New X Factor NZ judges Willy Moon and Natalia Kills presented an award at the New Zealand Music Awards this week. I seriously hope their audition tape included more charisma than this:

The third season of The Block NZ comes to an end tonight with the live auction of the four Pt Chevalier renos.

Which couple do you think will get the biggest over reserve sale?

Who do you think will win The Block NZ?

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In 2012, Libby & Ben walked away with $156,000 and in 2013, Alice and Caleb topped that with $261,000. Will we see another record profit?

The Block NZ will return in 2015 with all new Fans vs Faves. Which couple would you like to see back on the show?

Which Former Block NZ contestants would you like to see on Fans vs Faves the most?

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Who is going to be crowned the first winners of MKRNZ tonight? Aaron & Heather or Neena & Belinda?


In less than a week we’ll know which team have won the first season of MKRNZ. Who do you want to win?

Which team do you want to win MKRNZ?

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3-newsThe news of Paul Henry returning to breakfast TV leaves us wondering what direction TV3 will take their late news next year. All that has been confirmed is that there will still be a late-night show.

Presumably they they will bring back a refreshed Nightline which TV3 have said would sit in reserve for future years.

Whether or not they stick with the current format of The Paul Henry Show, could Ali Mau or Mike Puru be a possibility? Both have filled in for Paul during the year. Or perhaps they’ll keep Janika ter Allen in the late night slot to present the news solo. We probably can’t rule out Sacha McNeil getting the job again either, especially with the new show replacing Firstline.

And what does this mean for Marcus Lush who currently hosts RadioLIVE’s breakfast show? Maybe this will see him move back to TV (Newsnight, anyone?)

Paul Henry was big news on twitter yesterday with many I’m sure wondering the same as this guy:

sit in reserve for future years

A study in the US has revealed that 42% of Americans used Netlfix over the last 12 months, up 5% on the previous survey. While Subscription Video on Demand services enjoyed growth (other than Hulu which fell 2%) the TV network’s own on demand services saw decline.

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Is this the worst case of SORAS (Soap opera rapid aging syndrome) in Home and Away history?

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And would this be a good choice?

q_a_logo_2013_N3Yesterday morning, Q+A drew an average audience of 150,570 viewers. For 9am on a Sunday, those are reasonable numbers. As David Finch pointed out in the comments earlier, is it time we had a serious current affairs program in prime time, even it were only during an election?

In Australia, the ABC screen their own version of Q+A on Monday evenings so why, when so much taxpayer money is dumped into shows like Q+A and The Nation, do they get seconded to off peak viewing? Continue reading »