TVNZ Highlights Week 45 2019

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The Great Kiwi Bake Off is back on TVNZ 2 this November for another delicious serving of heartwarming competition. The tent is up, the ovens have been warmed, and this year, the show is bigger and better than ever!

Plus, it’s a big weekend for TVNZ 1 as Rugby World Cup 2019 comes to an epic conclusion with the final this Saturday, and 1 News celebrates it’s 50th anniversary on Sunday.

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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RWC 2019 Final & Closing Ceremony

Saturday 2nd November, 8pm 

Rugby World Cup 2019 will come to an epic conclusion on November 2nd as the final two teams clash in an exciting match held at the International Stadium Yokohama.

This will be followed by the closing ceremony, where a handover to France for the 2023 Rugby World Cup will aso take place.

Don't miss out on this fantastic LIVE final match, from what has been an outstanding international sporting event hosted by Japan.

May the best team win!

50 Years Of News

Sunday 3rd November, 6pm 

1 News is celebrating its 50th anniversary! This November marks 50 Years of Network News. On 3 November 1969, the very first network news broadcast went live, and now 1 News at Six is the country’s most watched news bulletin, with nearly a million New Zealanders tuning in to watch every day at 6pm.

From Dougal Stevenson and Judy Bailey, to Simon Dallow, Wendy Petrie and Melissa Stokes, sharing Kiwi stories is what has always mattered most.

Follow network news through the decades with exclusive content available online on 1 News Now throughout the month of November.

Straight Forward

Sunday 3rd November, 9.45pm

The best elements of Danish and Kiwi TV combine in this electrifying new crime drama!

When fraudster Silvia Petersen’s (Cecilie Stenspil) world is torn apart by a family murder, she decides to seek revenge. In doing so, she provokes the rage and retaliation of one of the most dangerous criminals in Denmark. Her only way out is to flee to the other side of the world to New Zealand.

Landing in Queenstown under the a new alias, Silvia wants to shake off her past, but she’s put the lives of her mother and daughter in mortal danger back in Denmark. She will have to use her skill and resourcefulness to pull off the scam of her life to save herself and her family.

Partnering with production companies and broadcasters in New Zealand, Denmark and US, this marks TVNZ’s furthest-reaching international co-production to date. 

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The Great Kiwi Bake-Off

Sunday 3rd November, 7pm

The Great Kiwi Bake Off is back for another delicious serving of heartwarming competition, full of scrumptious delights and bowlfuls of comedy.

Season two of Bake Off has been super-sized as our 10 amateur bakers tackle three challenging cooks in each new 90-minute episode, taking on a Technical, Signature and Showstopper bake.

Over eight weeks, these hopeful contestants will have their entire baking repertoire tested to the limit. But who will have the recipe for success? Only one can be crowned New Zealand’s best amateur baker!

Shortland Street

Monday 4th November, 7pm

New Zealand's favourite drama has just got even better with the arrival of hour-long episodes on Mondays!

Make sure to catch-up on all the drama and all of your favourite characters with extended episodes starting from Monday 4th of November. 

Australian Survivor

Monday 4th November, 8pm

Australian Survivor returns for a sixth season and it's another spectacular round of Champions vs. Contenders! Over the course of 50 days, contestants will battle it out for $500,000!

Last season, a Champion took out the title of Sole Survivor and now the Contenders are hungry for blood - determined for an underdog to win.

The Champions include Olympic athletes and leaders in their chosen fields. Among them are big wave surfer Ross Clarke-Jones, Rugby League legend Andrew Ettingshausen (ET), Boost Juice founder Janine Allis, and Survivor series two “people’s champ” – Luke.

Ready to take them on are 12 Contenders including country girl Daisy, who grew up on her parent’s remote cattle station; John, a true blue Aussie who works in the mines; and Sarah, a mum and cleaner from Adelaide who survived the boxing day tsunami.




 Tuesday 5th November, 9.15pm 

The mother of all comedies is back!

Superstars Anna Faris and Allison Janney star in this hilarious and often heart-wrenching comedy from executive producer Chuck Lorre (The Big Bang Theory, Two and a Half Men, Mike & Molly).

Returning with its seventh season, single mum Christy (Faris), who, after years of questionable choices, is now sober and trying to get her life on track and her fellow sober mother, Bonnie (Janney), return in their quest to build a better future.

The Simpsons

 Sunday 3rd November, 6.30pm 

Ay, caramba! The Simpsons enters its 31st season and the brand new episodes are right here on TVNZ 2!

The Simpsons returns to TVNZ 2 with a brand-new season!

The longest-running primetime scripted show in television history, the series exploded into popular culture in 1990 and has remained one of the most groundbreaking and innovative entertainment franchises, recognizable throughout the world.

So, like that famous opening sequence, scurry to the couch and tune in to new episodes on 2!

Movies on 2

Saturday 2nd - Sunday 3rd November

NEVER BEEN KISSED: This classic hit stars Drew Barrymore as Josie Geller, a baby-faced copywriter who poses as a student at her former high school for research; but what happens when she falls for her English Teacher? Saturday 2nd November, 7pm.

GONE IN SIXTY SECONDS: This action-packed thriller sees a retired car thief on the ultimate mission; he must steal 50 cars in one night in order to save a life! Starring Nicolas Cage, Angelina Jolie and Giovanni Ribisi. Saturday 2nd November, 9pm. 

WONDER WOMAN: Gal Gadot returns as Wonder Woman  in the epic action adventure based on the DC Super Hero! Trained to be an unconquerable warrior, this former Princess must fight a war to end all wars. Sunday 3rd November, 8.35pm. 


Modern Life Is Goodish

Thursday 7th November, 10.35pm

Dave Gorman’s hit Modern Life Is Goodish returns for a fifth season!

Armed with a computer, clicker and checked shirt, Dave continues to cast an eye over modern life in his own unique style combining stand-up, visual storytelling, and real-world experimentation.

In these eight new mischievous comedy performances, join Dave as he scrutinises the absurdities and contradictions that continue to fascinate and infuriate him. 

Jon Richardson: Funny Magnet

Saturday 2nd November, 8.30pm

One of the UK’s fastest-rising comedy stars entertains a packed house at London’s Shaftesbury Avenue Apollo! A masterful hour of stand-up from an up-and-coming comic great.

In Funny Magnet, comedy’s foremost grumpy young man discusses the everyday annoyances that have shaped his misanthropic view on life. 

Revenge Of The Nerds II

Friday 8th November, 8.30pm

In this follow-up to Revenge of the Nerds, the nerdy frat boys from Lambda Lambda Lambda go to Ft. Lauderdale to a national frat conference where they again must outwit the thick-tongued jock frat-boys who are also at the conference.

This they can do, and they do do!

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The Capture

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This brand new conspiracy thriller is packed with action and jaw-dropping twists – and it’s been hailed as the new Bodyguard!

When soldier Shaun Emery’s (Callum Turner) conviction for a murder in Afghanistan is overturned due to flawed video evidence, he returns to life as a free man with his young daughter. But when damning CCTV footage from a night out in London comes to light, Shaun’s life takes a shocking turn and he must soon fight for his freedom once again.

With newly promoted DI Rachel Carey (Holiday Grainger) drafted in to investigate Shaun’s case, she quickly learns that the truth can sometimes be a matter of perspective. Should she trust Shaun Emery? 

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