Tag Archives: TVNZ

Farmer Eric Watson Smashes Wheat Growing Record

Farmer Eric Watson Smashes Wheat Growing Record

Ashburton farmer Eric Watson has broken the world record for the greatest wheat yield, with a “staggering” 16.91-tonnes/ha crop that left the current record of 16.5 tonnes held in the UK in its dust,…

Antarctic Meteorologist Receives Polar Award

Antarctic Meteorologist Receives Polar Award

Auckland-born meteorologist Agnieszka Fryckowska has received the prestigious Polar Award for her service with the British Antarctic Survey, joining the ranks of Sir Edmund Hillary and Sir Ernest Shackleton. Fryckowska was flown from her home…

Japanese Tertiary Student Embraces Maori Language

Japanese Tertiary Student Embraces Maori Language

Te Karere TVNZ presents a video about an enthused Japanese student who has the passion for the Maori language at Victoria University in Wellington. She spoke with Kereama Wright….

Sean Kelly Wins Project Runway

Sean Kelly Wins Project Runway

New Zealand designer Sean Kelly has won reality TV show Project Runway in New York. The Wellintonian who now lives in Brooklyn was one of four finalists who were given a budget to prepare a…

Waka Huia – Part 1

Waka Huia – Part 1

Take a look at part 1 of 2 video documentary about maori weapons on ‘Waka Huia’ featured on TVNZ. In this episode of Waka Huia, Maori weapons are seen…

Shipwreck Find Could Alter Our History

Shipwreck Find Could Alter Our History

Timbers from a shipwreck found in Kaipara Harbour have been dated to some 70 years before Captain Cook, identified as having originated in Southeast Asia as early as 1700. Captain Cook’s Endeavour encountered New…

TVNZ National Anthem

TVNZ National Anthem

Before 24-hour TV, TVNZ woke the nation every morning with this broadcast of the National Anthem.

Kiwi Eleanor Catton Wins Man Booker Prize

Kiwi Eleanor Catton Wins Man Booker Prize

New Zealand writer Eleanor Catton has won the prestigious Man Booker Prize. Ms Catton’s novel The Luminaries was shortlisted among six other titles for the fiction writing award. The Duchess of Cornwall…

He Leaves a Chasm

He Leaves a Chasm

Broadcaster Sir Paul Holmes has died at his home in Hawkes Bay. He was 62. Holmes rose through the ranks of media in New Zealand, and not long into fronting his self-named TVNZ current…

Where Do We Come From

Where Do We Come From

A two-year study, called “The longest journey — from Africa to Aotearoa”, could provide a snapshot of the lineage of all human history, according to biological anthropologist Lisa Matisoo-Smith, who is leading the research…

Local Talent Lights NY

Local Talent Lights NY

New Zealanders Hayley Heartbreak, Elspeth Hoskin and Johnson Witehira, winners of the Chorus NZ national competition for tertiary student artists, recently displayed their artwork on the neon billboards of Times Square in New York….

Huhu Animates the Edible

Huhu Animates the Edible

Auckland animation company Huhu Studios has signed a multi-million dollar deal to produce six all-new direct-to-video episodes of popular children’s show VeggieTales for America’s Big Idea Entertainment studio. Founder and CEO of Huhu Trevor…

Distinctly New Zealand Feel

Distinctly New Zealand Feel

New Zealand landscaper Sam Martin has landed a multi-million dollar contract to redevelop London’s iconic Battlesea Power Station. After sitting derelict for nearly 3 years, Europe’s largest brick building is now being revamped to…

Three Strikes, You’re Out

Three Strikes, You’re Out

Rainbow Warrior bombers Dominique Prieur and Alain Mafart have lost a third court appeal to prevent TVNZ from screening footage from their 1985 trial. Three NZ appeal court judges unanimously granted the channel permission to air…

Dubai Calling

Dubai Calling

Two New Zealanders are at the forefront of a massive property boom currently happening in Dubai. The United Arab Emirates is spending £140 billion to transform the city into an ultra-modern capitalist powerhouse, the business…