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

2 8 Dec Q + A - Sunday December 9

4 1 Dec Q + A - Sunday December 2

6 22 Nov TVNZ WINS BIG AT TV AWARDS

8 11 Nov Pack your wigs, nails and feather boas – the dragstars are here!

10 3 Nov Q + A - Sunday November 4

12 24 Oct Local heroes – TVNZ bringing the best of New Zealand to screen

14 22 Oct Challenge out of league for rugby-boy Massey:

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

18 15 Oct Project Runway New Zealand: another designer packs their bags

20 8 Oct Project Runway New Zealand – It’s not the end for me, just a new beginning!

22 2 Oct HOMEmade upsizes - with new sponsors on board to help build dream spaces

24 29 Sep Q + A - Sunday September 30

26 25 Sep Sponsors provide the icing on the cake for Great Kiwi Bake Off

28 22 Sep Q + A - Sunday September 23

30 16 Sep TVNZ opens up closed captioning for streamers - as growing numbers of NZers watch with words

32 15 Sep Q + A - Sunday September 16

34 8 Sep Q + A - Sunday September 9

36 25 Aug Q + A - Sunday August 26

38 18 Aug Q + A - Sunday August 19

40 13 Aug TVNZ LOOKING FOR COUPLES FOR NEW HOME RENOVATION SHOW

42 11 Aug Q + A - Sunday August 12

44 29 Jul Survivor New Zealand: LIBRARIAN BECOMES 2018 SOLE SURVIVOR

46 22 Jul Survivor New Zealand: And Then There Were Three

48 16 Jul The Doctor is coming…. Back to TVNZ

50 14 Jul Q + A - Sunday July 15

52 10 Jul Cue the harp, another couple leaves Heartbreak Island

54 7 Jul Q + A - Sunday July 8

56 4 Jul HOSTS AND JUDGES HEAD TO THE TENT FOR THE GREAT KIWI BAKE OFF

58 1 Jul SURVIVOR NEW ZEALAND: Emotional plea at Tribal Council not enough to save a Castaway

60 29 Jun Marvellous news

62 25 Jun FOUR IN, FOUR OUT IN HEARTBREAK ISLAND DOUBLE ELIMINATION

64 24 Jun FOUR NEW SINGLES READY TO MINGLE ON HEARTBREAK ISLAND

66 20 Jun STRATEGY COMES INTO PLAY AS HEARTBREAK ISLAND COUPLE SENT PACKING

68 17 Jun SURVIVOR NEW ZEALAND: The ‘tight five’ turn on each other

70 16 Jun Q + A - Sunday June 17

72 10 Jun SURVIVOR NEW ZEALAND: Waikato Farmer Makes First Jury Member

74 3 Jun SURVIVOR NEW ZEALAND: A medevac, a forfeit, a failed-attempt and a blindside

76 31 May TVNZ to push the boat out with America’s Cup coverage

78 27 May SURVIVOR NEW ZEALAND: Real-life Survivor Sent Home

80 26 May Q + A - Sunday May 27

82 20 May SURVIVOR NEW ZEALAND: First Idol Play Backfires For Old Chani

84 19 May Q + A - Sunday May 20

86 15 May TVNZ powers up primetime political coverage

88 12 May Q + A - Sunday May 13

90 6 May Survivor New Zealand: Another Chani Bites the Dust

92 5 May Q + A - Sunday May 6

94 28 Apr Q + A - Sunday April 29

96 22 Apr CAST ANNOUNCED FOR TVNZ’S BLACK COMEDY SERIES "FRESH EGGS"

98 16 Apr TVNZ New Blood Web Series Competition

100 13 Apr 2018 Commonwealth Games Highlights Day 9 - April 13

102 12 Apr TVNZ announces the 18 Kiwi castaways to compete in Survivor New Zealand season 2

104 10 Apr BAKING NEWS: TVNZ ANNOUNCES THE GREAT KIWI BAKE OFF

106 9 Apr 2018 Commonwealth Games Highlights Day 5 - April 9

108 6 Apr 2018 Commonwealth Games Highlights Day 2 - April 6

110 5 Apr 2018 Commonwealth Games Day One Highlights - April 5

112 24 Mar Q + A - Sunday March 25

114 10 Mar Q + A - Sunday March 11

116 1 Mar Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games coverage

118 25 Feb KIWI TEAMS REVEALED FOR TVNZ’S AUSTRALIAN SPARTAN

120 11 Feb GEORGIA FOWLER CONFIRMED FOR PROJECT RUNWAY NEW ZEALAND

122 19 Jan Behind the scenes of 1 NEWS’ new look studio

124 14 Dec Toni Street and Mike Hosking to leave Seven Sharp

126 3 Dec MATILDA RICE AND MARK DYE TO HOST TVNZ\'S HEARTBREAK ISLAND

128 27 Nov TEAM WANAKA CROWNED MKR NZ CHAMPIONS

130 25 Nov Q + A - Sunday November 26

132 18 Nov Q + A - Sunday November 19

134 11 Nov Q + A - Sunday November 12

136 4 Nov Q + A - Sunday November 5

138 28 Oct Q + A - Sunday October 29

140 20 Oct Politics 19 October

142 14 Oct Q + A - Sunday October 15

144 7 Oct Q + A - Sunday October 8

146 1 Oct KIWIS WANTED FOR ULTIMATE TRANS-TASMAN TEAM CHALLENGE SERIES

148 27 Sep Love AND Money? Apply Now for Heartbreak Island

150 23 Sep Q + A - Sunday September 24

152 18 Sep NZSL Debate

154 10 Sep TEAMS REVEALED FOR TVNZ\'S MY KITCHEN RULES NEW ZEALAND

156 7 Sep Multi Party Debate

158 5 Sep New Blood Goes Live

160 2 Sep Q + A - Sunday September 3

162 26 Aug Q + A - Sunday August 27

164 12 Aug Q + A - Sunday August 13

166 5 Aug Q + A - Sunday August 6

168 29 Jul Q + A - Sunday July 30

170 15 Jul Q + A - Sunday July 16

172 5 Jul *Amendment* And The First Ever Winner of Survivor New Zealand is….

174 4 Jul New Zealand’s First Sole Survivor – All Will Be Revealed

176 3 Jul Jak FM Over And Out

178 2 Jul Shay\'s Survivor Days Are Over

180 26 Jun TVNZ Streaming Ahead

182 18 Jun SECOND JURY MEMBER FOR SURVIVOR NEW ZEALAND

184 14 Jun The future of the Kiwi lifestyle is discussed in What Next?

186 12 Jun What Next? looks at the future of our environment

188 11 Jun Brutal Betrayal Puts First Survivor On The Jury

190 4 Jun TINY DANCER SASHAYS AWAY

192 3 Jun Q+A Sunday 4 June

194 28 May Survivor New Zealand - No Room For Nice Girls

196 26 May New Zealand loves Shortland Street

198 21 May SPOILERS – Survivor New Zealand Third Elimination

200 13 May Q + A - Sunday May 14

202 7 May Survivor Superfan Sent Packing

204 29 Apr Q + A - Sunday April 30

206 22 Apr Q + A - Sunday April 23

208 13 Apr Nigel Latta and John Campbell to host TVNZ\'s What Next?

210 1 Apr Q + A - Sunday April 2nd

212 18 Mar Q + A - Sunday March 19

214 11 Jan Matt McLean joins Breakfast

216 3 Dec Q + A - Sunday December 4

218 19 Nov Q + A - Sunday November 20

220 5 Nov Q + A - Sunday November 6

222 22 Oct Q + A - Sunday October 23

224 8 Oct Q + A - Sunday October 9

226 29 Sep PETE EVANS AND MANU FEILDEL TO HOST NEW SERIES OF MKR NZ

228 24 Sep Q + A - Sunday September 25

230 10 Sep Q+A Sunday 11th September

232 2 Sep TVNZ completes building refurbishment

234 27 Aug Q + A - Sunday August 28

236 18 Aug Hilary and Jack join TV ONE’s Breakfast

238 11 Aug TVNZ Kicks Off Paralympics Campaign

240 1 Aug Three All-Rounders Deliver Short & Wide

242 24 Jul Hawkes Bay teacher takes the Mastermind throne

244 16 Jul Q + A - Sunday July 17

246 2 Jul Q + A - Sunday July 3

248 25 Jun Q + A - Sunday June 26

250 11 Jun Q + A - Sunday June 12

252 28 May Q + A - Sunday May 29

254 16 May Survivor New Zealand host announced

256 13 May TVNZ appoints interim Australian ad reps

258 7 May Q + A - Sunday May 8

260 23 Apr Q + A - Sunday April 24

262 19 Apr WOTTON FAMILY COME OUT ON TOP ON OUR FIRST HOME

264 18 Apr OUR FIRST HOME’S WOTTON FAMILY PIP ROUGHANS TO THE POST

266 9 Apr Q + A - Sunday April 9

268 2 Apr Q + A - Sunday April 3

270 26 Mar Q + A - Sunday March 27

272 12 Mar Q + A - Sunday March 13

274 7 Mar TVNZ OnDemand Hits One Million Milestone

276 2 Mar You\'re Back In The Room

278 24 Feb SURVIVOR NEW ZEALAND IS COMING TO TV2

280 7 Feb DIRTY LAUNDRY CAST ANNOUNCED

282 22 Jan TVNZ to launch new male-skewed entertainment channel

284 15 Dec Ultimate Gatecrashers Take The MKR Title And $100,000

286 8 Dec Playing it Safe Costs Hawkes Bay Couple Spot in Grand Final

288 1 Dec OTAGO AND PALMY NEXT TO GO ON MKR NZ

290 26 Nov TVNZ to screen Super Bowl 50 LIVE on TV ONE

292 21 Nov Q + A - Sunday November 22

294 14 Nov Q + A - Sunday November 15

296 7 Nov Q + A - Sunday November 8

298 26 Oct First Elimination of MKR NZ 2015 (SPOILER ALERT)

300 23 Oct Start your engines; Formula E is racing in to TVNZ

302 10 Oct Q+A - Sunday October 11

304 26 Sep Q + A - Sunday September 27

306 18 Sep Nadine Chalmers-Ross to host Breakfast

308 12 Sep Q+A - Sunday September 13

310 9 Sep Media Release: TVNZ bringing the AFL to Kiwi homes

312 29 Aug Q+A - Sunday August 30

314 22 Aug Q+A - Sunday August 23

316 8 Aug Q+A - Sunday August 9

1 9 Dec Nominate New Zealand’s Best Local Restaurant

3 6 Dec Melissa Stokes to front 1 NEWS at Six Weekends

5 24 Nov Q+A - Sunday November 25

7 17 Nov Q + A - Sunday November 18

9 10 Nov Q + A - Sunday November 11

11 27 Oct Q + A - Sunday October 28

13 23 Oct The Great Kiwi Bake Off: Caramel Calamity Sends Aucklander Ana Home

15 20 Oct Q + A - Sunday October 21

17 16 Oct New Blood – We have a winner!

19 13 Oct Q + A - Sunday October 14

21 6 Oct Q + A - Sunday October 7

23 1 Oct Project Runway New Zealand: Ka kite anō to the first designer

25 27 Sep Bake Off is coming! 12 Kiwi bakers enter the tent

27 23 Sep Introducing...the six new teams ready to ring the doorbell on My Kitchen Rules New Zealand

29 17 Sep New Blood Web Series Competition – now it’s your turn to choose!

31 16 Sep Project Runway New Zealand final designers sew ready for competition

33 9 Sep TVNZ announces first group of Project Runway New Zealand designers

35 1 Sep Q + A - Sunday September 2

37 22 Aug Statement from TVNZ

39 14 Aug Project Runway New Zealand annouces stylish sponsors

41 12 Aug The Runway is almost ready, but who will mentor and judge our local designers?

43 4 Aug Q + A - Sunday August 5

45 28 Jul Q + A - Sunday 9:30pm on TVNZ 1

47 21 Jul Q + A - Sunday July 22

49 15 Jul SURVIVOR NEW ZEALAND: The final man bun joins the Jury

51 11 Jul THE WINNING COUPLE OF HEARTBREAK ISLAND IS……

53 8 Jul SURVIVOR NEW ZEALAND: The ‘Blindsider’ gets taken out

55 4 Jul FOUR BECOME THREE AS ANOTHER COUPLE TAKES A WALK ON THE HEARTBREAK ISLAND JETTY

57 2 Jul HEARTBREAK ISLAND SAYS GOODBYE TO ITS POWER COUPLE

59 30 Jun Q + A - Sunday July 1

61 27 Jun NO LOVE OR MONEY FOR GENNADY AND TAVITA

63 24 Jun SURVIVOR NEW ZEALAND: Castaway goes out fighting

65 23 Jun Q + A - Sunday June 24

67 18 Jun SHOCK ELIMINATION SEES HEARTBREAK ISLAND COUPLE BLINDSIDED

69 17 Jun TWO NEW SINGLES HEADED FOR HEARTBREAK ISLAND

71 13 Jun HEARTBREAK ISLAND WAVES GOODBYE TO ITS FIRST COUPLE

73 9 Jun Q + A - Sunday June 10

75 2 Jun Q +A - Sunday June 3

77 30 May TVNZ GETS FUN AND FLIRTY WITH HEARTBREAK ISLAND TITLE SEQUENCE

79 26 May HEIHEI GOES LIVE – BIGGEST INVESTMENT IN CHILDREN’S CONTENT TO DATE

81 21 May TVNZ SETS HEARTS RACING WITH HEARTBREAK ISLAND PROMO

83 20 May 16 SEXY SINGLES REVEALED FOR TVNZ’S HEARTBREAK ISLAND

85 18 May Heartbreak Island hooks up with Durex and KFC

87 13 May SURVIVOR NEW ZEALAND: Khangkhaw burns a Wildcard

89 10 May Coronation Street jumps ahead in primetime on TVNZ

91 6 May THE BAD SEED CASTING LINE-UP REVEALED

93 29 Apr SURVIVOR NEW ZEALAND: CHANI MUM SENT PACKING

95 22 Apr FIRST TO WIN AND FIRST OUT, THE SURPRISE BLINDSIDE JOSEFIEN DIDN’T SEE COMING

97 21 Apr Q + A - Sunday April 22

99 14 Apr 2018 Commonwealth Games Weekend Highlights - April 14 & 15

101 12 Apr 2018 Commonwealth Games Highlights Day 8 - April 12

103 11 Apr 2018 Commonwealth Games Highlights Day 7 - April 11

105 10 Apr 2018 Commonwealth Games Highlights Day 6 - April 10

107 7 Apr 2018 Commonwealth Games Weekend Highlights - April 7 and 8

109 5 Apr Mind Over Money With Nigel Latta gets personal for season two

111 29 Mar Appliance Shed Thai in for all new Survivor New Zealand

113 17 Mar Q + A - Sunday March 18

115 3 Mar Q + A - Sunday March 4

117 28 Feb TVNZ announces Gloriavale: The Return

119 19 Feb Jessica Mutch named as TVNZ’s new political editor

121 31 Jan Jeremy Wells and Hilary Barry to present Seven Sharp

123 17 Jan Project Runway New Zealand Casting Call Announcement

125 8 Dec Q + A - 10 December 2017

127 2 Dec Q + A - Sunday December 3

129 27 Nov TEAM WANAKA CROWNED MKR NZ CHAMPIONS

131 22 Nov TVNZ renews Formula E deal

133 13 Nov ELIMINATION 3 - MKR NZ\'S BROMANCE THIRD TO LEAVE THE COMPETITION

135 6 Nov ELIMINATION 2 - MKR NZ\'S ROTORUA BESTIES SENT PACKING

137 30 Oct ELIMINATION 1 - MKR NZ\'S youngest team sent packing in first elimination

139 21 Oct Q + A - Sunday October 22

141 17 Oct Scandi-New Zealand crime drama in the works

143 9 Oct FIRST TWO CASTAWAYS ANNOUNCED FOR SURVIVOR NEW ZEALAND SEASON 2

145 2 Oct My Kitchen Rules New Zealand back in 2018!

147 30 Sep Q + A - Sunday October 1

149 27 Sep Showcase 2017

151 21 Sep Final debate

153 16 Sep Q + A - Sunday September 17

155 9 Sep Q + A - Sunday September 10

157 7 Sep Para Sport Broadcast Deal

159 3 Sep Survivor New Zealand Back for Season Two

161 1 Sep Leaders Debate viewership

163 19 Aug Q + A - Sunday August 20

165 10 Aug 1 NEWS Vote 17

167 4 Aug ALL NEW WILL & GRACE COMING TO TVNZ AS PART OF NBCUNIVERSAL DEAL

169 22 Jul Q + A - Sunday July 23

171 8 Jul Q + A - Sunday July 9

173 5 Jul And The First Ever Winner of Survivor New Zealand is….

175 4 Jul Looking for love? Apply now for First Dates New Zealand!

177 3 Jul New Blood Web Series Winner Announced

179 2 Jul Q+A Sunday 2 July

181 24 Jun Q+A Sunday 25 June

183 15 Jun Plan A or Plan B? A path is chosen in the season finale of What Next?

185 13 Jun The future of New Zealand\'s economy is discussed in What Next?

187 11 Jun New Zealand discusses the future of technology in What Next?

189 10 Jun Q+A Sunday 11 June

191 4 Jun TVNZ ANNOUNCE SURVIVOR NEW ZEALAND LIVE FINAL

193 1 Jun Cast your vote for TVNZ’s newest web series

195 27 May Q + A - Sunday May 28

197 22 May Survivor\'s Shock Evacuation

199 14 May Second Survivor Eliminated from Survivor New Zealand

201 12 May What Next? Have your say on New Zealand\'s future

203 6 May Q + A - Sunday May 7

205 27 Apr Survivor New Zealand Contestants Announced

207 15 Apr Q + A -Sunday April 16

209 8 Apr Q + A -Sunday April 9

211 25 Mar Q + A - Sunday March 26

213 16 Jan TVNZ New Blood Web Series Opens

215 10 Dec Q + A - Sunday December 11

217 26 Nov Q + A - Sunday November 27

219 12 Nov Q + A - Sunday November 13

221 29 Oct Q + A - Sunday October 30

223 15 Oct Q + A - Sunday October 16

225 1 Oct Q + A - Sunday October 2

227 29 Sep TVNZ 2017: new content, new blood, new thinking

229 17 Sep Q + A - Sunday September 18

231 3 Sep Q+A Sunday 4th September

233 2 Sep TV ONE\'s Sunday Theatre brings key Kiwi moments to life

235 20 Aug Q + A - Sunday August 21

237 13 Aug Q + A - Sunday August 14

239 6 Aug Q + A - Sunday August 7

241 30 Jul Q + A - Sunday July 31

243 23 Jul Q + A - Sunday July 24

245 9 Jul Q + A - Sunday July 10

247 1 Jul Carolyn Robinson joins Seven Sharp

249 18 Jun Q + A - Sunday June 19

251 4 Jun Q + A - Sunday June 5

253 21 May Q + A - Sunday May 22

255 14 May Q + A - Sunday May 15

257 9 May NZ newsrooms work together on Panama Papers investigation

259 30 Apr Q + A - Sunday May 1

261 20 Apr APRC - DUKE announce

263 18 Apr AMENDMENT - OUR FIRST HOME’S WOTTON FAMILY PIP ROUGHANS TO THE POST

265 17 Apr SOLD! SUCCESS AT AUCTION FOR OUR FIRST HOME’S WOTTON FAMILY

267 6 Apr Ready for Rio: most extensive free-to-air broadcast coverage of a Paralympic Games on its way

269 29 Mar PROPERTIES FROM TV ONE’S OUR FIRST HOME HIT THE MARKET

271 19 Mar Q + A - Sunday March 20

273 9 Mar SINGLE AND READY TO MINGLE? INTERNATIONAL HIT, FIRST DATES COMES TO TV2

275 3 Mar ONE News launches Kiwimeter

277 1 Mar DUKE SCORES LIVE NBA GAMES

279 18 Feb First look: New Zealand’s newest online and free to view entertainment destination

281 24 Jan OUR FIRST HOME RETURNS TO TV ONE - BUT THIS TIME, THE KIDS ARE IN CHARGE!

283 22 Dec The X-Files, The Simpsons and Family Guy are all coming to TV2 in 2016

285 14 Dec Tofu Tragedy Sends Mighty Waikato Packing

287 7 Dec Consistent Canterbury Couple Eliminated For Yet Another Lamb Let Down

289 28 Nov Q + A - Sunday November 29

291 23 Nov GOODBYE TO MKR NZ\'S MANAWATU SISTERS AND AUCKLAND GATECRASHERS

293 16 Nov MKR NZ Frontrunners Sent Home in a Shocking Elimination

295 10 Nov City Sisters Sent Packing

297 31 Oct Q + A - Sunday November 1

299 24 Oct Q + A - Sunday October 25

301 17 Oct Q + A - Sunday October 18

303 3 Oct Q + A - Sunday October 4

305 19 Sep Q + A - Sunday September 20

307 16 Sep TVNZ 2016 - Best of Local, Best of Global

309 11 Sep Home for Christmas: Coca-Cola Christmas in the Park returns to TVNZ

311 5 Sep Q+A - Sunday September 6

313 27 Aug Media Release: TVNZ bringing live PGA, LPGA and European Tour golf to Freeview this Friday.

315 15 Aug Q+A - Sunday August 16

317 1 Aug Q+A - Sunday August 2