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Here’s the list of TV people with birthday’s today. Continue reading »

julian-wilcoxMāori Television has confirmed the resignation of Head of News and Production Julian Wilcox.

Mr Maxwell acknowledged Mr Wilcox’s significant contribution to Māori Television since joining the organisation in 2004.

“Julian has been at Māori TV since the beginning of our first broadcast and to many he is the face of Māori TV. Julian’s experience across journalism and production, his passion for te reo Māori me ngā tikanga and his superlative presenting skills means that he will be sorely missed here at Māori Television,” said Mr Maxwell. Continue reading »


MediaWorks NZ and Heineken have won Silver at The BEFest Awards, held in Sydney as part of the prestigious Festival of Content Marketing and Branded Entertainment. MediaWorks was the only New Zealand company to take home an award, and were recognised in the Best Sponsorship or Product Integration for their 2014 Heineken ‘Road to the Final’ campaign, which featured Radio and TV stars Jono and Ben.

The Heineken New Zealand brief was to develop a campaign around Heineken’s global sponsorship of the UEFA Champion’s League (UCL), the world’s most prestigious club football competition, but not an event that resonates strongly in New Zealand. Continue reading »

Watch this clip from around 0:50 for Kirk Cameron’s Growing Pains in 60 seconds refresher

Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. The Blacklist: 55340 (TV3, 8:40pm – 9:35pm)
  2. Unforgettable: 50530 (TV ONE, 9:35pm – 10:35pm)
  3. The Mentalist: 49450 (TV ONE, 8:35pm – 9:35pm)
  4. Sons Of Anarchy: 45620 (TV3, 9:35pm – 10:45pm)
  5. My Kitchen Rules New Zealand: 28200 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:35pm) Continue reading »


Some people do have too much time on their hands and end up complaining about very unimportant things.

Take this example from Florida:   Continue reading »

Oh dear. It looks like the B-Grade cheese factory just got even bigger.

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