"Some are indeed very scary, instilling fear or surprise, but the others are sometimes cute," said Japan's consul-general in Auckland, Sinichi Hamada.
Originally, Jacinda Ardern was meant to wear heels with the garment, but a last-minute decision was made to have her wear no shoes instead.
The Prime Minister wore a specially-commissioned piece, Digitally Grown, by New Zealand-born industrial designer and 3D artist Dylan Mulder.
She won best actress in a leading role, at the 1976 Academy Awards, for her portrayal of the cruel and calculating Nurse Ratched.
Richard Martin reviews the sure-fire school holiday hit.
Mantel won the prestigious Booker Prize for fiction twice
The artwork's owner called his actions "vandalism" and says he should be prosecuted.
The Made is set in the near future in a world where robots are a part of everyday life.
Two hundred valuable New Zealand mid-century artworks - collectively valued at more than $10 million - will go under the hammer at Webb's Auction house.
Te Matatini champions Ngā Tūmanako (Auckland) and Te Pikikōtuku o Ngāti Rongomai (Rotorua) both delivered melodic choral waiata and ground-shaking takahi.
Works by some of Aotearoa's biggest artists are up for grabs this weekend when the BNZ auctions off 350 pieces.
He has often been called a trailblazer for First Nations People in Australia.
The awards came to a brief stop as Ralph accepted her prize with a song of affirmation.
Playwright Estelle Chout says the complicated yet funny family dynamics of Po' Boys and Oysters can be universally understood.
“It's great to be back,” Obama said when it was his turn to speak.
The latest album, My Boy, from the pop star, actor and boxer condenses the artist's worldly experience into a vivid, kinetic record.
After days of partying, festival goers were stuck in traffic for eight hours backed up across 15 lanes in Nevada's sweltering desert.
New social media filters allowing users to project moko and other taonga onto their faces has raised fresh concern about the protection of Māori identity.
"O Le Olaga" means "life" and celebrates the lives of Siu and Kiona, the now elderly parents of Black Grace Founder Neil Ieremia.
Gavin Lang is one of an elite group of mountaineers who have successfully climbed NZ's highest peaks, documenting his excursions with some stunning shots.