American comedian Demetri Martin is a dexterous and distinctive performer who's delivered his special brand of deadpan stand-up to audiences around the world. He speaks to Wallace Chapman about comedy and politics ahead of his upcoming New Zealand shows.
It was supposed to be a self help group, but instead NXIVM (pronounced Nexium) has been described by ex-members as a sex cult, that uses brainwashing and blackmail to coerce members into master-slave relationships.
Yvette Williams, the first New Zealand woman to win a gold medal at the Olympics, passed away at the weekend. Her career peaked in the 1950s but in 1987 Athletics New Zealand named her its "Athlete of the Century" for her remarkable achievements.