te reo Maori

Maori Development Minister Te Ururoa Flavell has welcomed the first screening of the blockbuster movie Moana in te reo Maori. The animated Disney film has been re-voiced in the Maori language and is set to be released in cinemas around Aotearoa. “This...... Read More

Napier Lotto winner takes home $1 million

A Lotto ticket holder from Napier is celebrating this evening after winning $1 million with Lotto First Division. Wednesday night's winning ticket was sold at Greenmeadows New World in Napier. Powerball, however, was not struck and...... Read More

Peking Duk to play Mudtopia

Fresh off the back of acclaimed festival performances, Australian electronic duo Peking Duk were revealed today as the second headline act, alongside Kiwi drum-n-bass icons Shapeshifter, for Rotorua’s inaugural Mudtopia Festival. Rounding out...... Read More

Winter Games helps tourism boom

The fifth Audi quattro Winter Games New Zealand has opened at Coronet Peak, which is expected to attract international visitors. The last Winter Games in New Zealand in 2015 attracted around 2,000 international visitors including athletes,...... Read More

Weta given ’creative license’ for aquarium project

Weta Workshop – the special effects and prop company behind The Lord of the Rings trilogy and Avatar – have thrown their weight behind the $45 million redevelopment of the Napier National Aquarium.  Napier City Council...... Read More