Deal or No Deal

7:00pm Monday, June 13 on Prime


We upping action and Deal or No Deal is moving to 7pm on weeknights! Hosted by master dealer, Andrew O’Keefe, each show gives contestants the opportunity to win up to $200,000. The rules are simple. There are 26 briefcases containing amounts ranging from 50c to $200,000. Throughout the game the contestant will be tempted with cash offered by the bank to walk away from their chosen briefcase, but in the end the decision is theirs – Deal Or No Deal? They could take home $1 or go home a lot richer!

You can now apply to be in the 2008 season of Deal Or No Deal!
You need to be a resident of New Zealand and 18 years of age or over.

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Some new faces, new dresses and a new format

Wednesday August 22nd at 7.30pm

Deal Or No Deal is upping the action! With more contestants, a new set and more money up for grabs, New Zealand’s favourite game show is more competitive than ever.

The new and improved Deal Or No Deal is fast-paced, with two competitors joining host Jeremy Corbett every episode to play for the $200,000 prize. Now, more New Zealanders have a chance to win money and fulfil some dreams – everything from paying for weddings, taking that long overdue holiday, or even, for one contestant, buying goal posts for their local school.

There are some new faces amongst the Deal Or No Deal models. In the new look episodes, each model has been assigned their own number from the 26 cases and it will remain theirs across the series. To top it all off, the girls have two new glamorous Turet Knuefermann designed dresses to interchange with the now iconic gold dress, one in silver and the other a stunning blue.

Deal Or No Deal Producer Darryl McEwan promises more tension and excitement in the upcoming episodes.

“If you thought the pressure was on in series one, it’s nothing compared to this series. The banker will play harder than ever before.”

Tune into Deal Or No Deal Wednesday August 22nd at 7.30pm.

New Zealand version of Deal or No deal will have 2 players per hour from this Wednesday, just saw an ad.

Deal or No Deal would like to invite YOU and your mates to be part of the studio audience! Go along, have some laughs and a great time.

They’re recording shows from 31st July – 24th August. You only need to stay for one show, not for the whole day!


Tuesday 31st July 2pm
Monday 6th August 12pm, 2:30pm, 6pm
Tuesday 7th August 12pm, 2:30pm
Wednesday 8th August 12pm, 2:30pm, 6pm
Thursday 9th August 12pm, 3:30pm, 6pm
Friday 10th August 12pm, 2:30pm, 6pm
Monday 20th August 12pm, 2:30pm, 6pm
Tuesday 21st August 12pm, 2:30pm, 6pm
Wednesday 22nd August 12pm, 2:30pm, 6pm
Thursday 23rd August 12pm, 2:30pm, 6pm
Friday 24th August 12pm

If you would like to be a part of this exciting show, please email

Life/Lakeside Convention Centre
110 Montgomerie Road
Airport Oaks

Please note: cellphones and cameras not permitted at the studio.

Would anybody know the ratings of Deal or No Deal NZ since it has been started. Im interested to know if is just only me thats got sick of this stretched out version of the show.

All this fuss over the “Deal or no Deal” girls’ cleavage is just desperate publicity seeking for another droll attempt at a game show.
No self-respecting woman should let herself be paraded as, essentially, a glorified clothes hanger. Pouting or smiling depending on the supposed value of her case.
The game is pure chance. Mine sweeper with money. The audience’s “spontaneous” reactions often feel as staged as the hideously elongated “phone call” from the “banker”.
Cut all this dead air time wasting and you would have a far more concise, faster paced show.

Episode 02
Screened 13-Jun-2007

This week’s contestant is Alex Masame – a larger than life character who works for SkyCity Casino as a Pit Supervisor. The 37 year old, father of two wants to take his family on a New Zealand odyssey from Stewart Island upwards, then perhaps a trip to Disneyland too.

Alex’s supporters are; his little sister with the big voice – Isobel, his brother Psalms and his cousin Loonga.

Alex bursts onto the stage with a huge amount of energy and excitement. As a casino supervisor he’s familiar with people gambling with big money but this time he’s “on the other side of the fence” and he’s ready to take a chance. Alex picks number 17. His reason: it was calling to him.

Alex has an up and down time with the six case round. He knocks out 4 low numbers but crucially takes out the $20,000 and the $50,000. Two out of the top five, Jeremy tells him. Nothing keeps Alex down for very long though and he continues to charm the audience and the Deal or No Deal models. He tells them, “all the sisters have got mean looking smiles. I love it!” The phone rings with the first offer from the banker. Alex asks him “to show me some love baby”. Jeremy reports the banker is scared of his positiveness. The offer is $3,800. It doesn’t take Alex long to decide: no deal.

Alex has a great five case round. Although he knocks out some numbers on the right side of the board he keeps “the big dog” in play, meaning the $200,000 and his backup the $100,000. The banker’s offer is $4,800. He is decisive and shuts the lid with the support of his family on the couch. With four cases to open this round Alex has a sensational run. He takes out the $50, $200, $150 and the $2,000. He is in a strong position going into the banker’s offer. There is no doubt the banker is scared now. The offer has doubled to $9,600. Jeremy doesn’t even get to ask the question “deal or no deal” before Alex slams down the lid. Three cases to open and Alex has another great round. He goes into the banker’s offer with the $200,000, $100,000 and the Suzuki SX4 still in play. “We have a blinder,” says Jeremy as they wait for the phone to ring. And the offers keep climbing – $13,200. Alex stops to think this time, he knows this will make a big change to his life, help pay bills, help out his family. But Alex is a gambler: no deal. The crowd are now chanting Alex’s name. Two cases and two more low numbers: $10 and $2. Alex, his supporters and the crowd erupt. The banker must be sweating as the call comes in. He makes no secret of it. He wants Alex out of the game and offers $24,000. “That’s one year’s mortgage payments,” Alex tells Jeremy. But Alex isn’t done. He’s got only 1 case to open next round and he knows he’s in a strong position. He goes no deal. This is the most important case in the game so far. He picks case 4 and his winning streak takes a blow – the car goes. But with the big two still in play the banker makes a stunning offer: $46,000. It’s a heart stopping few minutes as Alex decides but in the end it’s no deal.

Alex must now open 1 case. Jeremy exhorts him to “break the banker’s back.” He picks case 7. A real blow as the $100,000 goes. The game has gone from good to amazing to downright scary. But the banker needs to get rid of Alex now. He offers him $50,000. Psalm’s, Alex’s brother offers the advice “If you pick the $200,000 now it’s going to be a quiet ride home.” Alex hesitates but it’s his sister telling him to think of his wife and children that finally decides him. He takes the money. Alex walks away with an amazing amount but did he make a great deal? The Banker bought Alex’s case – Case 17, for $50,000. The amount inside the case? $200,000!!! Despite that, Alex is a very happy man.

* This episode featured Paul Holmes’ daughter, Millie Holmes, as the model holding case number 4.

Sunday 17th June 2007

The daughter of one of the country’s most well known broadcasters has been arrested on drugs charges.

19-year-old Millie Holmes was adopted by Paul Holmes when he married former children’s TV presenter Hine Elder.

She recently appeared as one of the models in the TV3 show, Deal or No Deal, but left the show under a cloud.

It is understood Holmes is in the police cells at Auckland central police station.

She was arrested earlier today at an address in Grey Lynn on four charges including possession of a pipe and possession of methamphetamine.

3 News approached Paul Holmes but he refused to comment on the matter.

3 News understands his daughter will be held in custody until she appears in the Auckland District Court tomorrow.

Monday 18th June 2007

Millie Holmes, the adopted daughter of TV personality Paul Holmes, is out of the cells tonight and free on bail.

She faces a number of serious charges including methamphetamine possession.

Millie Holmes left court accompanied by her father Paul after appearing on a total of nine charges dating back to early may.

She was listed in court documents under her mother Hine’s maiden name, Elder.

There are two charges of possession of methamphetamine or P, possession of a P-pipe, a bong and a cannabis plant, permitting her Grey Lynn flat to be used for drug offences and receiving stolen clothing worth $15,000, and a stolen plasma TV worth $18,000.

Police believe the stolen goods came from Smith and Caughey.

Paul Holmes made a brief statement outside court saying that his daughter is sick and that she has a big hill to climb.

The 19-year-old model was arrested at her Grey Lynn flat on Sunday and spent the night in the cells at Auckland police station.

Today when she appeared before a judge police did not oppose bail.

The judge suppressed her bail conditions and said he could not understand the level of interest in the case.

He said apart from the charges relating to receiving stolen goods the others seemed routine but he supposed it was her connection to someone else in the community.

He ordered her to reappear in court next month.


The Rich List is officially hit with viewers with over 617,000 Kiwis tuning in to the premiere episode of the game show. TV One took 41.8% of the audience share with TV3’s hit show House trailing with 27% share and 397,000 viewers.

In fact, more people tuned into The Rich List than last week’s This is Your Life special.

Fellow game show Deal or No Deal had an estimated 405,000 viewers for its premiere episode and a 26.9% audience share.

Meanwhile, the NZ Herald seems to enjoy picking The Rich List to pieces. When will the print media reflect what the pundits at home think?