My Kitchen Rules New Zealand

Mother-daughter duo Ruth and Cheryl were eliminated from My Kitchen Rules New Zealand (MKR NZ) last night, after an undercooked lamb rump left several guests’ plates uneaten and the judges having to make the tough decision to send them home.

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The My Kitchen Rules New Zealand (MKR NZ) competition reaches boiling point this week as the top five teams fight for their place in the 2015 MKR NZ Grand Final!

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It’s food. It’s drama. It’s where home cooks become legends.

My Kitchen Rules New Zealand is back with a fresh batch of home cooks ready to impress the judges, and you. With the competition as sharp as a knife this season it will be dish-against-dish as the teams battle it out to bring MKR glory to their hometown.

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Group One

1012456_497201003759343_4580798604213248683_nNeena and Belinda (Modern Day Hippies)

Belinda and Neena are the Modern Day Hippies, friends and cousins-in-law from Cambridge, and the real deal when it comes to healthy eating. Favouring wholesome and earthy flavours, their goal is to incorporate as many nutrient-dense foods into their meals as possible. Keen foragers and creative foodies, they’re a formidable force in the kitchen.

But, with six kids under five between the two of them, they’re also smart cooks, keen on simple and quick combinations and always with a healthy cupcake or two prepared for little hands.

Neena and Belinda entered My Kitchen Rules New Zealand with a mission in mind: to change Kiwis’ attitudes to healthy food, one meal at a time.
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4 of the My Kitchen Rules NZ teams – click on the pictures to view their Facebook pages.

The finale of MKR Australia screens here on Wednesday 20th August – no word yet on when MKR NZ will be premiering, but as per the pic it will screen Sunday, Tuesday & Wednesday at 7.30pm.
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The TVNZ publicity machine have been sending out MKRNZ aprons to media influencers.

Here is the charming Ricardo Simmich

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MKR_JudgesNew Zealand’s Got Talent and Mitre10 Dream Home have been dropped by TVNZ in favour of new multi-night format shows.  This news comes on the back of announcements from TVNZ that My Kitchen Rules is getting a New Zealand version which, if as the statement suggests, will be at least two nights per week, or more.

Australia has developed strong series like Masterchef Australia and My Kitchen Rules as multi-night formats which have delivered ratings boosts for their prospective broadcasters and the successes are finally starting to gain traction here.  With The Block working well for Mediaworks, it was only a matter of time before TVNZ jumped on the bandwagon and began producing more of their own multi-night shows. Continue reading »