An Azerbaijani goth, a breakdancing Italian gorilla and a charming Australian teenager walk into a bar... Eurovision aficionado Robyn Gallagher picks her favourite entries ahead of Sunday morning's Grand Final.
What's the deal with the lack of local music in the Top 40 this year? Robyn Gallagher looks at the handful of songs to make the grade in 2016 and asks - has the general public simply given up on New Zealand music?
The year is 2001 and the music business is under existential threat from the latest teen craze: CD bootlegging. Its response involved draconian fines, an embarrassing txt-speak slogan and Dave Dobbyn made up to look like a burns victim. Robyn Gallagher explains.
The New Zealand Olympic team uniforms were unveiled earlier this week, and the sight of them sent Robyn Gallagher into a long spiral of sadness. She explains her profoundly negative â€¦
‘Good Night to Good Morning’ is a three part series farewelling the iconic TVNZ variety show, which ends this morning. In part two, former employee Robyn Gallagher recalls how Good Morning once enthralled a nation.
Robyn Gallagher samples the various tunes on offer in this year's Eurovision competition, including Australian Idol winners, Swedish middle-aged punks and leather-clad policemen.
After a sorry week on X Factor, Robyn Gallagher heads way north to televised music comp perfection. // The Eurovision Song Contest is easily the greatest television musical extravaganza, but a â€¦