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 26 Aug Q+A - Monday 26 August

2 12 Aug Q&A - Monday 12 August

4 1 Aug First look at TVNZ’s Celebrity Treasure Island is here!

6 29 Jul Celebrity Treasure Island brings delicious sponsors on board

8 22 Jul Q + A - Monday 22 July

10 15 Jul Q&A - Monday July 15

12 8 Jul Q + A - Monday July 8

14 1 Jul Q + A - Monday July 1

16 24 Jun Q + A - Monday June 24

18 21 Jun Celebrity Treasure Island: girl power hits the competition with a singer, actress and presenter in the mix

20 19 Jun Celebrity Treasure Island: An actor, singer and radio star join the line-up

22 17 Jun Q + A - Monday June 17

24 10 Jun Q + A - Monday June 10

26 31 May TVNZ Forecast: reseach shows taking a single view of millennials is misguided

28 23 May Captions arrive on HEIHEI

30 16 May TVNZ appoints Future Director Aliesha Staples

32 29 Apr Q + A - Monday April 29

34 15 Apr Q + A - Monday April 15

36 8 Apr Q + A - Monday April 8

38 25 Mar Q + A - Monday March 25

40 8 Mar Melodie Robinson appointed GM Sport & Events

42 4 Mar Re: News website launched

44 18 Feb Q + A - Monday February 18

46 20 Dec Jenny Suo to front 1 NEWS Tonight

48 17 Dec Auckland designer sews himself to victory

50 9 Dec Father Daughter Duo Liam & Eden Crowned MKR NZ 2018 Winners

52 8 Dec Q + A - Sunday December 9

54 1 Dec Q + A - Sunday December 2

56 22 Nov TVNZ WINS BIG AT TV AWARDS

58 11 Nov Pack your wigs, nails and feather boas – the dragstars are here!

60 3 Nov Q + A - Sunday November 4

62 24 Oct Local heroes – TVNZ bringing the best of New Zealand to screen

64 22 Oct Challenge out of league for rugby-boy Massey:

66 16 Oct THE GREAT KIWI BAKE OFF: JOURNEY SHORT BUT SWEET FOR TAURANGA DIETICIAN

68 15 Oct Project Runway New Zealand: another designer packs their bags

70 8 Oct Project Runway New Zealand – It’s not the end for me, just a new beginning!

72 2 Oct HOMEmade upsizes - with new sponsors on board to help build dream spaces

74 29 Sep Q + A - Sunday September 30

76 25 Sep Sponsors provide the icing on the cake for Great Kiwi Bake Off

78 22 Sep Q + A - Sunday September 23

80 16 Sep TVNZ opens up closed captioning for streamers - as growing numbers of NZers watch with words

82 15 Sep Q + A - Sunday September 16

84 8 Sep Q + A - Sunday September 9

86 25 Aug Q + A - Sunday August 26

88 18 Aug Q + A - Sunday August 19

90 13 Aug TVNZ LOOKING FOR COUPLES FOR NEW HOME RENOVATION SHOW

92 11 Aug Q + A - Sunday August 12

94 29 Jul Survivor New Zealand: LIBRARIAN BECOMES 2018 SOLE SURVIVOR

96 22 Jul Survivor New Zealand: And Then There Were Three

98 16 Jul The Doctor is coming…. Back to TVNZ

100 14 Jul Q + A - Sunday July 15

102 10 Jul Cue the harp, another couple leaves Heartbreak Island

104 7 Jul Q + A - Sunday July 8

106 4 Jul HOSTS AND JUDGES HEAD TO THE TENT FOR THE GREAT KIWI BAKE OFF

108 1 Jul SURVIVOR NEW ZEALAND: Emotional plea at Tribal Council not enough to save a Castaway

110 29 Jun Marvellous news

112 25 Jun FOUR IN, FOUR OUT IN HEARTBREAK ISLAND DOUBLE ELIMINATION

114 24 Jun FOUR NEW SINGLES READY TO MINGLE ON HEARTBREAK ISLAND

116 20 Jun STRATEGY COMES INTO PLAY AS HEARTBREAK ISLAND COUPLE SENT PACKING

118 17 Jun SURVIVOR NEW ZEALAND: The ‘tight five’ turn on each other

120 16 Jun Q + A - Sunday June 17

122 10 Jun SURVIVOR NEW ZEALAND: Waikato Farmer Makes First Jury Member

124 3 Jun SURVIVOR NEW ZEALAND: A medevac, a forfeit, a failed-attempt and a blindside

126 31 May TVNZ to push the boat out with America’s Cup coverage

128 27 May SURVIVOR NEW ZEALAND: Real-life Survivor Sent Home

130 26 May Q + A - Sunday May 27

132 20 May SURVIVOR NEW ZEALAND: First Idol Play Backfires For Old Chani

134 19 May Q + A - Sunday May 20

136 15 May TVNZ powers up primetime political coverage

138 12 May Q + A - Sunday May 13

140 6 May Survivor New Zealand: Another Chani Bites the Dust

142 5 May Q + A - Sunday May 6

144 28 Apr Q + A - Sunday April 29

146 22 Apr CAST ANNOUNCED FOR TVNZ’S BLACK COMEDY SERIES "FRESH EGGS"

148 16 Apr TVNZ New Blood Web Series Competition

150 13 Apr 2018 Commonwealth Games Highlights Day 9 - April 13

152 12 Apr TVNZ announces the 18 Kiwi castaways to compete in Survivor New Zealand season 2

154 10 Apr BAKING NEWS: TVNZ ANNOUNCES THE GREAT KIWI BAKE OFF

156 9 Apr 2018 Commonwealth Games Highlights Day 5 - April 9

158 6 Apr 2018 Commonwealth Games Highlights Day 2 - April 6

160 5 Apr 2018 Commonwealth Games Day One Highlights - April 5

162 24 Mar Q + A - Sunday March 25

164 10 Mar Q + A - Sunday March 11

166 1 Mar Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games coverage

168 25 Feb KIWI TEAMS REVEALED FOR TVNZ’S AUSTRALIAN SPARTAN

170 11 Feb GEORGIA FOWLER CONFIRMED FOR PROJECT RUNWAY NEW ZEALAND

172 19 Jan Behind the scenes of 1 NEWS’ new look studio

174 14 Dec Toni Street and Mike Hosking to leave Seven Sharp

176 3 Dec MATILDA RICE AND MARK DYE TO HOST TVNZ\'S HEARTBREAK ISLAND

178 27 Nov TEAM WANAKA CROWNED MKR NZ CHAMPIONS

180 25 Nov Q + A - Sunday November 26

182 18 Nov Q + A - Sunday November 19

184 11 Nov Q + A - Sunday November 12

186 4 Nov Q + A - Sunday November 5

188 28 Oct Q + A - Sunday October 29

190 20 Oct Politics 19 October

192 14 Oct Q + A - Sunday October 15

194 7 Oct Q + A - Sunday October 8

196 1 Oct KIWIS WANTED FOR ULTIMATE TRANS-TASMAN TEAM CHALLENGE SERIES

198 27 Sep Love AND Money? Apply Now for Heartbreak Island

200 23 Sep Q + A - Sunday September 24

202 18 Sep NZSL Debate

204 10 Sep TEAMS REVEALED FOR TVNZ\'S MY KITCHEN RULES NEW ZEALAND

206 7 Sep Multi Party Debate

208 5 Sep New Blood Goes Live

210 2 Sep Q + A - Sunday September 3

212 26 Aug Q + A - Sunday August 27

214 12 Aug Q + A - Sunday August 13

216 5 Aug Q + A - Sunday August 6

218 29 Jul Q + A - Sunday July 30

220 15 Jul Q + A - Sunday July 16

222 5 Jul *Amendment* And The First Ever Winner of Survivor New Zealand is….

224 4 Jul New Zealand’s First Sole Survivor – All Will Be Revealed

226 3 Jul Jak FM Over And Out

228 2 Jul Shay\'s Survivor Days Are Over

230 26 Jun TVNZ Streaming Ahead

232 18 Jun SECOND JURY MEMBER FOR SURVIVOR NEW ZEALAND

234 14 Jun The future of the Kiwi lifestyle is discussed in What Next?

236 12 Jun What Next? looks at the future of our environment

238 11 Jun Brutal Betrayal Puts First Survivor On The Jury

240 4 Jun TINY DANCER SASHAYS AWAY

242 3 Jun Q+A Sunday 4 June

244 28 May Survivor New Zealand - No Room For Nice Girls

246 26 May New Zealand loves Shortland Street

248 21 May SPOILERS – Survivor New Zealand Third Elimination

250 13 May Q + A - Sunday May 14

252 7 May Survivor Superfan Sent Packing

254 29 Apr Q + A - Sunday April 30

256 22 Apr Q + A - Sunday April 23

258 13 Apr Nigel Latta and John Campbell to host TVNZ\'s What Next?

260 1 Apr Q + A - Sunday April 2nd

262 18 Mar Q + A - Sunday March 19

264 11 Jan Matt McLean joins Breakfast

266 3 Dec Q + A - Sunday December 4

268 19 Nov Q + A - Sunday November 20

270 5 Nov Q + A - Sunday November 6

272 22 Oct Q + A - Sunday October 23

274 8 Oct Q + A - Sunday October 9

276 29 Sep PETE EVANS AND MANU FEILDEL TO HOST NEW SERIES OF MKR NZ

278 24 Sep Q + A - Sunday September 25

280 10 Sep Q+A Sunday 11th September

282 2 Sep TVNZ completes building refurbishment

284 27 Aug Q + A - Sunday August 28

286 18 Aug Hilary and Jack join TV ONE’s Breakfast

288 11 Aug TVNZ Kicks Off Paralympics Campaign

290 1 Aug Three All-Rounders Deliver Short & Wide

292 24 Jul Hawkes Bay teacher takes the Mastermind throne

294 16 Jul Q + A - Sunday July 17

296 2 Jul Q + A - Sunday July 3

298 25 Jun Q + A - Sunday June 26

300 11 Jun Q + A - Sunday June 12

302 28 May Q + A - Sunday May 29

304 16 May Survivor New Zealand host announced

306 13 May TVNZ appoints interim Australian ad reps

308 7 May Q + A - Sunday May 8

310 23 Apr Q + A - Sunday April 24

312 19 Apr WOTTON FAMILY COME OUT ON TOP ON OUR FIRST HOME

314 18 Apr OUR FIRST HOME’S WOTTON FAMILY PIP ROUGHANS TO THE POST

316 9 Apr Q + A - Sunday April 9

318 2 Apr Q + A - Sunday April 3

320 26 Mar Q + A - Sunday March 27

322 12 Mar Q + A - Sunday March 13

324 7 Mar TVNZ OnDemand Hits One Million Milestone

326 2 Mar You\'re Back In The Room

328 24 Feb SURVIVOR NEW ZEALAND IS COMING TO TV2

330 7 Feb DIRTY LAUNDRY CAST ANNOUNCED

332 22 Jan TVNZ to launch new male-skewed entertainment channel

334 15 Dec Ultimate Gatecrashers Take The MKR Title And $100,000

336 8 Dec Playing it Safe Costs Hawkes Bay Couple Spot in Grand Final

338 1 Dec OTAGO AND PALMY NEXT TO GO ON MKR NZ

340 26 Nov TVNZ to screen Super Bowl 50 LIVE on TV ONE

342 21 Nov Q + A - Sunday November 22

344 14 Nov Q + A - Sunday November 15

346 7 Nov Q + A - Sunday November 8

348 26 Oct First Elimination of MKR NZ 2015 (SPOILER ALERT)

350 23 Oct Start your engines; Formula E is racing in to TVNZ

352 10 Oct Q+A - Sunday October 11

354 26 Sep Q + A - Sunday September 27

356 18 Sep Nadine Chalmers-Ross to host Breakfast

358 12 Sep Q+A - Sunday September 13

360 9 Sep Media Release: TVNZ bringing the AFL to Kiwi homes

362 29 Aug Q+A - Sunday August 30

364 22 Aug Q+A - Sunday August 23

366 8 Aug Q+A - Sunday August 9

1 19 Aug Q & A - Monday 19 August

3 5 Aug Q + A - Monday 5 August

5 29 Jul Q + A - Monday 29 July

7 28 Jul Celebrity Treasure Island: Olympic gold medallists join search for buried treasure

9 17 Jul Attention all single Kiwi men: The Bachelorette wants you!

11 10 Jul The Bachelorette New Zealand is looking for its leading lady

13 4 Jul Eat Well For Less New Zealand is looking for Kiwi families to open up their kitchen cupboards!

15 25 Jun Daniel Faitaua appointed TVNZ Europe Correspondent

17 23 Jun Celebrity Treasure Island: final castaways announced!

19 20 Jun Celebrity Treasure Island: A boxer, a drivetime dynamo and a sexy starlet join the competition

21 18 Jun Celebrity Treasure Island: A weatherman, Bachelorette and rugby star heading to Fiji

23 16 Jun Matt Chisholm and Bree Tomasel to host Celebrity Treasure Island in Fiji

25 9 Jun Hayley Sproull, Urzila Carlson and Vaughan Smith are bringing local comedy to TVNZ 2!

27 27 May Q + A - Monday May 27

29 20 May Q + A - Monday May 20

31 6 May Q + A - Monday May 6

33 18 Apr New hosts for Q+A and Breakfast

35 11 Apr Heartbreak Island: love conquers all in the finale!

37 1 Apr Q + A - Monday April 1

39 18 Mar Q + A - Monday March 18

41 4 Mar Q + A - Monday March 4

43 25 Feb Q + A - Monday February 25

45 3 Feb Heartbreak Island cast announced for season two!

47 18 Dec Timaru teen bakes her way to show-stopping victory

49 15 Dec Q + A - Sunday December 16

51 9 Dec Nominate New Zealand’s Best Local Restaurant

53 6 Dec Melissa Stokes to front 1 NEWS at Six Weekends

55 24 Nov Q+A - Sunday November 25

57 17 Nov Q + A - Sunday November 18

59 10 Nov Q + A - Sunday November 11

61 27 Oct Q + A - Sunday October 28

63 23 Oct The Great Kiwi Bake Off: Caramel Calamity Sends Aucklander Ana Home

65 20 Oct Q + A - Sunday October 21

67 16 Oct New Blood – We have a winner!

69 13 Oct Q + A - Sunday October 14

71 6 Oct Q + A - Sunday October 7

73 1 Oct Project Runway New Zealand: Ka kite anō to the first designer

75 27 Sep Bake Off is coming! 12 Kiwi bakers enter the tent

77 23 Sep Introducing...the six new teams ready to ring the doorbell on My Kitchen Rules New Zealand

79 17 Sep New Blood Web Series Competition – now it’s your turn to choose!

81 16 Sep Project Runway New Zealand final designers sew ready for competition

83 9 Sep TVNZ announces first group of Project Runway New Zealand designers

85 1 Sep Q + A - Sunday September 2

87 22 Aug Statement from TVNZ

89 14 Aug Project Runway New Zealand annouces stylish sponsors

91 12 Aug The Runway is almost ready, but who will mentor and judge our local designers?

93 4 Aug Q + A - Sunday August 5

95 28 Jul Q + A - Sunday 9:30pm on TVNZ 1

97 21 Jul Q + A - Sunday July 22

99 15 Jul SURVIVOR NEW ZEALAND: The final man bun joins the Jury

101 11 Jul THE WINNING COUPLE OF HEARTBREAK ISLAND IS……

103 8 Jul SURVIVOR NEW ZEALAND: The ‘Blindsider’ gets taken out

105 4 Jul FOUR BECOME THREE AS ANOTHER COUPLE TAKES A WALK ON THE HEARTBREAK ISLAND JETTY

107 2 Jul HEARTBREAK ISLAND SAYS GOODBYE TO ITS POWER COUPLE

109 30 Jun Q + A - Sunday July 1

111 27 Jun NO LOVE OR MONEY FOR GENNADY AND TAVITA

113 24 Jun SURVIVOR NEW ZEALAND: Castaway goes out fighting

115 23 Jun Q + A - Sunday June 24

117 18 Jun SHOCK ELIMINATION SEES HEARTBREAK ISLAND COUPLE BLINDSIDED

119 17 Jun TWO NEW SINGLES HEADED FOR HEARTBREAK ISLAND

121 13 Jun HEARTBREAK ISLAND WAVES GOODBYE TO ITS FIRST COUPLE

123 9 Jun Q + A - Sunday June 10

125 2 Jun Q +A - Sunday June 3

127 30 May TVNZ GETS FUN AND FLIRTY WITH HEARTBREAK ISLAND TITLE SEQUENCE

129 26 May HEIHEI GOES LIVE – BIGGEST INVESTMENT IN CHILDREN’S CONTENT TO DATE

131 21 May TVNZ SETS HEARTS RACING WITH HEARTBREAK ISLAND PROMO

133 20 May 16 SEXY SINGLES REVEALED FOR TVNZ’S HEARTBREAK ISLAND

135 18 May Heartbreak Island hooks up with Durex and KFC

137 13 May SURVIVOR NEW ZEALAND: Khangkhaw burns a Wildcard

139 10 May Coronation Street jumps ahead in primetime on TVNZ

141 6 May THE BAD SEED CASTING LINE-UP REVEALED

143 29 Apr SURVIVOR NEW ZEALAND: CHANI MUM SENT PACKING

145 22 Apr FIRST TO WIN AND FIRST OUT, THE SURPRISE BLINDSIDE JOSEFIEN DIDN’T SEE COMING

147 21 Apr Q + A - Sunday April 22

149 14 Apr 2018 Commonwealth Games Weekend Highlights - April 14 & 15

151 12 Apr 2018 Commonwealth Games Highlights Day 8 - April 12

153 11 Apr 2018 Commonwealth Games Highlights Day 7 - April 11

155 10 Apr 2018 Commonwealth Games Highlights Day 6 - April 10

157 7 Apr 2018 Commonwealth Games Weekend Highlights - April 7 and 8

159 5 Apr Mind Over Money With Nigel Latta gets personal for season two

161 29 Mar Appliance Shed Thai in for all new Survivor New Zealand

163 17 Mar Q + A - Sunday March 18

165 3 Mar Q + A - Sunday March 4

167 28 Feb TVNZ announces Gloriavale: The Return

169 19 Feb Jessica Mutch named as TVNZ’s new political editor

171 31 Jan Jeremy Wells and Hilary Barry to present Seven Sharp

173 17 Jan Project Runway New Zealand Casting Call Announcement

175 8 Dec Q + A - 10 December 2017

177 2 Dec Q + A - Sunday December 3

179 27 Nov TEAM WANAKA CROWNED MKR NZ CHAMPIONS

181 22 Nov TVNZ renews Formula E deal

183 13 Nov ELIMINATION 3 - MKR NZ\'S BROMANCE THIRD TO LEAVE THE COMPETITION

185 6 Nov ELIMINATION 2 - MKR NZ\'S ROTORUA BESTIES SENT PACKING

187 30 Oct ELIMINATION 1 - MKR NZ\'S youngest team sent packing in first elimination

189 21 Oct Q + A - Sunday October 22

191 17 Oct Scandi-New Zealand crime drama in the works

193 9 Oct FIRST TWO CASTAWAYS ANNOUNCED FOR SURVIVOR NEW ZEALAND SEASON 2

195 2 Oct My Kitchen Rules New Zealand back in 2018!

197 30 Sep Q + A - Sunday October 1

199 27 Sep Showcase 2017

201 21 Sep Final debate

203 16 Sep Q + A - Sunday September 17

205 9 Sep Q + A - Sunday September 10

207 7 Sep Para Sport Broadcast Deal

209 3 Sep Survivor New Zealand Back for Season Two

211 1 Sep Leaders Debate viewership

213 19 Aug Q + A - Sunday August 20

215 10 Aug 1 NEWS Vote 17

217 4 Aug ALL NEW WILL & GRACE COMING TO TVNZ AS PART OF NBCUNIVERSAL DEAL

219 22 Jul Q + A - Sunday July 23

221 8 Jul Q + A - Sunday July 9

223 5 Jul And The First Ever Winner of Survivor New Zealand is….

225 4 Jul Looking for love? Apply now for First Dates New Zealand!

227 3 Jul New Blood Web Series Winner Announced

229 2 Jul Q+A Sunday 2 July

231 24 Jun Q+A Sunday 25 June

233 15 Jun Plan A or Plan B? A path is chosen in the season finale of What Next?

235 13 Jun The future of New Zealand\'s economy is discussed in What Next?

237 11 Jun New Zealand discusses the future of technology in What Next?

239 10 Jun Q+A Sunday 11 June

241 4 Jun TVNZ ANNOUNCE SURVIVOR NEW ZEALAND LIVE FINAL

243 1 Jun Cast your vote for TVNZ’s newest web series

245 27 May Q + A - Sunday May 28

247 22 May Survivor\'s Shock Evacuation

249 14 May Second Survivor Eliminated from Survivor New Zealand

251 12 May What Next? Have your say on New Zealand\'s future

253 6 May Q + A - Sunday May 7

255 27 Apr Survivor New Zealand Contestants Announced

257 15 Apr Q + A -Sunday April 16

259 8 Apr Q + A -Sunday April 9

261 25 Mar Q + A - Sunday March 26

263 16 Jan TVNZ New Blood Web Series Opens

265 10 Dec Q + A - Sunday December 11

267 26 Nov Q + A - Sunday November 27

269 12 Nov Q + A - Sunday November 13

271 29 Oct Q + A - Sunday October 30

273 15 Oct Q + A - Sunday October 16

275 1 Oct Q + A - Sunday October 2

277 29 Sep TVNZ 2017: new content, new blood, new thinking

279 17 Sep Q + A - Sunday September 18

281 3 Sep Q+A Sunday 4th September

283 2 Sep TV ONE\'s Sunday Theatre brings key Kiwi moments to life

285 20 Aug Q + A - Sunday August 21

287 13 Aug Q + A - Sunday August 14

289 6 Aug Q + A - Sunday August 7

291 30 Jul Q + A - Sunday July 31

293 23 Jul Q + A - Sunday July 24

295 9 Jul Q + A - Sunday July 10

297 1 Jul Carolyn Robinson joins Seven Sharp

299 18 Jun Q + A - Sunday June 19

301 4 Jun Q + A - Sunday June 5

303 21 May Q + A - Sunday May 22

305 14 May Q + A - Sunday May 15

307 9 May NZ newsrooms work together on Panama Papers investigation

309 30 Apr Q + A - Sunday May 1

311 20 Apr APRC - DUKE announce

313 18 Apr AMENDMENT - OUR FIRST HOME’S WOTTON FAMILY PIP ROUGHANS TO THE POST

315 17 Apr SOLD! SUCCESS AT AUCTION FOR OUR FIRST HOME’S WOTTON FAMILY

317 6 Apr Ready for Rio: most extensive free-to-air broadcast coverage of a Paralympic Games on its way

319 29 Mar PROPERTIES FROM TV ONE’S OUR FIRST HOME HIT THE MARKET

321 19 Mar Q + A - Sunday March 20

323 9 Mar SINGLE AND READY TO MINGLE? INTERNATIONAL HIT, FIRST DATES COMES TO TV2

325 3 Mar ONE News launches Kiwimeter

327 1 Mar DUKE SCORES LIVE NBA GAMES

329 18 Feb First look: New Zealand’s newest online and free to view entertainment destination

331 24 Jan OUR FIRST HOME RETURNS TO TV ONE - BUT THIS TIME, THE KIDS ARE IN CHARGE!

333 22 Dec The X-Files, The Simpsons and Family Guy are all coming to TV2 in 2016

335 14 Dec Tofu Tragedy Sends Mighty Waikato Packing

337 7 Dec Consistent Canterbury Couple Eliminated For Yet Another Lamb Let Down

339 28 Nov Q + A - Sunday November 29

341 23 Nov GOODBYE TO MKR NZ\'S MANAWATU SISTERS AND AUCKLAND GATECRASHERS

343 16 Nov MKR NZ Frontrunners Sent Home in a Shocking Elimination

345 10 Nov City Sisters Sent Packing

347 31 Oct Q + A - Sunday November 1

349 24 Oct Q + A - Sunday October 25

351 17 Oct Q + A - Sunday October 18

353 3 Oct Q + A - Sunday October 4

355 19 Sep Q + A - Sunday September 20

357 16 Sep TVNZ 2016 - Best of Local, Best of Global

359 11 Sep Home for Christmas: Coca-Cola Christmas in the Park returns to TVNZ

361 5 Sep Q+A - Sunday September 6

363 27 Aug Media Release: TVNZ bringing live PGA, LPGA and European Tour golf to Freeview this Friday.

365 15 Aug Q+A - Sunday August 16

367 1 Aug Q+A - Sunday August 2