Survivor NZ recap: 'Bad egg in camp' - Accusations of an immunity challenge thrown and a brutal tribal brings tears

Previously on Survivor NZ: Eve found a hidden immunity idol at Chani and shared the news with her tribe, while over at Khangkhaw Dylan was on the outs. Franky was the third person voted out from Chani.

After Franky was the third female voted out in a row at Chani, Renee thinks it's becoming a bit of a "boys club" and fears she could be the next on the chopping block.

Meanwhile, Liam is just happy to be in Thailand playing Survivor and seems a bit oblivious to the gameplay side of things happening at the tribe on a losing streak.

Clear outsider at Khangkhaw

Dylan thinks he is the "sacrificial goat" at Khangkhaw and is worried if they finally lose immunity he will be the next to go.

Adam is still on his anti-Dylan campaign listing off the different dimensions of Dylan, ranging from happy to sneak to sulky. You could almost make a new Seven Dwarfs movie featuring a cast exclusively of Dylan's if he gets a few more dimensions going.

Dylan wants to get a team of outcasts to fight the jocks in the Khangkhaw tribe, but fellow "outcast" Lisa isn't buying it and also wants him out.

"This is going to be hell"

The reward challenge sees a sumo style face off with competitors from each tribe using pads to knock each other off a platform surrounded by mud.

Khangkhaw win reward.
Khangkhaw win reward. Source: 1 NEWS

A gruelling battle sees Khangkhaw comes out victorious yet again in another demoralising loss for the beleaguered Chani tribe.

The reward? Coffee and biscuits, which will offer a much needed energy boost for Khangkhaw at the next immunity challenge, not that they need it with how Chani is currently performing.

So much sass

Dylan can't catch a break with either tribe, as the Chani tribe lay into him for being "sassy" at the reward challenge after he accused Arun of kicking him during their battle.

However at Khangkhaw Kaysha has picked up on some power couples forming and she wants to break them up, finally some good news for Dylan perhaps?

Or maybe not, as Kaysha pulls Matt aside for a talk and he wants to stick to the plan of getting Dylan out if they go to tribal.

Time to draw sticks again

The Survivor Outpost is back and Tess was looking to rig the straw pull at Khangkhaw but is thwarted by Kaysha and Josh ends up pulling the short straw and is off to the outpost.

Josh and Arun at the Survivor Outpost. Source: 1 NEWS

They have the same idea at Chani as JT rigs the straw pull so Arun goes to the outpost for him and JT's alliance.

Host Matt Chisholm announces that Arun and Josh have to decide on one person from their tribe that can't take part in the next immunity challenge. An interesting twist also means that the person selected to sit out will be immune if their tribe goes to tribal council.

Josh decides to sit himself out the challenge and be immune and Arun picks Eve as he wants to give his tribe the best chance of winning immunity. Good to back yourself I guess.

Eve is a bit offended at first that Arun thinks she is the weakest in the team but sucks it up as it fits her strategy of wanting to not look like a threat.

Josh gets a golf clap round of applause as he announces he is sitting himself out of the next immunity challenge, all very polite at Khangkhaw.

Adam is to fussed about losing though as they could get rid of some people that rhyme with "smaysha and smylan". You're not fooling anyone with your riddles Adam, we know you're talking about Brad and Tess…

"I'll take old mate back"

Chani wins their first immunity! Source: 1 NEWS

Immunity challenge time and it's a teamwork based one that sees the normally dominant Khangkhaw start slow and never catch up, meaning Chani easily wins to take home their first ever immunity win and avoid tribal council.

Their joyous celebrations shows just how much that win meant to them as well.

Looks like Arun's call not to take himself out of the challenge was the correct one as he won it for his team in the last part by throwing bolas onto a wooden beam.

Kaysha is "livid" and accuses Tess of purposefully going slow on the knots to throw the challenge and send Khangkhaw to tribal.

This should make for an interesting scramble back at camp…

The knives are out

Kaysha is causing chaos at Khangkhaw by throwing Tess's name around but Adam tells her not to worry as the "tight five" alliance of him Tess, Josh, Brad and Matt have her back.

Meanwhile, Dylan approaches Josh to try and get votes off his back but the big fella is having none of it, leaving the retail manager as a marked man.

"He can't come crying to me and say save me, sorry mate that's not how it works out," Josh says of his encounter with Dylan.

Kaysha has a plan to save Dylan by telling people he has an idol and they should split the vote on Adam.

She floats the split vote idea between Dylan and Adam with Matt, Brad and Tara and it seems to get some traction, but Brad then runs to Lisa and tells her they are going to split the vote on Kaysha and Dylan.

The plan might have back-fired for her then if Dylan actually has found an idol.

Emotional first tribal council for Khangkhaw

Dylan opens up tribal council by saying he feels "nervous" but he will fight for his place to stay in the game.

Adam and Dylan square off at tribal. Source: 1 NEWS

Adam says there is a "bad egg" in camp and that begins a testy back and forth exchange between him and Dylan that feels more like a therapy session than a tribal council.

Chisholm tries to stick up for Dylan saying he is "copping it a bit here" but no one backs him up except for Kaysha who starts to cry and says she is feeling for Dylan.

A surprise twist sees Kaysha voted out over Dylan and she looks shocked. I also look shocked as I genuinely am!

A bad result for Kaysha, but arguably a great one for the viewers as now we can see the feud between Adam and Dylan continue…

Watch all episodes of Survivor NZ on TVNZ OnDemand.

List of Survivor's and vote status:

Adam, 28, Self-Employed, Auckland
Arun, 30, Dairy Farmer, Waikato
Brad, 27, School Teacher, Nelson
Dave, 26, Clinical Pharmacist, Auckland
Dylan, 26, Retail Manager, Whangarei
Eve, 26, Hiking Guide, Auckland
Franky, 24, Journalist, Auckland (voted out episode 3)
Josefien, 23, Audio Post Producer, Blenheim (voted out episode 1)
Josh, 28, Chartered Accountant, New Plymouth
JT, 32, Project Manager, Manawatu
Karla, 37, Reporter, Palmerston North (voted out episode 2)
Kaysha, 24, Social Worker, Horowhenua (voted out episode 4)
Liam, 23, Videographer, Tauranga
Lisa, 38, School Librarian, Christchurch
Matt, 25, Rocket Technician, Auckland
Renee, 28, Real Estate Agent, Auckland
Tara, 44, Full-time Mum, Hamilton
Tess, 24, Office Manager, Christchurch

Arun and Dylan clash at the reward challenge.
Arun and Dylan clash at the reward challenge. Source: 1 NEWS



Dozens of female film stars link arms in protest on Cannes red carpet

Eighty-two women climbed the steps of the Palais des Festivals at the Cannes Film Festival in an unprecedented red carpet protest to press for improved gender equality in the film industry.

The number of stars, filmmakers and film industry professionals ascending the steps represented the number of female filmmakers who have been selected to compete at Cannes during the festival's seven-decade history.

In contrast to their 82, 1,866 films directed by men have been picked for the prestigious festival lineup.

Organizers said the event was orchestrated by the Time's Up movement and the French movement known as 5020x2020 to show "how hard it is still to climb the social and professional ladder" for women.

It brought an array of film industry professionals to the Cannes red carpet, including actresses Salma Hayek and Jane Fonda, "Wonder Woman" filmmaker Patty Jenkins and French director Agnes Varda, a recipient of an honorary Palme d'Or at Cannes.

Also joining were the five female members of this year's Cannes jury: Cate Blanchett, Kristen Stewart, Ava DuVernay, Lea Seydoux and Burundian singer Khadja Nin. Blanchett read a statement atop the Palais steps in English; Varda read it in French.

"Women are not a minority in the world, yet the current state of the industry says otherwise," Blanchett said. "We stand together on these steps today as a symbol of our determination to change and progress."

"The stairs of our industry must be accessible to all," she concluded. "Let's climb."

The protest was held ahead of the premiere of French filmmaker Eva Husson's "Girls of the Sun," which is about a Kurdish battalion of women soldiers. Husson is one of three female filmmakers out of the 21 movies in competition for the Palme d'Or this year.

The other two — Nadine Labaki's "Capernaum," and Alice Rohrwacher's "Happy as Lazzaro" — are to premiere next week.

Cannes has come under increasing scrutiny in recent years over the number of female directors selected into its main slate, considered one of the most esteemed achievements in cinema.

Jane Campion is the only female filmmaker to ever win the Palme.

The festival supported Saturday's protest. Festival director Thierry Fremaux earlier this week hailed Saturday's event as a way for women "to affirm their presence."

Fremaux has repeatedly insisted that the festival chooses its films purely based on quality. But he's also signaled that the festival is reanalyzing its procedures and making its selection committees gender-balanced.

Actresses and film makers, including Cate Blanchett and Salma Hayek, took part in the demonstration for equality. Source: 1 NEWS

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Toni Street opens up about her battle with illness in Mother's Day Facebook post

TV personality and radio host Toni Street has revealed she's been struggling with illness over the past month.

The Hits morning host posted the news on her radio show's Facebook page while wishing everyone a special Mother's Day.

Street has been absent from her morning radio show for a month. Source: The Hits

"My Mum has had to live with me for the last month as I've barely been able to leave the house with a liver injury after a severe reaction to an antibiotic.

"Four weeks off air and unlikely to be back this week either. I'm badly jaundiced and terribly nauseous. Mum has had to look after my kids, cook, clean and take me to and from hospital," Street posted.

In some good news, Street says she is now recovering from the illness.

"We are celebrating today as I've finally turned a corner and am grateful for my Mum like never before... can't wait to be back on air I have SO missed you all."

Toni Street took to Facebook to reveal she has been suffering with jaundice.
Toni Street took to Facebook to reveal she has been suffering with jaundice. Source: Facebook


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