Entertainment

Tauranga plumber takes home MKR win

There is a new plumber in town, and he is bringing $100,000 with him. Liam and Eden McPhillips were representing Taranaki in this year’s season of the TV cooking show My Kitchen Rules, but a couple of days before filming started, Liam and his...... Read More

Two Lotto players scoop $500,000 win

Christmas has come early for two lucky Lotto players who have each won $500,000 in tonight's live Lotto draw. The winning tickets were sold at Paper Plus Eastgate in Christchurch and online at MyLotto to a player from Christchurch. Powerball was...... Read More

Police pleased with well-behaved crowds

Auckland Police say Christmas in the Park was a resounding success with no significant issues. “Tens of thousands of people had a wonderful summer evening full of festivities,” says Senior Sergeant Tony Miller. “Police are very...... Read More

$1 million win for Lotto player

A lucky Lotto player will be dancing around the Christmas tree after winning $1 million with Lotto First Division in tonight's live Lotto draw. The winning ticket was sold at New World Green Bay in Auckland. Powerball was not struck this evening...... Read More

Strike player wins $500,000

A lucky Strike player will be feeling very merry after winning $500,000 with Strike Four in tonight's live Lotto draw. The winning ticket was sold at Paper Plus - The Base in Hamilton. Powerball was not struck this evening and has rolled over to...... Read More

New Zealand film pioneer Geoff Murphy dies

Filmmaker Geoff Murphy has died aged 80. One of the pioneers of the modern New Zealand film industry, he's perhaps best remembered for the highly successful Utu and the road movie with a special place in New Zealanders' affections, Goodbye Pork...... Read More

Stars Under The Stars back on stage this weekend

One of Tauranga’s most iconic outdoor concerts is preparing to return to the stage in style with two of Australasia’s greatest tribute bands. After a four-year hiatus the highly popular Stars Under The Stars resumes its position on the...... Read More

Lotto player wins $1 million

Christmas has come early for a Lotto player after winning $1 million with Lotto First Division in tonight's live Lotto draw. The winning ticket was sold on MyLotto to a player in Auckland. Powerball was not struck this evening and has rolled over...... Read More

Information sought on Wanaka scrub fires

Wanaka Police are appealing for information following two scrub fires believed to have been started by people shooting fireworks from a ute early last month. Constable Gregory Nolet says a roman candle-type firework was lit and fired from the...... Read More

Blindspott fans promised ‘nostalgic run’ at Mount

Nostalgia, momentum and good vibes – that’s what fans can expect at one of Mount Maunganui’s most anticipated shows of the summer. Kiwi rockband Blindspott is making its comeback with a New Zealand tour and Mount Maunganui is one...... Read More