Lorde crushes it at Vodafone Music Awards, with explosive performance and multiple awards

Relive 1 NEWS NOW's  live coverage of the 2017 Vodafone Music Awards which was dominated by Lorde.

10:38pm She has done it again! They might need to rename this to the Lorde awards for next year... Lorde wins Album of the Year for Melodrama!

10:30pm Jacinda Ardern presents the Peoples Choice award which goes to... Lorde! Her fifth award of the night!

10:25pm Sharon O'Neill has been honoured with the Legacy Award after a blistering performance by Lorde.

10:12pm Aldous Harding picks up her second award of the night for Breakthrough Artist of the Year.

10:10pm Lorde does it again! Picking up the huge Single of the Year award for Greenlight.

10:00pm The award for Best Maori Act has gone to TEEKS!

9:58pm The winner of the International Achievement award was Opetaia Foa’i for his song We Know the Way from Disney's Moana.

9:55pm Best Rock Act has been taken out by Devilskin, they will be performing soon.

9:47pm Lorde does it again! This time picking up the Best International Artist award. Her third award for the night.

9:35pm Auckland rap group SWIDT now taking to the stage with a high energy performance.

9:30pm Aldous Harding picks up Best Alternative Artist!

9:17pm The artist with the most nominations for the evening SWIDT pick up their first award for Best Hip Hop Artist, might not be their last...

9:15pm Lorde wins again taking out Best Pop Artist! That is two for the night so far.

9:04pm Kings has just gone back to back! Picking up the Highest Selling Single and Record Airplay of the Year for his smash hit Don't Worry Bout It.

9:02pm Check out the amazing opening to the show, as We Know the Way from Disney smash hit Moana adds some Polynesian flavour to the awards.

9:00pm The winner of Highest Selling Album is the Koi Boys! For their debut album Meant to Be.

8:55pm A beautiful performance from Theia has just graced the stage at Auckland's Spark Arena before we get back to the awards, next up Highest Selling Album.

8:47pm Best Soul/RNB performer is taken out by Ladi6, speeding through the honours tonight.

8:45pm Lorde wins! The first award of the night goes to Lorde for Best Solo Artist.

8:35pm And we're off! Seven Sharp's Mike Hosking has made a surprise appearance jokingly presenting a petition to Jono and Ben to ban them from hosting the show.

8:25pm 1 NEWS NOW's roving reporter Luke Appleby is also enjoying the limelight tonight.

8:20pm The show will be kicked off by one of the biggest performances at the VNZMA's ever, as Disney smash hit, We Know the Way, from Moana, will be performed by more than 30 Pacific singers and dancers.

SWIDT. Source: 1 NEWS

8:10pm Auckland rap group SWIDT arriving on the red carpet in style.

Dobbyn was mobbed by a new generation of fans as he made his way into the awards. Source: 1 NEWS

8:00pm Some footage taken earlier of Dave Dobbyn arriving on the red carpet, posing for selfies and proving he's still down with the youth.

7:55pm Hello and welcome to 1 NEWS NOW live coverage of all the glitz and glamour from the 2017 Vodafone Music Awards. Who will take out the honours tonight? All will be revealed as the main event kicks off at 8:30pm.

The 2017 Vodafone Music Awards will see our very own global pop superstar Lorde take to the stage for what is sure to be another mind-blowing performance. Lorde is nominated for six awards this year including the coveted album of the year.

Auckland rap group SWIDT, who have shot to fame after releasing their official debut album STONEYHUNGA in July this year, are also set to perform.


The West Auckland home that's a 1980s masterpiece - 'You get a buzz out of it, a bit of excitement'

It's stood staunchly on this ridge of Auckland's Waitakere Ranges for almost 40 years, and now Seven Sharp's had a sneak peek at the 1980s masterpiece surrounded by nature.

Homeowner John Hatchman says, "When you look at the house, it just grabs you. The cantilevered decks, the lovely cedar, the big windows - it just blows you away when you first see it".

"It's just unique. I've never seen a place quite like it."

Designed by architect Chris Meikle, its post-modern focus was on place-making and despite the era, Mr Hatchman says it never gets old.

"The place has retained a lot of the 80s flavour. It's very original. If you took that away, it would destroy the whole thought and concept behind it. It wouldn't be the house that it is."

For both the architect and the owner, the standout feature is something not part of it at all.

"Living up here, you're in touch with nature. All the surroundings are glass, you can see the city, the trees.

"You get a buzz out of it, a bit of excitement. You think, 'What's at the end of the driveway?' And then boof, there it is - it's brilliant."

While he's loved his 80s hideaway and being close to nature, Mr Hatchman is now putting his home on the market so he can move to Europe.

"It's brilliant – a brilliant place."

The Chris Meikle-designed home in the Waitakere Ranges has a post-modern focus and is delightfully date-stamped. Source: Seven Sharp


Australian singer Shannon Noll pleads guilty to drug charge

Singer Shannon Noll has pleaded guilty to cocaine possession in Sydney.

The 43-year-old's lawyer, Bryan Wrench, entered the plea at Sutherland Local Court today, while Noll sat outside the courtroom.

Mr Wrench asked that the charge of possessing a prohibited drug immediately proceed to sentence.

Police caught Noll with 0.53 grams of cocaine in a clear, resealable bag, according to the amended facts.

The Australian Idol 2003 runner-up arrived at court, in the rain, wearing a blue suit and tie.

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JULY 22:  Shannon Noll performs on stage at The Ettamogah Hotel on July 22, 2017 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Matt Blyth/Getty Images)
Shannon Noll performs on stage at The Ettamogah Hotel. Source: Getty


The Chase viewers left ‘fuming’ after host Bradley Walsh rejects Road Runner answer

Viewers of The Chase in the UK are fuming after host Bradley Walsh rejected a contestant's answer that cartoon character Wile E Coyote chased Road Runner.

Contestant Sue was asked by Walsh during the cash building round, "Who does Wile E Coyote try to catch in the cartoon Operation Rabbit?"

Sue immediately replied: "Road Runner".

"Bugs Bunny," Walsh said, correcting her.

He continued with the next question as Sue appeared to take the mistake in her stride, but another contestant looked bemused.

The host was right that Coyote tried to catch Bugs Bunny because the question was about a specific movie in which that happened.

However outraged viewers took to Twitter, believing Road Runner was the right answer, using hashtags like "BeepBeep" and "fuming".

"I'd be fuming if I'd answered Road Runner to the question 'who does Wylie Cyote chase' and Bradley said wrong it's Bugs Bunny!!! #BeepBeep #TheChase," Laura tweeted.

Brogan Lucey wrote: "Errrrr Wile e Coyote chases the roadrunner... not bugs bunny? #thechase #fuming #beepbeep."

While Roz Thomas chimed in with: "#TheChase giving out wrong answers yet again is making me rage! I'm fuming! #BradleyWalsh @ITV"

But Simon Alcock said the consternation was largely from people who didn't actually listen to the question.

And Rik's Livetweets set the record straight, posting: "I just checked the Wile Coyote question - the question specifies a movie called "Operation Rabbit" so Bugs Bunny is the correct answer....Listen to the question #thechase."

Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger admits he 'stepped over the line' with women

Hollywood star Arnold Schwarzenegger has apologised for some of his past behaviour towards women.

The 71-year-old actor - who has previously been accused of groping women - has apologised for his mistakes and has insisted he's learned from what he's done wrong.

He said: "Looking back, I stepped over the line several times, and I was the first one to say sorry.

"I feel bad about it, and I apologise. When I became Governor [of California], I wanted to make sure that no one, including me, ever makes this mistake.

"That's why we took sexual harassment courses, to have a clear understanding, from a legal point of view and also from a regular-behaviour point of view, of what is accepted and what is not."

Despite his past mistakes, Schwarzenegger insisted his attitude towards masculinity has not changed.

He told Men's Health magazine: "I'm a guy. I would not change my view of who I am.

"The woman I was originally most in love with was my mother. I respected her, and she was a fantastic woman. I always had respect for women."

However, Schwarzenegger admitted to regretting calling his political opponents "girly" in 2004.

The Hollywood star - who served as the Governor of California from 2003 until 2011 - said: "At the time it felt like the right thing to do.

"It was in my gut. I improvised it. I called them girly men because they weren't willing to take risks. They were afraid of everything. Politicians in general want to do little things so there's no risk involved.

"But it was shortsighted. In the long term, it's better to not say that, because you want to work with them."

Source: Associated Press