Tag: Survivor

Which is harder: winning Survivor or surviving being a teacher?

Avi Duckor-Jones won Survivor NZ after 40 days living on a deserted stretch of coast, fighting to stay alive. He’s also a teacher in a New Zealand school.

Survivor NZ, Week 7: Farewell to two of the biggest characters of the season

Luke Harries dives deep into the drink of Survivor NZ week seven, including a shock exit and a tense mud challenge. 

Survivor NZ recap, week 3: A villain emerges

Who finds the immunity idol, what is gay, and who is this season's villain? Week three of Survivor NZ has your answers.

The Real Pod: Mike Hosking crashed his car and Max Key is lying to us

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

Survivor NZ Power Rankings, Week Eight – Have we already got our winner?

Superfan Joseph Harper tackles the eighth week of Survivor NZ, including the regeneration of the viral cop and Barb's Soprano-style reign.

The Real Pod: is NZ Survivor actually any good? What about Nigel Latta?

Jane Yee, Duncan Greive and special guest Joseph Harper gather around the oval table to talk about the latest happenings in New Zealand television and real life in New Zealand.

A brief history of Survivor’s most shocking moments

Ahead of the premiere of Survivor New Zealand tonight, Holly Hunter rounds up ten of the most groundbreaking moments in the history of the franchise.

Where are the stars of 2001’s Celebrity Treasure Island now?

Before there was Survivor, there was New Zealand’s own reality juggernaut Treasure Island. Calum Henderson revisits the first episode of 2001’s Celebrity Treasure Island and finds out what the contestants are doing with themselves now.

My life down a Lost hatch, and more confessions from a TV obsessive

Holly Hunter takes a seat in The Spinoff confessional booth, and shares some harrowing tales of when her humble TV obsession went a little too far.

Throwback Thursday: Nikki Kaye remembers being New Zealand’s original Survivor

Sarah Robson reminisces with National MP Nikki Kaye about her time on Fish Out of Water, the reality show that was dumping people on an island years before Survivor.

Do the cargo shorts fit? Analysing the host of Survivor New Zealand

With Survivor NZ set to begin its debut season, Joseph Harper puts new host Matt Chisholm through the ringer to see if he has what it takes to lead the world's most challenging reality television series.

Is the Bachelor NZ falling victim to our reality TV’s second season syndrome?

The first season of The Bachelor NZ was arguably the greatest of any localised reality import. Unfortunately the second is thus far a disaster. Duncan Greive asks if we have any right to expect otherwise.

Who will host Survivor New Zealand?

Today TVNZ announced that Survivor New Zealand will be coming to TV2 this year, with potential applicants encouraged to apply here. But which NZ TV legend will host it? Alex …

The Tribe Has Spoken: Survivor San Juan Del Sur Episodes 13 & 14

SURVIVOR SAN JUAN DEL SUR BLOOD VS WATER 2 POWER RANKINGS Another season of the best show in the world is in the can and it’s bloody great news that we …

The Tribe Has Spoken: Survivor San Juan Del Sur Episodes 11 & 12

Survivor San Juan Del Sur: Blood Vs Water 2 Power Rankings Got a double dose for you today because they weirdly screened a double episode in America and now FOUR is …

The Tribe Has Spoken: Survivor San Juan Del Sur Episode 10

Survivor San Juan Del Sur: Blood vs Water 2 Power Rankings Episode 10  11) A Five Star Challenge The immunity challenge in this week’s episode was amazing. I feel like it’s a …

The Tribe Has Spoken: Survivor San Juan Del Sur Episode 9

Survivor San Juan Del Sur Power Rankings Episode 9  12) The Move/Me Getting Owned This is me watching Tribal Council. What a shocker! To say that this is the best episode we’ve had …

The Tribe Has Spoken: Survivor San Juan Del Sur Episode 8

Survivor San Juan Del Sur Power Rankings: Episode 8 10) Player of the Week: Jaclyn Shout out to Jaclyn. Aside from sporting the weirdest flared pants I’ve ever seen on Survivor, I …

The Tribe Has Spoken: Survivor San Juan Del Sur Episode 7

Survivor San Juan Del Sur Power Rankings: Episode 7 11) Julie Rocker Quits the Game As someone who was cursed from birth in terms of Survivor eligibility via living in New Zealand …

The Tribe Has Spoken: Survivor San Juan Del Sur Episode 6

Survivor San Juan Del Sur Blood vs. Water 2 Power Rankings 12) Swag-factor 10 for Jeremy’s modified capri pants. The warrior achilles amirite? 11) Don’t Bring a Fake Idol to an Idol Fight Props …

The Tribe Has Spoken: Survivor San Juan Del Sur Episode 5

Survivor San Juan Del Sur Blood vs. Water 2 Power Rankings 14) Bald Jeremy Good look imho. 13) Survivor Copywriters Phoning it in “Are you tired of the long trek to the arena? Are you tired …

The Tribe Has Spoken: Survivor San Juan Del Sur Episode 4

SURVIVOR SAN JUAN DEL SUR BLOOD VS WATER 2 POWER RANKINGS 14) TERRIBLE GAMEPLAY I thought the orange tribe was bad. This was way worse. This blue team has maybe the worst …

Weekend Watch: Catch Up Club, Kiwiana and Cholesterol

It's the weekend. You can't deny it, it's definitely about to happen. Lucky you've got that giant television spreadsheet nailed onto your wall to get you through the next 48 …

The Tribe Has Spoken: Survivor San Juan Del Sur Episode 3

SURVIVOR SAN JUAN DEL SUR: BLOOD VERSUS WATER 2 POWER RANKINGS 17) NIGHT ROCKER Rocker owned this ep, so it only makes sense to start with the fact that Johnny Rock looked …

The Tribe Has Spoken: Survivor San Juan Del Sur Episodes 1 & 2

The first couple eps of Survivor San Juan Del Sur: Blood vs Water 2 played out as you’d expect. Pretty low-key. Mostly getting to know the key components. In episode …

Weekend Watch: Sexy Sci-Fi, Survivor and Sloths

Can you even believe your life! It's nearly the weekend again! And, like clockwork, there's a whole bunch of telly out there waiting to be watched. It's windy out there, …

There Can Be Only One: The Enduring Power of Survivor

As reality TV pioneer Survivor opens a mind-boggling 14th year, superfan Joseph Harper details its increasingly meta evolution in previewing season 29. // “If quick, I survive. If not quick, I am …