Calum Henderson

Food
Jul 2, 2019

A quest to find New Zealand's most crack up celebrity chef

Calum Henderson reckons New Zealand has the funniest celebrity chefs per capita. Here, he tries to find the funniest. 

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Cricket World Cup 2019
Jun 2, 2019

A definitive ranking of all the Black Caps' ODI shirts: now updated for 2019

After the Black Caps' victory over Sri Lanka in their first match of the 2019 Cricket World Cup, Calum Henderson has made an important update to his ranking of every New Zealand ODI shirt.

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Television
May 15, 2019

The six best Kiwi films on Lightbox

A little bit of Taika, a little bit Jackson, a little bit Footrot Flats. Calum Henderson celebrates the best New Zealand-made films available to watch on Lightbox.

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Television
Apr 21, 2019

Review: Flight of the Conchords amble back onto the stage in Live in London

New Zealand music's most famous musical comedy duo return to the stage in Flight of the Conchords: Live in London. Calum Henderson reviews.

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Sports
Jan 23, 2019

Stupid fun celebrity cricket matches were better in the 90s

Nothing that happens in Friday’s big celebrity cricket game will ever be as good as Paul Vautin’s catch in the 1993 Allan Border testimonial.

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Barkers 1972
Jan 20, 2019

How to watch a game of summer football

Calum Henderson's seven step guide to adding the Beautiful Game to your summer. 

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Freeview
Dec 24, 2018

Certified classic TV guaranteed to save your family Christmas

Occupy the annual family Christmas chasm between lunch and dinner with Freeview's guaranteed crowd-pleasers.

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Food
Oct 14, 2018

Wake up, New Zealand: sandwich bread may be on the verge of extinction

A huge if true newspaper report this week has raised the possibility that sandwich bread could soon be a thing of the past. Calum Henderson investigates.

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Television
Sep 30, 2018

The Great Kiwi Bake Off: Our preliminary power rankings

Who can bake good, and who will be baking bad? Our first look at the #GKBO contestants offers some valuable clues.

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Television
Jul 30, 2018

What will a New Zealand version of Gogglebox be like?

The hugely popular British show about people watching telly is finally getting a New Zealand version. Calum Henderson on why that's exciting, and what it might look like.

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Television
May 28, 2018

The real star of Coast New Zealand isn’t the coast

It might be called Coast New Zealand but, after three seasons, it should really be called Neil Oliver New Zealand, writes Calum Henderson.

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Television
Apr 6, 2018
Television
Apr 5, 2018

Bring It Back: Bungay On Crime

Calum Henderson examines the case for bringing back a true crime masterclass hosted by the country's most famous lawyer.

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Music
Mar 29, 2018

The Edyssey: In search of Sheeran-mania in Dunedin

An exclusive walking tour reveals the true extent of a city’s obsession with visiting pop star Ed Sheeran.

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Music
Mar 15, 2018

New Zealand’s greatest one hit wonders (and their second-biggest songs)

Thursday Throwbacker Calum Henderson dives deep into the New Zealand music archives to discover our greatest one-hit wonders.

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Television
Mar 11, 2018

Australian Spartan is the people’s obstacle course show

It may not be as flash as its counterparts, but TVNZ 2’s latest obstacle course show more than makes up for it in pure heart.

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Television
Mar 1, 2018

Throwback Thursday: Did Dave Dobbyn write the greatest New Zealand TV theme song?

What is the greatest New Zealand TV theme song ever written? Our search continues with a long forgotten Dave Dobbyn masterpiece from 1989.

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Television
Feb 28, 2018

Is The Wall going to destroy the golden summer of The Chase?

Calum Henderson watches The Wall, the new extravagant quiz show that might just outrun The Chase. 

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Television
Feb 17, 2018

An actor, a reality star, a politician: Predicting the rest of the 2018 Dancing With the Stars roster

David Seymour and Gilda Kirkpatrick are confirmed. Now the Spinoff’s Dancing With the Stars pundit attempts to predict the remainder of this year’s celebrity line-up.

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Music
Feb 16, 2018

Jordan Luck’s real estate video is proof we need a New Zealand version of Cribs

Throw the man a dolphin and buy his $1.9m Point Chevalier house.

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Television
Feb 15, 2018

Bring It Back: Heroes with Philip Alpers

Bringing back an awesome show from 20 or 30 years ago may seem like the answer to all our modern TV problems, but is it really? We begin by exploring the case for bringing back Heroes with Philip Alpers.

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Society
Feb 6, 2018

Ranking New Zealand’s greatest celebrity animals

With his death going viral, Nigel the Mana Island gannet joins a proud tradition of New Zealand celebrity animals. Calum Henderson pays tribute to the creatures we've loved and lost.

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Television
Feb 4, 2018

What can Jeremy Wells’ back catalogue tell us about the new Seven Sharp?

Calum Henderson looks back at the best of Jeremy Wells and makes some predictions for what he will bring to the Seven Sharp desk. 

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Television
Jan 27, 2018

Does Country Calendar have the best TV theme ever written?

Calum Henderson is on a valiant quest to find New Zealand's greatest TV theme, starting with Country Calendar.

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Television
Jan 21, 2018

What international reality franchises should NZ adopt next?

2018 is going to be a big year for our local reality franchises from Dancing With the Stars to Project Runway, but what's still missing? Calum Henderson fills in the gaps.

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