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

2 18 Jun Celebrity Treasure Island: A weatherman, Bachelorette and rugby star heading to Fiji

4 16 Jun Matt Chisholm and Bree Tomasel to host Celebrity Treasure Island in Fiji

6 9 Jun Hayley Sproull, Urzila Carlson and Vaughan Smith are bringing local comedy to TVNZ 2!

8 27 May Q + A - Monday May 27

10 20 May Q + A - Monday May 20

12 6 May Q + A - Monday May 6

14 18 Apr New hosts for Q+A and Breakfast

16 11 Apr Heartbreak Island: love conquers all in the finale!

18 1 Apr Q + A - Monday April 1

20 18 Mar Q + A - Monday March 18

22 4 Mar Q + A - Monday March 4

24 25 Feb Q + A - Monday February 25

26 3 Feb Heartbreak Island cast announced for season two!

28 18 Dec Timaru teen bakes her way to show-stopping victory

30 15 Dec Q + A - Sunday December 16

32 9 Dec Nominate New Zealand’s Best Local Restaurant

34 6 Dec Melissa Stokes to front 1 NEWS at Six Weekends

36 24 Nov Q+A - Sunday November 25

38 17 Nov Q + A - Sunday November 18

40 10 Nov Q + A - Sunday November 11

42 27 Oct Q + A - Sunday October 28

44 23 Oct The Great Kiwi Bake Off: Caramel Calamity Sends Aucklander Ana Home

46 20 Oct Q + A - Sunday October 21

48 16 Oct New Blood – We have a winner!

50 13 Oct Q + A - Sunday October 14

52 6 Oct Q + A - Sunday October 7

54 1 Oct Project Runway New Zealand: Ka kite anō to the first designer

56 27 Sep Bake Off is coming! 12 Kiwi bakers enter the tent

58 23 Sep Introducing...the six new teams ready to ring the doorbell on My Kitchen Rules New Zealand

60 17 Sep New Blood Web Series Competition – now it’s your turn to choose!

62 16 Sep Project Runway New Zealand final designers sew ready for competition

64 9 Sep TVNZ announces first group of Project Runway New Zealand designers

66 1 Sep Q + A - Sunday September 2

68 22 Aug Statement from TVNZ

70 14 Aug Project Runway New Zealand annouces stylish sponsors

72 12 Aug The Runway is almost ready, but who will mentor and judge our local designers?

74 4 Aug Q + A - Sunday August 5

76 28 Jul Q + A - Sunday 9:30pm on TVNZ 1

78 21 Jul Q + A - Sunday July 22

80 15 Jul SURVIVOR NEW ZEALAND: The final man bun joins the Jury

82 11 Jul THE WINNING COUPLE OF HEARTBREAK ISLAND IS……

84 8 Jul SURVIVOR NEW ZEALAND: The ‘Blindsider’ gets taken out

86 4 Jul FOUR BECOME THREE AS ANOTHER COUPLE TAKES A WALK ON THE HEARTBREAK ISLAND JETTY

88 2 Jul HEARTBREAK ISLAND SAYS GOODBYE TO ITS POWER COUPLE

90 30 Jun Q + A - Sunday July 1

92 27 Jun NO LOVE OR MONEY FOR GENNADY AND TAVITA

94 24 Jun SURVIVOR NEW ZEALAND: Castaway goes out fighting

96 23 Jun Q + A - Sunday June 24

98 18 Jun SHOCK ELIMINATION SEES HEARTBREAK ISLAND COUPLE BLINDSIDED

100 17 Jun TWO NEW SINGLES HEADED FOR HEARTBREAK ISLAND

102 13 Jun HEARTBREAK ISLAND WAVES GOODBYE TO ITS FIRST COUPLE

104 9 Jun Q + A - Sunday June 10

106 2 Jun Q +A - Sunday June 3

108 30 May TVNZ GETS FUN AND FLIRTY WITH HEARTBREAK ISLAND TITLE SEQUENCE

110 26 May HEIHEI GOES LIVE – BIGGEST INVESTMENT IN CHILDREN’S CONTENT TO DATE

112 21 May TVNZ SETS HEARTS RACING WITH HEARTBREAK ISLAND PROMO

114 20 May 16 SEXY SINGLES REVEALED FOR TVNZ’S HEARTBREAK ISLAND

116 18 May Heartbreak Island hooks up with Durex and KFC

118 13 May SURVIVOR NEW ZEALAND: Khangkhaw burns a Wildcard

120 10 May Coronation Street jumps ahead in primetime on TVNZ

122 6 May THE BAD SEED CASTING LINE-UP REVEALED

124 29 Apr SURVIVOR NEW ZEALAND: CHANI MUM SENT PACKING

126 22 Apr FIRST TO WIN AND FIRST OUT, THE SURPRISE BLINDSIDE JOSEFIEN DIDN’T SEE COMING

128 21 Apr Q + A - Sunday April 22

130 14 Apr 2018 Commonwealth Games Weekend Highlights - April 14 & 15

132 12 Apr 2018 Commonwealth Games Highlights Day 8 - April 12

134 11 Apr 2018 Commonwealth Games Highlights Day 7 - April 11

136 10 Apr 2018 Commonwealth Games Highlights Day 6 - April 10

138 7 Apr 2018 Commonwealth Games Weekend Highlights - April 7 and 8

140 5 Apr Mind Over Money With Nigel Latta gets personal for season two

142 29 Mar Appliance Shed Thai in for all new Survivor New Zealand

144 17 Mar Q + A - Sunday March 18

146 3 Mar Q + A - Sunday March 4

148 28 Feb TVNZ announces Gloriavale: The Return

150 19 Feb Jessica Mutch named as TVNZ’s new political editor

152 31 Jan Jeremy Wells and Hilary Barry to present Seven Sharp

154 17 Jan Project Runway New Zealand Casting Call Announcement

156 8 Dec Q + A - 10 December 2017

158 2 Dec Q + A - Sunday December 3

160 27 Nov TEAM WANAKA CROWNED MKR NZ CHAMPIONS

162 22 Nov TVNZ renews Formula E deal

164 13 Nov ELIMINATION 3 - MKR NZ\'S BROMANCE THIRD TO LEAVE THE COMPETITION

166 6 Nov ELIMINATION 2 - MKR NZ\'S ROTORUA BESTIES SENT PACKING

168 30 Oct ELIMINATION 1 - MKR NZ\'S youngest team sent packing in first elimination

170 21 Oct Q + A - Sunday October 22

172 17 Oct Scandi-New Zealand crime drama in the works

174 9 Oct FIRST TWO CASTAWAYS ANNOUNCED FOR SURVIVOR NEW ZEALAND SEASON 2

176 2 Oct My Kitchen Rules New Zealand back in 2018!

178 30 Sep Q + A - Sunday October 1

180 27 Sep Showcase 2017

182 21 Sep Final debate

184 16 Sep Q + A - Sunday September 17

186 9 Sep Q + A - Sunday September 10

188 7 Sep Para Sport Broadcast Deal

190 3 Sep Survivor New Zealand Back for Season Two

192 1 Sep Leaders Debate viewership

194 19 Aug Q + A - Sunday August 20

196 10 Aug 1 NEWS Vote 17

198 4 Aug ALL NEW WILL & GRACE COMING TO TVNZ AS PART OF NBCUNIVERSAL DEAL

200 22 Jul Q + A - Sunday July 23

202 8 Jul Q + A - Sunday July 9

204 5 Jul And The First Ever Winner of Survivor New Zealand is….

206 4 Jul Looking for love? Apply now for First Dates New Zealand!

208 3 Jul New Blood Web Series Winner Announced

210 2 Jul Q+A Sunday 2 July

212 24 Jun Q+A Sunday 25 June

214 15 Jun Plan A or Plan B? A path is chosen in the season finale of What Next?

216 13 Jun The future of New Zealand\'s economy is discussed in What Next?

218 11 Jun New Zealand discusses the future of technology in What Next?

220 10 Jun Q+A Sunday 11 June

222 4 Jun TVNZ ANNOUNCE SURVIVOR NEW ZEALAND LIVE FINAL

224 1 Jun Cast your vote for TVNZ’s newest web series

226 27 May Q + A - Sunday May 28

228 22 May Survivor\'s Shock Evacuation

230 14 May Second Survivor Eliminated from Survivor New Zealand

232 12 May What Next? Have your say on New Zealand\'s future

234 6 May Q + A - Sunday May 7

236 27 Apr Survivor New Zealand Contestants Announced

238 15 Apr Q + A -Sunday April 16

240 8 Apr Q + A -Sunday April 9

242 25 Mar Q + A - Sunday March 26

244 16 Jan TVNZ New Blood Web Series Opens

246 10 Dec Q + A - Sunday December 11

248 26 Nov Q + A - Sunday November 27

250 12 Nov Q + A - Sunday November 13

252 29 Oct Q + A - Sunday October 30

254 15 Oct Q + A - Sunday October 16

256 1 Oct Q + A - Sunday October 2

258 29 Sep TVNZ 2017: new content, new blood, new thinking

260 17 Sep Q + A - Sunday September 18

262 3 Sep Q+A Sunday 4th September

264 2 Sep TV ONE\'s Sunday Theatre brings key Kiwi moments to life

266 20 Aug Q + A - Sunday August 21

268 13 Aug Q + A - Sunday August 14

270 6 Aug Q + A - Sunday August 7

272 30 Jul Q + A - Sunday July 31

274 23 Jul Q + A - Sunday July 24

276 9 Jul Q + A - Sunday July 10

278 1 Jul Carolyn Robinson joins Seven Sharp

280 18 Jun Q + A - Sunday June 19

282 4 Jun Q + A - Sunday June 5

284 21 May Q + A - Sunday May 22

286 14 May Q + A - Sunday May 15

288 9 May NZ newsrooms work together on Panama Papers investigation

290 30 Apr Q + A - Sunday May 1

292 20 Apr APRC - DUKE announce

294 18 Apr AMENDMENT - OUR FIRST HOME’S WOTTON FAMILY PIP ROUGHANS TO THE POST

296 17 Apr SOLD! SUCCESS AT AUCTION FOR OUR FIRST HOME’S WOTTON FAMILY

298 6 Apr Ready for Rio: most extensive free-to-air broadcast coverage of a Paralympic Games on its way

300 29 Mar PROPERTIES FROM TV ONE’S OUR FIRST HOME HIT THE MARKET

302 19 Mar Q + A - Sunday March 20

304 9 Mar SINGLE AND READY TO MINGLE? INTERNATIONAL HIT, FIRST DATES COMES TO TV2

306 3 Mar ONE News launches Kiwimeter

308 1 Mar DUKE SCORES LIVE NBA GAMES

310 18 Feb First look: New Zealand’s newest online and free to view entertainment destination

312 24 Jan OUR FIRST HOME RETURNS TO TV ONE - BUT THIS TIME, THE KIDS ARE IN CHARGE!

314 22 Dec The X-Files, The Simpsons and Family Guy are all coming to TV2 in 2016

316 14 Dec Tofu Tragedy Sends Mighty Waikato Packing

318 7 Dec Consistent Canterbury Couple Eliminated For Yet Another Lamb Let Down

320 28 Nov Q + A - Sunday November 29

322 23 Nov GOODBYE TO MKR NZ\'S MANAWATU SISTERS AND AUCKLAND GATECRASHERS

324 16 Nov MKR NZ Frontrunners Sent Home in a Shocking Elimination

326 10 Nov City Sisters Sent Packing

328 31 Oct Q + A - Sunday November 1

330 24 Oct Q + A - Sunday October 25

332 17 Oct Q + A - Sunday October 18

334 3 Oct Q + A - Sunday October 4

336 19 Sep Q + A - Sunday September 20

338 16 Sep TVNZ 2016 - Best of Local, Best of Global

340 11 Sep Home for Christmas: Coca-Cola Christmas in the Park returns to TVNZ

342 5 Sep Q+A - Sunday September 6

344 27 Aug Media Release: TVNZ bringing live PGA, LPGA and European Tour golf to Freeview this Friday.

346 15 Aug Q+A - Sunday August 16

348 1 Aug Q+A - Sunday August 2

1 19 Jun Celebrity Treasure Island: An actor, singer and radio star join the line-up

3 17 Jun Q + A - Monday June 17

5 10 Jun Q + A - Monday June 10

7 31 May TVNZ Forecast: reseach shows taking a single view of millennials is misguided

9 23 May Captions arrive on HEIHEI

11 16 May TVNZ appoints Future Director Aliesha Staples

13 29 Apr Q + A - Monday April 29

15 15 Apr Q + A - Monday April 15

17 8 Apr Q + A - Monday April 8

19 25 Mar Q + A - Monday March 25

21 8 Mar Melodie Robinson appointed GM Sport & Events

23 4 Mar Re: News website launched

25 18 Feb Q + A - Monday February 18

27 20 Dec Jenny Suo to front 1 NEWS Tonight

29 17 Dec Auckland designer sews himself to victory

31 9 Dec Father Daughter Duo Liam & Eden Crowned MKR NZ 2018 Winners

33 8 Dec Q + A - Sunday December 9

35 1 Dec Q + A - Sunday December 2

37 22 Nov TVNZ WINS BIG AT TV AWARDS

39 11 Nov Pack your wigs, nails and feather boas – the dragstars are here!

41 3 Nov Q + A - Sunday November 4

43 24 Oct Local heroes – TVNZ bringing the best of New Zealand to screen

45 22 Oct Challenge out of league for rugby-boy Massey:

47 16 Oct THE GREAT KIWI BAKE OFF: JOURNEY SHORT BUT SWEET FOR TAURANGA DIETICIAN

49 15 Oct Project Runway New Zealand: another designer packs their bags

51 8 Oct Project Runway New Zealand – It’s not the end for me, just a new beginning!

53 2 Oct HOMEmade upsizes - with new sponsors on board to help build dream spaces

55 29 Sep Q + A - Sunday September 30

57 25 Sep Sponsors provide the icing on the cake for Great Kiwi Bake Off

59 22 Sep Q + A - Sunday September 23

61 16 Sep TVNZ opens up closed captioning for streamers - as growing numbers of NZers watch with words

63 15 Sep Q + A - Sunday September 16

65 8 Sep Q + A - Sunday September 9

67 25 Aug Q + A - Sunday August 26

69 18 Aug Q + A - Sunday August 19

71 13 Aug TVNZ LOOKING FOR COUPLES FOR NEW HOME RENOVATION SHOW

73 11 Aug Q + A - Sunday August 12

75 29 Jul Survivor New Zealand: LIBRARIAN BECOMES 2018 SOLE SURVIVOR

77 22 Jul Survivor New Zealand: And Then There Were Three

79 16 Jul The Doctor is coming…. Back to TVNZ

81 14 Jul Q + A - Sunday July 15

83 10 Jul Cue the harp, another couple leaves Heartbreak Island

85 7 Jul Q + A - Sunday July 8

87 4 Jul HOSTS AND JUDGES HEAD TO THE TENT FOR THE GREAT KIWI BAKE OFF

89 1 Jul SURVIVOR NEW ZEALAND: Emotional plea at Tribal Council not enough to save a Castaway

91 29 Jun Marvellous news

93 25 Jun FOUR IN, FOUR OUT IN HEARTBREAK ISLAND DOUBLE ELIMINATION

95 24 Jun FOUR NEW SINGLES READY TO MINGLE ON HEARTBREAK ISLAND

97 20 Jun STRATEGY COMES INTO PLAY AS HEARTBREAK ISLAND COUPLE SENT PACKING

99 17 Jun SURVIVOR NEW ZEALAND: The ‘tight five’ turn on each other

101 16 Jun Q + A - Sunday June 17

103 10 Jun SURVIVOR NEW ZEALAND: Waikato Farmer Makes First Jury Member

105 3 Jun SURVIVOR NEW ZEALAND: A medevac, a forfeit, a failed-attempt and a blindside

107 31 May TVNZ to push the boat out with America’s Cup coverage

109 27 May SURVIVOR NEW ZEALAND: Real-life Survivor Sent Home

111 26 May Q + A - Sunday May 27

113 20 May SURVIVOR NEW ZEALAND: First Idol Play Backfires For Old Chani

115 19 May Q + A - Sunday May 20

117 15 May TVNZ powers up primetime political coverage

119 12 May Q + A - Sunday May 13

121 6 May Survivor New Zealand: Another Chani Bites the Dust

123 5 May Q + A - Sunday May 6

125 28 Apr Q + A - Sunday April 29

127 22 Apr CAST ANNOUNCED FOR TVNZ’S BLACK COMEDY SERIES "FRESH EGGS"

129 16 Apr TVNZ New Blood Web Series Competition

131 13 Apr 2018 Commonwealth Games Highlights Day 9 - April 13

133 12 Apr TVNZ announces the 18 Kiwi castaways to compete in Survivor New Zealand season 2

135 10 Apr BAKING NEWS: TVNZ ANNOUNCES THE GREAT KIWI BAKE OFF

137 9 Apr 2018 Commonwealth Games Highlights Day 5 - April 9

139 6 Apr 2018 Commonwealth Games Highlights Day 2 - April 6

141 5 Apr 2018 Commonwealth Games Day One Highlights - April 5

143 24 Mar Q + A - Sunday March 25

145 10 Mar Q + A - Sunday March 11

147 1 Mar Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games coverage

149 25 Feb KIWI TEAMS REVEALED FOR TVNZ’S AUSTRALIAN SPARTAN

151 11 Feb GEORGIA FOWLER CONFIRMED FOR PROJECT RUNWAY NEW ZEALAND

153 19 Jan Behind the scenes of 1 NEWS’ new look studio

155 14 Dec Toni Street and Mike Hosking to leave Seven Sharp

157 3 Dec MATILDA RICE AND MARK DYE TO HOST TVNZ\'S HEARTBREAK ISLAND

159 27 Nov TEAM WANAKA CROWNED MKR NZ CHAMPIONS

161 25 Nov Q + A - Sunday November 26

163 18 Nov Q + A - Sunday November 19

165 11 Nov Q + A - Sunday November 12

167 4 Nov Q + A - Sunday November 5

169 28 Oct Q + A - Sunday October 29

171 20 Oct Politics 19 October

173 14 Oct Q + A - Sunday October 15

175 7 Oct Q + A - Sunday October 8

177 1 Oct KIWIS WANTED FOR ULTIMATE TRANS-TASMAN TEAM CHALLENGE SERIES

179 27 Sep Love AND Money? Apply Now for Heartbreak Island

181 23 Sep Q + A - Sunday September 24

183 18 Sep NZSL Debate

185 10 Sep TEAMS REVEALED FOR TVNZ\'S MY KITCHEN RULES NEW ZEALAND

187 7 Sep Multi Party Debate

189 5 Sep New Blood Goes Live

191 2 Sep Q + A - Sunday September 3

193 26 Aug Q + A - Sunday August 27

195 12 Aug Q + A - Sunday August 13

197 5 Aug Q + A - Sunday August 6

199 29 Jul Q + A - Sunday July 30

201 15 Jul Q + A - Sunday July 16

203 5 Jul *Amendment* And The First Ever Winner of Survivor New Zealand is….

205 4 Jul New Zealand’s First Sole Survivor – All Will Be Revealed

207 3 Jul Jak FM Over And Out

209 2 Jul Shay\'s Survivor Days Are Over

211 26 Jun TVNZ Streaming Ahead

213 18 Jun SECOND JURY MEMBER FOR SURVIVOR NEW ZEALAND

215 14 Jun The future of the Kiwi lifestyle is discussed in What Next?

217 12 Jun What Next? looks at the future of our environment

219 11 Jun Brutal Betrayal Puts First Survivor On The Jury

221 4 Jun TINY DANCER SASHAYS AWAY

223 3 Jun Q+A Sunday 4 June

225 28 May Survivor New Zealand - No Room For Nice Girls

227 26 May New Zealand loves Shortland Street

229 21 May SPOILERS – Survivor New Zealand Third Elimination

231 13 May Q + A - Sunday May 14

233 7 May Survivor Superfan Sent Packing

235 29 Apr Q + A - Sunday April 30

237 22 Apr Q + A - Sunday April 23

239 13 Apr Nigel Latta and John Campbell to host TVNZ\'s What Next?

241 1 Apr Q + A - Sunday April 2nd

243 18 Mar Q + A - Sunday March 19

245 11 Jan Matt McLean joins Breakfast

247 3 Dec Q + A - Sunday December 4

249 19 Nov Q + A - Sunday November 20

251 5 Nov Q + A - Sunday November 6

253 22 Oct Q + A - Sunday October 23

255 8 Oct Q + A - Sunday October 9

257 29 Sep PETE EVANS AND MANU FEILDEL TO HOST NEW SERIES OF MKR NZ

259 24 Sep Q + A - Sunday September 25

261 10 Sep Q+A Sunday 11th September

263 2 Sep TVNZ completes building refurbishment

265 27 Aug Q + A - Sunday August 28

267 18 Aug Hilary and Jack join TV ONE’s Breakfast

269 11 Aug TVNZ Kicks Off Paralympics Campaign

271 1 Aug Three All-Rounders Deliver Short & Wide

273 24 Jul Hawkes Bay teacher takes the Mastermind throne

275 16 Jul Q + A - Sunday July 17

277 2 Jul Q + A - Sunday July 3

279 25 Jun Q + A - Sunday June 26

281 11 Jun Q + A - Sunday June 12

283 28 May Q + A - Sunday May 29

285 16 May Survivor New Zealand host announced

287 13 May TVNZ appoints interim Australian ad reps

289 7 May Q + A - Sunday May 8

291 23 Apr Q + A - Sunday April 24

293 19 Apr WOTTON FAMILY COME OUT ON TOP ON OUR FIRST HOME

295 18 Apr OUR FIRST HOME’S WOTTON FAMILY PIP ROUGHANS TO THE POST

297 9 Apr Q + A - Sunday April 9

299 2 Apr Q + A - Sunday April 3

301 26 Mar Q + A - Sunday March 27

303 12 Mar Q + A - Sunday March 13

305 7 Mar TVNZ OnDemand Hits One Million Milestone

307 2 Mar You\'re Back In The Room

309 24 Feb SURVIVOR NEW ZEALAND IS COMING TO TV2

311 7 Feb DIRTY LAUNDRY CAST ANNOUNCED

313 22 Jan TVNZ to launch new male-skewed entertainment channel

315 15 Dec Ultimate Gatecrashers Take The MKR Title And $100,000

317 8 Dec Playing it Safe Costs Hawkes Bay Couple Spot in Grand Final

319 1 Dec OTAGO AND PALMY NEXT TO GO ON MKR NZ

321 26 Nov TVNZ to screen Super Bowl 50 LIVE on TV ONE

323 21 Nov Q + A - Sunday November 22

325 14 Nov Q + A - Sunday November 15

327 7 Nov Q + A - Sunday November 8

329 26 Oct First Elimination of MKR NZ 2015 (SPOILER ALERT)

331 23 Oct Start your engines; Formula E is racing in to TVNZ

333 10 Oct Q+A - Sunday October 11

335 26 Sep Q + A - Sunday September 27

337 18 Sep Nadine Chalmers-Ross to host Breakfast

339 12 Sep Q+A - Sunday September 13

341 9 Sep Media Release: TVNZ bringing the AFL to Kiwi homes

343 29 Aug Q+A - Sunday August 30

345 22 Aug Q+A - Sunday August 23

347 8 Aug Q+A - Sunday August 9