Angella Dravid explains the difference between MSN and Yahoo chat

Watch | Comedian Angella Dravid talks us through her first forays into chat rooms and an unusual first flatting experience in the latest episode of FIRST.

Introducing our new pop-up podcast Drag Race Down Under the Covers

The Real Pod is stoked to present a new weekly podcast recapping RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under, hosted by Chris Parker and Eli Mathewson. Listen to their preview episode now!

VF48Hours 2021: ‘Harry Potter, but shit’

Watch | An aspiring filmmaker gets the opportunity to share her vision for a new movie – but then the studio decides to get involved.

Should you buy property in Ferndale or Summer Bay?

There can only be one fictional winner.

Television Archive

Bouncer’s dream is still Australia’s greatest TV moment

He was in a traffic accident, ate poisonous mushrooms and saved Madge Bishop’s life. But Bouncer's biggest moment on Neighbours happened when he was asleep.

Review: Mare of Easttown is Kate Winslet at her best

Too bad the show doesn't quite deserve it.

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. 

Review: Creamerie is the post-pandemic comedy we need right now

A gender-flipped Handmaid's Tale set during a pandemic... and it's a black comedy?

When Chris Warner met Alf Stewart

What happens when you get two soap immortals and sit them down together for a chat?

How we made Creamerie, a pandemic black comedy, in the middle of Covid-19

Perlina Lau writes on about the experience of making Creamerie and doing it during the hellscape that is 2020.

A Living Hell: Apartment Disasters exposes the dire state of housing in Aotearoa

Looking to buy a unit or apartment? You might need to think twice or even three times, if this Prime documentary is anything to go by.

Why the late 90s and early 00s was NZ’s golden age of reality TV

Video | José Barbosa looks back wistfully at the Flatmates/Popstars/Celebrity Treasure Island era and wonders: can we ever get that magic back?

Review: Popstars reboot is more flop than pop

It might have the same name, but Popstars is nothing like the original show. And that's a problem.

Reviewed: the ads on Popstars on TVNZ 1 vs the ads on Popstars on TVNZ 2

The programmes were the same. But the ads weren’t.

We watched the Soviet Lord of the Rings so you don’t have to

Ten years before our Fellowship of the Ring, there was another. Who did it best?

How Popstars came home

It’s been 22 years since Popstars changed reality television forever.