Tara Ward

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

Media
Jun 3, 2020

Noel Edmonds on his new life in NZ: 'I'm not bringing Mr Blobby over'

Noel Edmonds is a British TV legend with a 50 year career in broadcasting. So why did he move to Matakana and launch a radio station?

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Television
May 31, 2020

Beat the Chasers is the quiz show spinoff of your wildest dreams

All five of The Chase brainiacs have teamed up to stretch their intellectual muscles in an action-packed offshoot of the cult favourite.

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Money
May 22, 2020

All the weird and wonderful creative tributes to Dr Ashley Bloomfield

Would you like a slice of Ashley Bloomfield cake with your Ashley Bloomfield earrings?

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Television
May 19, 2020

Taika and the giant celeb-filled peach

Taika Waititi and his famous mates team up to fight Covid-19 and bring Roald Dahl's beloved story to life.

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Television
May 15, 2020

Why was Matty McLean in a dinosaur suit on Breakfast?

These are unprecedented times, and just when you think you’ve seen it all, Breakfast's Matty McLean does the weather dressed as a dinosaur.

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Television
May 12, 2020

Outlander recap: Mad men ruin absolutely everything

Tara Ward recaps the brutal finale to season five of Outlander.

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TVNZ
May 8, 2020

The animal shows bringing you the best real-life drama

Tired of watching human faces on your screen but still love a bit of action?

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Television
May 5, 2020

Outlander recap: Like sandwiches through the hour glass

It's the penultimate episode of the season, so what better time to reveal what Jamie Fraser's sperm looks like? Tara Ward recaps season five, episode 11 of Outlander. 

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TVNZ
Apr 30, 2020

Challenge accepted: How to make lockdown fun with You Got This!

Inspired by You Got This!, Tara Ward gives us a few of the challenges she’s done with her own family during lockdown. 

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Television
Apr 28, 2020

Outlander recap: Murder, misery and monsters of the deep

Everyone wants to kill Stephen Bonnet, but which one of the Frasers will actually get to do it? Tara Ward recaps season five, episode 10.

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TVNZ
Apr 23, 2020

Gone Sheila: The Secrets She Keeps is your new Australian thriller addiction

Need to scratch that Gone Girl itch from years past? The Secrets She Keeps is the new Australian thriller that asks how far you should go to get the perfect life.

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Television
Apr 21, 2020

Outlander recap: Ashes to ashes, hornbag to hornbag

Bree finds her purpose, Claire finds a new way to save lives, and Roger finds some maggots. Tara Ward recaps season five, episode nine of Outlander. 

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Television
Apr 15, 2020

What is New Zealand actually watching in lockdown?

What television shows have New Zealanders turned to during these troubled times?

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Television
Apr 14, 2020

Outlander recap: Jamie Fraser plays a mean game of hide and seek

Will Fraser's Ridge ever have enough candles? Tara Ward recaps season five, episode eight of Outlander. 

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Television
Apr 14, 2020

What is on the new home-school TV channels and how do they work?

Parents of New Zealand, breathe a sigh of relief: from tomorrow, your kids can learn via the telly.

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TVNZ
Apr 13, 2020

A blind ranking of the lucky souls on The Amazing Race: Australia

Let’s meet the brave Australians who threw caution to the wind in search of $250,000 and a free trip around the planet. 

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Television
Apr 10, 2020

Like nothing else on Earth: Go Further South is the slow-TV balm we need

Last year, the revelatory slow-TV special Go South took us to the South Island. This year? Antartica.

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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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