Hayley goes to Hollywood

The career of Hayley Westenra seems set to scale further heights with the release of her second full-length album, Odyssey. In the first two weeks of its launch, Odyssey sales have surpassed international pop acts Gwen Stefani, Mariah Carey and the Black Eyed Peas to top both the NZ and Asian charts. 18-year-old Westenra has also been asked to provide vocals for the main theme song of an upcoming Hollywood blockbuster (rumoured to be The New World starring Colin Farrell) by acclaimed US composer James Horner. Westenra’s first album, Pure, is the fastest selling debut classical album of all time.


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Investigative Role for Lucy Lawless

Investigative Role for Lucy Lawless

In My Life Is Murder, a “delightful new detective show”, New Zealand actor Lucy Lawless plays Alexa Crowe, a former police investigator “half-reluctantly drawn back to work as an unofficial consultant…