When reality TV series Borderline followed an immigration raid on a Chinese Massage Parlour in Panmure, a 38 year old man who panicked when he heard a commotion as officials and Cream Media crew arrived, leapt from a window that was seven metres off the ground. The man suffered serious injuries but was helped by a friend back to his home in Manukau but he died the following day.

Police and immigration knew nothing of the man’s injuries until they were informed of his death. The name, nationality and occupation have not been confirmed.

TVNZ weren’t aware of the incident until alerted being alerted by the media yesterday. Cream Media also knew nothing of the incident.


Monday 4 February, 7.30pm

Local series Borderline features behind-the-scenes access to New Zealand immigration officers working off-shore, at the border and around the country as they deal with the hundreds of thousands of people around the world who have targeted New Zealand as the place they want to live, work, or visit.

The second series of Borderline follows immigration officials as they visit refugee camps in Nepal and interview visa applicants in Punjab, India. Borderline cameras are also at the Immigration NZ office in Bangkok as staff assess visa applications from all over South-East Asia, and investigate a Thai film crew with Mafia connections and a director with a conviction for murder trying to gain access to New Zealand to shoot their next big blockbuster.
Borderline is followed at 8.00pm on Mondays by new Australian series The Force, which gives viewers an insight into the day-to-day working life of Australian police officers.

In the first episode of The Force, a quiet cul-de-sac is shocked by a brutal double murder; police mount a raid on the home of a suspected drug dealer; and a heated neighbourhood dispute gets out of hand when one man accuses his young neighbour of doing burnouts in his street and threatening him with violence.