Tara Ward

Tara Ward is a New Plymouth-based reality TV junkie, chocolate addict, longtime silent reader and wrangler of two small people.

TVNZ
Apr 1, 2020

The Kirstie and Phil guide to conflict resolution

Tara Ward investigates how property gurus Kirstie and Phil can help us with our own interpersonal property dilemmas.

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Television
Mar 31, 2020

Outlander recap: Jamie has the worst birthday ever

It's hard out there, whether you're in 2020 or 1771. Tara Ward recaps episode seven of season five of Outlander.

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Television
Mar 24, 2020

Outlander recap: Everyone's burning, but in a good way

Don't panic, Outlander is still going strong. Tara Ward recaps episode six of season five. 

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Television
Mar 21, 2020

The best feel-good TV to watch in a time of true strife

Looking for something safe to watch on the telly? Tara Ward has some suggestions. 

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Television
Mar 17, 2020

Outlander recap: Jamie is stuck between a rock and a tiny kitten

Jamie kills a man, Claire invents penicillin, and somebody adopts a cat. It's a big week in Outlander.

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TVNZ
Mar 13, 2020
Television
Mar 11, 2020

Outlander recap: Jamie Fraser is the gift that keeps on giving

Jamie dances like nobody's watching, Claire finds herself a new surname, and Roger's going to sing until someone tells him to stop. Tara Ward recaps episode four, season five of Outlander.

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TVNZ
Mar 6, 2020

Bringing back the Buchmans: Celebrating the mad ’90s moments in Mad About You

Nearly 30 years after its first episode, Mad About You is back. Tara Ward travels back to in time to celebrate the show’s most '90s moments. 

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Television
Mar 2, 2020

Outlander recap: Jamie Fraser is the original G.O.A.T.

Something smelt strange in Outlander this week, and for once, it wasn’t Claire’s mouldy bread. Tara Ward recaps episode three of season five of Outlander.

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TVNZ
Feb 27, 2020

How to watch the best European TV drama for free

Tara Ward rounds up the best European drama for your viewing pleasure. 

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Television
Feb 24, 2020

Outlander recap: Claire saves the world, one loaf of bread at a time

Jamie's away with the lads, Claire's elbow deep in a dead man's abdomen, and Roger wants to go back to the future. Tara Ward recaps episode two of season five of Outlander.

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TVNZ
Feb 24, 2020

The underdog bites back: Meet the consumer crusader behind Fair Go

After 43 years on the telly, Fair Go knows exactly how to stick up for Kiwi consumers. Tara Ward talks to Sophie Baird, the woman changing New Zealand, one consumer complaint at a time. 

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Television
Feb 15, 2020

Outlander recap: New season, new wigs, old love

Friends, it’s a new dawn, it’s a new day, and season five of our beloved Outlander is finally here.

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TVNZ
Feb 13, 2020

All the things that Jamie Oliver does when he’s not cooking lovely grub

Tara Ward celebrates the former Naked Chef's achievements both inside and outside the kitchen.

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Television
Feb 7, 2020

The world’s best reality TV is on Netflix

Tara Ward watches Netflix's new reality shows The Circle and Next in Fashion, and discovers that gentle TV can still be gripping TV. 

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NEON
Feb 5, 2020

How do they stay so beautiful, and more answers to your Love Island UK questions

Why do they never swim? How much do they drink? And more of your burning questions about Love Island UK, answered at last by Tara Ward.

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Society
Jan 23, 2020
Television
Jan 21, 2020

A new year on NZ TV: Jesse Mulligan has a carrot and he’s on a ‘path to hotness’

Tara Ward tuned in to the first episodes of Breakfast, The AM Show, The Project NZ and Seven Sharp to find out just what the New Year would bring.

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Television
Jan 17, 2020

Who the hell are the celebs on The X-Factor UK: Celebrity?

Tara Ward breaks down the full line-up for The X-Factor UK: Celebrity and we promise you'll recognise at least a few of them.

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Television
Jan 16, 2020

Mother, may I sleep with garbage: The trashiest movies to watch on ThreeNow

Tara Ward takes a deep dive into some of the most outrageous, cliched and batshit made-for-TV movies hiding away on ThreeNow. 

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TVNZ
Jan 13, 2020

You keep us hanging on: Celebrating the best-ever Shortland Street cliffhangers

Tara Ward pens a tribute to the one constant in New Zealand television: The Shortland Street Christmas cliffhanger.  

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TVNZ
Jan 5, 2020

All the things in David Attenborough’s new series that will make you cry

The gentle godfather of nature returns in Seven Worlds: One Planet on TVNZ 1 tonight, and you best have your tissues at the ready. 

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Television
Jan 3, 2020

The mystery of Jamie Fraser’s wig: a special Outlander investigation

Starz released a promo photo for Season 5 of Outlander, and the world shifted on its axis. And finally, Jamie Fraser’s wig is actually perfect, writes Tara Ward.

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Television
Dec 23, 2019

Ranking the baking skills of the contestants on Celebrity Bake Off NZ

Just when you thought Great Kiwi Bake Off was over, a bunch of celebrities took over the tent to raise money for charity. Tara Ward ranks their performance, poo biscuits and all.

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Television
Dec 23, 2019

The definitive guide to what to watch on telly this Christmas

Stuck for something good to watch this Christmas? We’ve picked the television highlights for everyone this festive period.

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Television
Dec 18, 2019

No more yuks: Falling in and out of love with The Marvelous Mrs Maisel

With the arrival of season three of the Emmy award-winning Amazon show The Marvelous Mrs Maisel, Tara Ward explains her topsy-turvy love affair with the show’s infuriating heroine.

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