New documentary about Whanganui River on Maori TV

Sascha Keating Dramatized reconstructions, archival footage and modern imagery are woven into a rich and colourful story about the Whanganui River in a new documentary, TE WHIRINGA TAURA O WHANGANUI, screening on Maori Television for the first time. The hour-long film – headlining the New Zealand Documentary slot, Pakipumeka Aotearoa, on Wednesday July 11 2007 [ Read More ]

Celebrate NZ short films with FREE screenings

NZ Short Film – “The King Boys” Fans of New Zealand short film have two free nights of entertainment to look forward to thanks to Rialto Channel. As part of the country’s premier film and television Awards, The Air New Zealand Screen Awards 2007, Rialto Channel is hosting two nights of exceptional New Zealand Short [ Read More ]

Screen Industry Revenue remains steady

Total gross revenue for the New Zealand screen industry for 2006 was $2,542 million, similar to the 2005 figure of $2,602 million, Statistics New Zealand said today. The number of businesses working in the screen industry was 2,052, down from 2,058 in 2005. Production and post-production services was again the most significant sector, accounting for [ Read More ]

Boxing Special with Shane Cameron set for TV3

Howard Dobson Howard Dobson presents exclusive coverage of Shane Cameron, defending his IBF Pan Pacific and WBA Pan African Heavyweight Titles, against the experienced US boxer Kelvin ‘Koncrete’ Davis, in a Hyundai Sports Tonight Boxing Special, screening Thursday, June 28th at 11:20pm. ***UPDATE*** Original opponent Kelvin Davis has received a back injury so Shane ‘The [ Read More ]

Maori TV nets NZ Breakers basketball home games

Maori Television has secured the live free-to-air broadcast rights to all 15 home games of the Harvey Norman NZ Breakers as they take on the might of the Australian National Basketball League in the 2007-2008 season. In a deal announced on Maori sports entertainment show CODE tonight (June 21), the channel will broadcast the Breakers’ [ Read More ]

TVNZ's First Digital Channel TVNZ6 & Maori Television in partnership

A call for all young New Zealanders to showcase their talent and help the planet A sustainability film challenge – THE OUTLOOK FOR SOMEDAY * launches today for New Zealanders up to 20 years of age. The project involves both TVNZ and Maori Television and is a partnership between Connected Media, The Enviroschools Foundation and [ Read More ]

Target Winter Health Guide 1 hour special

Jeanette Thomas and Brooke Howard-Smith return with a one-hour winter special where more faecal matter is discovered in food joints around Auckland, screening Tuesday, July 3rd at 7:30pm. Target’s hidden cameras go on the road visiting Kebab shops around Auckland where shockingly faecal matter is found in food, and general levels of hygiene are bad. [ Read More ]

Casino Royale director Martin Campbell to attend NZ Awards

New Zealand born director of Casino Royale, Martin Campbell has confirmed he will be taking part in the 2007 Air New Zealand Screen Awards being held at SkyCity Auckland on 1st August. Campbell will be presenting an Award at NZ’s most prestigious film and television industry awards ceremony as well as appearing as guest speaker [ Read More ]

Flight of the Concords comedy series on HBO

The clip below is from one of the episodes of Flight of the Concords playing on HBO. For the full episode click [youtube=] Flight of the Conchords follows the trials and tribulations of a two man, digi-folk band from New Zealand as they try to make a name for themselves in their adopted home [ Read More ]

Downsize My Pet – What next?

What is this obsession with diet and food programmes on NZ TV? From the producers of Downsize Me, this eye-opening special puts a 45 kilo Dalmation through a six week health and fitness overhaul in Downsize My Pet, screening Tuesday, June 26th at 7:30pm. New Zealand is a nation of animal lovers, but could we [ Read More ]