List of programmes broadcast by TVNZ

This is an incomplete list of television programmes, past and present, screened on Television New Zealand that were made in New Zealand.

Programmes edit

Regular shows (screened throughout the year) edit

Show Release date Channel Notes
1 News 3 November 1969 TVNZ 1 News service, regular updates live from 6am weekdays; the main bulletin is at 6:00 pm everyday, with lunchtime and late night bulletins also broadcast on weekdays.
20/20 2005 TVNZ 2 (2005-2016)
TVNZ 1 (2016-present)
Current affairs documentary show, hosted by Carolyn Robinson. Reporters are: Emma Keeling, Erin Conroy and Hannah Ockelford.
Breakfast 1997 TVNZ 1 Morning talkshow. Currently hosted by Daniel Faitaua, Jenny-May Clarkson, Anna Burns-Francis and Chris Chang.
Country Calendar 6 March 1966 TVNZ 1 New Zealand farming show; the longest-running show on New Zealand television. Produced by Frank Torley. Some reporters include Vivienne Jeffs, Tony Benny and Jerome Cvitanovich.
Fair Go 7 April 1977 TVNZ 1 Long running consumer watchdog show. Hosted by Haydn Jones and Pippa Wetzell. Current reporters are Hannah Wallis, Mark Crysell, Amy Kelley and Libby Middlebrook.
The Go Show 31 October 2005 TVNZ+ (formerly on TVNZ6, TV2 and KidZone) Weekday toddler show. Similar to Hi-5.
Lotto 1 August 1987 TVNZ 2 (1987–2015)

TVNZ 1 (2015–present)

Live Lotto New Zealand draw at 8:00pm on Saturdays and 8:20pm on Wednesdays.
Marae TVNZ 1 Māori affairs show. Presented By Shane Taurima. Political reports by Arana Taumata.
One Sport TVNZ 1 Live sports coverage of sports shows screened on TVNZ 1
Q+A 2009 TVNZ 1 Presented by Jack Tame, who interviews politicians on current political issues.
Rural Delivery TVNZ 1 Farming affairs show. Presented By Roger Bourne.
Seven Sharp 2013 TVNZ 1 Weeknight current affairs and human interest show presented by Hilary Barry and Jeremy Wells. This show replaced the long running 7pm current affairs show Close Up and the show's predecessor Holmes.
Shortland Street 25 May 1992 TVNZ 2 Long running New Zealand soap opera based at fictional hospital Shortland Street.
Sunday 2002 TVNZ 1 Sunday evening current affairs show. Presented by Miriama Kamo.
Tagata Pasifika TVNZ 1 Pacific Islander affairs show; hosted by Tom Natoealofa and Marama T-Pole; also screened on Māori Television
Te Karere 1983? TVNZ 1 Māori language current affairs show hosted by Scotty Morrison. Former host: Tini Molyneux
Ten 7 Aotearoa 2002 TVNZ 2 Reality police/criminal series hosted by Rob Lemoto and Sam Wallace; 29 seasons as of February 2023.
Waka Huia 1987 [1][2] Māori culture and current affairs
What Now? 1981 TVNZ 2 (1989–present)
TVNZ 1 (1981-1989)
The longest-running children's show on New Zealand television; hosted by Erin Wells, Stella Maris and Joseph Coughlan

Seasonal shows edit

Show Release date Channel Notes
The Bad Seed 14 April 2019 TVNZ 1 Drama series, 5 episodes aired during the week beginning 14 April 2019.
Best Bits 2014 TVNZ 1 Comedy shows that looks at the best TV clips from the past week.
Border Patrol 2005 TVNZ 1 Reality show, narrated by Tim Balme.
Coast 2018 TVNZ 1 Documentary series where the story of coastal locations around New Zealand is told.
Coastwatch 2005 TVNZ 1 Similar to Border Patrol. Narrated by Jason Hoyte.
Descent From Disaster 2019 TVNZ 1 Factual series, New Zealand celebrities tell the story of New Zealand's most famous disasters.
Dog Squad TVNZ 1 Reality series which follows police dogs.
Dog Squad Puppy School 2020 TVNZ 1 Spin off to Dog Squad series, this series focuses on the pups being trained for New Zealand's most elite organisations.
Eat Well For Less New Zealand 2020 TVNZ 1 New Zealand version of British series Eat Well For Less.
Educators 8 May 2019 TVNZ+ Comedy series.
First Dates New Zealand 2020 TVNZ 2 Reality series based on the British series of First Dates.
Fresh Eggs 2019 TVNZ 2 Comedy series
Goodnight Kiwi 2019 TVNZ+ Various New Zealand celebrities read children's bed time stories, with the first episode featuring Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. The title is a reference to the TVNZ closedown sequence used in the 1980s and 1990s featuring the Goodnight Kiwi or TV Kiwi as the character was known.
Go Girls 2009 TVNZ 2 Drama series
Have You Been Paying Attention? 2019 TVNZ 2 Celebrity quiz show where celebrity contestants are asked questions on news events and TV events that have occurred in the past week.
Highway Cops 2012 TVNZ 1 Show that follows highway patrol police.
I Am 2018 TVNZ 1 Factual Documentary series where a New Zealander tells his or her story. Each episode a New Zealander will tell a story about living with a certain health condition or surviving a certain event.
I Date Rejects 2019 TVNZ+ Comedy Series
Last Chance Dogs 2012 TVNZ 2 Show about dogs who are at risk of being confiscated from their owners.
Late Night Big Breakfast 2014, 2020 TVNZ 1, TVNZ Duke Comedy parody show of a late night talk show.
Let's Get Inventin' 2006 TVNZ 2 Children's invention show
Living with the Boss 2020 TVNZ 1 Reality series where the CEO or owner of a New Zealand business lives with an employee for a week.
Motorway Patrol 2001 TVNZ 2 Reality series following the New Zealand Police Highway Patrol in action showing footage of people being stopped for traffic offences or accidents on the Auckland motorways.
Mucking In 2003 TVNZ 1 Lifestyle/makeover series hosted by presenter Jim Mora and gardener Tony Murrell.
My Kitchen Rules New Zealand 2014 TVNZ 1 New Zealand version of My Kitchen Rules
Nabbed 2014 TVNZ 2 Reality series following NZ police.
Neighbours at War 2006 TVNZ 2 Reality series
New Zealand Surf League Sports show showcasing the New Zealand Ironman finals. Hosted by Cory Hutchings.
New Zealand's Got Talent 8 September 2008 TVNZ 1 New Zealand version of the Got Talent series. Original season screened on Prime in 2008; series 2 began on TV One in 2012.
Piha Rescue 2005 TVNZ 1 Reality show about lifeguards at Auckland's Piha Beach. Narrated By John Sumner.
Rapid Response 2010 TVNZ 1 Reality show following the New Zealand ambulance service,
Renters 2003, 2005 and 2011–present TVNZ 2 This reality show follows several rental property managers showing houses badly treated by tenants and dealing with tenants who are late in paying their rent.
Snack Masters 2022 TVNZ 2 This reality cooking show, hosted by Kim Crossman and Tom Sainsbury, challenges chefs to replicate well-known snacks.
The Brokenwood Mysteries 2014 TVNZ 1, Prime With the assistance of Detective Kristin Sims, Detective Inspector Mike Shepherd investigates a wide range of murder mysteries in Brokenwood, a small town in the countryside of New Zealand.
The Casketeers 2018 TVNZ 1 Documentary and reality series that goes behind the scenes of a New Zealand funeral director Tipene Funerals.
The Great Kiwi Bake Off 2019 TVNZ 2 Reality cooking/baking series.
The Year That Was 2012 TVNZ 2 A standup comedian talks about a particular year to a live audience; the show features clips from that year.
This Is Your Life 1984 TVNZ 1 New Zealand version of the show where the host surprises guests with a show documenting their lives, with audience participation from their friends and family. Usually screened once a year or every few years; in the early series the show screened more often. Originally presented by Bob Parker, later shows have been presented by Paul Holmes and for a few years Paul Henry.
This Town 2013 TVNZ 1 Show that looks at small towns in Heartland New Zealand focusing mostly on the people that live in these towns. Each week it looks at small towns in a different area of New Zealand.
Treasure Island 2000–2008, 2019 TVNZ 2 Reality television show; Survivor-like, only mainly with celebrities.

One-off series edit

Shows that screened intentionally for just one season or for just a few weeks.

Show Release date Channel Notes
From the Archives 1 June 2010 TVNZ Heartland A series looking back at television in New Zealand, presented by Andrew Shaw. Each show featured highlights or an entire show from a particular decade. The series is shown on TVNZ Heartland and was the very show to feature on the channel. Later episodes contained older shows with a theme such as gardening shows, cooking shows and an episode dedicated to Top Town.
Frontier Of Dreams 2005 One Series about the history of New Zealand.
Funny As: The Story Of New Zealand Comedy 2019 TVNZ 1 5 part documentary series that looked at the past of New Zealand comedy.
Karaoke High 2006 TV2 New Zealand drama show screened during the summertime as a replacement for Shortland Street. Featured New Zealand actress Miriama Smith.
North 2011 One Presented by Marcus Lush, this successor to the series South looks at the northern part of New Zealand.
Off the Rails 2005 One Presented by Marcus Lush, this series follows the New Zealand rail network from Bluff to the most Northern railway line in New Zealand visiting local people and attractions along the way.
Police College 11 April 2006 TV2 Reality show following the recruits of the New Zealand Police
Scarfie Days 2007 TV2 A look at the lives of students studying at the University of Otago.
Snotties 2006 TV2 A look at aspiring naval officers.
South 2009 One Presented by Marcus Lush, this series looks at the southernmost part of New Zealand.
The Eggplant 2020 TVNZ+ A series designed to help young Kiwis navigate one of the greatest mysteries of the 21st century – the internet.

Cancelled/ended programmes edit

Show Release date Channel Notes
2 Tube 2008 TV2 Show where viewers send in their own home movies. Similar to America's Funniest Home Videos. Hosted by Millen Baird.
10 Years Younger 2005–2009 One Hosted by Fiona MacDonald, the New Zealand version of the UK show.
10AM 1990 Arts and lifestyle magazine programme
14 Days on Trial 1989/90 Documentary about New Zealand pioneers
3.45 Live 1989–1990 TV2 Older children's and teenagers' after-school show hosted by Ricky Morris and Fenella Bathfield in 1989 and Phil Keoghan and Hine Elder in 1990.
5.30 with Jude One Talk show hosted by Jude Dobson
60 Minutes 1993–2001 TV2 moved to One Current affairs show. Rights bought by TV3.
AA Torque Show 2005 One Picked up by Prime in 2007
The Adam and Eve Show 2015-2017 TV2 Children's afternoon show hosted by Adam Percival and Eve Palmer aired 4.30 in 2015 and 2016 and 3.30 pm in 2017. Replaced 4.30 show and Erin Simpson Show.
After 2 1989–1991 TV2 Children's show aimed at preschoolers and younger school children; replaced the earlier part of After School while 3.45 Live replaced the later part. Hosted by Jason Gunn and Thingee.
After School 1983–1988 One from 1987, moved to TV2 Children's after-school show originally hosted by Olly Ohlson and in 1988 Jason Gunn and Thingee.
Animal House 9 March 2005 - 2011 TVNZ 1 Series highlighting the New Zealand Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
The Apprentice New Zealand 2010 TV2 New Zealand version of The Apprentice, hosted by Terry Serepisos
April's Angels 1998 TV2 Hosted by April Ieremia; the team every week takes part in a community project.
Are You Smarter Than a 10 Year Old? 2007 TV2
Asia Down Under 22 February 2001 One A magazine series reflecting the life, concerns and interests of the Asian community in New Zealand. Spin-off of Asia Dynamic. Presented By Melissa Lee.
Artsville 2005 - 2011 TVNZ 1 Documentary arts series
Auction House 30 April 2006 - ? TVNZ 1 Reality show about auctioneers and real estate.
Back Benches 2008–2012 TVNZ 7 Political talk show. Ended when TVNZ 7 was closed down in 2012. Picked up by Prime in 2013.
The Billy T. James Show 1983–1985 Comedy show starring Billy T. James. Show later screened on TV3 in 1990, a year before his death.
Blind Date 1989–1991 TV2 Dating match show, hosted by Dave Jamieson and Suzy Aitken
Breakfast Business 1997 One Weekday morning business show, hosted by Corin Dann. Reports from Owen Poland, Justine Turner, Michelle King, Lisa Davies and Pushpa Jabin.
The Bugs Bunny Show
The Cartoon Company
1991–1994 TV2 Looney Tunes cartoon show hosted by Fenella Bathfield and then Fiona Anderson
Bumble 1999–2002 TV2 Toddler show featuring Bumble the Bee and his friends, the show also aired in Australia.
Business Weekend One Weekend version of the weekday morning show. Hosted by Corin Dann.
Carters DIY Dads Reality show
Changing Rooms 1998–2002 One New Zealand version of the TV show where two households redecorate each other's houses. Hosted by Kerry Smith and Andy Dye.
Chic Chat Children's programme hosted by Chic Littlewood and Alma Woods.
Close to Home 1975–1987 One New Zealand drama series
Close Up 198? One Weekly current affairs show screened Thursday nights on TV1. This show has no connection to the show of the same name that screened weeknights on TV1 between 2004 and 2012.
Close Up 2004 - 2012 One Weeknightly current affairs show hosted by Mark Sainsbury. Originally hosted by Susan Wood.
Compass 1960s AKTV2, WNTV1, CHTV3, DNTV2 News and documentary style show.
Country GP Period soap which succeeded Close to Home.
Crash Course 2010 TV2 Road safety show presented by race car driver Greg Murphy
Crime Scene 1997–1998 TV2
Crimewatch 1987–1996 One Show presented by the New Zealand Police, showing reconstructions, security footage and other details of recent unsolved crimes. Based on the British series of the same name. Superseded by Crime Scene and Ten 7 Aotearoa.
The Cult 2009-2010 TV2 A serial drama television series in which a group of people try to rescue their loved ones from a mysterious cult called Two Gardens. Produced by Great Southern Television.
Dancing with the Stars 2005–2009 One Reality television show where celebrities compete in a dance competition with a professional dancer as their partner. Hosted by Jason Gunn and Candy Lane.
Dig This 1972–1986 One Gardening show hosted by Eion Scarrow.
DIY Rescue 2001–2003 TV2 Reality show where the team come and fix DIY disasters or unfinished DIY work. Presented by Lisa Manning.
A Dog Show 1980s One Rural New Zealand show where South Island farmers compete against North Island farmers to round up sheep with their dog only using a dog whistle. The winner received a trophy. Show presented by John Gordon.
Eating Media Lunch 2003-2008 TV2 Hosted by Jeremy Wells
The Erin Simpson Show 2009-2013 TV2 Daily teen affair/entertainment show, hosted by Erin Simpson. The show was produced in Christchurch by Whitebait Studios.
Eye to Eye with Willie Jackson 2006 One Current affairs debate talk show, hosted by Willie Jackson
Face the Music 1992–1994 TV2 Quiz show about music, hosted by Simon Barnett
Facelift 2005–2007 One Comedy show that made fun of current events, politics and anything else on New Zealand television using characters dressed with sculpted faces to resemble various politicians and TV stars.
Filthy Rich 2016 TV2 Drama series
Finding J. Smith 2003 TV2 Game show where teams had to find a certain J. Smith (the most common name) in New Zealand. Had the largest game show prize in New Zealand, NZ$250,000, and was used to heavily promote the then new Vodafone Live! service.
FlipSide 2002–2004 TV2 Youth news and entertainment talk show, hosted by Mike Puru.
Foreign Correspondent 1980s - 1990s One Current affairs show featuring overseas stories presented by TVNZ foreign correspondents.
Free Time 1983–1988 One from 1987 moved to TV2 School holiday replacement, screened in place of After School during school holidays.
Fresh and Fancy Fare
Country Fare
1985–1986 Cooking series narrated by Gordon Jackson.
Frontline 1988–1994 One News and current affairs show screened Sunday nights on TV1.
Frontseat 2005–2009 One Arts show hosted by Oliver Driver
Fun Factory 1979 Children's programme hosted by Mike Wilson.
Game of Two Halves 2005–2008 One Sports quiz show hosted by Martin Devlin, with Matthew Ridge and Marc Ellis as team "captains". The show was previously hosted by Tony Veitch until he was suspended pending investigation after allegations of serious assault, which he confessed to on national TV. He later resigned from his positions at TVNZ.
Ghost Hunt Reality show hunting famous New Zealand ghosts
Give It a Whirl 2005–2006 Documentary music show.
Gliding On 1980s One Adapted from Roger Hall's Glide Time play, a sitcom about workers in a government department.
Gloss 1987–1990 TV2, or TV One Soap set in the world of fashion publishing, starring Ilona Rodgers. Also featured notable New Zealand actors Danielle Cormack and Geeling Ng.
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner? 1998 TV2 Reality show hosted by Suzanne Paul
Havoc and Newsboy's Sellout Tour 1998–2000 TV2 Presented by Mikey Havoc and Jeremy Wells; the show travelled around New Zealand with the presenters reviewing events and local places of interest in a humorous way.
Headliners 2004–2005 One Entertainment news show hosted by Jason Reeves and Renee Wright. Cancelled at the end of 2005 for a ONE News revamp.
Heartland 1993–1995 One Presented by Gary McCormick. Each week Gary followed the locals in a different community in New Zealand.[3]
High Life 1990-1995 One New Zealand version of the 1984-1994 television show Kids Incorporated.
Holmes 1989–2004 One Moved to Prime Television New Zealand; current affairs show hosted by Paul Holmes
How Clean Is Your House? 2005–2007 One Hosted by Carolyn Jones and Evon Blackwell-Chin.
Hudson and Halls 1976–1985 One Cooking and entertainment show.
Hunter's Gold 1977 Scott Hunter tries to track down his father in New Zealand's gold-prospecting country in 1860.
I Like That One Two 1986 2 Viewers' choice show, featuring clips from TV shows that viewers had requested by postal mail. A similar show was also screened in 1989 called Your Choice.
Insider's Guide To Love 2004 TV2 Drama series
Internet Island 2001 TV2 Rality show where a group of people were placed in a house and had to survive with nothing but an Internet connected computer.
Intrepid Journeys 2001 One Reality/travel show where celebrities travel to foreign countries and do "as the Romans do"
Island Wars 2009 TV2 Reality show where a group of people were placed on an island in a battle against New Zealanders and Aussies.
It's in the Bag 1970s–1990 One Originally on radio and hosted by Selwyn Toogood, the show moved to TV during the 1970s and was hosted by John Hawkesby during the 1980s.
Jackson's Wharf 1999–2000 TV2 Drama series set in the fictional town of Jackson's Wharf
Jandals Away 11 March 2006 Sitcom, starring David Fane. Season 1 ended May 2006. Moved to the afternoon, and Season 2 began July 2006. Featured Dancing With The Stars singer Bella Kololo.
Jeopardy! 1992–1993 TV2 Quiz show where contestants are given the answer and have to match the question; hosted by Mark Leishman
Just Kidding 1995–1996 TV2 Hosted by Marcus Lush; a show similar to Candid Camera.
Kiwi Living 2015-2016 One New Zealand lifestyle series
Kiwi Video Show 1995–1998 TV2 The successor to New Zealand's Funniest Home Videos.
Kiwifruit Gay magazine show starring Amanda Rees, Kevin Alexander and Matu Ngaporo; replacement of QueerNation
Krypton Factor 1987–1991 TV2 Challenge between four contestants having to compete in mental agility, observation, physical ability, intelligence and general knowledge tests. Hosted by Dougal Stevenson.
Last Man Standing 2005 Jointly made Australian–New Zealand drama series. Cancelled after one season.
Learner Drivers 1998 One Reality show following the trials of people getting their driver's licenses.
Living the Dream 2004 Licensed version of Joe Schmo. A reality TV show featuring several actors pretending to be contestants in a game show and one man who thinks it's all real.
M2 2000–2003 TV2 Music show that ran from midnight until 6 a.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays; hosted by Dominic Bowden, Jacquie Brown and Joe Cotton.
Mai Time 1996 TV2
The Mainland Touch 1983–1990 One (Canterbury) Regional news show screened exclusively in the upper South Island broadcast from TVNZ studios in Christchurch. Originally screened during a time period where each region screened a regional news show during the network news, later moved to before the network news.
Making Italy Home 2005 Reality show about the Waters family, who relocate from Havelock North to Italy.
Marc & Matthew's Rocky Road 2005–2006 TV2 Hosted by Marc Ellis and Matthew Ridge
Market Forces Sequel to Gliding On; covered the change from government department to state-owned enterprise.
Marlin Bay 1992 TV2 Drama series, starring Ilona Rodgers and Andy Anderson.
Masterchef New Zealand 2010 - 2014 One Cooking competition show. Moved to TV3 in 2015.
MasterMind 1980s, 2016 TVNZ 1 New Zealand version of British quiz show Mastermind. Originally screened in the 1980s and presented by Peter Sinclair the show was revived in 2016 now presented by Peter Williams
McDonald's Young Entertainers TV2 Children's variety show hosted by Jason Gunn
McPhail and Gadsby 1980s One Satirical sketch show, centring on politics, starring David McPhail and Jon Gadsby, and written by the pair with A. K. Grant.
Media 7 2008–2012 TVNZ 7 Weekly talk show screening on TVNZ 7, this show contains discussions with politicians and other media personalities from New Zealand. Moved to TV3 after TVNZ went off the air, rebranded as Media 3.
Meet the Locals 2007–2012 TVNZ 6 (2007–2011)
TVNZ 7 (2011–2012)
Mercy Peak 2001-2004 One Drama series. Featured actress Sara Wiseman.
Mitre 10 DIY Rescue 2001–2003 TV2 Reality show where the DIY Rescue team repair unfinished DIY work done to a home or DIY work that has gone wrong.
Mitre 10 Dream Home 1999–2009
TV2 Reality show where two couples compete to build the house of their dreams with the winner taking away the house and the second place team given the option to buy the house. Hosted by Jayne Kiely until 2009 and Simon Barnett in 2013.
Mitre 10 Mega: The Fence TV2 Reality show
The Mole 2000 TV2 Reality show
Mortimer's Patch 1980–1984 Police drama, starring Terence Cooper.
My House, My Castle 1999 - 2011 TV2 Hosted by Robert Harte; lifestyle housing show
New Zealand Idol 2004–2006 TV2 Hosted by Dominic Bowden; New Zealand version of Pop Idol or American Idol
New Zealand's Funniest Home Videos 1990–1995 TV2 Hosted by Ian Taylor (1990), Kerry Smith (1991–2), Jason Gunn (1993). Based on the format of America's Funniest Home Videos.
New Zealand's Worst Driver 2005 One Based on the UK series; eight very bad drivers participate in various driving challenges with the most improved driver taking home a new car and the loser given the title of New Zealand's Worst Driver and having his vehicle crushed. Hosted by D'Arcy Waldegrave.
NewsNight 1994 TV2 Late night news show on TV2, presented by Marcus Lush, targeted towards a younger audience.
Nothing Trivial 2011-2014 TVNZ 1 Drama series
No Opportunity Wasted 12 November 2006 TV2 Created by Phil Keoghan & Louise Keoghan; 26 contestants are given 72 hours, $3,000 and the opportunity to fulfill a long-held dream or desire.
NZ Story 2013 TVNZ 1 Show where various New Zealanders tell their stories about a historic event in New Zealand.
On the Mat Wrestling show
Open Home 1992–1994 One Show that gave an open home tour of people's homes, usually luxury homes. The show usually featured a celebrity's home as well.
The OUTHouse 2005 Magazine show aimed at gays and lesbians. Ran for a trial ten episodes as a possible QueerNation replacement.
Palmers Garden Show / Maggie's Garden Show 1992–2003 One Gardening lifestyle show presented by Maggie Barry. Initially screened on Saturday mornings but later moved to Friday evenings.
Party Animals 2003-2004 TV2 A children's show with bears for toddlers, the show also aired in Australia
Play Your Cards Right New Zealand version of U.S. game show Card Sharks; hosted by Kenny Cantor
Popstars 1999 TV2 Created TrueBliss. Only ran for one season but the format was taken overseas and many more manufactured groups were created around the world. Returning in 2021.
Praise Be 1985-2016 TVNZ 1 Christian hymns show. Most recently hosted by Chris Nichol succeeding Graeme Thomson.
Press for Service 1980s The A. K. Grant-created successor to Gliding On. Lasted one season.
The Price is Right 1992 TV3 A short-lived New Zealand version of the famed, long-running U.S. game show of the same name; hosted by Dave Jamieson.
Pulp Comedy Stand-up comedy show
Queer Nation 1993–2005 Longest-running queer issues show in the world.
A Question of Sport 1988–1991 One Sports quiz show where two teams of New Zealand sporting personalities competed against each other. The winning team each week had the choice of charity to donate prize money to.
Radio with Pictures TV2 Late-night music programme.
Raise My Kids 2005–2007 One Reality show seeing if couples who want children can raise someone else's children for a week.
Ready Steady Cook 1999 TV2 Cooking show where two teams of celebrities compete to cook the best meal in a certain time.
Redemption Hill 2006 TV2 Reality television show about delinquent children; Season 1 ended April 2006
Ready to Roll
RTR Countdown
Video Hits
1975–2006 TV2 Long running music show; ended 2006
Risk 2001 One Game show and Lottery show hosted by Matthew Ridge and Marc Ellis; replaced TeleBingo in 2001
Roche 1985 Dramas in a family-owned trucking firm.
Romper Room 1977 Children's show which included Yvonne Moore as one of its hosts.
Rookie Vets Reality show that follows students at Massey University who are aspiring to become vets
Sale of the Century 1989–1993 One Quiz show hosted by Steve Parr and Jude Dobson.
Sensing Murder 2006–2010 TV2 Psychic crime investigations show hosted by Rebecca Gibney. Spans New Zealand and Australia. The psychics are Deb Webber, Sue Nicholson and Kelvin Cruickshank.
Seven Periods With Mr. Gormsby 2005–2006 One Satirical comedy series
Shark in the Park 1989–1990 One Action–drama series set in a Wellington police station, starring Jeffrey Thomas and Nathaniel Lees.
Shock Treatment 2006–2008 TV2 Reality television show where celebrities are surprised and put through the wringer.
Showstoppers Variety show
The Singing Bee 2008–2009 TV2 New Zealand version of a show where the first few lines of a popular song is sung, then when the music stops the contestant must continue singing the lyrics. Hosted by Jordan Vandermade. The show was panned by the public.
So You Wanna Be a Popstar? TV2 Celebrity music singing contest similar to New Zealand Idol
Son of a Gunn 1992–1994 TV2 Children's show hosted by Jason Gunn and Thingee
Soup 2002 Clay animation children's TV series
The South Tonight 1983–1990 One (Otago/Southland) Regional news show screened exclusively in the Otago and Southland regions only, broadcast from TVNZ studios in Dunedin. Originally screened during a time period where each region screened a regional news show during the network news, later moved to before the network news. Presented by Hillary Muir-Clark.
SportsCafe Original run 2003–2005 on TV2 and returned to air in 2008. TV2 Sports variety show; originally started on SKY Sport in 1995, moved to TV2 in 2003 and ended after the celebrity drug scandal of 2005. Returned to air in July 2008 for one season.
Spot On 1970s - 1988 One moved from 1987 to TV2 Youth related news and entertainment show.
Squirt 1999–2007 TV2 Saturday morning children's show; hosted by Ryan Inglis; former hosts include Dominic Bowdenl originally on TV3
Step Dave 2014-2015 TVNZ 2 Drama series about a 24-year-old man Dave dating a 39-year-old solo mother.
Street Legal TV2 Law drama series starring Jay Laga'aia
Strip Search Reality show fronted by ManPower Australia founder Billy Cross in finding a male revue show in New Zealand. Created KiwiFire.
Studio 2 LIVE 22 March 2004 - 2010 TV2 Weekday children's show hosted by Matt Gibb, Dayna Vawdrey and Jordan Vandermade.
A Taste of New Zealand One Cooking show hosted by Peta Mathias.
TeleBingo 1996–2001 One Quiz and lottery show, rated well until 2001 when the show was shifted to a later time slot. Presented by Simon Barnett and Ingrid Mole.
The Zoo 2005–2010 TVNZ 1 Reality show set in Auckland Zoo
To Catch a Thief 2005 TV2 Two ex-thieves, Abraham Pehi and Veronica Jacomb, find a house that is an easy target for thieves and teach the occupants a lesson by organising to break into the house and take as many possessions as possible. They then help to fix the security flaws in the house. This series was rescreened in January 2008.
Today Tonight 1983–1990 One (Wellington) Regional news show screened exclusively in the lower North Island (and originally the Upper South Island), broadcast from TVNZ studios in Wellington. Originally screened during a time period where each region screened a regional news show during the network news, later moved to before the network news.
Top Half 1983–1990 One (Auckland) Regional news show screened exclusively in the upper North Island broadcast from TVNZ studios in Auckland. Originally screened during a time period where each region screened a regional news show during the network news, later moved to before the network news. Presented by Judy Bailey and John Hawkesby.
Top of the Class 30 April 2006 Reality show putting famous New Zealanders back into school with a younger "clone" version of themselves.
Top of the Pops 2004–2006 TV2 Live music show hosted by Bede Skinner; ended in 2006 after 3 seasons. Picked up by C4 in May 2006.
Top Town 1976–1990 and returned in 2009 TV2 Show where locals from towns around New Zealand competed in various challenges against locals from other towns. The 2009 version was hosted by Marc Ellis and Hayley Holt.
Town and Around 1960s AKTV2, WNTV1, CHTV3, DNTV2 Magazine style show; presenters traveled around towns in New Zealand interviewing the locals and talking about issues in the region. As this show featured before TVNZ programming was networked, each area of the country had its own local version.
Trading Places 1998–1999 TV2 Reality show where two contestants must swap occupations for a day.
Treasure Hunt 1990 TV2 Hosted by Nick Tansleyl contestants in a studio had to guide Nick (who travelled between locations in a helicopter) to the hidden treasure using clues given before a certain time.
TVNZ News at 8 2008 TVNZ 7 One hour news bulletin screened at 8pm.
TVNZ News Now 2008 TVNZ 7 5 minute news bulletin screened on the hour each hour.
Two on One 1980–1982 One Variety show, starring Ray Woolf.
U Late 2013 TVNZ U Late night version of U Live, this version featured less music and more talk.
U Live 2011 - 2013 TVNZ U Daily presenter based entertainment show featuring movie and music reviews and interviews. Ended when TVNZ U went off the air on 31 August 2013.
Unauthorised History of New Zealand 2005–2008 One Hosted by Jeremy Wells
Under the Mountain 1981 TV2 The mini-series based on a novel by Maurice Gee. It was seen in the United States on The Third Eye on Nickelodeon.
University Challenge 1976–1989 One Quiz show between teams of students representing universities around New Zealand
W3 1980s One Children's quiz show hosted by Selwyn Toogood and Lockwood Smith.
Weddings 1995–2000 TV2 Presented by Jayne Kieley, this reality series followed a couple's wedding and preparation for the wedding.
A Week of It 1970s Satirical sketch show.
Wheel of Fortune Original run 1991–1996 and returned 2008-2009 TV2, moved to One Originally hosted in the 1990s by Phillip Leishman and with Lana Coc-kroft as the token blonde who turned around the letters. This show returned to New Zealand television in 2008 now hosted by Jason Gunn and Sonia Gray. Gray was temporarily replaced by Greer Robson when she went on maternity leave. However, in an unexpected move, the series was cancelled on 2 May 2009 due to local production budget cuts and the global recession.
XSTV 2004–2009 TV2 Series highlighting the world of skateboarding, BMX racing and other extreme sports.
Your Choice 1989 TV2 Viewers' choice show, featuring clips from TV shows that viewers had requested by postal mail. A similar show was screened in 1986 called I Like That One Two.

Specials edit

  • The TV2's 2003, a television special documenting a short film competition

References edit

  1. ^ "Waka Huia" (videos of past episodes). TVNZ. Retrieved 25 October 2022.
  2. ^ "About Waka Huia". TVNZ. 15 February 2010. Archived from the original on 15 February 2010. Retrieved 25 October 2022.
  3. ^ "Heartland". NZOnScreen. 13 May 2020.

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