TVNZ Highlights Week 49 2017

SAT 2 - FRI 8 DECEMBER

Trump’s Road To The White House

New to OnDemand is a series of documentaries that delve into American politics.

After an unlikely rise to power, President Trump paints a revealing portrait of America’s 45th president, while Trump’s Road To The White House shows how his election campaign took the U.S by storm.

And what about Ivanka? The dynamic between Trump and his daughter are examined in Ivanka Trump: America’s Real First Lady?

Also, Divided States of America shines a light on the causes of America’s intense polarisation during Obama’s presidency and what challenges the future holds for President Trump.

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New Series: Big Life Fix

TUESDAY 5 DECEMBER, 9:30PM

Real Problems. Life Changing Solutions.

In Big Life Fix, there is a radical team who are repurposing everyday objects in order to change people’s lives for the better.

Accomplished designers and inventors employ the latest technologies to create life-changing results.

From 3D-printed prosthetic hands to robotic legs, nothing is impossible.

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Movies: Movies on 2

SATURDAY 2 DECEMBER – SUNDAY 3 DECEMBER

The Wonderful World Of Disney - The Lion King: This award winning Disney classic, follows Simba who "Just Can't Wait to Be King." But with the loss of his dad, his adventures take a new path. Fleeing his home Simba meets new friends who teach him a worry free philosophy. Saturday 2 December, 7.00pm.

Saturday Blockbuster - The Wedding Date: Kat Ellis (Debra Messing) hires a male escort to pose as her boyfriend at her sister's wedding. What begins as a face-saving ruse soon becomes more than Kat expected. Saturday 2 December, 8.30pm.

2 Family Movie - A Cinderella Story: In this update of the classic fairy tale, high school senior, Sam (Hilary Duff), dreams of meeting her online soul mate at the Halloween dance. Her chance at “happily ever after" depends on it. Sunday 3 December, 5.10pm.

Sunday Premiere Movie - Thor: The Dark World: Thor must embark on his most perilous and personal journey yet, one that will force him to sacrifice everything to save us all. Sunday 3 December, 8.30pm.

Special: Puppies Make You Laugh Out Loud

MONDAY 4 DECEMBER, 7:30PM

More of the funniest videos on the internet, guaranteed to make you Laugh Out Loud!
After their huge success with pets, the Laugh Out Loud team turns their attention to the wide world of online clips featuring puppies.

We’ve searched high and low to bring you all the most entertaining puppy clips for your viewing convenience. Sporty pups, scaredy pups, malfunctioning pups, ninja pups and even talking pups are all here.

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Live Sport: Formula E - Hong Kong

SATURDAY 2 DECEMBER & SUNDAY 3 DECEMBER

The new season of the world’s newest Motor Racing Championship, Formula E, begins season four in the city of Hong Kong.

Watch for the highly rated Kiwi driver Mitch Evans and his Panasonic Jaguar Racing team as they compete against some of the best drivers in the world.

Qualifying at 3:45 live, followed by the Race live at 7:30pm on Saturday and Sunday.

Sport: Sport on DUKE

SATURDAY 2 DECEMBER – FRIDAY 8 DECEMBER

Bundesliga: Live on Saturday at 8:20am, Freiburg host Hamburg from the Schwarzwald-Stadion in Freiburg.

NBA: Reigning champions the Golden State Warriors play the Orlando Magic live on Saturday at 1pm and then at 9am on Sunday the Brooklyn Nets host the Atlanta Hawks.

NFL: Monday starts with Tennessee hosting Houston at 7am, followed by The LA Rams playing Arizona at 10:25 and then Philadelphia do battle with Seattle at 2:30pm. On Friday Atlanta are up against New Orleans at 2:25pm.

Movies on DUKE: Bulletproof Monk

MONDAY 4 DECEMBER, 9:25PM

For 60 years, a mysterious monk with no name (Chow Yun-Fat) has zigzagged the globe to protect an ancient scroll - a scroll that holds the key to unlimited power.

Now, the Monk must look for a new scroll keeper.

Kar (Seann William Scott) is an unlikely candidate, but when he inadvertently saves the Bulletproof Monk from capture, the two become partners in a scheme to save the world from the scroll's most avid pursuer.

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New Documentaries to OnDemand

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President Trump: This documentary paints a revealing portrait of America’s 45th president  -  from his childhood, to his tumultuous career in the public eye. Witness the key moments that shaped Donald Trump, and find out why he sought out one of the most difficult jobs imaginable.

Trump’s Road To The White House:  Learn the inside story of how, despite historically high unfavourability ratings, Trump successfully rallied millions of supporters and defeated adversaries to gain his seat at the Oval Office.

Ivanka Trump: America’s Real First Lady?: Melania Trump may be America’s First Lady, but Ivanka Trump is the one who makes headlines. She’s the Trump card that many believe helped her father get elected. So just how much political influence does she wield?

Divided States Of America: This documentary digs into the causes of America’s intense polarisation during the Obama presidency, and questions how the Donald Trump and Congress can govern in an era of complex challenges.

Gunned Down - The Power Of The NRA: With first-hand accounts of school killings in Newtown and Columbine, Gunned Down examines why despite the national trauma over gun violence, politicians haven’t acted.

Web Series: The Adventures Of Suzy Boon

STREAM FROM FRIDAY 8 DECEMBER

This new local web series follows the (mis)adventures of Suzy (Kura Forrester) who is trying to find where she belongs in this world – and by world, she means New Zealand.

She is at the last week of her trial period at the Immigration Service of New Zealand and stakes are high - there's a lot to prove if she wants to stay on the job.

Suzy has a lot on her mind right now. Love, happiness, her own identity - you know, the works.

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