Following on from last weeks self inflicted embargo breach, TVNZ is continuing to fail to adhere to its own usage policy.  Squashing your logo horizontally isn’t allowed guys.  Tsk tsk…


simon-barnett-mitre10-dreamhome-2013bHe has to be one of the nicest, most genuine personalities on TV and it’s great to see Simon Barnett return to the small screen as host of Mitre10 Dream Home, and this time in the city he calls home.

1. What does your job entail?
25 years on breakfast radio at More FM with Gary McCormick. Up at around 4.30am Monday – Friday and lately fiming Mitre 10 Dream Home Friday night till midnight, Saturdays and Sunday. That’s my life for the last four months!  Continue reading »

New_Zealands_Got_Talent_logoDespite the fact that it’s only half of the $1.5m they got last year, NZ On Air has committed funding to the new series of New Zealand’s Got Talent.  I, for one, am not convinced this was necessary at all based on the massive ratings they had in 2012.

NZ On Air has confirmed support for a second series of the popular New Zealand’s Got Talent for TV One.

The funding agency notes that the first series provided an opportunity to showcase an excellent cross-section of talented New Zealanders from across the country. It attracted a highly engaged audience. Continue reading »

Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. Dynamo Magician Impossible: 61850 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  2. NCIS: 54100 (TV3, 8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  3. NCIS: Los Angeles: 53240 (TV3, 9:30pm – 10:30pm)
  4. Revenge: 40350 (TV2, 9:35pm – 10:30pm)
  5. Shortland Street: 32860 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm) Continue reading »

Most watched

  1. One News: 738,230 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Dynamo Magician Impossible: 640,320 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  3. Shortland Street: 502,080 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  4. Seven Sharp: 440,720 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  5. 3 News: 388,400 (TV3, 6:00pm – 7:00pm) Continue reading »

martin-tasker-americas-cup-2013TVNZ’s America’s Cup coverage starts on TV ONE this Monday July 8.
We kick off with the first race in the Round Robin series of the 2013 America’s Cup.

Fans can watch online – with all of the races streamed in full at – the fantastic new one-stop-shop for all the latest news and video on Team New Zealand and the America’s Cup.

During the ‘Breakfast’ show, the team will also cross to our ONE NEWS Yachting Correspondent, Martin Tasker, who is live on the water in San Francisco. Continue reading »

Adding hashtags to everything is common practice these days, especially TV shows.  However, social media has never been one of TVNZ’s strong points.

Trying to follow the conversation on twitter of the return of TV2’s Mitre10 Dream Home was difficult due to the multitude of hashtags which was due in part to the lack of an identifier during the episode.  However, there was a preferred hashtag, as identified by TV2’s twitter account.

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Mitre10 Dream Home returns after a hiatus, and probably the success of TV3’s The Block NZ, and this year they’ll be building where homes are needed most – Christchurch.  Well, close.  Kaiapoi to be precise soI hope the finalists don’t mind a bit of commuting.  I wonder if all the consents are done after the recent drama created by the IANZ announcement.

In what is a really cruel twist, there are six families vying for the chance to win a new home.  Unfortunately for them, only two will have the chance to compete.  Each family has a story worthy of being a finalist but their story seems to be less important than their ability to design and build a model house. Continue reading »

Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. Criminal Minds: 67190 (TV ONE, 8:30pm – 9:25pm)
  2. Criminal Minds: 53760 (TV ONE, 9:30pm – 10:25pm)
  3. Grey’s Anatomy: 49270 (TV2, 8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  4. Shortland Street: 42360 (TV2, 7:00pm – 8:00pm)
  5. Wentworth: 42020 (TV2, 9:30pm – 10:30pm) Continue reading »

stan-scott1. What does your job entail?
I’m pretty lucky with my job because it varies so much. Every day can be different. This year I have been working on Mitre 10 Dream Home, which has meant traveling to Christchurch every weekend. Around filming, we’ve been working on more Easy As material as well as the regular house renovations. Life is pretty busy!

2. Share your favourite work story
Working on a television show called Resort was definitely a highlight. I was based there for 5 months and getting to work with the locals was a great experience. Continue reading »