Back to bum dance, back to reality: Rewatching the first-ever episode of Big Brother Australia

A new season of Big Brother Australia starts tonight, but where did it all begin?

‘I know these people’: Miriama McDowell on leading the pack in Head High

Sam Brooks talks to actress and director Miriama McDowell, fresh off a starring role in Head High and directing Ahikāroa.

Nadia Lim on how she helped a nation take to the kitchen

Sam Brooks meets the woman who saved him from six weeks of living on wine and toast.

Review: The £1 million con of Quiz asks us whether to believe our own ears

The Who Wants to Be a Millionaire's coughing scandal made villains out of British couple Charles and Diana Ingram. But what if they were innocent?

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Emily Writes: High School Mums should be a call to action

There's no doubt the young women of High School Mums will leave you feeling inspired. But the show should also spur change.

A seven year old reviews Netflix game show The Floor is Lava

Who better to review Netflix's new competition show, The Floor is Lava, than a seven-year-old home champion?

Man Lessons: How to make a documentary about transitioning

When Ben Sarten began filming his old rock climbing student's transition, he had no idea how their friendship would be affected.

Power ranking the diary room chairs of Big Brother

With a new season of Big Brother Australia underway, Tara Ward looks back at the show's history through a single object: the diary room chair. 

Home sweet home: The rise of the dark family drama

You can’t choose your family, but you can choose your drama. Tara Ward rounds up the five best family dramas on TVNZ on Demand.

Review: 2nd Chance Charlie lays bare some glaring issues in NZ rugby

Jamie Wall reviews 2nd Chance Charlie, where lower grade rugby players compete for their second chance at rugby stardom and success.

Here’s what you need to know about Neon merging with Lightbox

Streaming services Neon and Lightbox will merge next month. So what does this mean for your favourite shows?

So long to Ashley TV: How a nation got hooked on the daily Covid show

Normal service has resumed, and life seems a little bit empty without that 1pm ritual.

Walter Presents: Meet the Italian man serving up your next binge watch

Sam Brooks interviews Walter Iuzzolino, the man behind TVNZ’s new curated algorithm-free channel, Walter Presents.

If America can cancel Cops, New Zealand can bin Police Ten 7

After 31 years on air, the American police television show Cops was finally cancelled on Wednesday. Is it time for New Zealand to do the same to Police 10-7?

Bodyguard vs The Bodyguard: Who guarded the body best?

Sam Brooks compares two of the most prominent on-screen bodyguards to see how they stack up.

Bond, Teen Bond: The brilliance of the Alex Rider series

Sam Brooks pays tribute to Alex Rider, and the new TV series that (finally) captures the spirit of the books.