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 18 Apr New hosts for Q+A and Breakfast

2 11 Apr Heartbreak Island: love conquers all in the finale!

4 1 Apr Q + A - Monday April 1

6 18 Mar Q + A - Monday March 18

8 4 Mar Q + A - Monday March 4

10 25 Feb Q + A - Monday February 25

12 3 Feb Heartbreak Island cast announced for season two!

14 18 Dec Timaru teen bakes her way to show-stopping victory

16 15 Dec Q + A - Sunday December 16

18 9 Dec Nominate New Zealand’s Best Local Restaurant

20 6 Dec Melissa Stokes to front 1 NEWS at Six Weekends

22 24 Nov Q+A - Sunday November 25

24 17 Nov Q + A - Sunday November 18

26 10 Nov Q + A - Sunday November 11

28 27 Oct Q + A - Sunday October 28

30 23 Oct The Great Kiwi Bake Off: Caramel Calamity Sends Aucklander Ana Home

32 20 Oct Q + A - Sunday October 21

34 16 Oct New Blood – We have a winner!

36 13 Oct Q + A - Sunday October 14

38 6 Oct Q + A - Sunday October 7

40 1 Oct Project Runway New Zealand: Ka kite anō to the first designer

42 27 Sep Bake Off is coming! 12 Kiwi bakers enter the tent

44 23 Sep Introducing...the six new teams ready to ring the doorbell on My Kitchen Rules New Zealand

46 17 Sep New Blood Web Series Competition – now it’s your turn to choose!

48 16 Sep Project Runway New Zealand final designers sew ready for competition

50 9 Sep TVNZ announces first group of Project Runway New Zealand designers

52 1 Sep Q + A - Sunday September 2

54 22 Aug Statement from TVNZ

56 14 Aug Project Runway New Zealand annouces stylish sponsors

58 12 Aug The Runway is almost ready, but who will mentor and judge our local designers?

60 4 Aug Q + A - Sunday August 5

62 28 Jul Q + A - Sunday 9:30pm on TVNZ 1

64 21 Jul Q + A - Sunday July 22

66 15 Jul SURVIVOR NEW ZEALAND: The final man bun joins the Jury

68 11 Jul THE WINNING COUPLE OF HEARTBREAK ISLAND IS……

70 8 Jul SURVIVOR NEW ZEALAND: The ‘Blindsider’ gets taken out

72 4 Jul FOUR BECOME THREE AS ANOTHER COUPLE TAKES A WALK ON THE HEARTBREAK ISLAND JETTY

74 2 Jul HEARTBREAK ISLAND SAYS GOODBYE TO ITS POWER COUPLE

76 30 Jun Q + A - Sunday July 1

78 27 Jun NO LOVE OR MONEY FOR GENNADY AND TAVITA

80 24 Jun SURVIVOR NEW ZEALAND: Castaway goes out fighting

82 23 Jun Q + A - Sunday June 24

84 18 Jun SHOCK ELIMINATION SEES HEARTBREAK ISLAND COUPLE BLINDSIDED

86 17 Jun TWO NEW SINGLES HEADED FOR HEARTBREAK ISLAND

88 13 Jun HEARTBREAK ISLAND WAVES GOODBYE TO ITS FIRST COUPLE

90 9 Jun Q + A - Sunday June 10

92 2 Jun Q +A - Sunday June 3

94 30 May TVNZ GETS FUN AND FLIRTY WITH HEARTBREAK ISLAND TITLE SEQUENCE

96 26 May HEIHEI GOES LIVE – BIGGEST INVESTMENT IN CHILDREN’S CONTENT TO DATE

98 21 May TVNZ SETS HEARTS RACING WITH HEARTBREAK ISLAND PROMO

100 20 May 16 SEXY SINGLES REVEALED FOR TVNZ’S HEARTBREAK ISLAND

102 18 May Heartbreak Island hooks up with Durex and KFC

104 13 May SURVIVOR NEW ZEALAND: Khangkhaw burns a Wildcard

106 10 May Coronation Street jumps ahead in primetime on TVNZ

108 6 May THE BAD SEED CASTING LINE-UP REVEALED

110 29 Apr SURVIVOR NEW ZEALAND: CHANI MUM SENT PACKING

112 22 Apr FIRST TO WIN AND FIRST OUT, THE SURPRISE BLINDSIDE JOSEFIEN DIDN’T SEE COMING

114 21 Apr Q + A - Sunday April 22

116 14 Apr 2018 Commonwealth Games Weekend Highlights - April 14 & 15

118 12 Apr 2018 Commonwealth Games Highlights Day 8 - April 12

120 11 Apr 2018 Commonwealth Games Highlights Day 7 - April 11

122 10 Apr 2018 Commonwealth Games Highlights Day 6 - April 10

124 7 Apr 2018 Commonwealth Games Weekend Highlights - April 7 and 8

126 5 Apr Mind Over Money With Nigel Latta gets personal for season two

128 29 Mar Appliance Shed Thai in for all new Survivor New Zealand

130 17 Mar Q + A - Sunday March 18

132 3 Mar Q + A - Sunday March 4

134 28 Feb TVNZ announces Gloriavale: The Return

136 19 Feb Jessica Mutch named as TVNZ’s new political editor

138 31 Jan Jeremy Wells and Hilary Barry to present Seven Sharp

140 17 Jan Project Runway New Zealand Casting Call Announcement

142 8 Dec Q + A - 10 December 2017

144 2 Dec Q + A - Sunday December 3

146 27 Nov TEAM WANAKA CROWNED MKR NZ CHAMPIONS

148 22 Nov TVNZ renews Formula E deal

150 13 Nov ELIMINATION 3 - MKR NZ\'S BROMANCE THIRD TO LEAVE THE COMPETITION

152 6 Nov ELIMINATION 2 - MKR NZ\'S ROTORUA BESTIES SENT PACKING

154 30 Oct ELIMINATION 1 - MKR NZ\'S youngest team sent packing in first elimination

156 21 Oct Q + A - Sunday October 22

158 17 Oct Scandi-New Zealand crime drama in the works

160 9 Oct FIRST TWO CASTAWAYS ANNOUNCED FOR SURVIVOR NEW ZEALAND SEASON 2

162 2 Oct My Kitchen Rules New Zealand back in 2018!

164 30 Sep Q + A - Sunday October 1

166 27 Sep Showcase 2017

168 21 Sep Final debate

170 16 Sep Q + A - Sunday September 17

172 9 Sep Q + A - Sunday September 10

174 7 Sep Para Sport Broadcast Deal

176 3 Sep Survivor New Zealand Back for Season Two

178 1 Sep Leaders Debate viewership

180 19 Aug Q + A - Sunday August 20

182 10 Aug 1 NEWS Vote 17

184 4 Aug ALL NEW WILL & GRACE COMING TO TVNZ AS PART OF NBCUNIVERSAL DEAL

186 22 Jul Q + A - Sunday July 23

188 8 Jul Q + A - Sunday July 9

190 5 Jul And The First Ever Winner of Survivor New Zealand is….

192 4 Jul Looking for love? Apply now for First Dates New Zealand!

194 3 Jul New Blood Web Series Winner Announced

196 2 Jul Q+A Sunday 2 July

198 24 Jun Q+A Sunday 25 June

200 15 Jun Plan A or Plan B? A path is chosen in the season finale of What Next?

202 13 Jun The future of New Zealand\'s economy is discussed in What Next?

204 11 Jun New Zealand discusses the future of technology in What Next?

206 10 Jun Q+A Sunday 11 June

208 4 Jun TVNZ ANNOUNCE SURVIVOR NEW ZEALAND LIVE FINAL

210 1 Jun Cast your vote for TVNZ’s newest web series

212 27 May Q + A - Sunday May 28

214 22 May Survivor\'s Shock Evacuation

216 14 May Second Survivor Eliminated from Survivor New Zealand

218 12 May What Next? Have your say on New Zealand\'s future

220 6 May Q + A - Sunday May 7

222 27 Apr Survivor New Zealand Contestants Announced

224 15 Apr Q + A -Sunday April 16

226 8 Apr Q + A -Sunday April 9

228 25 Mar Q + A - Sunday March 26

230 16 Jan TVNZ New Blood Web Series Opens

232 10 Dec Q + A - Sunday December 11

234 26 Nov Q + A - Sunday November 27

236 12 Nov Q + A - Sunday November 13

238 29 Oct Q + A - Sunday October 30

240 15 Oct Q + A - Sunday October 16

242 1 Oct Q + A - Sunday October 2

244 29 Sep TVNZ 2017: new content, new blood, new thinking

246 17 Sep Q + A - Sunday September 18

248 3 Sep Q+A Sunday 4th September

250 2 Sep TV ONE\'s Sunday Theatre brings key Kiwi moments to life

252 20 Aug Q + A - Sunday August 21

254 13 Aug Q + A - Sunday August 14

256 6 Aug Q + A - Sunday August 7

258 30 Jul Q + A - Sunday July 31

260 23 Jul Q + A - Sunday July 24

262 9 Jul Q + A - Sunday July 10

264 1 Jul Carolyn Robinson joins Seven Sharp

266 18 Jun Q + A - Sunday June 19

268 4 Jun Q + A - Sunday June 5

270 21 May Q + A - Sunday May 22

272 14 May Q + A - Sunday May 15

274 9 May NZ newsrooms work together on Panama Papers investigation

276 30 Apr Q + A - Sunday May 1

278 20 Apr APRC - DUKE announce

280 18 Apr AMENDMENT - OUR FIRST HOME’S WOTTON FAMILY PIP ROUGHANS TO THE POST

282 17 Apr SOLD! SUCCESS AT AUCTION FOR OUR FIRST HOME’S WOTTON FAMILY

284 6 Apr Ready for Rio: most extensive free-to-air broadcast coverage of a Paralympic Games on its way

286 29 Mar PROPERTIES FROM TV ONE’S OUR FIRST HOME HIT THE MARKET

288 19 Mar Q + A - Sunday March 20

290 9 Mar SINGLE AND READY TO MINGLE? INTERNATIONAL HIT, FIRST DATES COMES TO TV2

292 3 Mar ONE News launches Kiwimeter

294 1 Mar DUKE SCORES LIVE NBA GAMES

296 18 Feb First look: New Zealand’s newest online and free to view entertainment destination

298 24 Jan OUR FIRST HOME RETURNS TO TV ONE - BUT THIS TIME, THE KIDS ARE IN CHARGE!

300 22 Dec The X-Files, The Simpsons and Family Guy are all coming to TV2 in 2016

302 14 Dec Tofu Tragedy Sends Mighty Waikato Packing

304 7 Dec Consistent Canterbury Couple Eliminated For Yet Another Lamb Let Down

306 28 Nov Q + A - Sunday November 29

308 23 Nov GOODBYE TO MKR NZ\'S MANAWATU SISTERS AND AUCKLAND GATECRASHERS

310 16 Nov MKR NZ Frontrunners Sent Home in a Shocking Elimination

312 10 Nov City Sisters Sent Packing

314 31 Oct Q + A - Sunday November 1

316 24 Oct Q + A - Sunday October 25

318 17 Oct Q + A - Sunday October 18

320 3 Oct Q + A - Sunday October 4

322 19 Sep Q + A - Sunday September 20

324 16 Sep TVNZ 2016 - Best of Local, Best of Global

326 11 Sep Home for Christmas: Coca-Cola Christmas in the Park returns to TVNZ

328 5 Sep Q+A - Sunday September 6

330 27 Aug Media Release: TVNZ bringing live PGA, LPGA and European Tour golf to Freeview this Friday.

332 15 Aug Q+A - Sunday August 16

334 1 Aug Q+A - Sunday August 2

1 15 Apr Q + A - Monday April 15

3 8 Apr Q + A - Monday April 8

5 25 Mar Q + A - Monday March 25

7 8 Mar Melodie Robinson appointed GM Sport & Events

9 4 Mar Re: News website launched

11 18 Feb Q + A - Monday February 18

13 20 Dec Jenny Suo to front 1 NEWS Tonight

15 17 Dec Auckland designer sews himself to victory

17 9 Dec Father Daughter Duo Liam & Eden Crowned MKR NZ 2018 Winners

19 8 Dec Q + A - Sunday December 9

21 1 Dec Q + A - Sunday December 2

23 22 Nov TVNZ WINS BIG AT TV AWARDS

25 11 Nov Pack your wigs, nails and feather boas – the dragstars are here!

27 3 Nov Q + A - Sunday November 4

29 24 Oct Local heroes – TVNZ bringing the best of New Zealand to screen

31 22 Oct Challenge out of league for rugby-boy Massey:

33 16 Oct THE GREAT KIWI BAKE OFF: JOURNEY SHORT BUT SWEET FOR TAURANGA DIETICIAN

35 15 Oct Project Runway New Zealand: another designer packs their bags

37 8 Oct Project Runway New Zealand – It’s not the end for me, just a new beginning!

39 2 Oct HOMEmade upsizes - with new sponsors on board to help build dream spaces

41 29 Sep Q + A - Sunday September 30

43 25 Sep Sponsors provide the icing on the cake for Great Kiwi Bake Off

45 22 Sep Q + A - Sunday September 23

47 16 Sep TVNZ opens up closed captioning for streamers - as growing numbers of NZers watch with words

49 15 Sep Q + A - Sunday September 16

51 8 Sep Q + A - Sunday September 9

53 25 Aug Q + A - Sunday August 26

55 18 Aug Q + A - Sunday August 19

57 13 Aug TVNZ LOOKING FOR COUPLES FOR NEW HOME RENOVATION SHOW

59 11 Aug Q + A - Sunday August 12

61 29 Jul Survivor New Zealand: LIBRARIAN BECOMES 2018 SOLE SURVIVOR

63 22 Jul Survivor New Zealand: And Then There Were Three

65 16 Jul The Doctor is coming…. Back to TVNZ

67 14 Jul Q + A - Sunday July 15

69 10 Jul Cue the harp, another couple leaves Heartbreak Island

71 7 Jul Q + A - Sunday July 8

73 4 Jul HOSTS AND JUDGES HEAD TO THE TENT FOR THE GREAT KIWI BAKE OFF

75 1 Jul SURVIVOR NEW ZEALAND: Emotional plea at Tribal Council not enough to save a Castaway

77 29 Jun Marvellous news

79 25 Jun FOUR IN, FOUR OUT IN HEARTBREAK ISLAND DOUBLE ELIMINATION

81 24 Jun FOUR NEW SINGLES READY TO MINGLE ON HEARTBREAK ISLAND

83 20 Jun STRATEGY COMES INTO PLAY AS HEARTBREAK ISLAND COUPLE SENT PACKING

85 17 Jun SURVIVOR NEW ZEALAND: The ‘tight five’ turn on each other

87 16 Jun Q + A - Sunday June 17

89 10 Jun SURVIVOR NEW ZEALAND: Waikato Farmer Makes First Jury Member

91 3 Jun SURVIVOR NEW ZEALAND: A medevac, a forfeit, a failed-attempt and a blindside

93 31 May TVNZ to push the boat out with America’s Cup coverage

95 27 May SURVIVOR NEW ZEALAND: Real-life Survivor Sent Home

97 26 May Q + A - Sunday May 27

99 20 May SURVIVOR NEW ZEALAND: First Idol Play Backfires For Old Chani

101 19 May Q + A - Sunday May 20

103 15 May TVNZ powers up primetime political coverage

105 12 May Q + A - Sunday May 13

107 6 May Survivor New Zealand: Another Chani Bites the Dust

109 5 May Q + A - Sunday May 6

111 28 Apr Q + A - Sunday April 29

113 22 Apr CAST ANNOUNCED FOR TVNZ’S BLACK COMEDY SERIES "FRESH EGGS"

115 16 Apr TVNZ New Blood Web Series Competition

117 13 Apr 2018 Commonwealth Games Highlights Day 9 - April 13

119 12 Apr TVNZ announces the 18 Kiwi castaways to compete in Survivor New Zealand season 2

121 10 Apr BAKING NEWS: TVNZ ANNOUNCES THE GREAT KIWI BAKE OFF

123 9 Apr 2018 Commonwealth Games Highlights Day 5 - April 9

125 6 Apr 2018 Commonwealth Games Highlights Day 2 - April 6

127 5 Apr 2018 Commonwealth Games Day One Highlights - April 5

129 24 Mar Q + A - Sunday March 25

131 10 Mar Q + A - Sunday March 11

133 1 Mar Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games coverage

135 25 Feb KIWI TEAMS REVEALED FOR TVNZ’S AUSTRALIAN SPARTAN

137 11 Feb GEORGIA FOWLER CONFIRMED FOR PROJECT RUNWAY NEW ZEALAND

139 19 Jan Behind the scenes of 1 NEWS’ new look studio

141 14 Dec Toni Street and Mike Hosking to leave Seven Sharp

143 3 Dec MATILDA RICE AND MARK DYE TO HOST TVNZ\'S HEARTBREAK ISLAND

145 27 Nov TEAM WANAKA CROWNED MKR NZ CHAMPIONS

147 25 Nov Q + A - Sunday November 26

149 18 Nov Q + A - Sunday November 19

151 11 Nov Q + A - Sunday November 12

153 4 Nov Q + A - Sunday November 5

155 28 Oct Q + A - Sunday October 29

157 20 Oct Politics 19 October

159 14 Oct Q + A - Sunday October 15

161 7 Oct Q + A - Sunday October 8

163 1 Oct KIWIS WANTED FOR ULTIMATE TRANS-TASMAN TEAM CHALLENGE SERIES

165 27 Sep Love AND Money? Apply Now for Heartbreak Island

167 23 Sep Q + A - Sunday September 24

169 18 Sep NZSL Debate

171 10 Sep TEAMS REVEALED FOR TVNZ\'S MY KITCHEN RULES NEW ZEALAND

173 7 Sep Multi Party Debate

175 5 Sep New Blood Goes Live

177 2 Sep Q + A - Sunday September 3

179 26 Aug Q + A - Sunday August 27

181 12 Aug Q + A - Sunday August 13

183 5 Aug Q + A - Sunday August 6

185 29 Jul Q + A - Sunday July 30

187 15 Jul Q + A - Sunday July 16

189 5 Jul *Amendment* And The First Ever Winner of Survivor New Zealand is….

191 4 Jul New Zealand’s First Sole Survivor – All Will Be Revealed

193 3 Jul Jak FM Over And Out

195 2 Jul Shay\'s Survivor Days Are Over

197 26 Jun TVNZ Streaming Ahead

199 18 Jun SECOND JURY MEMBER FOR SURVIVOR NEW ZEALAND

201 14 Jun The future of the Kiwi lifestyle is discussed in What Next?

203 12 Jun What Next? looks at the future of our environment

205 11 Jun Brutal Betrayal Puts First Survivor On The Jury

207 4 Jun TINY DANCER SASHAYS AWAY

209 3 Jun Q+A Sunday 4 June

211 28 May Survivor New Zealand - No Room For Nice Girls

213 26 May New Zealand loves Shortland Street

215 21 May SPOILERS – Survivor New Zealand Third Elimination

217 13 May Q + A - Sunday May 14

219 7 May Survivor Superfan Sent Packing

221 29 Apr Q + A - Sunday April 30

223 22 Apr Q + A - Sunday April 23

225 13 Apr Nigel Latta and John Campbell to host TVNZ\'s What Next?

227 1 Apr Q + A - Sunday April 2nd

229 18 Mar Q + A - Sunday March 19

231 11 Jan Matt McLean joins Breakfast

233 3 Dec Q + A - Sunday December 4

235 19 Nov Q + A - Sunday November 20

237 5 Nov Q + A - Sunday November 6

239 22 Oct Q + A - Sunday October 23

241 8 Oct Q + A - Sunday October 9

243 29 Sep PETE EVANS AND MANU FEILDEL TO HOST NEW SERIES OF MKR NZ

245 24 Sep Q + A - Sunday September 25

247 10 Sep Q+A Sunday 11th September

249 2 Sep TVNZ completes building refurbishment

251 27 Aug Q + A - Sunday August 28

253 18 Aug Hilary and Jack join TV ONE’s Breakfast

255 11 Aug TVNZ Kicks Off Paralympics Campaign

257 1 Aug Three All-Rounders Deliver Short & Wide

259 24 Jul Hawkes Bay teacher takes the Mastermind throne

261 16 Jul Q + A - Sunday July 17

263 2 Jul Q + A - Sunday July 3

265 25 Jun Q + A - Sunday June 26

267 11 Jun Q + A - Sunday June 12

269 28 May Q + A - Sunday May 29

271 16 May Survivor New Zealand host announced

273 13 May TVNZ appoints interim Australian ad reps

275 7 May Q + A - Sunday May 8

277 23 Apr Q + A - Sunday April 24

279 19 Apr WOTTON FAMILY COME OUT ON TOP ON OUR FIRST HOME

281 18 Apr OUR FIRST HOME’S WOTTON FAMILY PIP ROUGHANS TO THE POST

283 9 Apr Q + A - Sunday April 9

285 2 Apr Q + A - Sunday April 3

287 26 Mar Q + A - Sunday March 27

289 12 Mar Q + A - Sunday March 13

291 7 Mar TVNZ OnDemand Hits One Million Milestone

293 2 Mar You\'re Back In The Room

295 24 Feb SURVIVOR NEW ZEALAND IS COMING TO TV2

297 7 Feb DIRTY LAUNDRY CAST ANNOUNCED

299 22 Jan TVNZ to launch new male-skewed entertainment channel

301 15 Dec Ultimate Gatecrashers Take The MKR Title And $100,000

303 8 Dec Playing it Safe Costs Hawkes Bay Couple Spot in Grand Final

305 1 Dec OTAGO AND PALMY NEXT TO GO ON MKR NZ

307 26 Nov TVNZ to screen Super Bowl 50 LIVE on TV ONE

309 21 Nov Q + A - Sunday November 22

311 14 Nov Q + A - Sunday November 15

313 7 Nov Q + A - Sunday November 8

315 26 Oct First Elimination of MKR NZ 2015 (SPOILER ALERT)

317 23 Oct Start your engines; Formula E is racing in to TVNZ

319 10 Oct Q+A - Sunday October 11

321 26 Sep Q + A - Sunday September 27

323 18 Sep Nadine Chalmers-Ross to host Breakfast

325 12 Sep Q+A - Sunday September 13

327 9 Sep Media Release: TVNZ bringing the AFL to Kiwi homes

329 29 Aug Q+A - Sunday August 30

331 22 Aug Q+A - Sunday August 23

333 8 Aug Q+A - Sunday August 9