Dragon’s Den

Is this show crap or what?

A Dragon’s Den deal with Bob Jones? Forget it
Sunday February 11, 2007
By Jared Savage

Not one of the business ventures multimillionaire Sir Bob Jones offered to invest in on the hit television show Dragons’

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There will be a season two of Dragon’s Den New Zealand, and heres how you can audition to be on the show!

Click here and fill out the application! It’s that easy 🙂

Returns Monday 12 Feb – 8.30pm, ONE

In an all-new British Dragons’ Den, five multimillionaire investors will make or break the dreams of dozens of budding entrepreneurs and inventors.
In the first episode: ideas pitched to the dragons range from a multi-media coffee table to a product that stops baths from overflowing.

TVNZ said it was pleased with the eight-episode series but had not yet decided if another series would be commissioned.

AGB Nielsen Media Research figures show the Dragons’ Den final on October 26 was the top-rating show in the series. It attracted a 27.4 per cent share of TV viewers aged 5 and over.

However, the current Dragons may not be keen to return for a second season. Read more »

The New Zealand version of Dragon’s Den has been excellent! One of the only Kiwi reality shows worth watching these days. My favourite dragon was Annette Presley, she always liked to throw a bit of humour into the mix.

This is one show that I sincerely hope gets brought back for a second season on TV One. It would be a shame to see it over so soon.

Five of New Zealand’s most high-profile multi-millionaires star in the New Zealand series of the popular entrepreneurial programme Dragons’ Den on TV ONE.

The New Zealand dragons are outspoken entrepreneur Sir Bob Jones, television producer Julie Christie, telecommunications queen Annette Presley, property developer Paul Webb and publisher Barry Colman.

“Dragons’ Den is a television series that our viewers have embraced and has become one of the most talked about shows on TV ONE,” says Liz Fraser, TV ONE Programmer. “This innovative series has performed extremely well in both the UK and Australia, and with the high calibre of New Zealand entrepreneurs, our own series had to be made. The five dragons are exciting, respected and well-renowned New Zealanders, and I have every faith Dragons’ Den New Zealand will be as intriguing and entertaining as the international versions.”

Dragons’ Den producer Jonathan Glazier says “It was as exciting as it was daunting to audition people with such huge reputations. They have a net worth of half a billion dollars and they started from scratch, they have all been there and done it themselves. We wanted five individuals with strong opinions, different opinions, we’ve got that and more. Once we get them all together, anything could happen!”

Dragons’ Den sees would-be entrepreneurs pitch their ideas to a panel of business tycoons who must then decide if they want to invest their own money and expertise in the ventures.