Tara Ward

Tara Ward writes about television and pop culture.

Television
Jun 17, 2021

The Handmaid's Tale season finale: At last, something to smile about

It’s not often you watch The Handmaid’s Tale with a smile on your face, but this finale delivered the grins.

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Television
Jun 14, 2021

Review: The Block NZ is back – and the same as it ever was

After a two year break, The Block NZ is back. Tara Ward watches the first episode of the new season.

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Television
Jun 13, 2021

The Masked Singer NZ finale: Give it a hoon, bro

Was it Sheep, Tuatara or Medusa who was unmasked as the winner of tonight's grand final? .

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Television
Jun 10, 2021

The Handmaid’s Tale recap: Hey nah, hey nah, my boyfriend’s back

The season’s nearly over, but there’s still time for June to connect with old mates.

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Television
Jun 8, 2021

The Masked Singer NZ recap: Wake me up when it’s all over

Tara Ward recaps the Masked Singer’s penultimate week, including a sexy performance from a very soulful sheep.

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Television
Jun 4, 2021

The Handmaid’s Tale recap: June gets her day in court

It’s the confrontation we’ve all been waiting for: June vs Fred. What went down, and how steely was June’s glare?

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Television
Jun 4, 2021

Steve Arnott’s greatest waistcoats in Line of Duty – ranked

Line of Duty is known for its incredible cliffhangers, but we’ve been ignoring something just as incredible: DS Arnott’s waistcoats.

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Television
Jun 1, 2021

The Masked Singer NZ power rankings: Wibble wobble, wibble wobble, Jellyfish on a plate

Who was it, who was it, who was it underneath the mask in episodes seven and eight?

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Television
May 28, 2021

The Handmaid’s Tale recap: Yes, June, we understand you

June and Serena are both in Canada, and oh how the tables have turned. Tara Ward recaps season 4, episode 7 of The Handmaid's Tale.

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Television
May 28, 2021

Suzanne Paul’s greatest TV cameos, reviewed and ranked

Suzanne Paul is known as an infomercial queen, but wait – there’s more. She’s also a queen of the cameo.

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Television
May 25, 2021

The Masked Singer NZ power rankings: We’re up all night to get lucky

Who was it, who was it, who was it underneath the mask?

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Television
May 24, 2021

Bravo’s new Kiwi reality show wants you to join The Circus

Life really is a circus for the stars of Bravo New Zealand’s new reality show. 

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Television
May 21, 2021

The Handmaid’s Tale recap: Moira row the boat ashore, hallelujah

Praise be, June Osborne finally makes it out of Gilead. But it's not all smooth sailing.

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Television
May 18, 2021
Television
May 13, 2021

The Handmaid’s Tale recap: Lights will guide you home, June

June made it out of Gilead, but does that mean her troubles are over? Of course not.

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Television
May 10, 2021

The Masked Singer NZ power rankings: Fly like a butterfly, sting like a pavlova

Is it really possible to power rank something this bonkers? No, but Tara Ward tried anyway.

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Television
May 6, 2021

The Handmaid’s Tale recap: No use crying over spilt milk

June’s on the run again, and this is her smelliest escape plan yet.

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Television
Apr 29, 2021
NEON
Apr 28, 2021

Blessed be the new season of The Handmaid’s Tale

What's in store this season for June and the gang? Tara Ward takes a look at the hints to be gleaned from the new season trailer.

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Television
Apr 23, 2021

Should you buy property in Ferndale or Summer Bay?

There can only be one fictional winner.

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Television
Apr 20, 2021

How New Zealand TV celebrated the trans-Tasman bubble

The first day of the travel bubble was big news, so Tara Ward stayed home and watched it happen on the television. 

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Television
Apr 8, 2021

The reunion that proved we’re ready for Bachelor in Paradise NZ

Contestants from The Bachelor NZ and The Bachelorette NZ united for a glorious televised pool party this week, suggesting the franchise could be ready to go to paradise.  

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Television
Apr 6, 2021

Where were you when John Campbell took a train on breakfast TV?

It was a big old morning for JC as he became one of the first people to try out the new commuter service from Hamilton to Papakura.

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Television
Apr 2, 2021

Here’s what to watch on free-to-air this Easter

We’ve found the shows you'll want to watch on terrestrial TV this long weekend. 

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Television
Mar 31, 2021

The Bachelor NZ power rankings: Who did Moses choose?

We’ve come to the end of our Bachelor NZ journey, so which woman did Moses Mackay give his final rose?

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Television
Mar 26, 2021

We investigated the most controversial clothing in Hilary Barry’s wardrobe

Call 111 and ask for the clothes police, because this week Hilary Barry wore a pink top on TV that made people mad again.

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