Television Archive

How to do your 2018 TV Halloween costumes right, according to an actual costume designer

Halloween is coming up, and you're panicking. We know, and we're here to help. Costume designer Christopher Stratton has your solutions, both easy and not!

The Real Pod: On the big baby elephant in the room

The Real Pod assembles to dissect the week in New Zealand pop culture and real life, with special thanks to Nando’s.

Is Auckland’s Giant Santa in danger?

In episode four of Get It to Te Papa, a Lightbox Original made by The Spinoff, Hayden Donnell goes on the hunt for Auckland's infamous winking, come-hithering Giant Santa.

The absolutely 100% real contestants of Celebrity Treasure Island 2019

It has been announced that Celebrity Treasure Island, the iconic New Zealand reality show that almost killed Mountain Dewer Lana Coc-Kroft, will return in 2019.

The best local shows coming to TVNZ’s new season

Alex Casey plucks out the most exciting highlights from TVNZ's new season line-up. 

Married at First Sight NZ power rankings: Good news, love is mostly dead

From deep within her grave, Alex Casey delivers the power rankings for week four on Married at First Sight NZ.

‘He’d be more comfortable in the kitchen’: The problem with MAFS and masculinity

Julia dropped a metrosexual bombshell on Married at First Sight this year. Dejan Jotanovic goes deep on the implications of this, and what's behind our society's relationship to masculinity.

The Great Kiwi Bake Off power rankings: Sweet tops and salty bottoms

The slice of heaven that is The Great Kiwi Bake Off was this week awash with sweet and/or salty caramel. Tara Ward gives us the power rankings.

The scandalous truth about the Huntly Deka Sign

In episode three of Get It to Te Papa, a Lightbox Original made by The Spinoff, Hayden Donnell starts a valiant campaign to move the country's most famous sign to Te Papa: the Deka sign in Huntly. 

Project Runway Power Rankings, week four: Can there be sustainable fashion under capitalism?

In the fourth episode of Project Runway New Zealand, the designers had to make a sustainable red carpet look.

The Real Pod: We are reunited to talk MAFSNZ, Bake Off and Get It to Te Papa

The Real Pod assembles to dissect the week in New Zealand pop culture and real life, with special thanks to Nando’s.

Review: Sorry For Your Loss is a heartfelt glossary of grief

The new drama from Facebook Watch (yes, that's a thing) is the small screen's most delicately rendered and thoughtful tackling of grief since Six Feet Under.

A love letter to my childhood tormentors: The Big Fresh Vegetables

In episode two of Get It to Te Papa, a Lightbox Original made by The Spinoff, Hayden Donnell goes in search of the animatronic veges that instilled both delight and horror in '90s kids across the nation.

Ally McBeal was peak nineties

Unisex bathrooms, weird homophobia and even weirder visual effects. Sam Rutledge revisits the simultaneously regressive and progressive Ally McBeal.

Married at First Sight NZ Power Rankings: Surrender now or prepare to fight

It’s week three on Married at First Sight NZ, and it's going downhill faster than Ksenia in a minivan. 

The Great Kiwi Bake Off Power Rankings, episode one: Welcome to Moistland

Complete with hard tops and soggy bottoms, The Great Kiwi Bake Off premiered on TVNZ2 tonight. Tara Ward has the power rankings.

MAFS just touched on HIV prevention – and really messed it up

The second season of Married at First Sight looks to walk queer representation down the aisle of mainstream New Zealand TV. But this week, it made a serious misstep.

“I’m the Mary Berry”: Great Kiwi Bake-Off hosts Hayley Sproull and Madeleine Sami

It's been a beloved cultural phenemenon for a few years now, but the Bake-Off finally makes it way to our shores. We chat to the two hosts of the Great Kiwi Bake-Off ahead of its premiere tonight.

An open letter to the Waitangi Dildo

Today at midday the first two episodes of Get It to Te Papa, a Lightbox Original made by The Spinoff, are released. Presenter Hayden Donnell has a few words for the infamous subject of episode one.

Project Runway Power Rankings, week three: Ctrl+Alt+Shifty

The designers have to make a two-piece look out of scrapped technology. Henry Oliver ranks the results.

The Real Pod: Cucumber terrors and recycled pizza socks with old mate JT

The Real Pod assembles to dissect the week in New Zealand pop culture and real life, with special thanks to Nando’s.

Astar from Good Morning is still the craft queen of New Zealand

Alex Casey spends an afternoon with Astar, morning television superstar turned Youtube extraordinaire. 

The Bachelor AU finale: What the actual, Honeybadger?!

Still shaking with shock, Miriam Moore recaps the final episode of this season's The Bachelor Australia.

Married at First Sight NZ Power Rankings: Wayne is fed to the barracudas

It's week two on Married at First Sight NZ, and several of our couples have lost their rose-tinted glasses already.