Month: August 2009

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TVNZ congratulates Geoff Bryan on Olympic honour

TVNZ congratulates veteran sports broadcaster, Geoff Bryan on his honour from the NZ Olympic Committee presented to him in Queenstown last night. Geoff Bryan has become one of the few television broadcasters to receive the Sir Lance Cross Memorial Trophy for his contribution to the Olympic Movement. Geoff has covered eight Olympic Games and five...

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Libby Middlebrook leaves TV3 for Fair Go

Libby Middlebrook is to leave 3 News for a position as a reporter on TVNZ’s consumer affairs show Fair Go. Middlebrook was on our screens last week reporting from Auckland Zoo on the death of Kashin the elephant. [ad]

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TVNZ attempts first ever live cross from Milford Sound

It’s 40 years ago this year since the first network news broadcast in NZ yet it appears that at no time in our transmission history has there been a live broadcast from Milford Sound. Next week TVNZ Weather presenter, Jim Hickey is going to attempt to change that by broadcasting live from the fjord on...

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1XX pay tribute to the King of Pop

On Friday 26th June 2009 (NZ time) the world was shocked at the news of the sudden passing of Michael Jackson. Starting Sunday 30th August, the day after what would have been his 51st birthday this year – local Bay Of Plenty stations Radio 1XX and Te Puke’s 92.9 Kiwi FM will be showcasing Michael...

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Get hitched naked with The Edge

Get hitched naked with The Edge

The Edge radio station is on the hunt for one couple to get hitched – there is a hitch though – they must be naked when they say ‘I do’. The Edge ‘Nudie Nuptials’ will be an unconventional way to marry, but loads of Kiwi couples are already keen to take it off and take...

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What the weekend papers said

Sun sets on guests’ pay: Guests appearing on Sunrise with Carly Flynn and co-host Oliver Driver will not be paid. Mike McRoberts: ‘Isn’t quite that rock god-ish yet‘: Mike McRoberts, serious news reader, hardened war correspondent and happy to take a bit of flak about those military-style jackets. Sky mulls new digital network: John Fellet...

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Coronation Street catch up back online

Coronation St will again be available on TVNZ ondemand, from tonight. TVNZ and ITV Global Entertainment have agreed on a long-term deal that will allow fans of the hugely popular programme to catch up on missed episodes online. Viewers can find Coronation Street online with TVNZ ondemand, at http://tvnz.co.nz/coronationstreet [ad]

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TVNZ6 partners with Vero for Te Papa series

Tales from Te Papa is a new TVNZ 6 series of two to five minute programmes leading the viewers on an insider’s tour of significant treasures from the vast collections held by Te Papa and other museums, not normally on display. Each object tells a unique story about culture, history, science and exploration. These national...

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‘Outrageous Fortune’ mid-season cliffhanger a ratings winner

TV3’s award-winning local drama Outrageous Fortune hit a mid-season ratings high last week, when more than 500,000 viewers (All 5+) tuned into see the latest installment in the West family saga. The August 11 episode, which told the story of Sheree Greegan’s revenge on the West family, drew a 42.7% share in TV3’s target 18-49...