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 ]

TVNZ Heartland highlights – week 5 2012

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Upcoming programmes and films not to miss on TVNZ heartland… Hidden in the Numbers, Sunday January 29th, 7:30pm Three-part series Hidden In The Numbers that looks at what statistics tell us about ourselves. Presented by comedian Te Radar, the series uses the NZ Census and other statistical information to document the changing face of New Zealand culture [ 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 ]

TV3 upcoming hit picks

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Both New Zealand’s Next Top Model and Underbelly will be screening in HD UNDERBELLY NZ: LAND OF THE LONG GREEN CLOUD – Wednesday, August 31st at 9:30pm This week sees Marty Johnstone’s (Dan Musgrove) confidence rising to the top once again when he and Peter Miller prepare for their blue-water enterprise with the Brigadoon. However, [ Read More ]

Maori Television launches Pakipumeka Aotearoa documentary series

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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 ]

This week’s Top 10 shows

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Below is a listing of the top ten programmes on NZTV, recorded as of the 18th July 2011 via Nielsen TV Audience Measurement. The top programme being watched is Shortland Street, with News programmes dominating the remainder, and interestingly The Food Truck is currently rating fourth – a reality TV programme looking at the challenge of making [ Read More ]

TVNZ ANNOUNCE RWC 2011 COMMENTARY

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TVNZ is has announced its plans for its Rugby World Cup coverage. The state broadcaster announced its commentary, presenting and news team today and they are clearly nicely placed to win the ratings war that is about to explode around the tournament. With Sky Television, Maori Television and TV3 all having rights to the tournament [ 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 ]

Ipad now has NZ on screen coverage

New Zealanders looking for brilliant content to watch on their new Apple iPads will find it close to home. NZ On Screen has launched a major upgrade to its website to coincide with the iPad’s local launch.