TV3 is proud to confirm it will become the new home of the award-winning makeover series AIA Marae DIY.

The show, which is produced by Screentime and has been running for over a decade, joins whanau, iwi and hapu in the ambitious task of renovating their Marae in only four days.

With the help of the AIA Marae DIY team: expert builder, Harry Anneff; landscape specialist, David Clayton-Greene; series presenters, Te Ori Paki and Ria Hall; plus a dedicated television crew, the series takes viewers on a renovation journey which is underpinned by family and community history – all tied together with a unique blend of Moari ingenuity and humour. Continue reading »

From the creator of BONES, comedic crime procedural BACKSTROM centers on an unhealthy, offensive, irascible — albeit brilliant — detective (Rainn Wilson) who is brought back from exile to run the Portland Police Bureau’s Special Crimes Unit (S.C.U.).

For a moment I thought this looked like a reboot of Seinfield

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Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. Revenge: 63160 (TV2, 9:45pm – 10:45pm)
  2. NCIS: Los Angeles: 45040 (TV3, 9:30pm – 10:30pm)
  3. NCIS: 44310 (TV3, 8:35pm – 9:30pm)
  4. My Kitchen Rules: 32460 (TV2, 7:30pm – 8:45pm)
  5. Shortland Street: 29870 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm) Continue reading »

Bear GryllsIt’s not often I share those viral inspirational quips that you see littered all over social media but this one from Bear Grylls is pretty good.

‘All men dream; but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible.’ Continue reading »

Having had such a stellar first season in the UK, Broadchurch has been remade for US audiences and also stars David Tennant

shane_taurimaDespite being found to have misused TVNZ resources and despite the Labour Party Council vetoing Shane Taurima’s candidate selection, the Tamaki Makaurau electorate committee still support the embattled former broadcaster as their man to win the seat in the upcoming general election.

And now it starts to get messy. Former Labour MP, John Tamihere, has raised questions on Radio New Zealand’s Morning Report about Labour Party President, Moira Coatsworth’s meetings with Maori Television’s Julian Wilcox. Continue reading »

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Most watched

  1. One News: 657,130 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Women In Blue: 518,880 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  3. Water Patrol: 491,540 (TV ONE, 8:00pm – 8:30pm)
  4. Seven Sharp: 487,580 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  5. Shortland Street: 466,850 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)

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For those new to TV, one of the first things you need to remember is that the camera is always rolling…

It appears as though The New Zealand Herald’s David Fisher has been relegated from chasing the big stories to reviewing television with this morning’s perceived advertorial on tonight’s episode of 3rd Degree.

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