Media Releases

To find out the latest on our programmes you can access all of our Media Releases here. Everything that you want to know from the hottest moments in our existing shows to new cast members and more...

0 3 Feb Heartbreak Island cast announced for season two!

2 18 Dec Timaru teen bakes her way to show-stopping victory

4 15 Dec Q + A - Sunday December 16

6 9 Dec Nominate New Zealand’s Best Local Restaurant

8 6 Dec Melissa Stokes to front 1 NEWS at Six Weekends

10 24 Nov Q+A - Sunday November 25

12 17 Nov Q + A - Sunday November 18

14 10 Nov Q + A - Sunday November 11

16 27 Oct Q + A - Sunday October 28

18 23 Oct The Great Kiwi Bake Off: Caramel Calamity Sends Aucklander Ana Home

20 20 Oct Q + A - Sunday October 21

22 16 Oct New Blood – We have a winner!

24 13 Oct Q + A - Sunday October 14

26 6 Oct Q + A - Sunday October 7

28 1 Oct Project Runway New Zealand: Ka kite anō to the first designer

30 27 Sep Bake Off is coming! 12 Kiwi bakers enter the tent

32 23 Sep Introducing...the six new teams ready to ring the doorbell on My Kitchen Rules New Zealand

34 17 Sep New Blood Web Series Competition – now it’s your turn to choose!

36 16 Sep Project Runway New Zealand final designers sew ready for competition

38 9 Sep TVNZ announces first group of Project Runway New Zealand designers

40 1 Sep Q + A - Sunday September 2

42 22 Aug Statement from TVNZ

44 14 Aug Project Runway New Zealand annouces stylish sponsors

46 12 Aug The Runway is almost ready, but who will mentor and judge our local designers?

48 4 Aug Q + A - Sunday August 5

50 28 Jul Q + A - Sunday 9:30pm on TVNZ 1

52 21 Jul Q + A - Sunday July 22

54 15 Jul SURVIVOR NEW ZEALAND: The final man bun joins the Jury

56 11 Jul THE WINNING COUPLE OF HEARTBREAK ISLAND IS……

58 8 Jul SURVIVOR NEW ZEALAND: The ‘Blindsider’ gets taken out

60 4 Jul FOUR BECOME THREE AS ANOTHER COUPLE TAKES A WALK ON THE HEARTBREAK ISLAND JETTY

62 2 Jul HEARTBREAK ISLAND SAYS GOODBYE TO ITS POWER COUPLE

64 30 Jun Q + A - Sunday July 1

66 27 Jun NO LOVE OR MONEY FOR GENNADY AND TAVITA

68 24 Jun SURVIVOR NEW ZEALAND: Castaway goes out fighting

70 23 Jun Q + A - Sunday June 24

72 18 Jun SHOCK ELIMINATION SEES HEARTBREAK ISLAND COUPLE BLINDSIDED

74 17 Jun TWO NEW SINGLES HEADED FOR HEARTBREAK ISLAND

76 13 Jun HEARTBREAK ISLAND WAVES GOODBYE TO ITS FIRST COUPLE

78 9 Jun Q + A - Sunday June 10

80 2 Jun Q +A - Sunday June 3

82 30 May TVNZ GETS FUN AND FLIRTY WITH HEARTBREAK ISLAND TITLE SEQUENCE

84 26 May HEIHEI GOES LIVE – BIGGEST INVESTMENT IN CHILDREN’S CONTENT TO DATE

86 21 May TVNZ SETS HEARTS RACING WITH HEARTBREAK ISLAND PROMO

88 20 May 16 SEXY SINGLES REVEALED FOR TVNZ’S HEARTBREAK ISLAND

90 18 May Heartbreak Island hooks up with Durex and KFC

92 13 May SURVIVOR NEW ZEALAND: Khangkhaw burns a Wildcard

94 10 May Coronation Street jumps ahead in primetime on TVNZ

96 6 May THE BAD SEED CASTING LINE-UP REVEALED

98 29 Apr SURVIVOR NEW ZEALAND: CHANI MUM SENT PACKING

100 22 Apr FIRST TO WIN AND FIRST OUT, THE SURPRISE BLINDSIDE JOSEFIEN DIDN’T SEE COMING

102 21 Apr Q + A - Sunday April 22

104 14 Apr 2018 Commonwealth Games Weekend Highlights - April 14 & 15

106 12 Apr 2018 Commonwealth Games Highlights Day 8 - April 12

108 11 Apr 2018 Commonwealth Games Highlights Day 7 - April 11

110 10 Apr 2018 Commonwealth Games Highlights Day 6 - April 10

112 7 Apr 2018 Commonwealth Games Weekend Highlights - April 7 and 8

114 5 Apr Mind Over Money With Nigel Latta gets personal for season two

116 29 Mar Appliance Shed Thai in for all new Survivor New Zealand

118 17 Mar Q + A - Sunday March 18

120 3 Mar Q + A - Sunday March 4

122 28 Feb TVNZ announces Gloriavale: The Return

124 19 Feb Jessica Mutch named as TVNZ’s new political editor

126 31 Jan Jeremy Wells and Hilary Barry to present Seven Sharp

128 17 Jan Project Runway New Zealand Casting Call Announcement

130 8 Dec Q + A - 10 December 2017

132 2 Dec Q + A - Sunday December 3

134 27 Nov TEAM WANAKA CROWNED MKR NZ CHAMPIONS

136 22 Nov TVNZ renews Formula E deal

138 13 Nov ELIMINATION 3 - MKR NZ\'S BROMANCE THIRD TO LEAVE THE COMPETITION

140 6 Nov ELIMINATION 2 - MKR NZ\'S ROTORUA BESTIES SENT PACKING

142 30 Oct ELIMINATION 1 - MKR NZ\'S youngest team sent packing in first elimination

144 21 Oct Q + A - Sunday October 22

146 17 Oct Scandi-New Zealand crime drama in the works

148 9 Oct FIRST TWO CASTAWAYS ANNOUNCED FOR SURVIVOR NEW ZEALAND SEASON 2

150 2 Oct My Kitchen Rules New Zealand back in 2018!

152 30 Sep Q + A - Sunday October 1

154 27 Sep Showcase 2017

156 21 Sep Final debate

158 16 Sep Q + A - Sunday September 17

160 9 Sep Q + A - Sunday September 10

162 7 Sep Para Sport Broadcast Deal

164 3 Sep Survivor New Zealand Back for Season Two

166 1 Sep Leaders Debate viewership

168 19 Aug Q + A - Sunday August 20

170 10 Aug 1 NEWS Vote 17

172 4 Aug ALL NEW WILL & GRACE COMING TO TVNZ AS PART OF NBCUNIVERSAL DEAL

174 22 Jul Q + A - Sunday July 23

176 8 Jul Q + A - Sunday July 9

178 5 Jul And The First Ever Winner of Survivor New Zealand is….

180 4 Jul Looking for love? Apply now for First Dates New Zealand!

182 3 Jul New Blood Web Series Winner Announced

184 2 Jul Q+A Sunday 2 July

186 24 Jun Q+A Sunday 25 June

188 15 Jun Plan A or Plan B? A path is chosen in the season finale of What Next?

190 13 Jun The future of New Zealand\'s economy is discussed in What Next?

192 11 Jun New Zealand discusses the future of technology in What Next?

194 10 Jun Q+A Sunday 11 June

196 4 Jun TVNZ ANNOUNCE SURVIVOR NEW ZEALAND LIVE FINAL

198 1 Jun Cast your vote for TVNZ’s newest web series

200 27 May Q + A - Sunday May 28

202 22 May Survivor\'s Shock Evacuation

204 14 May Second Survivor Eliminated from Survivor New Zealand

206 12 May What Next? Have your say on New Zealand\'s future

208 6 May Q + A - Sunday May 7

210 27 Apr Survivor New Zealand Contestants Announced

212 15 Apr Q + A -Sunday April 16

214 8 Apr Q + A -Sunday April 9

216 25 Mar Q + A - Sunday March 26

218 16 Jan TVNZ New Blood Web Series Opens

220 10 Dec Q + A - Sunday December 11

222 26 Nov Q + A - Sunday November 27

224 12 Nov Q + A - Sunday November 13

226 29 Oct Q + A - Sunday October 30

228 15 Oct Q + A - Sunday October 16

230 1 Oct Q + A - Sunday October 2

232 29 Sep TVNZ 2017: new content, new blood, new thinking

234 17 Sep Q + A - Sunday September 18

236 3 Sep Q+A Sunday 4th September

238 2 Sep TV ONE\'s Sunday Theatre brings key Kiwi moments to life

240 20 Aug Q + A - Sunday August 21

242 13 Aug Q + A - Sunday August 14

244 6 Aug Q + A - Sunday August 7

246 30 Jul Q + A - Sunday July 31

248 23 Jul Q + A - Sunday July 24

250 9 Jul Q + A - Sunday July 10

252 1 Jul Carolyn Robinson joins Seven Sharp

254 18 Jun Q + A - Sunday June 19

256 4 Jun Q + A - Sunday June 5

258 21 May Q + A - Sunday May 22

260 14 May Q + A - Sunday May 15

262 9 May NZ newsrooms work together on Panama Papers investigation

264 30 Apr Q + A - Sunday May 1

266 20 Apr APRC - DUKE announce

268 18 Apr AMENDMENT - OUR FIRST HOME’S WOTTON FAMILY PIP ROUGHANS TO THE POST

270 17 Apr SOLD! SUCCESS AT AUCTION FOR OUR FIRST HOME’S WOTTON FAMILY

272 6 Apr Ready for Rio: most extensive free-to-air broadcast coverage of a Paralympic Games on its way

274 29 Mar PROPERTIES FROM TV ONE’S OUR FIRST HOME HIT THE MARKET

276 19 Mar Q + A - Sunday March 20

278 9 Mar SINGLE AND READY TO MINGLE? INTERNATIONAL HIT, FIRST DATES COMES TO TV2

280 3 Mar ONE News launches Kiwimeter

282 1 Mar DUKE SCORES LIVE NBA GAMES

284 18 Feb First look: New Zealand’s newest online and free to view entertainment destination

286 24 Jan OUR FIRST HOME RETURNS TO TV ONE - BUT THIS TIME, THE KIDS ARE IN CHARGE!

288 22 Dec The X-Files, The Simpsons and Family Guy are all coming to TV2 in 2016

290 14 Dec Tofu Tragedy Sends Mighty Waikato Packing

292 7 Dec Consistent Canterbury Couple Eliminated For Yet Another Lamb Let Down

294 28 Nov Q + A - Sunday November 29

296 23 Nov GOODBYE TO MKR NZ\'S MANAWATU SISTERS AND AUCKLAND GATECRASHERS

298 16 Nov MKR NZ Frontrunners Sent Home in a Shocking Elimination

300 10 Nov City Sisters Sent Packing

302 31 Oct Q + A - Sunday November 1

304 24 Oct Q + A - Sunday October 25

306 17 Oct Q + A - Sunday October 18

308 3 Oct Q + A - Sunday October 4

310 19 Sep Q + A - Sunday September 20

312 16 Sep TVNZ 2016 - Best of Local, Best of Global

314 11 Sep Home for Christmas: Coca-Cola Christmas in the Park returns to TVNZ

316 5 Sep Q+A - Sunday September 6

318 27 Aug Media Release: TVNZ bringing live PGA, LPGA and European Tour golf to Freeview this Friday.

320 15 Aug Q+A - Sunday August 16

322 1 Aug Q+A - Sunday August 2

1 20 Dec Jenny Suo to front 1 NEWS Tonight

3 17 Dec Auckland designer sews himself to victory

5 9 Dec Father Daughter Duo Liam & Eden Crowned MKR NZ 2018 Winners

7 8 Dec Q + A - Sunday December 9

9 1 Dec Q + A - Sunday December 2

11 22 Nov TVNZ WINS BIG AT TV AWARDS

13 11 Nov Pack your wigs, nails and feather boas – the dragstars are here!

15 3 Nov Q + A - Sunday November 4

17 24 Oct Local heroes – TVNZ bringing the best of New Zealand to screen

19 22 Oct Challenge out of league for rugby-boy Massey:

21 16 Oct THE GREAT KIWI BAKE OFF: JOURNEY SHORT BUT SWEET FOR TAURANGA DIETICIAN

23 15 Oct Project Runway New Zealand: another designer packs their bags

25 8 Oct Project Runway New Zealand – It’s not the end for me, just a new beginning!

27 2 Oct HOMEmade upsizes - with new sponsors on board to help build dream spaces

29 29 Sep Q + A - Sunday September 30

31 25 Sep Sponsors provide the icing on the cake for Great Kiwi Bake Off

33 22 Sep Q + A - Sunday September 23

35 16 Sep TVNZ opens up closed captioning for streamers - as growing numbers of NZers watch with words

37 15 Sep Q + A - Sunday September 16

39 8 Sep Q + A - Sunday September 9

41 25 Aug Q + A - Sunday August 26

43 18 Aug Q + A - Sunday August 19

45 13 Aug TVNZ LOOKING FOR COUPLES FOR NEW HOME RENOVATION SHOW

47 11 Aug Q + A - Sunday August 12

49 29 Jul Survivor New Zealand: LIBRARIAN BECOMES 2018 SOLE SURVIVOR

51 22 Jul Survivor New Zealand: And Then There Were Three

53 16 Jul The Doctor is coming…. Back to TVNZ

55 14 Jul Q + A - Sunday July 15

57 10 Jul Cue the harp, another couple leaves Heartbreak Island

59 7 Jul Q + A - Sunday July 8

61 4 Jul HOSTS AND JUDGES HEAD TO THE TENT FOR THE GREAT KIWI BAKE OFF

63 1 Jul SURVIVOR NEW ZEALAND: Emotional plea at Tribal Council not enough to save a Castaway

65 29 Jun Marvellous news

67 25 Jun FOUR IN, FOUR OUT IN HEARTBREAK ISLAND DOUBLE ELIMINATION

69 24 Jun FOUR NEW SINGLES READY TO MINGLE ON HEARTBREAK ISLAND

71 20 Jun STRATEGY COMES INTO PLAY AS HEARTBREAK ISLAND COUPLE SENT PACKING

73 17 Jun SURVIVOR NEW ZEALAND: The ‘tight five’ turn on each other

75 16 Jun Q + A - Sunday June 17

77 10 Jun SURVIVOR NEW ZEALAND: Waikato Farmer Makes First Jury Member

79 3 Jun SURVIVOR NEW ZEALAND: A medevac, a forfeit, a failed-attempt and a blindside

81 31 May TVNZ to push the boat out with America’s Cup coverage

83 27 May SURVIVOR NEW ZEALAND: Real-life Survivor Sent Home

85 26 May Q + A - Sunday May 27

87 20 May SURVIVOR NEW ZEALAND: First Idol Play Backfires For Old Chani

89 19 May Q + A - Sunday May 20

91 15 May TVNZ powers up primetime political coverage

93 12 May Q + A - Sunday May 13

95 6 May Survivor New Zealand: Another Chani Bites the Dust

97 5 May Q + A - Sunday May 6

99 28 Apr Q + A - Sunday April 29

101 22 Apr CAST ANNOUNCED FOR TVNZ’S BLACK COMEDY SERIES "FRESH EGGS"

103 16 Apr TVNZ New Blood Web Series Competition

105 13 Apr 2018 Commonwealth Games Highlights Day 9 - April 13

107 12 Apr TVNZ announces the 18 Kiwi castaways to compete in Survivor New Zealand season 2

109 10 Apr BAKING NEWS: TVNZ ANNOUNCES THE GREAT KIWI BAKE OFF

111 9 Apr 2018 Commonwealth Games Highlights Day 5 - April 9

113 6 Apr 2018 Commonwealth Games Highlights Day 2 - April 6

115 5 Apr 2018 Commonwealth Games Day One Highlights - April 5

117 24 Mar Q + A - Sunday March 25

119 10 Mar Q + A - Sunday March 11

121 1 Mar Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games coverage

123 25 Feb KIWI TEAMS REVEALED FOR TVNZ’S AUSTRALIAN SPARTAN

125 11 Feb GEORGIA FOWLER CONFIRMED FOR PROJECT RUNWAY NEW ZEALAND

127 19 Jan Behind the scenes of 1 NEWS’ new look studio

129 14 Dec Toni Street and Mike Hosking to leave Seven Sharp

131 3 Dec MATILDA RICE AND MARK DYE TO HOST TVNZ\'S HEARTBREAK ISLAND

133 27 Nov TEAM WANAKA CROWNED MKR NZ CHAMPIONS

135 25 Nov Q + A - Sunday November 26

137 18 Nov Q + A - Sunday November 19

139 11 Nov Q + A - Sunday November 12

141 4 Nov Q + A - Sunday November 5

143 28 Oct Q + A - Sunday October 29

145 20 Oct Politics 19 October

147 14 Oct Q + A - Sunday October 15

149 7 Oct Q + A - Sunday October 8

151 1 Oct KIWIS WANTED FOR ULTIMATE TRANS-TASMAN TEAM CHALLENGE SERIES

153 27 Sep Love AND Money? Apply Now for Heartbreak Island

155 23 Sep Q + A - Sunday September 24

157 18 Sep NZSL Debate

159 10 Sep TEAMS REVEALED FOR TVNZ\'S MY KITCHEN RULES NEW ZEALAND

161 7 Sep Multi Party Debate

163 5 Sep New Blood Goes Live

165 2 Sep Q + A - Sunday September 3

167 26 Aug Q + A - Sunday August 27

169 12 Aug Q + A - Sunday August 13

171 5 Aug Q + A - Sunday August 6

173 29 Jul Q + A - Sunday July 30

175 15 Jul Q + A - Sunday July 16

177 5 Jul *Amendment* And The First Ever Winner of Survivor New Zealand is….

179 4 Jul New Zealand’s First Sole Survivor – All Will Be Revealed

181 3 Jul Jak FM Over And Out

183 2 Jul Shay\'s Survivor Days Are Over

185 26 Jun TVNZ Streaming Ahead

187 18 Jun SECOND JURY MEMBER FOR SURVIVOR NEW ZEALAND

189 14 Jun The future of the Kiwi lifestyle is discussed in What Next?

191 12 Jun What Next? looks at the future of our environment

193 11 Jun Brutal Betrayal Puts First Survivor On The Jury

195 4 Jun TINY DANCER SASHAYS AWAY

197 3 Jun Q+A Sunday 4 June

199 28 May Survivor New Zealand - No Room For Nice Girls

201 26 May New Zealand loves Shortland Street

203 21 May SPOILERS – Survivor New Zealand Third Elimination

205 13 May Q + A - Sunday May 14

207 7 May Survivor Superfan Sent Packing

209 29 Apr Q + A - Sunday April 30

211 22 Apr Q + A - Sunday April 23

213 13 Apr Nigel Latta and John Campbell to host TVNZ\'s What Next?

215 1 Apr Q + A - Sunday April 2nd

217 18 Mar Q + A - Sunday March 19

219 11 Jan Matt McLean joins Breakfast

221 3 Dec Q + A - Sunday December 4

223 19 Nov Q + A - Sunday November 20

225 5 Nov Q + A - Sunday November 6

227 22 Oct Q + A - Sunday October 23

229 8 Oct Q + A - Sunday October 9

231 29 Sep PETE EVANS AND MANU FEILDEL TO HOST NEW SERIES OF MKR NZ

233 24 Sep Q + A - Sunday September 25

235 10 Sep Q+A Sunday 11th September

237 2 Sep TVNZ completes building refurbishment

239 27 Aug Q + A - Sunday August 28

241 18 Aug Hilary and Jack join TV ONE’s Breakfast

243 11 Aug TVNZ Kicks Off Paralympics Campaign

245 1 Aug Three All-Rounders Deliver Short & Wide

247 24 Jul Hawkes Bay teacher takes the Mastermind throne

249 16 Jul Q + A - Sunday July 17

251 2 Jul Q + A - Sunday July 3

253 25 Jun Q + A - Sunday June 26

255 11 Jun Q + A - Sunday June 12

257 28 May Q + A - Sunday May 29

259 16 May Survivor New Zealand host announced

261 13 May TVNZ appoints interim Australian ad reps

263 7 May Q + A - Sunday May 8

265 23 Apr Q + A - Sunday April 24

267 19 Apr WOTTON FAMILY COME OUT ON TOP ON OUR FIRST HOME

269 18 Apr OUR FIRST HOME’S WOTTON FAMILY PIP ROUGHANS TO THE POST

271 9 Apr Q + A - Sunday April 9

273 2 Apr Q + A - Sunday April 3

275 26 Mar Q + A - Sunday March 27

277 12 Mar Q + A - Sunday March 13

279 7 Mar TVNZ OnDemand Hits One Million Milestone

281 2 Mar You\'re Back In The Room

283 24 Feb SURVIVOR NEW ZEALAND IS COMING TO TV2

285 7 Feb DIRTY LAUNDRY CAST ANNOUNCED

287 22 Jan TVNZ to launch new male-skewed entertainment channel

289 15 Dec Ultimate Gatecrashers Take The MKR Title And $100,000

291 8 Dec Playing it Safe Costs Hawkes Bay Couple Spot in Grand Final

293 1 Dec OTAGO AND PALMY NEXT TO GO ON MKR NZ

295 26 Nov TVNZ to screen Super Bowl 50 LIVE on TV ONE

297 21 Nov Q + A - Sunday November 22

299 14 Nov Q + A - Sunday November 15

301 7 Nov Q + A - Sunday November 8

303 26 Oct First Elimination of MKR NZ 2015 (SPOILER ALERT)

305 23 Oct Start your engines; Formula E is racing in to TVNZ

307 10 Oct Q+A - Sunday October 11

309 26 Sep Q + A - Sunday September 27

311 18 Sep Nadine Chalmers-Ross to host Breakfast

313 12 Sep Q+A - Sunday September 13

315 9 Sep Media Release: TVNZ bringing the AFL to Kiwi homes

317 29 Aug Q+A - Sunday August 30

319 22 Aug Q+A - Sunday August 23

321 8 Aug Q+A - Sunday August 9