Television

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School of Hard Knocks, now in its third season on TVNZ’s DUKE, stars the All Blacks great turned youth mentor.

Mentoring youth on TV has taught Sir John Kirwan a valuable lesson

The All Blacks great has returned for another season of School of Hard Knocks on TVNZ's DUKE.

Ruby Rose arrives at the premiere of Paramount Pictures' XXX: Return Of Xander Cage held at TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX in Hollywood, California. USA.

Ruby Rose deletes Twitter account following Batwoman backlash

The Aussie actress was recently announced as the first openly gay superhero in a TV series.

Most read: 'We both looked at him and he's a Lachie' - Toni Street reveals newborn boy's name

The broadcaster's newborn was delivered yesterday afternoon by surrogate Sophie Braggins.

Macaulay Culkin turned down offer to star in Big Bang Theory multiple times

"I'd have hundreds of millions of dollars right now if I did that gig."

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On August 11, the TVNZ show celebrates its twenty-first birthday.

Watch: Mike Hosking and Susan Wood front Breakfast’s first episode in 1997 as TVNZ1 show celebrates 21st birthday - one day early

Here's a look back into the Breakfast archive 21-years-ago when Mike Hosking and Susan Wood hosted the first show.

Ariana Grande suffers injury while filming Carpool Karaoke with James Corden

Despite the injury the singer said she'd never had more fun on a shoot.

Ruby Rose attends the LA Premiere of "The Meg" at TCL Chinese Theatre on Monday, Aug. 6, 2018, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

Ruby Rose cast as first openly gay superhero lead in TV series, in Batwoman

The Aussie model/actress said she "never felt represented on TV" as a kid.

FILE - In this Monday, July 30, 2018, file photo, LeBron James speaks at the opening ceremony for the I Promise School in Akron, Ohio. James has yet to play a minute for the Los Angeles Lakers, yet the NBA superstar is churning out content for the small screen. James is behind the three-part documentary series "Shut Up and Dribble" announced Monday, Aug. 6, 2018, by Showtime. (AP Photo/Phil Long, File)

Lebron James behind 'Shut Up and Dribble', a three-part documentary series

NBA star the executive producer of series which looks at the role of NBA stars in this political climate.

FILE- In this Sept. 15, 2014 file photo, arrives at the 2014 PALEYFEST Fall TV Previews - "The Facts of Life" Reunion in Beverly Hills, Calif.   A spokesman for Rae, who played a wise and caring housemother to a brood of teenage girls on the long-running sitcom "The Facts of Life," says the actress has died. She was 92. Spokesman Harlan Boll said Rae died Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018, at her Los Angeles home. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

Facts of Life star Charlotte Rae dies at 92

Rae originated the character of Edna Garrett in 1978 on Diff'rent Strokes.

Sir Patrick Stewart as Captain Jean-Luc Picard in Star Trek: The Next Generation

Sir Patrick Stewart to reprise his role as Captain Jean-Luc Picard in new Star Trek series

Sir Patrick, 78, was renowned for his role the Star Trek: The Next Generation, and has not played a part in a Star Trek production since 2002's 'Star Trek: Nemesis'.

'Disappointed' Māori TV boss accuses union of 'public posturing' as pay talks get ugly

Maori TV union staff are set to strike on August 8, after stalled pay talks.

'Shortland Street is known for tackling a range of challenging issues' - TVNZ responds to criticism of Down syndrome storyline

The show's producers say they work closely with medical advisors "to ensure health storylines are depicted with care in the context of a drama".

Strike planned at Māori TV after ire over non-union Christmas bonuses

E tū has accused the company of undermining the bargaining process with "seriously lacking" behaviour.

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The Broadcasting Standards Authority is today launching a consultation to find out more about the way people watch television.

Should free-to-air TV have similar classifications as movies?

The BSA is seeking the public's view on shaking-up TV ratings and timebands.

The 60-year-old died today after being in hospital since suffering a heart attack on Saturday.

Carrie Fisher to appear in Star Wars Episode IX using unseen footage from 2015

Lucasfilm says the footage will be used to draw her character's story to an end.

Eighth and final season of Game of Thrones to air in first half of 2019

HBO is also aiming to start production on prequel series next year.

Grammy-nominated singer Demi Lovato 'awake and responsive' after being rushed to LA hospital following reported heroin overdose

Last month, the former Disney star released a song called Sober, which chronicles her struggle with alcoholism.

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The comedian was today found guilty of drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand in 2004.

Board recommends Bill Cosby be found a sexually violent predator

The assessment was issued by Pennsylvania's Sexual Offenders Assessment Board.

The NBC Today show anchorman snapped up the Hunter Valley Station, at a ratings value of $13 million.

Matt Lauer tells John Campbell attempts by NZ groups to get easement on his Otago land is because he's an 'easy mark'

The disgraced US TV anchor purchased the lease to Hunter Valley Station for $13 million last year.

Shortland Street to air six episodes a week

Devotees of the show have a reason to celebrate when September rolls around.

The NBC Today show anchorman snapped up the Hunter Valley Station, at a ratings value of $13 million.

Winston Peters: Overseas Investment Office 'didn't do its job' over Matt Lauer land sale

The former NBC TV anchor was dumped over sexual misconduct allegations last year.

Survivor NZ recap: Emotions run high, as shock twist decides the final three

An underdog manages to battle all the way to the end as alliances are put to the test.

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Her show was cancelled by ABC following her comments directed at a former advisor to Barack Obama.

Roseanne Barr planning online talk show following racist Twitter controversy

The actress is keen to start her own show on her YouTube channel.

Brady Bunch house goes on the market at $2.8 million

The home features a vintage touch with a rock-wall fireplace, wood-paneled walls and floral wallpaper.

Most watched: America's Got Talent judges scream in terror as trapeze goes horribly wrong

Husband and wife team Mary and Tyce were performing their final act when things went awry.

This undated photo provided by Ernie Carswell & Partners shows the home featured in the opening and closing scenes of "The Brady Bunch" in Los Angeles. The home is for sale for $1.885 million. (Anthony Barcelo/Ernie Carswell & Partners via AP)

'Brady Bunch' house for sale for nearly $2.8 million

The agent says the home attracts 30 to 50 visitors a day.

Aries Layton, seated left, and her aunt Kelsy Layton pose as Debra Layton, Aries' grandmother and Kelsy's mother, foreground, takes photos outside a Victorian home made famous by the television show "Full House" in San Francisco, Tuesday, July 17, 2018. Tour buses will no longer be swinging by the San Francisco house made famous in the popular 1990s sitcom "Full House." The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency voted Tuesday to ban commercial vehicles from Broderick Street after neighbors complained.  (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

San Francisco bans tour buses from home made famous in 1990s sitcom Full House

Neighbours complained about double parking and congestion.

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