Tara Ward

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

Television
Nov 13, 2018

The Great Kiwi Bake Off power rankings: Step inside my Biscuit Birdhouse of Love

It’s week 5 of GKBO, which means we’re halfway through our delectable voyage into baking nirvana. Tara Ward power-ranks the performances.

Read on.

Television
Feb 6, 2018

Why you need an urgent appointment with The Good Doctor

Tara Ward watches The Good Doctor on Lightbox and tells you why you should be tuning in to the new Grey's Anatomy. 

Read on.

Television
Feb 6, 2018

Which brainiac from The Chase is the most legendary of them all?

Tara Ward will probably never be a Chaser on The Chase, but by gum will she power rank them in order of supreme dominance.

Read on.


Television
Feb 2, 2018

Our guide to the shiniest stars in Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams

Tara Ward stargazes beneath the celeb-studded galaxy of Philip K Dick's Electric Dreams. 

Read on.

Television
Jan 22, 2018

Where were you when Suzanne Paul lifted a truck with a vacuum cleaner?

Tara Ward witnesses Suzanne Paul do something extraordinary — not for the first time and not for the last time. 

Read on.

Television
Dec 21, 2017

It’s time to indulge in all the Christmas TV specials you can handle

Tara Ward rounds up some of the most delicious Christmas TV specials for you to feast upon this holiday season.

Read on.

Television
Dec 18, 2017

The Shortland Street Christmas cliffhanger just left us at sea

Tara Ward watches the power-chucking, beard-itching, blood-soaked finale to Shortland Street. Contains spoilers. 

Read on.

Television
Dec 12, 2017

Outlander recap: A watery farewell before the drought sets in

Tara Ward counts down the top ten moments from the finale of Outlander season three. Contains major spoilers, obviously. 

Read on.

Television
Dec 5, 2017

Outlander recap: Jamie and Claire make love with their eyes

Tara Ward counts down the top ten moments from the twelfth episode of Outlander season three. Contains major spoilers, obviously.

Read on.

Television
Nov 30, 2017

Remember when Ryan Gosling came here and made Young Hercules?

Tara Ward falls in crazy, stupid, love with Young Hercules, the bizarre 90s classic made in New Zealand and starring a young Ryan Gosling.

Read on.

Television
Nov 28, 2017

Outlander recap: Claire wakes up with a python

Tara Ward counts down the top ten moments from the eleventh episode of Outlander season three. Contains major spoilers, obviously. 

Read on.

Television
Nov 21, 2017

Outlander recap: Jamie makes a spectacle of himself

Tara Ward counts down the top ten moments from ‘Heaven and Earth’, the tenth episode of Outlander season three. Contains major spoilers, obviously.

Read on.

Television
Nov 17, 2017

Why is New Zealand so thirsty for Graham Norton’s big red chair?

Tara Ward does a deep dive into one of New Zealand's weirdest national obsessions – our unwavering desire to tell a story in a big velvet chair on telly.

Read on.

Television
Nov 14, 2017

Outlander recap: Jamie likes big boats and he cannot lie

Tara Ward counts down the top ten moments from ‘The Doldrums’, the ninth episode of Outlander season three. Contains major spoilers, obviously.

Read on.

Television
Nov 7, 2017

Outlander recap: Jamie Fraser is the Lord of the Dance

Tara Ward counts down the top ten moments from ‘First Wife’, the eighth episode of Outlander season three. Contains major spoilers, obviously. 

Read on.

Television
Nov 3, 2017

Rachel Hunter is the only beauty guru you’ll ever need

With another tremendous season of Rachel Hunter's Tour of Beauty coming to an end, Tara Ward rounds up some key tips for better living. 

Read on.

Television
Oct 31, 2017

Outlander recap: The reunion bubble has well and truly popped

Tara Ward counts down the top ten moments from ‘Creme de Menthe’, the seventh episode of Outlander season three. Contains major spoilers, obviously. 

Read on.

Television
Oct 26, 2017

The Briscoes Lady’s guide to unlocking eternal happiness

Despite 30 years of relentless sales, the Briscoes Lady remains as energetic and positive as ever. Tara Ward tries to figure out why. 

Read on.

Television
Oct 24, 2017

Top ten moments from a very long and sexy Outlander reunion

Tara Ward counts down the top ten moments from 'A. Malcolm', the sixth episode of Outlander season three. Contains major spoilers, obviously. 

Read on.

Television
Oct 20, 2017

Mum is an awkward British love letter to difficult families everywhere

Tara Ward watches British sitcom Mum, a show for anyone who has found themselves in an inescapable family mess. 

Read on.

Television
Oct 10, 2017

Outlander recap: Let’s do the time warp again

Tara Ward counts down the top ten moments from ‘Freedom & Whiskey’, the fifth episode of Outlander season three. Contains major spoilers, obviously.

Read on.

Television
Oct 3, 2017

Outlander recap: Where has our fierce Claire gone?

Tara Ward counts down the top ten moments from ‘Of Lost Things’, the fourth episode of Outlander season three. Contains major spoilers, obviously.

Read on.

Television
Sep 29, 2017

The six simple steps to becoming a fierce warrior from Vikings

Is Vikings fake news or did they really have those exuberant ponytails? Before the new season comes to Lightbox in December, Tara Ward tides herself over with some learning in Real Vikings. 

Read on.

Television
Sep 26, 2017

Top ten moments from a very sad episode of Outlander

Superfan Tara Ward counts down the top ten moments from the third episode of Outlander season three. Contains major spoilers, obviously.

Read on.

Television
Sep 19, 2017

Help me: I’ve started agreeing with Mike Hosking’s opinions

Last seen two weeks ago sipping on a pink panther at Toni Street's birthday party, Mike Hosking made his return to terrestrial television last night. Tara Ward was watching. 

Read on.

Television
Sep 18, 2017

What in the hell has happened to Jamie Fraser’s hair?

Superfan Tara Ward counts down the top ten moments from episode two of Outlander season three. Contains spoilers, obviously. 

Read on.

Television
Sep 14, 2017

Remembering Toby, the TV One-der dog of the 90s

Tara Ward gazes back through time to remember TV One's Toby, the goodest boy to ever grace the small screen. 

Read on.

The Spinoff is made possible by the generous support of the following organisations.
Please help us by supporting them.