Dr Damian Scarf looked in to a 2011 US study which said the quick editing of the cartoon was bad for kids – and found it was not true.

Otago Uni study finds fast-paced cartoons like Spongebob Squarepants are not bad for kids' attention spans

A 2011 study out of the US cause a "media storm", Dr Damian Scarf said, but his team found the pace of a cartoon has no effects on kids' executive function.


Whakanuia! Te Karere marks 35 years of broadcasting in Te Reo Maori

Derek Fox read the first official Te Karere news bulletin in 1983, – all four minutes of it!

'Feel so honoured'-Lena Dunham overwhelmed by support following hysterectomy

The 'Girls' creator says she is looking into options regarding motherhood in the future.

Toni Street says she's pleased to see the organisation that supports mums under stress doing a push around diagnosing post natal depression.

Broadcaster Toni Street announces she'll be a mum for a third time - this time through surrogacy

Street's battle with the auto-immune condition Churg-Strauss syndrome has meant she can't carry another baby herself.

Justin Theroux and Jennifer Aniston have separated.

Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux have separated

They say the decision to split "was mutual and lovingly made".

There's a catch to Act's latest policy, David Seymour says schools will have to opt out of the collective union agreement.

ACT leader David Seymour to Dance with the Stars

Mr Seymour is following in the footsteps of one of his party's former leaders, Rodney Hyde.

After an 11 year hiatus, the cast sit down with reporter Emma Keeling.

Will & Grace cast say slipping back into roles 'like riding a bike'

The cast also serenade 1 NEWS reporter Emma Keeling during the interview.

Ms Fowler will be following in the footsteps of model and host of the US show Heidi Klum.

'I couldn't say no' - Kiwi Victoria Secret model on return to NZ for Project Runway

Georgia Fowler is excited to return home for what she expects to be "the most amazing experience".

The star admits that she 'really misses' playing Samantha Jones.

Sex and the City co-stars at war: 'Let me make this VERY clear. You are not my family. You are not my friend'

Kim Cattrall lashed out today after Sarah Jessica Parker expressed her condolences over the death of Cattrall's brother, Chris.

Georgia Fowler has modelled for several international brands including Chanel, MiuMiu, and Yeezy.

'Haere Ra, New York!'- Kiwi model returns home to host TVNZ 2's Project Runway

Georgia Fowler shot to international stardom in 2012, after modelling for Chanel. You could join her on the TVNZ show too - enter inside.

'I was haunted by Tweets ' - former presidential adviser believes US is not going to be OK under Trump

Omarosa Manigault Newman made the comments on "Celebrity Big Brother".

The first of two half hour specials was aired tonight reflecting on the laughs, tears and moments that have made Fair Go a hit for 40 years.

Watch: Fair Go special return episode celebrates 40 years of fighting for the little guy

The first of two half hour specials was aired tonight reflecting on the laughs, tears and moments that have made Fair Go a hit for 40 years.

The advertisers will pay big to capture the attention of an expected 110 million-plus viewers.

Watch: Sneak peek of 2018 Super Bowl ads - each costing $6.8m for 30 second slots

More than 110 million viewers are expected to tune in to the big game.

The 52-year-old denies he assaulted female cast members on and off the stage.

Craig McLachlan files defamation action against Aussie media outlets, co-star over sex allegations

The Australian actor has been accused of touching and exposing himself to colleagues.

Former "Glee" actor Mark Salling arrives at federal court in Los Angeles on Monday, Dec. 18, 2017.

Glee star Mark Salling found dead while awaiting sentencing over child pornography

It's reported Salling's body was found near a river in Los Angeles.

Watch: Is Australia Day… NZ's Day? Channel 9 ripped over Australia Day flag blunder

It’s annually amongst the biggest days on the Aussie calendar. But those flags …well.

Daniel Galvin Jr was being interviewed by the Breakfast about Meghan Markle.

Watch: Royal hair stylist asks Hayley Holt 'Are you married?' and offers hair styling session during NZ visit

Daniel Galvin Jr was being interviewed about Meghan Markle's wedding hairstyle.

The screen is made up of 175 LED panels and is far bigger than previous version.

Major investment in modernising news coverage sees TVNZ unveil huge new studio screen

The 17m-long screen which will be the backdrop to TVNZ news programmes from Monday.

Watch: Bonkers Japanese game-show pits shot putter Tom Walsh vs All Black Nepo Laulala in epic test of strength

It's called "The Power Wall" and two high-profile Kiwi athletes made it to the final to see who's the strongest.

The Kiwi comedy folk duo is headlining the Newport Folk Festival in Rhode Island.

Back in business - Flight of the Conchords are making a TV comeback

Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie will star in a special one hour reunion show.

Video: Oprah surveys her $50m California mansion 'devastated' by mudslides

The TV icon’s estate was caught up in flooding and mudslides that have killed at least 13 in California.

Watch: 'F*** you' – couple's expletive-laden row interrupts live TV broadcast

A raging couple have wandered through the background of a Channel 4 live cross in the UK.

Watch: The moment Paris Hilton says 'yes' to Chris Zyla's marriage proposal on Aspen ski slope

"I am so excited to be engaged to the love of my life and my best friend."

'Give that lady a gold star' - viewer spots potentially deadly blemish on Piers Morgan while watching doco

The TV host was grateful to a viewer for advising him to get a blemish checked, which could have turned cancerous.

There were tears and memories as the pair said farewell to the show.

'Especially when I was sick' - Toni thanks Mike for 'always being there' as they sign off from Seven Sharp

The duo were both on the brink of tears as they bowed out after four years fronting the show together.

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