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7:30pm Sunday, November 25 on TV One

The journey to find the country’s next superstar heats up in the penultimate episode of New Zealand’s Got Talent.

Over 5000 acts have auditioned for the biggest talent competition New Zealand has ever seen.

Tonight in a two-hour special, the top 12 acts will perform once again to impress the nation and the superstar judges – OpShop frontman Jason Kerrison, international supermodel Rachel Hunter and UB40 founding member Ali Campbell.

It’s the best of the best in this entertainment extravaganza, as your favourite contestants brave the bright lights in their final bid to win the fame, fortune and New Zealand’s Got Talent title.

To vote for the act you think deserves to win, text their name to 8981 or download the New Zealand’s Got Talent iPhone app to vote and access behind-the-scenes videos and information.

It’s all come down to this. Who will shine on a stage full of stars?

7:00pm Sunday, November 25 on TV One

New Zealand’s favourite family viewing, The Zoo, is back!

Tonight, Auckland Zoo’s cheetah brothers, Osiris and Anubis, go on an early morning walkabout.

Rukiya the giraffe is pregnant, and after a long line of boys her keepers are hoping the baby is a girl. Will they get their wish?

Elsewhere, 15 of New Zealand’s rarest bird, the Shore Plover, are released on Motutapu Island in the Hauraki Gulf.

Missed The Zoo? Full episodes are available online. Go to www.tvnz.co.nz and click ‘on demand’.

9:35pm Saturday, November 24 on TV One

TV ONE’s new drama series, Pan Am transports you back to the 1960s and the dawn of the Jet Age. As a fast, new luxury airliner takes to the skies, the passengers and crew face a voyage whose landscape is shaped by romance, shifting societal values and even international espionage.

In this world, air travel represents the height of luxury, and the airline Pan Am is the biggest name in the business. The planes are sleek and glamorous, the pilots are rock stars and the stewardesses are beautiful, educated and refined.

In their individual quests for adventure, the crew faces both opportunity and peril, as they juggle their lives, loves, their hopes and dreams – all at 30,000 feet.

Starring Christina Ricci (Black Snake Moan), this visually stunning drama is your passport back to a time when flying was the fun part of travel.

7:00pm Saturday, November 24 on TV One

Annabel returns to her idyllic lakeside cabin in Wanaka for a new season of Annabel Langbein The Free Range Cook, staying true to her philosophy that quality natural ingredients need little in the way of fussy preparation.

Tonight, always up for an adventure, Annabel sets out to net flounder. In Nelson’s Delaware Bay, she drags a flounder net through the shallow waters in the hopes of netting the catch of the day.

Her haul becomes the starting point for a Mediterranean-themed meal featuring a generous platter of tapas, the simplest baked fish and a delicious vanilla citrus terrine.

Dancers, 18-25 years

Auckland

The leader of this crew is Donovan Graham, 23. Joining him are his brother Cameron, 21, and sister Je’von, 19.

The group all proud young Maori and Pacific Islanders – have been dancing together for just over five years, having met through church or during their time together at Auckland’s Massey High School.

They have performed at the popular Parachute Festival and competed in the World Hip-Hop Champs in Las Vegas. Continue reading »

Solo musician, 19

Canterbury

Dudley certainly isn’t just another beatnik-looking muso with rocks for brains!

Not only is he a talented budding singer and guitarist, he’s also a dedicated student – studying geology and geography at Canterbury University.

Dudley’s goal is to be a working geologist, but he’d also love the opportunity to pursue his passion for music further. Continue reading »

Arihia Te Kuatau and Tahu Potiki Uenuku Renata Henare

Solo musicians (17)

South Auckland

Arihia and Tahu are cousins that have been singing together for fun since they were little, but started taking it seriously a year and half ago when they attended a secondary schools songwriting workshop.

Having written five original songs already, and hoping to write many more to share with New Zealand and the rest of the world… there is no shortage of ambition with these two! Continue reading »

Variety act, 16

Waitetuna / Waikato

Alfred, real name Matthias Goed, is one of nine performers who make up popular Raglan-based Circus Aotearoa New Zealand’s only home grown and entirely animal-free circus.

It’s a family affair – founded four years ago by his step-dad, a clown and juggler, and his mum – an aerialist and trapeze artist.

Little sister Artemis, 10, a talented tissue (two cloths) aerialist, is the youngest member of the troupe. Continue reading »

7:30pm Friday, November 23 on TV One

Tonight, Nick agrees to let Kylie hold her hen party at his bistro while he and Gail plot to stop the wedding. Class-act Kylie gets drunk and dances on the bar while her future in-laws put their plan in action. They offer Kylie �1000 to leave town for good – will she take it?

A nervous Fiz withdraws some of the inheritance money and stashes it in the apartment, only for it to go missing.

Jim puts on a brave face after his knock back and joins Liz behind the bar.

Maria’s unnerved when Frank calls to say he’ll be at the factory tomorrow to check on his order.

Elsewhere, Rita notices something amiss about Graeme and Xin’s relationship. Will she discover the truth?

7:30pm Thursday, November 22 on TV One

Tonight, the warring McDonald family are at it again. Liz is horrified to learn of Steve’s plan for a fresh start, but realises that it’s the only way he will sell the pub. But can Jim come up with the money to buy back the Rovers?

After Kylie squanders the money Gail gave her to buy a wedding dress, Gail is convinced that Kylie is only with David for money and she urges Audrey not to sign the salon over to David. How will he react?

Audrey is stunned by Marc’s surprise revelation. He explains he was assaulted but refuses to open up further.

Tina and Graeme’s relationship is marred by jealousy.

Meanwhile, Chesney struggles with money, while John finds out he’s rolling in it.