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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 »

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Julian is big trouble, Dallas is a liar, and Rachel is through with Chris. Continue reading »

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


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Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. Sons Of Anarchy: 52380 (TV3, 9:35pm – 10:50pm)
  2. The Blacklist: 50640 (TV3, 8:40pm – 9:35pm)
  3. Unforgettable: 41620 (TV ONE, 9:35pm – 10:35pm)
  4. The Mentalist: 36120 (TV ONE, 8:35pm – 9:35pm)
  5. The Block NZ: 26240 (TV3, 7:35pm – 8:40pm) Continue reading »

Most watched

  1. One News: 679,990 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Shortland Street: 492,280 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  3. Seven Sharp: 452,860 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  4. My Kitchen Rules New Zealand: 354,500 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:40pm)
  5. The Block NZ: 324,010 (TV3, 7:30pm – 8:40pm)

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I’m looking to take on at least one person from the start of November to help me out with Throng. This is a fairly flexible role with limited hours and would suit someone who loves TV, loves writing and wants a new challenge with the aim of increasing their hours over time.

If this might be you, email me: regan @


It was farewell to Dai and Dal in last night’s semi-final of MKR NZ and straight through to tonight’s grand final for Neena and Belinda.

Both teams kicked off their three course menus with seafood entrees. While Dai and Dal stuck to a tried and true flavour combination of scallops, peas and pancetta, Neena and Belinda attempted a modern day surf-and-turf.

When it came to judging, Robert Oliver noted that the Asian dressing really put the x factor into Dai and Dal’s entree, but it was a bit on the small side. Sean Connolly raved about Neena and Belinda’s first course, confessing that while nobody liked to admit they loved surf and turf, he was very excited about eating the dish. Continue reading »