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 20 Oct Q + A - Sunday October 21

2 16 Oct New Blood – We have a winner!

4 13 Oct Q + A - Sunday October 14

6 6 Oct Q + A - Sunday October 7

8 1 Oct Project Runway New Zealand: Ka kite anō to the first designer

10 27 Sep Bake Off is coming! 12 Kiwi bakers enter the tent

12 23 Sep Introducing...the six new teams ready to ring the doorbell on My Kitchen Rules New Zealand

14 17 Sep New Blood Web Series Competition – now it’s your turn to choose!

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

18 9 Sep TVNZ announces first group of Project Runway New Zealand designers

20 1 Sep Q + A - Sunday September 2

22 22 Aug Statement from TVNZ

24 14 Aug Project Runway New Zealand annouces stylish sponsors

26 12 Aug The Runway is almost ready, but who will mentor and judge our local designers?

28 4 Aug Q + A - Sunday August 5

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

32 21 Jul Q + A - Sunday July 22

34 15 Jul SURVIVOR NEW ZEALAND: The final man bun joins the Jury

36 11 Jul THE WINNING COUPLE OF HEARTBREAK ISLAND IS……

38 8 Jul SURVIVOR NEW ZEALAND: The ‘Blindsider’ gets taken out

40 4 Jul FOUR BECOME THREE AS ANOTHER COUPLE TAKES A WALK ON THE HEARTBREAK ISLAND JETTY

42 2 Jul HEARTBREAK ISLAND SAYS GOODBYE TO ITS POWER COUPLE

44 30 Jun Q + A - Sunday July 1

46 27 Jun NO LOVE OR MONEY FOR GENNADY AND TAVITA

48 24 Jun SURVIVOR NEW ZEALAND: Castaway goes out fighting

50 23 Jun Q + A - Sunday June 24

52 18 Jun SHOCK ELIMINATION SEES HEARTBREAK ISLAND COUPLE BLINDSIDED

54 17 Jun TWO NEW SINGLES HEADED FOR HEARTBREAK ISLAND

56 13 Jun HEARTBREAK ISLAND WAVES GOODBYE TO ITS FIRST COUPLE

58 9 Jun Q + A - Sunday June 10

60 2 Jun Q +A - Sunday June 3

62 30 May TVNZ GETS FUN AND FLIRTY WITH HEARTBREAK ISLAND TITLE SEQUENCE

64 26 May HEIHEI GOES LIVE – BIGGEST INVESTMENT IN CHILDREN’S CONTENT TO DATE

66 21 May TVNZ SETS HEARTS RACING WITH HEARTBREAK ISLAND PROMO

68 20 May 16 SEXY SINGLES REVEALED FOR TVNZ’S HEARTBREAK ISLAND

70 18 May Heartbreak Island hooks up with Durex and KFC

72 13 May SURVIVOR NEW ZEALAND: Khangkhaw burns a Wildcard

74 10 May Coronation Street jumps ahead in primetime on TVNZ

76 6 May THE BAD SEED CASTING LINE-UP REVEALED

78 29 Apr SURVIVOR NEW ZEALAND: CHANI MUM SENT PACKING

80 22 Apr FIRST TO WIN AND FIRST OUT, THE SURPRISE BLINDSIDE JOSEFIEN DIDN’T SEE COMING

82 21 Apr Q + A - Sunday April 22

84 14 Apr 2018 Commonwealth Games Weekend Highlights - April 14 & 15

86 12 Apr 2018 Commonwealth Games Highlights Day 8 - April 12

88 11 Apr 2018 Commonwealth Games Highlights Day 7 - April 11

90 10 Apr 2018 Commonwealth Games Highlights Day 6 - April 10

92 7 Apr 2018 Commonwealth Games Weekend Highlights - April 7 and 8

94 5 Apr Mind Over Money With Nigel Latta gets personal for season two

96 29 Mar Appliance Shed Thai in for all new Survivor New Zealand

98 17 Mar Q + A - Sunday March 18

100 3 Mar Q + A - Sunday March 4

102 28 Feb TVNZ announces Gloriavale: The Return

104 19 Feb Jessica Mutch named as TVNZ’s new political editor

106 31 Jan Jeremy Wells and Hilary Barry to present Seven Sharp

108 17 Jan Project Runway New Zealand Casting Call Announcement

110 8 Dec Q + A - 10 December 2017

112 2 Dec Q + A - Sunday December 3

114 27 Nov TEAM WANAKA CROWNED MKR NZ CHAMPIONS

116 22 Nov TVNZ renews Formula E deal

118 13 Nov ELIMINATION 3 - MKR NZ\'S BROMANCE THIRD TO LEAVE THE COMPETITION

120 6 Nov ELIMINATION 2 - MKR NZ\'S ROTORUA BESTIES SENT PACKING

122 30 Oct ELIMINATION 1 - MKR NZ\'S youngest team sent packing in first elimination

124 21 Oct Q + A - Sunday October 22

126 17 Oct Scandi-New Zealand crime drama in the works

128 9 Oct FIRST TWO CASTAWAYS ANNOUNCED FOR SURVIVOR NEW ZEALAND SEASON 2

130 2 Oct My Kitchen Rules New Zealand back in 2018!

132 30 Sep Q + A - Sunday October 1

134 27 Sep Showcase 2017

136 21 Sep Final debate

138 16 Sep Q + A - Sunday September 17

140 9 Sep Q + A - Sunday September 10

142 7 Sep Para Sport Broadcast Deal

144 3 Sep Survivor New Zealand Back for Season Two

146 1 Sep Leaders Debate viewership

148 19 Aug Q + A - Sunday August 20

150 10 Aug 1 NEWS Vote 17

152 4 Aug ALL NEW WILL & GRACE COMING TO TVNZ AS PART OF NBCUNIVERSAL DEAL

154 22 Jul Q + A - Sunday July 23

156 8 Jul Q + A - Sunday July 9

158 5 Jul And The First Ever Winner of Survivor New Zealand is….

160 4 Jul Looking for love? Apply now for First Dates New Zealand!

162 3 Jul New Blood Web Series Winner Announced

164 2 Jul Q+A Sunday 2 July

166 24 Jun Q+A Sunday 25 June

168 15 Jun Plan A or Plan B? A path is chosen in the season finale of What Next?

170 13 Jun The future of New Zealand\'s economy is discussed in What Next?

172 11 Jun New Zealand discusses the future of technology in What Next?

174 10 Jun Q+A Sunday 11 June

176 4 Jun TVNZ ANNOUNCE SURVIVOR NEW ZEALAND LIVE FINAL

178 1 Jun Cast your vote for TVNZ’s newest web series

180 27 May Q + A - Sunday May 28

182 22 May Survivor\'s Shock Evacuation

184 14 May Second Survivor Eliminated from Survivor New Zealand

186 12 May What Next? Have your say on New Zealand\'s future

188 6 May Q + A - Sunday May 7

190 27 Apr Survivor New Zealand Contestants Announced

192 15 Apr Q + A -Sunday April 16

194 8 Apr Q + A -Sunday April 9

196 25 Mar Q + A - Sunday March 26

198 16 Jan TVNZ New Blood Web Series Opens

200 10 Dec Q + A - Sunday December 11

202 26 Nov Q + A - Sunday November 27

204 12 Nov Q + A - Sunday November 13

206 29 Oct Q + A - Sunday October 30

208 15 Oct Q + A - Sunday October 16

210 1 Oct Q + A - Sunday October 2

212 29 Sep TVNZ 2017: new content, new blood, new thinking

214 17 Sep Q + A - Sunday September 18

216 3 Sep Q+A Sunday 4th September

218 2 Sep TV ONE\'s Sunday Theatre brings key Kiwi moments to life

220 20 Aug Q + A - Sunday August 21

222 13 Aug Q + A - Sunday August 14

224 6 Aug Q + A - Sunday August 7

226 30 Jul Q + A - Sunday July 31

228 23 Jul Q + A - Sunday July 24

230 9 Jul Q + A - Sunday July 10

232 1 Jul Carolyn Robinson joins Seven Sharp

234 18 Jun Q + A - Sunday June 19

236 4 Jun Q + A - Sunday June 5

238 21 May Q + A - Sunday May 22

240 14 May Q + A - Sunday May 15

242 9 May NZ newsrooms work together on Panama Papers investigation

244 30 Apr Q + A - Sunday May 1

246 20 Apr APRC - DUKE announce

248 18 Apr AMENDMENT - OUR FIRST HOME’S WOTTON FAMILY PIP ROUGHANS TO THE POST

250 17 Apr SOLD! SUCCESS AT AUCTION FOR OUR FIRST HOME’S WOTTON FAMILY

252 6 Apr Ready for Rio: most extensive free-to-air broadcast coverage of a Paralympic Games on its way

254 29 Mar PROPERTIES FROM TV ONE’S OUR FIRST HOME HIT THE MARKET

256 19 Mar Q + A - Sunday March 20

258 9 Mar SINGLE AND READY TO MINGLE? INTERNATIONAL HIT, FIRST DATES COMES TO TV2

260 3 Mar ONE News launches Kiwimeter

262 1 Mar DUKE SCORES LIVE NBA GAMES

264 18 Feb First look: New Zealand’s newest online and free to view entertainment destination

266 24 Jan OUR FIRST HOME RETURNS TO TV ONE - BUT THIS TIME, THE KIDS ARE IN CHARGE!

268 22 Dec The X-Files, The Simpsons and Family Guy are all coming to TV2 in 2016

270 14 Dec Tofu Tragedy Sends Mighty Waikato Packing

272 7 Dec Consistent Canterbury Couple Eliminated For Yet Another Lamb Let Down

274 28 Nov Q + A - Sunday November 29

276 23 Nov GOODBYE TO MKR NZ\'S MANAWATU SISTERS AND AUCKLAND GATECRASHERS

278 16 Nov MKR NZ Frontrunners Sent Home in a Shocking Elimination

280 10 Nov City Sisters Sent Packing

282 31 Oct Q + A - Sunday November 1

284 24 Oct Q + A - Sunday October 25

286 17 Oct Q + A - Sunday October 18

288 3 Oct Q + A - Sunday October 4

290 19 Sep Q + A - Sunday September 20

292 16 Sep TVNZ 2016 - Best of Local, Best of Global

294 11 Sep Home for Christmas: Coca-Cola Christmas in the Park returns to TVNZ

296 5 Sep Q+A - Sunday September 6

298 27 Aug Media Release: TVNZ bringing live PGA, LPGA and European Tour golf to Freeview this Friday.

300 15 Aug Q+A - Sunday August 16

302 1 Aug Q+A - Sunday August 2

1 16 Oct THE GREAT KIWI BAKE OFF: JOURNEY SHORT BUT SWEET FOR TAURANGA DIETICIAN

3 15 Oct Project Runway New Zealand: another designer packs their bags

5 8 Oct Project Runway New Zealand – It’s not the end for me, just a new beginning!

7 2 Oct HOMEmade upsizes - with new sponsors on board to help build dream spaces

9 29 Sep Q + A - Sunday September 30

11 25 Sep Sponsors provide the icing on the cake for Great Kiwi Bake Off

13 22 Sep Q + A - Sunday September 23

15 16 Sep TVNZ opens up closed captioning for streamers - as growing numbers of NZers watch with words

17 15 Sep Q + A - Sunday September 16

19 8 Sep Q + A - Sunday September 9

21 25 Aug Q + A - Sunday August 26

23 18 Aug Q + A - Sunday August 19

25 13 Aug TVNZ LOOKING FOR COUPLES FOR NEW HOME RENOVATION SHOW

27 11 Aug Q + A - Sunday August 12

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

31 22 Jul Survivor New Zealand: And Then There Were Three

33 16 Jul The Doctor is coming…. Back to TVNZ

35 14 Jul Q + A - Sunday July 15

37 10 Jul Cue the harp, another couple leaves Heartbreak Island

39 7 Jul Q + A - Sunday July 8

41 4 Jul HOSTS AND JUDGES HEAD TO THE TENT FOR THE GREAT KIWI BAKE OFF

43 1 Jul SURVIVOR NEW ZEALAND: Emotional plea at Tribal Council not enough to save a Castaway

45 29 Jun Marvellous news

47 25 Jun FOUR IN, FOUR OUT IN HEARTBREAK ISLAND DOUBLE ELIMINATION

49 24 Jun FOUR NEW SINGLES READY TO MINGLE ON HEARTBREAK ISLAND

51 20 Jun STRATEGY COMES INTO PLAY AS HEARTBREAK ISLAND COUPLE SENT PACKING

53 17 Jun SURVIVOR NEW ZEALAND: The ‘tight five’ turn on each other

55 16 Jun Q + A - Sunday June 17

57 10 Jun SURVIVOR NEW ZEALAND: Waikato Farmer Makes First Jury Member

59 3 Jun SURVIVOR NEW ZEALAND: A medevac, a forfeit, a failed-attempt and a blindside

61 31 May TVNZ to push the boat out with America’s Cup coverage

63 27 May SURVIVOR NEW ZEALAND: Real-life Survivor Sent Home

65 26 May Q + A - Sunday May 27

67 20 May SURVIVOR NEW ZEALAND: First Idol Play Backfires For Old Chani

69 19 May Q + A - Sunday May 20

71 15 May TVNZ powers up primetime political coverage

73 12 May Q + A - Sunday May 13

75 6 May Survivor New Zealand: Another Chani Bites the Dust

77 5 May Q + A - Sunday May 6

79 28 Apr Q + A - Sunday April 29

81 22 Apr CAST ANNOUNCED FOR TVNZ’S BLACK COMEDY SERIES "FRESH EGGS"

83 16 Apr TVNZ New Blood Web Series Competition

85 13 Apr 2018 Commonwealth Games Highlights Day 9 - April 13

87 12 Apr TVNZ announces the 18 Kiwi castaways to compete in Survivor New Zealand season 2

89 10 Apr BAKING NEWS: TVNZ ANNOUNCES THE GREAT KIWI BAKE OFF

91 9 Apr 2018 Commonwealth Games Highlights Day 5 - April 9

93 6 Apr 2018 Commonwealth Games Highlights Day 2 - April 6

95 5 Apr 2018 Commonwealth Games Day One Highlights - April 5

97 24 Mar Q + A - Sunday March 25

99 10 Mar Q + A - Sunday March 11

101 1 Mar Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games coverage

103 25 Feb KIWI TEAMS REVEALED FOR TVNZ’S AUSTRALIAN SPARTAN

105 11 Feb GEORGIA FOWLER CONFIRMED FOR PROJECT RUNWAY NEW ZEALAND

107 19 Jan Behind the scenes of 1 NEWS’ new look studio

109 14 Dec Toni Street and Mike Hosking to leave Seven Sharp

111 3 Dec MATILDA RICE AND MARK DYE TO HOST TVNZ\'S HEARTBREAK ISLAND

113 27 Nov TEAM WANAKA CROWNED MKR NZ CHAMPIONS

115 25 Nov Q + A - Sunday November 26

117 18 Nov Q + A - Sunday November 19

119 11 Nov Q + A - Sunday November 12

121 4 Nov Q + A - Sunday November 5

123 28 Oct Q + A - Sunday October 29

125 20 Oct Politics 19 October

127 14 Oct Q + A - Sunday October 15

129 7 Oct Q + A - Sunday October 8

131 1 Oct KIWIS WANTED FOR ULTIMATE TRANS-TASMAN TEAM CHALLENGE SERIES

133 27 Sep Love AND Money? Apply Now for Heartbreak Island

135 23 Sep Q + A - Sunday September 24

137 18 Sep NZSL Debate

139 10 Sep TEAMS REVEALED FOR TVNZ\'S MY KITCHEN RULES NEW ZEALAND

141 7 Sep Multi Party Debate

143 5 Sep New Blood Goes Live

145 2 Sep Q + A - Sunday September 3

147 26 Aug Q + A - Sunday August 27

149 12 Aug Q + A - Sunday August 13

151 5 Aug Q + A - Sunday August 6

153 29 Jul Q + A - Sunday July 30

155 15 Jul Q + A - Sunday July 16

157 5 Jul *Amendment* And The First Ever Winner of Survivor New Zealand is….

159 4 Jul New Zealand’s First Sole Survivor – All Will Be Revealed

161 3 Jul Jak FM Over And Out

163 2 Jul Shay\'s Survivor Days Are Over

165 26 Jun TVNZ Streaming Ahead

167 18 Jun SECOND JURY MEMBER FOR SURVIVOR NEW ZEALAND

169 14 Jun The future of the Kiwi lifestyle is discussed in What Next?

171 12 Jun What Next? looks at the future of our environment

173 11 Jun Brutal Betrayal Puts First Survivor On The Jury

175 4 Jun TINY DANCER SASHAYS AWAY

177 3 Jun Q+A Sunday 4 June

179 28 May Survivor New Zealand - No Room For Nice Girls

181 26 May New Zealand loves Shortland Street

183 21 May SPOILERS – Survivor New Zealand Third Elimination

185 13 May Q + A - Sunday May 14

187 7 May Survivor Superfan Sent Packing

189 29 Apr Q + A - Sunday April 30

191 22 Apr Q + A - Sunday April 23

193 13 Apr Nigel Latta and John Campbell to host TVNZ\'s What Next?

195 1 Apr Q + A - Sunday April 2nd

197 18 Mar Q + A - Sunday March 19

199 11 Jan Matt McLean joins Breakfast

201 3 Dec Q + A - Sunday December 4

203 19 Nov Q + A - Sunday November 20

205 5 Nov Q + A - Sunday November 6

207 22 Oct Q + A - Sunday October 23

209 8 Oct Q + A - Sunday October 9

211 29 Sep PETE EVANS AND MANU FEILDEL TO HOST NEW SERIES OF MKR NZ

213 24 Sep Q + A - Sunday September 25

215 10 Sep Q+A Sunday 11th September

217 2 Sep TVNZ completes building refurbishment

219 27 Aug Q + A - Sunday August 28

221 18 Aug Hilary and Jack join TV ONE’s Breakfast

223 11 Aug TVNZ Kicks Off Paralympics Campaign

225 1 Aug Three All-Rounders Deliver Short & Wide

227 24 Jul Hawkes Bay teacher takes the Mastermind throne

229 16 Jul Q + A - Sunday July 17

231 2 Jul Q + A - Sunday July 3

233 25 Jun Q + A - Sunday June 26

235 11 Jun Q + A - Sunday June 12

237 28 May Q + A - Sunday May 29

239 16 May Survivor New Zealand host announced

241 13 May TVNZ appoints interim Australian ad reps

243 7 May Q + A - Sunday May 8

245 23 Apr Q + A - Sunday April 24

247 19 Apr WOTTON FAMILY COME OUT ON TOP ON OUR FIRST HOME

249 18 Apr OUR FIRST HOME’S WOTTON FAMILY PIP ROUGHANS TO THE POST

251 9 Apr Q + A - Sunday April 9

253 2 Apr Q + A - Sunday April 3

255 26 Mar Q + A - Sunday March 27

257 12 Mar Q + A - Sunday March 13

259 7 Mar TVNZ OnDemand Hits One Million Milestone

261 2 Mar You\'re Back In The Room

263 24 Feb SURVIVOR NEW ZEALAND IS COMING TO TV2

265 7 Feb DIRTY LAUNDRY CAST ANNOUNCED

267 22 Jan TVNZ to launch new male-skewed entertainment channel

269 15 Dec Ultimate Gatecrashers Take The MKR Title And $100,000

271 8 Dec Playing it Safe Costs Hawkes Bay Couple Spot in Grand Final

273 1 Dec OTAGO AND PALMY NEXT TO GO ON MKR NZ

275 26 Nov TVNZ to screen Super Bowl 50 LIVE on TV ONE

277 21 Nov Q + A - Sunday November 22

279 14 Nov Q + A - Sunday November 15

281 7 Nov Q + A - Sunday November 8

283 26 Oct First Elimination of MKR NZ 2015 (SPOILER ALERT)

285 23 Oct Start your engines; Formula E is racing in to TVNZ

287 10 Oct Q+A - Sunday October 11

289 26 Sep Q + A - Sunday September 27

291 18 Sep Nadine Chalmers-Ross to host Breakfast

293 12 Sep Q+A - Sunday September 13

295 9 Sep Media Release: TVNZ bringing the AFL to Kiwi homes

297 29 Aug Q+A - Sunday August 30

299 22 Aug Q+A - Sunday August 23

301 8 Aug Q+A - Sunday August 9