TVNZ Highlights Week 40 2019

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TVNZ 2 is putting the heat in the kitchen twice a week with My Restaurant Rules, as top chefs Colin Fassnidge and Judith Tabron travel across the country to see what NZ's top restaurants have to offer!

And this week on Sunday Theatre, we bring you Ablaze, a look back on the tragic 1947 Ballantyne’s fire. You'll get deeper insights from the day of the blaze, as well as what followed after.

Plus, yas queen! OnDemand is streaming the smash-hit RuPaul's Drag Race UK! Get even more glitz and glam with a season like never before! 

Alternate news platform Re: now has a website! Click here to find the latest videos, articles and podcasts on topics that matter to young Kiwis.

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Sunday Theatre: Ablaze

Sunday 29th September, 8.30pm

Sunday Theatre brings you Ablaze; the tragic story of New Zealand’s worst fire disaster, at the Ballantyne’s department store in Christchurch in 1947.

On November 18, a raging fire ripped through the iconic three-story building. On that fateful Tuesday, 41 people lost their lives.

The fire represents a hugely dramatic chapter in New Zealand’s history: it forever changed the way we mange fire prevention and our fire service.

How To Stay Married

Thursday 3rd october, 9.05pm

After 14 years and two kids, Greg and Em Butler think they have marriage pretty well figured out. But with their youngest starting school, Em has decided to go back to work.

Greg is a little hesitant to disrupt the status quo, so is thrown for a loop when redundancies are offered at his work. As if that wasn’t enough, Greg’s brother Brad needs a place to stay after a bad break-up.

Greg and Em’s marriage is good, but the sudden upheaval – on top of the usual challenges of parenting, money, sex, screen time, hard rubbish and their shameless next-door neighbours – is really going to put it to the test!

Motorbike Cops


Join the front-lines with Sydney's fastest cops on two wheels.

The motorbike cops are an elite group of officers working the busy roads and expressways in and around Sydney. Highly trained specialists on a motorcycle, their job is to keep our streets safe.

Pull up to this action-packed new series from tonight!

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My Restaurant Rules

Monday 30th September, 7.30pm

World renowned Chefs Colin Fassnidge and Judith Tabron present My Restaurant Rules – a local cooking competition like never before!

Five teams from five real restaurants will put their livelihoods at stake in a bid to find out whose Restaurant Rules – with the winner taking home the grand prize of $100,000.

From traditional Italian fare in Nelson, paddock-to-plate-styled kai in Waiouru and delicious seafood in Christchurch, this series will dish up some of New Zealand’s best cuisine!

Movies on 2


INSIDE OUT: Ride a wave of emotions with this Pixar film as Riley moves to San Francisco, and her emotions - Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness - conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house, and school. Saturday 28th September, 7pm.

THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E: In this hilarious spy action comedy, at the height of the Cold War, a criminal organization plans to use nuclear weapons to upset the fragile balance of power. Starring Henry Cavill & Armie Hammer. Saturday 28th September, 8.45pm.

THE JUNGLE BOOK: After the tiger Shere Khan forces him to flee the jungle, a man-cub named Mowgli embarks on a journey of self-discovery. Featuring the voice talents of Scarlett Johansson and Bill Murray. Sunday 29th September, 7pm.


Family Guy

All new Family Guy is here! The new season of the Emmy Award winning series comes to DUKE express from the US!

Now on its 18th season, the series has reached cult status amongst fans and continues to entertain its die-hard fan base with razor-sharp humour, spot-on parodies and spectacular animation.

Tune in Mondays at 8.30pm for new episodes mere hours after they air in the US!

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RuPaul's Drag Race UK

Stream from Friday 4th October

Drag superstar RuPaul has made the trip across the pond in search of a British queen with the most charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent in all the land.

In a series of challenges, which of the queens will impress Ru to survive another week, who will sashay away, and who will he crown as the UK’s First Drag Race superstar?

Can I get an amen up in here!

Temptation Island

Stream from Friday 4th October

Couples at crossroads in their relationships put their love to the test in an all-new season of Temptation Island.

After a sensational first season, this reality series returns with a fresh batch of couples who have all mutually decided to live the single life while living in separate houses with sexy singles to discover if there is another partner with whom they are more compatible.

In the end, will the couples leave together? Will they leave with one of the island's "tempters"? Or will they break up and go home alone?

How To Do Stuff Good

Stream from Tuesday 1st October

How to Do Stuff Good is here to show you how to do stuff…good!

From crafts to cooking, tech tips to pranks, our team of life hackers have you covered!

How To Do Stuff Good will make sure you'ure never bored again!

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