Television Archive

House of Drag, episode four recap: A shock exit leaves us shook

It's our first shock elimination - and one that genuinely leaves the show worse off. Sam Brooks power-ranks episode four of House of Drag.

The Real Pod: Big cows, honest traders and a Bake Off angel

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

Mike McRoberts, Matilda Rice, and a lot of dead fish: What’s coming to Mediaworks 2019

Mediaworks launched their 2019 slate today. Sam Brooks has the lowdown on what you should be watching (and voting) for.

The Great Kiwi Bake Off Power Rankings: Free from gluten, free from sin

The rain poured down on the Great Kiwi Bake Off this week. Were the gods crying because Clayton had gone, or because they’d heard it was 'Free From' Week?

Outlander recap: Jamie and Claire show a bear who’s boss

The new world ain't so new anymore - especially when you're killing bears who might not actually be bears, and when your Mum has already been there for approximately two hundred years. Tara Ward recaps episode four of season four of Outlander.

Project Runway Power Rankings, week nine: Pretty in bling

In the ninth episode of Project Runway New Zealand, the designers had to make eveningwear based on some sponsored jewellery. Henry Oliver ranks the results.

Jim Hickey has made a Mukbang video because it’s 2018

The latest forecast for our most beloved weather presenter? Cloudy with a chance of cheese rolls.

‘Why wasn’t I told this when I was diagnosed?’ Hayley Sproull on living with PCOS

Today, Cystic Sisters, a documentary about women living with PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome) is released on TVNZ on Demand. Hayley Sproull, the documentary's presenter, looks back on her experience with the disease.

House of Drag power rankings: Finding your heels on the catwalk

It's costume chaos week on House of Drag – but who surfs the waves and who gets washed ashore? Sam Brooks power ranks episode three of House of Drag.

The Real Pod: Tarts and pies are great but so are proposal stories

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

The Great Kiwi Bake Off, episode six: Cocks on pies

This week GKBO showed us what baking heaven really looks like: a cock on a pie. Welcome, ye olde roosters, to Pies and Tarts Week.

My Brilliant Friend is handsome television – but is that enough?

It's a story as old as time: a great book makes for a perfectly fine television series. Sam Brooks reviews My Brilliant Friend.

Never fear: Suzy Cato is going to save the world

Alex Casey talks to national treasure Suzy Cato about her new kids album, life after Dancing With the Stars and remaining zen about the pending future hellscape.

Outlander recap: Two Frasers and a donkey named Clarence

Claire finds the foundation for her very own American Dream, while Brianna encounters second wave feminism – same difference, right? Tara Ward recaps episode three of season four of Outlander.

Project Runway Power Rankings, week eight: When does helping become cheating?

In the eighth episode of Project Runway New Zealand, the designers had to remake a secondhand bridesmaid's dress for their models. Henry Oliver ranks the results.

House of Drag wobbles in the man-sized heels of Drag Race

New Zealand has its own drag reality show now, House of Drag – but how does it fare under the mighty shadow of RuPaul's Drag Race?

The Real Pod: A Very Corny Christmas, and Jeff’s huge Bake Off tune

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

An afternoon at the House of Drag, home of TVNZ’s bold new reality show

Alex Casey visits the chaotic House of Drag mansion, and meets the dragstars changing the face of local reality television.

Farewell Jono and Ben: The 5 greatest NZ Today segments

Jono and Ben air their final episode tonight. In tribute, Dylan Reeve looks back on the best part of the show: Guy Williams' NZ Today segment.

The best cult TV classics to stream on Lightbox right now

Inarguably the best sports drama of all time, Friday Night Lights, dropped in its entirety on Lightbox last week. Sam Brooks on why you should watch it – and the other cult classics you might not know are on the service.

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.

Outlander recap: You’re not in Scotland anymore, Dorothy

Claire and Jamie aren't in Lallybroch anymore. They're in Kansas (or somewhere south of there). Tara Ward recaps the second episode of season four of Outlander.

Project Runway Power Rankings, week seven: Watching reality TV in my activewear

In the sixth episode of Project Runway New Zealand, the designers had to make an athleisure look for Georgia. Henry Oliver ranks the results.

The Little Drummer Girl is Le Carre, but cool

What do you get when you mix a South Korean auteur, a French-sounding British spy author and a ridiculous attractive cast? A genuine must-see.