TVNZ Highlights Week 14 2018

SATURDAY 31 MARCH - FRIDAY 6 APRIL

Stop. Watch. Let the Games Begin…

Starting Wednesday evening, TVNZ is excited to bring Kiwis live and free to air coverage of the Gold Coast 2018 XXI Commonwealth Games; Live, Free and HD!

Toni Street, Peter Williams and Jenny May Clarkson will present TVNZ 1’s live coverage of the Opening Ceremony from 9.30pm on Wedneseday, setting the scene for the world-class sporting competition to follow.

DUKE’s coverage kicks off with the Opening Ceremony presented by Jeremy Wells, Matt Heath and Mike Lane of the Alternative Commentary Collective.

Read more on our Commonwealth Games coverage here.

Over on 2 we have Oscar-Winning movies such as Zootopia and Forrest Gump, as well as the classic Crocodile Dundee!

If the sporting drama isn't quite enough, check out new series Deep State and The Crossing; which both begin streaming OnDemand this week.

And, the topic of the week for Re: is Women. Check out their Facebook page here.

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Sport: Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games

WEDNESDAY 4TH-15TH APRIL

 

TVNZ’s coverage of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games commences with the Opening Ceremony on Wednesday 4th April from 9.30pm.

The Games will contine from there until the 15th April on TVNZ 1, DUKE, Games Extra, Games Online and OnDemand at www.tvnz.co.nz/commgames.

TVNZ viewers will be able to follow the Games anywhere, anytime with live coverage, replays, highlights and all the latest news delivered across TV, mobile and connected devices.

Special: Elton John: The Nation’s Favourite Song

SUNDAY 1ST APRIL 7:25PM

In this 90 minute special, Sir Elton John talks to friend and fan David Walliams about an extraordinary career which has spanned 50 years.

From Rocket Man to I’m Still Standing, Your Song to Candle In The Wind; Elton reveals how his classic songs came about in a top 20 countdown, culminating in the nation’s favourite Elton John song.

Premiere Movie: In the Heart of the Sea

SUNDAY 1ST APRIL 8:40PM

Experience this epic drama from Oscar winning director Ron Howard (A Beautiful Mind), starring Chris Hemsworth (Thor, The Avengers).

The film tells the story of the real-life maritime disaster of the New England whaling ship Essex, which was struck by a whale so huge it would inspire the classic novel Moby-Dick by Herman Melville.

But that told only half the story…

500th Episode: Rural Delivery

SATURDAY 31ST MARCH 7AM

This Saturday marks the 500th episode of Rural Delivery!

For the last 14 years we have travelled New Zealand from top to bottom bringing you innovation, best practice and sustainability stories from New Zealand’s primary sector.

Thanks to the thousands of people who have participated in the making of Rural Delivery, and to TVNZ 1 and NZ On Air for the ongoing support.

Here’s to the next 500!

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Movies on 2

SUNDAY 1ST – FRIDAY 6TH APRIL

Zootopia: In this Oscar-winning animation, a rookie bunny cop and a cynical con artist fox must work together to uncover a conspiracy. With voice talent from Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman and Idris Elba. Sunday 1st April, 7.00pm

Forest Gump: In the role that earned him an Academy Award, Tom Hanks is Forrest Gump; a simple man who lives through some of the biggest moments in history. Also starring Robin Wright and Gary Sinise. Sunday 1st April, 8.45pm

Crocodile Dundee: Paul Hogan stars in this film about an Australian man from the outback who is lured to New York and discovers that the urban surroundings can be just as dangerous as wrestling crocodiles. Friday 6th April, 7.30pm

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Sport: Alternative Opening Ceremony Coverage

WEDNESDAY 4TH APRIL 9:30PM

DUKE’s coverage kicks off with the Opening Ceremony presented by Jeremy Wells, Matt Heath and Mike Lane of the Alternative Commentary Collective – providing a comic and unpredictable counterpoint to TVNZ 1’s offering.

Then each weeknight at 8:30pm, join Matt and Mike for an entertaining look at the highlights of the day in The Moment.

Special: Bugatti Chiron: Super Car Build

TUESDAY 3RD APRIL 7:30PM

How do you perfect perfection?

That is the question asked by famous car company Bugatti as it attempts to create a follow-up to its record-breaking supercar, the Veyron.

Many other cars have begun to threaten the Veyron’s legacy, and so Bugatti is now attempting to create an even better supercar – the Chiron.

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New Series: Deep State

STREAMING FROM FRIDAY 6TH APRIL

A former spy signs up for one last mission... but this time, it's personal.

Hoping to avenge the death of his son, agent Max Easton (Mark Strong) finds himself tangled up in a worldwide intelligence conspiracy.

New Series: The Crossing

STREAMING FROM TUESDAY 3RD APRIL

In this new science fiction thriller series, refugees from a war-torn country seek asylum in a small American fishing town, only the country these people are from is America; and the war they are fleeing hasn’t happened yet...

New Series: Anika Moa Unleashed

STREAMING NOW

In this brand new series, Anika Moa is at large, meeting high profile New Zealanders in their homes.

Aiming for a true insight she’ll bring out the best (and worst) of them with an unfiltered and unadulterated interview, games and songs.

It’s a home invasion, total submersion type of interview that only someone as brazen as Anika can pull off.

Stream episodes featuring Paula Bennett and Martin Henderson now.

Stream the third episode of Anika Moa Unleashed, featuring Francis and Kaiora Tipene of The Casketeers OnDemand from Wednesday 4th April.

Funded by NZ On Air.

New Season: Famous In Love

SEASON TWO STREAMING FROM THURSDAY 5TH APRIL

Every big break comes with high stakes…

Two months have passed since the end of season one, when Paige was forced to decide between Rainer and Jake.

Don't miss the second season, double episode premiere of Famous in Love OnDemand from Thursday 5th April, same day as the US, and stream the entire first season now!

New Series: Avi’s Return To Ghana

STREAMING FROM TUESDAY 3RD APRIL

In 2014, Avi Duckor-Jones spent nine months on the isolated coast of Cape Three Points in Western Ghana.

The heat, the isolation and the danger made it one of the most challenging chapters of his life; his students made it the most rewarding.

Following Avi’s win of 2017’s Survivor New Zealand, he now returns to give back to the communities who gave him so much.

New Series: Full Seasons OnDemand

STREAMING FROM SUNDAY 1ST APRIL

The Lawyer: Frank Nordling is a young and exceptionally promising defense lawyer. When Frank learns the truth behind his adoptive parents’ death, his whole world unravels.

Living the Dream: This hilarious new comedy series finds a British family uprooting their lives and move to Florida to run a trailer park.

Arriving to find that the park is a complete mess, the family soon discover that ‘living the dream’ may be more of a challenge than they were led to believe…

New Series: Power & Piety

FULL SEASON STREAMING FROM SUNDAY 1ST APRIL

 

This new doco-series follows BAFTA Award-winning reporter Mobeen Azhar as he travels across the world to investigate the destructive links between religion and conflict.

He digs deep into Islamic extremism in his native countries of the UK and Pakistan, right-wing Christianity in the USA, Indonesia’s secular state, Hindu Nationalism in India, and Myanmar’s hardline Buddhists.

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