In June the Kapiti Bio-Diesel Co-operative will start supplying a small group of members with bio-diesel recycled from used oil from local fish and chip outlets. The scheme is the brain-child of People's Coffee founder Matt Lamason who says the bio-diesel will be both cheaper and more environmentally friendly than mineral diesel bought at the pump.
Pene Pati is one third of the smash-hit pop opera family group Sol3 Mio. Pene, his brother Amitai and cousin Moses Mackay have taken a break from Sol3 to further their operatic studies. But he's home with his soprano wife Amina Edris, and the two are starring in NZ Opera's production of Donizetti's The Elixir of Love starting on May 31.
Powerhouse vocalist Michael Bolton's success was a long time coming - despite writing hits for the likes of Lady Gaga and Kiss, it took nine albums and 18 years before he had his own hit. He's playing one night at The Civic with the Auckland Philharmonia on 19 June.
Paul Moon is a professor of history at AUT who has published 25 books. His latest is The Waikato - A History of New Zealand's Greatest River. At 425 kilometres long The Waikato is the longest river in New Zealand and traces its path, uncovering settlements that have disappeared and stories that have taken place along the river.
Recent weeks have seen hundreds of thousands take to the streets of Armenia in what's being described as a velvet revolution. NZ photojournalist Amos Chapple has been covering the protests and was the first journalist to report soldiers had joined the protests which precipitated the resignation of prime minister Serzh Sargsyan.
Afghani journalist Bilal Sarwary shows the world another side of war-torn Afghanistan with his photography - revealing a beautiful country. His hashtag #AfghanistanYouNeverSee on Twitter and Instagram have built up big followings.
Dickie Arbiter is a former Palace press secretary and has been royal commentator for decades. He's seen a few royal weddings in his time and gives his view on the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
It's 45 years since the now cult Rocky Horror Picture show opened on West End. The man behind the show, Richard O'Brien, is living the quiet life in the Bay of Plenty but is taking to the stage again to MC An Evening with Patti Boyd on 19 May. There are also plans for the 76-year-old to head back to the UK for a special Rocky Horror Picture Show reunion.
This week distinguished New Zealand visual artist Billy Apple was honoured with the Arts Foundation's highest honour, the Icon Award. Billy Apple is regarded as perhaps this country's most significant conceptual artist.
The new historical drama Chappaquiddick about former US Senator Ted Kennedy and events in July 1969 is dividing opinion in the US. The film's director John Curran wants to open people's eyes and minds as to what actually happened 50 years ago to an aspiring US president.
New Zealand's population is growing quickly but some economists and environmentalists say population growth comes at a cost. Dr Suzi Kerr from Victoria University and Professor Paul Spoonley from Massey University discuss the economic and environmental impact of population growth, and ask how many children should we have to protect the environment and grow the economy.