MediaWorks goes big on Earth Hour

MediaWorks is again proudly lending support to Earth Hour, and encouraging Kiwis to get in behind this worldwide initiative to combat global warming.

As the first time zone in the world to celebrate Earth Hour, New Zealanders are urged to switch off the lights on Saturday, March 27 between 8.30pm and 9.30pm and be the first in the world to show commitment to fighting climate change.

Sunrise is supporting the initiative with weather presenter Josh Heslop coming to viewers LIVE at Ten Pin Takapuna, tomorrow morning (March 26) doing Glow in the Dark Ten Pin Bowling to promote Earth Hour.

3 News’ Samantha Hayes will be previewing what Earth Hour is, who’s involved and why.

TV3’s coverage continues on Sunday when 3 News will bring viewers imagery from New Zealand iconic landmarks such as the Sky Tower, The Beehive and the Octagon as well showing us what happened internationally in places including The Golden Gate Bridge, the Empire State Building, Table Mountain in Cape Town and the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, in Dubai when they switched their lights off.

MORE FM is also playing their part in supporting Earth Hour with a special acoustic show from 8pm hosted by Jesse Mulligan and guest star Anika Moa who’ll have the official NZ countdown to the switch off.

MORE FM also are hosting activity all over the country that Kiwis can get involved in with Aucklanders able to enjoy a full acoustic set with some great Kiwi acts including Mel Parson and Chris Cope at Britomart from 7.30pm – 10pm, hosted by Late Night LOVE host, Lee Plummer.

MORE FM are also supporting candle lit dinners and events throughout the country, including The Longest Potluck dinner in Rotorua, and a staged event in Dunedin’s Octagon, with the support of local restaurants who will all be serving dinner by candlelight. For further details visit

Auckland’s Sky Tower is one of the iconic buildings around the world that will also be going dark for Earth Hour in support of this event.

MediaWorks Group Managing Director, Sussan Turner, comments, “In recognition of the importance of addressing issues such as climate change, MediaWorks is proud to be supporting WWF New Zealand and their Earth Hour campaign. It’s a fantastic opportunity for Radio and Television to work together on this great environmental initiative.”

– TV3