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Nev wants to move in with Leanne, Boyd is making up for the Ava situation, Kane is learning to cope with his depression, and Ula has a secret admirer. Continue reading »

Most watched

  1. One News: 641,440 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Shortland Street: 475,650 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  3. Seven Sharp: 447,260 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  4. The Voice Kids Australia: 330,430 (TV2, 7:30pm – 9:00pm)
  5. Coronation Street: 308,570 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 9:30pm)

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On The Nation this weekend… Is there a housing crisis, and what should we do about it? National and Labour housing spokespeople Nick Smith and Phil Twyford go head-to-head on affordability, foreign ownership and capital gains taxes.

And with the fallout over Dirty Politics causing movement in the polls, we talk to New Zealand First leader Winston Peters and Conservative Party leader Colin Craig about what happens now they’re inching closer to five percent. Continue reading »

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Readers are invited to share their own thoughts and observations on television in New Zealand as we attempt to crowd source all the details around what is happening in the industry and beyond.

This includes, but is not limited to, breaking news, bloopers from live TV and anything a television personality posts on social media that might be of interest to other readers.

To participate, just add your comments below. Alternatively, you can always use the Tip Line.

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

bennytipeneHe might as well have won the first season of The X Factor NZ as Palmerston North’s Benny Tipene has today released his fourth single.

Tipene, who placed third on the show, has now released more music than the winner Jackie Thomas who has only the winner’s single It’s Worth It to her name.

Tipene’s single, Step On Up, is available on iTunes.

blocknz300The block NZ was down again last night with the average audience dropping a further 5% on Wednesday’s record low to 235,680 viewers.

The numbers translate to a 28% drop from Tuesday’s debut. Continue reading »

Amazon have unleashed their new series of pilots on the world for viewers to vote on what gets made.

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Raewyn Rasch

TVNZ has appointed Raewyn Rasch to the position of GM, Māori and Pacific Programmes.

Rasch has been acting in the role of GM since January this year, and has a long history in broadcast journalism and production at TVNZ, as well as at Radio New Zealand, CTV, and TV3. At TVNZ, she has been the Executive Producer of both Fair Go and Seven Sharp, and Programme Producer for Marae Investigates.

TVNZ’s Head of News and Current Affairs, John Gillespie, says that Rasch brings a lot of experience and skill to the role. “Raewyn has done a great job for the Māori and Pacific department already this year, and I know the team values her as a leader. I have worked with her for a number of years and I know the dedication she has, so I’m delighted she is taking up the position of GM.” Continue reading »