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TVNZ to Supersize Te Matatini Viewership

TVNZ 2 and TVNZ+ will broadcast or stream live the 50th anniversary of Te Matatini Herenga Waka Herenga Tangata. Here’s the media release: TVNZ Brings Te Matatini Festival to Biggest Ever Audience on TVNZ 2 and TVNZ+ 50th anniversary of NZ’s biggest kapa haka and cultural festival takes place 22-25 February Scotty Morrison and Mātai […]

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Summer Bay’s Summer Break Ends Early

Soap fans can look forward to Shortland Street and Home and Away returning to TVNZ 2 on the same day. Shortland Street was always scheduled for a new-season premiere on January 23 but not its Aussie stablemate. However, the network today announced it was “coming back early” and would pre-empt the Kath & Kim re-runs […]

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New Celebrity Treasure Island to Launch

The next incarnation of Celebrity Treasure Island, Fans v Faves, will anchor Monday nights on TVNZ 2 from January 30. Here’s the media release: Castaways revealed for TVNZ’s Treasure Island: Fans v Faves Celebrity Treasure Island is back, but like you’ve never seen it before! The epic treasure hunt is headed back to where it […]

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TVNZ 2 Loses Patience With Young Sheldon

Young Sheldon is being shunted towards late-night following TVNZ 2’s inability to get a big ratings bang out of the sitcom. The network had hoped pairing The Big Bang Theory prequel with Sione’s Wedding prequel DuckRockers would turn it into a belated hit. But DuckRockers has proved to be a lame duck, too, and today, after […]

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And the winner of Celebrity Treasure Island is …

Celebrity Treasure Island has a winner following tonight’s season final. Here’s the media release: THE WINNER OF CELEBRITY TREASURE ISLAND 2022 IS … JESSE TUKE! Sports commentator Jesse Tuke has taken out the ultimate treasure hunt, walking away from the third season of Celebrity Treasure Island with the $100,000 prize for his charity, Live Ocean Foundation. […]

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TVNZ Celebrates Maori Language Week

TVNZ has published a comprehensive list of shows it is promoting as its contribution to Maori Language Week. Here’s the media release: Celebrate Te Wiki o te Reo Māori with TVNZ     Celebrate Te Wiki o te Reo Māori 2022 (Māori Language Week) with TVNZ and enjoy a raft of new and existing hōtaka (programmes). From dedicated storytelling in te reo Māori on Shortland Street, to compelling documentaries and tamariki programming, Te Reo Tātaki (TVNZ) […]

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Taskmaster to be More Ego-driven

TVNZ 2 has announced season three of Taskmaster NZ will premiere in July with 7 Days vet Paul Ego among the new recruits. Here’s the media release: A brand-new cast of celebrity contestants revealed for Taskmaster NZ season three Taskmaster Jeremy Wells and his loyal assistant Paul Williams return to their thrones when the third season […]

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TVNZ Spins Pact With Spidey’s Crowd

TVNZ has signed a multi-year deal with Sony Pictures Television that covers movies and TV series for broadcast and streaming. It was announced this afternoon following Monday’s rebranding of TVNZ OnDemand as TVNZ+. Here’s the release: TVNZ announces new multi-year content deal with Sony Pictures Television TVNZ and Sony Pictures Television (SPT) today announced an […]

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Oh Brother!

TVNZ 2’s Big  Brother Australia experiment is over. The reality flop will shift to Duke from May 25, allowing TVNZ 2 to reinstate The Simpsons at 5.00, Friends at 5.30 and The Big Bang Theory at 6.00. Pre-empting its stable comedy roster to accommodate BBA was always a baffling strategy given the franchise lost its lustre […]

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Will You Be Watching Big Brother?

TVNZ 2 has picked up the latest series of Big Brother Australia to strip weeknights at 5.00. It will open with a two-hour premiere on May 11 and thereafter screen in 90-minute instalments. The show will replace the channel’s comedy line-up of The Simpsons, Friends and The Big Bang Theory. It will stream a day […]

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