Taskmaster NZ champ Angella Dravid on the ‘chaotic’ new crop of contestants

After a hugely successful first season, Taskmaster NZ is back with a handful of new comics ready to put their dignity on the line.

Pax Assadi learned what not to say to a heckler the hard way

In this week’s episode of FIRST, comedian Pax Assadi tells us about the time a heckler beat him to the punch – literally.

What’s new to Netflix NZ, Neon and other streaming services in July

Everything coming to streaming services this month, including Netflix, Amazon Prime, Disney+, Apple TV+, Neon and TVNZ OnDemand.

Review: TVNZ’s Mike Hosking satire Talkback struggles to get through 

There’s rich source material, plenty of funny actors and a great plot hook. So why does this series find it so hard to make a connection?

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Why people keep coming back to Love Island

It’s the series people love to hate, but a long-time Love Island fan knows why the reality show is exactly her type on paper. 

Locking up for lockdown: What happened when Covid-19 hit The Block NZ

Last night’s episode brought the sort of drama no producer could ever have dreamed of. 

10 buzzy things Cassie Roma told us about The Apprentice Aotearoa

Cassie Roma from The Apprentice Aotearoa reveals what really goes on in the boardroom, and assesses The Real Pod’s terrible business pitches. 

Kura Forrester relives the horror of being the Eagle Boys mascot

Watch | The comedian and actor tells us about her actual first appearance on Shortland Street, first job and more in the latest episode of FIRST.

What A Love Yarn gets right and wrong about New Zealand

Another year, another sweet romantic ditty filmed in the land of the long white cloud. But how accurate is the NZ depicted in A Love Yarn?

Kita Mean’s wildest dream just came true

She's a winner baby! RuPaul's Drag Race Down Under winner Kita Mean stops by The Spinoff Studio to reflect on her journey to the crown. 

The hunt for Little Ted’s head

It has been an enduring local mystery for over three decades – where in the world is Little Ted's head?

Drag Race Down Under finale power rankings: We’ve got a winner, baby

After eight episodes, we've finally got Drag Race Down Under's first drag superstar, and she's a doozy.

Doc Edge: Seven documentaries to watch in this year’s festival

This year’s Doc Edge film festival features 83 documentaries from New Zealand and around the world. And until July 11, most of them are available to watch online.

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.

Review: Patrick Gower: On P takes stock of the devastation wrought by meth in NZ

Despite moments of trademark Paddy Gower goofiness, his new documentary does an impressive job at getting to the heart of the P epidemic

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.