Jump To The Past: Goodnight Kiwi

Even though the Goodnight Kiwi was on air late at night, kids around New Zealand still adored him, as well as everyone in general. However he was on air for the final time on October 19, 1994 as TV2 started to broadcast 24 hours around the clock.

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Kyle Wadsworth

Kyle Wadsworth is a trained multimedia journalist with a passion for film and television - notably Westside and Outrageous Fortune! Also known as TuiKiwi (the name of which has also featured on Outrageous Fortune as a guest-starring beer brand).
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  • Tui

    “Before SKY debuted its Tui TV Wednesday night lineup on SKY 1, it did a parody of the Goodnight Kiwi.

    Using footage from a TVNZ special in 2000, the Kiwi is knocked out after turning out the lights and a Tui turns all the equipment back on and watches a collage of SKY’s Tui TV lineup with a beer in one wing.”

  • DeViI D0do

    This is awesome… Does anyone else remember being told that “it’s adults only time now, but don’t forget to brush your teeth before you go to bed” or something? Or am I making up memories again?