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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.

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

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Tonight a fan favourite was lost to the mystery virus. Continue reading »


Caterina De Nave (O.N.Z.M)

23/02/1947 – 17/08/2014

Caterina De Nave, ONZM, was a major figure in the New Zealand television landscape. As producer on a range of dramas including the ambitious Erebus: The Aftermath, and the first woman to head a department at Television New Zealand, De Nave helped break the glass ceiling for women’s advancement within the industry. Aside from the high stress job of helping choose which Kiwi programmes got made, she was also a key player in the birth of New Zealand’s longest-running soap, Shortland Street.

Her producing credits include internationally successful science fiction series, The Boy From Andromeda; hit comedy The Topp Twins; and family dramas Steel Riders and Children of the Dog Star.

Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. The Kick: 50830 (TV ONE, 8:35pm – 10:35pm)
  2. Little Fockers: 27120 (TV3, 8:40pm – 10:45pm)
  3. What To Expect When You’re Exp: 22960 (TV2, 8:30pm – 10:40pm)
  4. Poirot: 19550 (PRIME, 8:30pm – 10:30pm)
  5. The Neighbors: 18740 (TV2, 8:00pm – 8:30pm) Continue reading »

Today I have a look at the nominations for Best Actor in a Comedy Series:

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series

Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory) (TV2)

Ricky Gervais (Derek) (Doesn’t screen in NZ yet, that I am aware at least)

Matt LeBlanc (Episodes) (SOHO)

Don Cheadle (House of Lies) (Four)

Louis C.K. (Louie) (Comedy Central)

William H. Macy (Shameless) (TV2)

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Vote Compass is the most sophisticated survey of voter attitudes that has ever been undertaken in New Zealand. Explore the issues and policies, and consider where YOU stand in this election.

ONE News is hosting Vote Compass – an interactive online tool allowing voters to engage with public policy in a way they’ve never done before. TVNZ’s Head of News and Current Affairs, John Gillespie, explains;

“We want to help people connect with the issues that matter to them this election, and Vote Compass is a really empowering and engaging way to do that. It puts the power in voters’ hands, so they can get a clear picture of how their views match with the different parties.” Continue reading »

Most watched

  1. One News: 703,010 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Sunday: 590,160 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 8:00pm)
  3. Radar Across The Pacific: 418,910 (TV ONE, 8:00pm – 8:30pm)
  4. Consent The Louise Nicholas Story: 293,720 (TV ONE, 8:30pm – 10:50pm)
  5. The X Factor: 269,180 (TV3, 7:00pm – 8:45pm)

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