Do you have what it takes to be New Zealand’s next top model?

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New Zealand’s next top model cycle three auditions are due to start on April 15, 2011. So if you think you have what it takes be there or be square. Start practicing your strut as the nationwide search for the 13 young women who will take part in the third Cycle of New Zealand’s Next [ Read More ]

Paul Henry returning to the screen?

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The controversial and highly entertaining former TVNZ Breakfast host Paul Henry may soon return to television screens with the head of an American production company expressing interest in putting him back on air. Founder of US production company Ish Entertainment, Michael Hirschorn, said he had discussions about Henry with network executives and reactions were “enthusiastic”.

Interview with Lee Tamahori about his latest short film and Sundance

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Once again Lee Tamahori has made a Sundance worthy independent film. Lee Tamahori has shot two independent films in his nearly two-decade career as a director, and both have taken him to Sundance: He made his first trip in 1995 with his feature directorial debut, “Once Were Warriors,” a violent tale of domestic abuse in [ Read More ]

TVNZ has entered into an exclusive partnership with international gaming company Ginx TV

TVNZ has announced that they have formed a exclusive partnership with Ginx Tv, who are a global operator of video gaming channels, for exclusive access to Ginx gaming content for new youth channel U, launching 13 March. Eric Kearley, TVNZ’s Head of Digital Channels and Digital Media, is delighted that U will offer the first [ Read More ]

TVNZ launching youth channel and expanding public broadcasting channel

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TVNZ will be expanding their public broadcasting channel TVNZ 7 and launch a much needed new commercial free to air youth orientated and targeted channel in march 2011, about time. TVNZ CEO Rick Ellis said today the expanded TVNZ 7 channel would add a number of viewer favourites including pre-school children’s programmes from the current [ Read More ]

Maori-focused films dominate

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The Ministry for Culture & Heritage, in partnership with the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Tourism New Zealand, New Zealand Trade and Enterprise and the New Zealand Film Commission, have launched a catalogue of New Zealand feature and short films available for overseas culture events organised by New Zealand’s diplomatic posts abroad.

NZ film makers making a big impression at Doha film festival

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Popularity and fame a definite surprise, but welcomed by all local NZ film makers debuting in the Doha Tribeca Film Festival . The visual effects supervisor for Weta does not usually get mobbed for autographs. Nor does he normally have people queuing to have their picture taken with him. That sort of crazed fan behaviour [ Read More ]

Brian Brake sucessful photographer on show at Te Papa and NZ on screen

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NZ on Screen has compiled a collection of Brian Brake’s work for us to enjoy, to celebrate his life and work alongside the Exhibition that Te Papa museum has on the successful photographer. Brian Brake is regarded as New Zealand’s most successful international photographer. But before heading overseas, working for photo agency Magnum and snapping [ Read More ]

New Ipad application coming to you soon

Hot on the heels of the release of iPad into the NZ market, TVNZ will be releasing its iPad app. The iPhone app was released in October 2009 and has been the Number One free news app since it launched last year. Critics have raved about it, one even called it better than CNN’s.

Football audience ratings hits all time high

Football has attracted its largest NZ television audience ever, thanks to the all whites and their great efforts and of course TVone Analysis of the FIFA World Cup television ratings show that more than 3 million people or 76% of the population aged over 5 years tuned in to TV ONE to watch the football [ Read More ]