NZ On Air will fund Simon Morton’s quirky documentary ‘Making Tracks’.

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A “quirky” documentary in which consumer show presenter Simon Morton rides around New Zealand by bicycle has been awarded more than $400,000 of public funding. NZ On Air has released details of its first funding round of this financial year, worth nearly $12 million, to make comedies and documentaries to screen next year. A show [ Read More ]

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 ]

New science TV series ‘Project Matauranga’ premiers on Maori TV

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A new science television series ‘Project Matauranga’  will be due to start on Maori Television this month. Growing ginseng in a pine forest is just one of the many Maori innovations to featured in the series. Project Matauranga, which will be presented by Victoria University lecturer Ocean Mercier, is a 13-part series premiering next Tuesday, [ Read More ]

TV One’s Sunday night local line-up

TV ONE’S Huge Sunday Night Local Line-Up TV One has announced a new Sunday night programme line-up for September that showcases the best of New Zealand content. Two of the hottest new shows will run back to back during primetime, making Sunday night a night of must watch TV. The much anticipated new entertainment event [ Read More ]

TV3 upcoming hit picks

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The Ricky Gervais Show Sunday, January 1st at 7:30pm **New series** The Ricky Gervais Show will premiere on TV 3 from Sunday, January 1st at 11:30pm. The animated show features Gervais and his long-time collaborator Stephen Merchant (The Office, Extras), and revolves around the world of their unusual friend, Karl Pilkington (An Idiot Abroad). Originally starting out [ Read More ]

Top 10 TV programmes September 2011

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Below is a listing of the top ten programmes on NZTV, recorded as of the 25th September 2011 via Nielsen TV Audience Measurement. The top programme being watched is still One news TV ONE, with a mixture of New Zealand drama and current affairs in the other top spots and RWC coverage making it into [ Read More ]

Costa Boates gets standing ovation at Toronto film festival

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New Zealand documentary feature The Last Dogs of Winter debuted in Toronto yesterday. Director/producer Costa Botes and film subjects Brian Ladoon and Caleb Ross received a standing ovation when they took the stage for the film’s post-screening Q&A session. The films was selected to screen in the highly regarded ‘Real to Reel’ programme of the [ Read More ]

Maori Television launches Pakipumeka Aotearoa documentary series

The Green Chain

Maori Television will be showcasing a range of New Zealand documentaries in the Pakipumeka Aotearoa series. The one-hour documentaries will air on Saturday nights at 8.30-9.30pm. This week, Saturday 20 August, meet New Zealand’s own version of Erin Brockovich in The Green Chain. Whakatane man Joe Harawira fought the powers of industry and government and won. [ Read More ]

Strongman Tragedy documentary – calls for involvement

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Journey into Darkness – The Strongman Tragedy, a documentary currently in production about  the Strongman Mine explosion that claimed the lives of 19 men, and the subsequent Commission of Inquiry. The 90 minute telefeature is being produced for TV3 by Paula McTaggart from A Bigger Picture Ltd in association with Gaylene Preston Productions, with funding [ 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.