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.

Miriama Kamo returns to Sunday

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Award winning journalist, Miriama Kamo is the new presenter of TV ONE’s flagship current affairs programme, Sunday, which returns in its prime-time slot at the end of the month. Miriama has spent the last six years presenting and reporting on 20/20 and returns to Sunday after working as a reporter on the show between 2002-2005.

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 ]

BBC knowledge to be launched on SKY TV in March

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BBC worldwide will be re-launching New Zealand’s documentary channel as BBC knowledge in March, in a major step forward in the developement in it’s global branded channels business. And also having no less than three channels on SKY TV at this point and time, BBC Knowledge will be joining the BBC family on SKY TV, [ Read More ]

New Zealand mourns the passing of Frank Whitten

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It is with great sadness that the New Zealand Film and TV Blog receives news of the passing of actor Frank Whitten. Frank Whitten holds a special place in New Zealand’s film history. He also holds a very special place in a lot of New Zealanders heart known as Grandpa West, from the hugely popular [ 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 ]