The composer described it as 'my unfortunately over-famous symphony’ but Clara Schumann adored it and Basil Fawlty stoutly defended it! The NZSO's recording is available as this month's free classical download. Audio
Brian Eno turns 70 today. While an increasing number of septuagenarians are still on the road or making records, how many remain vital cultural forces that continue to inspire with fresh ideas? Eno is one such rarity. Here are ten reasons why.
The spoiled Auckland princess Cynthia in Annaleese Jochem's debut novel has been called 'vacuous' and 'possibly a psychopath'. The 23-year-old novelist tells Charlotte Graham-McLay why Cynthia is her role model.
It's a small island of only about 2000 people partway between Fiji's main islands and Tonga, but despite its size the Fiji dependency of Rotuma has its own unique language and culture, more like that of the Polynesian islands to the east than the rest of Fiji. Video, Audio
Mediawatch: New Zealand allows use of bits of TV shows, movies and songs for criticism and review but - unlike many other countries - our copyright law has no exception for satire and parody. Video, Audio
With Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern soon to give birth, her partner is stepping in as primary caregiver. Hamish Cardwell investigates NZ's full-time dads and societal barriers to the role. Video, Audio, Gallery
Peter Griffin beams in from Google's developer festival in California to tell us what the tech company have got in the development pipeline. [Peter Griffin travelled to California with the assistance of Google]Audio
Tom McLeod found the task of composing a six-minute film score where the story had yet to be written ... somewhat daunting! The blank canvas of limitless possibilities was more difficult than it sounds. #NZMM Audio