Watch: World’s ‘greatest living writer’ Karl Ove Knausgard on his mesmerising autobiographical literature

His autobiographical literature has mesmerised audiences to the point he's often referred to as "the world's greatest living writer".

Now Norwegian Karl Ove Knausgard is in Auckland for the Auckland Writer's Festival.

He's best known for his six autobiographical novels - My Struggle.

Knausgard spoke with Jack Tame on TVNZ1's Breakfast today. Watch the video for more.

In New Zealand for the Auckland Writer’s festival he spoke with TVNZ1 Breakfast’s Jack Tame. Source: Breakfast

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Inter-generational dance project explores women's movement in New Zealand

Dancers as young as 12 have teamed up with those as wise as 80, to create a dance exploring the women's movement in New Zealand.

The inter-generational project called "RESPECT: Perspectives in Motion" will be performed at Auckland's War Memorial Museum this weekend.

It's a response to a current exhibition, called "Are we there yet? Women and Equality in Aotearoa".

The collaborative performance has been organised by the New Zealand Dance Company, featuring ladies from their seniors dance classes and students taking part in their spring school holiday dance programme.

Professional dancer and tutor Katie Rudd says the two groups "bring some really unique energies and wisdom and experiences to the work".

"It's exploring the ideas around supporting and embracing all individuals in society."

"I wouldn't say it's a strong feminist movement of anything, it's more about looking at creating everyone as equals," she said.

Tutors have worked with the dancers taking part to choreograph the piece, incorporating a range of ideas and personal experiences.

"We had to write a letter to our younger self and then we took some key words out of that and created moves" said Felicity Learnan, one of the senior dancers.

"It's amazing how you can make the dance so meaningful."

Gail Alex, another senior dancer, says the project's been challenging.

"I'm far out of my comfort zone doing this, but getting more and more out of it as we go along" she said.

Their public performance will take place in the atrium of Auckland's War Memorial Museum, at 1pm on Saturday.

The international creation will be performed at Auckland Museum. Source: 1 NEWS

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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

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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