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Match Fit: Final episode of ‘Old Blacks’ returning to the fray contains a massive lie

Match Fit: Final episode of ‘Old Blacks’ returning to the fray contains a massive lie

November 12, 2020

OPINION: "This just is not great TV, is it?" All Blacks prop Craig Dowd says in the final episode of Match Fit, as one-by-one his team-mates proved to have added years to their lives, as well as carving kilos of...
Match Fit shows former All Blacks overweight and struggling – just like the rest of us

Match Fit shows former All Blacks overweight and struggling – just like the rest of us

October 28, 2020

Review: In their heyday they were invulnerable, but now the likes of Piri Weepu and Eroni Clarke are all too human. That’s what makes Match Fit so compelling, says Duncan Greive. Match Fit is aimed at the more casual class...
Match Fit leaves All Blacks and audience gasping

Match Fit leaves All Blacks and audience gasping

October 22, 2020

If All Blacks are indeed role models, then Match Fit on Three is one of the most important things they’ve done for men of an age, men with weight issues, joint issues, heart issues, mental issues even. There was plenty...
‘Spiky Gold Hunters’ go global

‘Spiky Gold Hunters’ go global

October 24, 2019

A+E Networks UK is among companies to have struck pre-sale deals for fact-ent show Spiky Gold Hunters (6 x 60’) from Australian distributor LGI Media (formerly known as Looking Glass International). The series has also been acquired by The History...
Marae reporter wins at 2018 Voyager Media Awards

Marae reporter wins at 2018 Voyager Media Awards

May 16, 2018

We'd like to send a huge mihi to our star reporter Hikurangi Kimiora Jackson on taking out best arts, entertainment and lifestyle reporter of the year at the 2018 Voyager Media Awards. Hikurangi's stories made world wide headlines last year, including...
Profile Story On Bailey

Profile Story On Bailey

October 3, 2016

Reality TV's new kid on the block used to shear sheep. Now, the man behind 'The GC' and 'Sidewalk Karaoke' has a career on the verge of becoming life-changing. Russell Blackstock reports. It is 9.30am on a Wednesday and TV...
Sidewalk Karaoke Reviews

Sidewalk Karaoke Reviews

September 30, 2016

New Maori TV show Sidewalk Karaoke takes to the streets, and the world It's hot. But it's even hotter in front of the camera, under the lights and the scrutiny of crowd of strangers. Tai Waru steps onto her mark,...
Brown Eye Reviews

Brown Eye Reviews

September 30, 2016

TV pick: Brown Eye Brown Eye is Maori Television's foray into news satire. We asked presenter Nathan Rarere and producer Bailey Mackey about the thinking behind the programme and the deeper meaning on the show's name. Brown Eye, catchy title. Was...
PLAY Review

PLAY Review

September 30, 2016

Brendon and Louise ready to Play Maori Television, acclaimed for their documentaries and delving into the nation's heart, took a step in the popular culture direction last night with the launch of their new show, PLAY. A commentary show about sport, PLAY is...
Local variety makes a return to our TV screens, and the critic makes a discovery he wasn’t expecting.

Local variety makes a return to our TV screens, and the critic makes a discovery he wasn’t expecting.

September 9, 2014

Colin Hogg: Revived dinosaur beats the arrows The Modern Maori Quartet with Temuera Morrison (centre) in Happy Hour. I felt happy in a sad sort of way on hearing that experiments had once again started to bring back to life...