TV Highlights

This week Sunday returns to an hour timeslot, with a revealing investigation into the secret world of Gloriavale – an isolated religious community on the South Island’s west coast.

Two families who have recently fled Gloriavale speak candidly about their experience.

The outside world, they were told, was full of evil but what they found shocked them. Continue reading »

Q+A1. No parity parties this week, but analysts say it’s only a matter of time. How far can our ‘rock star’ economy go? Simon Dallow asks Paul Bloxham, HSBC chief economist for Australia and New Zealand.

2. Heather du Plessis-Allan interviews Charles Montgomery, author of Happy City, about whether urban design is the key to happiness. He says modern, sprawling, car-dependent cities are making us miserable. Continue reading »

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THEY’VE DONE IT! The Black Caps will be the first ever New Zealand cricket team to progress to an ICC Cricket World Cup Final, and you can continue to support them with PRIME’s live coverage from 4.30pm on Sunday 29th March. Continue reading »

q_a_logo_2013_N3Many infant formula exporters are angry at how the 1080 food scare has been handled. Heather du Plessis-Allan interviews Primary Industries Minister, Nathan Guy – did we get it right? Is the threat over? And what will happen next time there’s a scare?

Are you looking for a big pay rise this year? Teachers, police and other public servants are. But will you get it? And is it time for new ways to tame the Auckland housing market? Political Editor Corin Dann has an in-depth interview with Finance Minister, Bill English. Continue reading »

q_a_logo_2013_N3Political Editor Corin Dann asks a former GCSB advisor what NZ gets out of spying on the Pacific.

Labour leader Andrew Little is interviewed by Heather du Plessis-Allan. How is he going to change Labour? And what is his vision for a new way of working and doing business in New Zealand. Continue reading »

21 ladies will begin their challenge to win over New Zealand’s first Bachelor on March 17th at 7:30pm on TV3 with a 90 minute season premiere and then a second hour long episode on the 18th.

q_a_logo_2013_N3Should New Zealand troops go to Iraq? Why are they going? The conflict with Islamic State and our relationship with Australia are on Q+A this weekend, as Prime Minister John Key holds talks with Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott. Political Editor Corin Dann has an in-depth interview with John Key live on Sunday morning.

Plus – Simon Dallow interviews Labour’s Defence spokesperson Phil Goff and Terrorism expert, Professor Richard Jackson on whether the strategy in Iraq will work. Continue reading »

7 Days returns this Friday on TV3.

BBC Four have a new comedy series about to launch called Asylum which has been described as the “Julian Assange Sitcom” about Dan Hern, an Assange/Snowden type character stuck inside an embassy. Much of the comedy comes from the introduction of Ludo Backslash, who is broadly based on German-Finnish internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom – an irritating young hacker wanted by the authorities for setting up an illegal file-sharing website, he is also claiming asylum at the fictional El Rican Embassy.
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