A star-studded line-up of NZ celebrities including Dai Henwood and three All Blacks will be on TV3′s Comedy for Cure Kids this Friday

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This year’s  TV3′s Red Nose Day: Comedy for Cure Kids will be hosted by comedians Jeremy Corbett and Paul Ego with a strong live comedic entertainment  element to it. It will also feature an array of popular New Zealand celebrities and faces, live entertainment and special guest appearances. The Henwood-All Blacks caper will screen alongside [ Read More ]

Weta Workshop update – Adventures of Tintin and The Hobbit

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The Adventures of Tintin has launched in Europe and there have been loads of reviews and articles in international media – The Daily Mail described it as “Spellbinding”. See the best bits at the Weta website and on Facebook. The Art of The Adventures of Tintin book has also been released alongside the film. The [ Read More ]

TVNZ announce programme schedule for new channel Kidzone24

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TVNZ Kidzone24 will feature trusted educational and inspiring content for pre-school children in an advertising-free environment. TVNZ Kidzone24 will air 24 hours a day on the SKY platform from 1 May. Chief Executive Rick Ellis is delighted that SKY has made it possible for TVNZ to extend the popular Kidzone brand beyond the two hours [ Read More ]

Maori Television reveals Anzac day programming schedule

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For the sixth year now, Maori Television reveals that they will be devoting all of its Anzac day programming to the commemoration of those who gave so much for our freedom. Anzac 2011 – Kotahi te wairua (‘One Spirit’) airs from 5.50am to 11.30pm on Monday April 25 2011, the sixth year the channel has [ Read More ]

Drama proving to be a positive outlet for one homeless aucklander

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For Shadow a homeless Aucklander who has spent most of his life on the streets. Drama has been a been a positive  and life changing experience. “Shadow”, who says he has forgotten his real name because of years of glue-sniffing, started living on the streets in his early teens because of problems at home with [ Read More ]

The kitchen heats up for NZ Master chef contestants

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Things heated up last night on the latest episode of NZ master chef. The challenge was to cook for 100 vip’s at the launch of Simon Gault Euro Restaurant. The top ten impressed and judges decided to reward them with no one being sent home last night. Which forms the question is there going to [ Read More ]

TVNZ launches “U” Channel – Where facebook and TV meet

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TVNZ launches U, a ground-breaking new channel which integrates online social networking with broadcast content for the first time on New Zealand screens. U is a commercial free-to-air digital channel which features a mix of real life and factual entertainment programming and is aimed at all Kiwis aged 15-24.

Calling all entertainers – Homai Te Pakipaki is back!

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One of Maori Televisions most watched and favourite shows is about to hit our screens once again with a new season. Homai Te Pakipaki gives entertainers, wannabes and anyone willing to leave their inhibitions at the door and let loose on the stage. You are given your fifteen minutes of fame, and a chance to [ Read More ]

TVNZ’s new service brings Television programs to blind audiences starting with Coro Street

TVNZ has launched a new service for vision impaired and blind audiences. Audio Description – the visual equivalent of captioning for hearing impaired audiences – begins on March 1 with episodes of Coronation Street.

Pollywood 2011 – Come and join in on the action

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Pollywood Pasifica Short film Festival is now into its ninth successful year, this is an event to watch out for. With each year growing bigger and better, Pollywood has largely become a launching pad for Pasifika Film and multimedia art for the past 9 years. The core focus of Pollywood is to showcase and celebrate [ Read More ]