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Operation Hero

Kiwi kids take on the feats of some of NZ's greatest heroes. Hosted by Erin Simpson. Made with the support of NZ on Air

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    Season 4, Episode 1
    • Saturday 28 Jun 2014

    G New Season: Teams compete in epic challenges based on the amazing stories of real-life NZ heroes. Today the players are inspired by Air Force Iroquois crewmember Sergeant Lisa Franken who helped rescue 23 people and a dog from fishing boat that was ablaze in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Challenges take place around Whenuapai Air Force base.

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    Series 4

      • Saturday 28 Jun 2014

      G New Season: Teams compete in epic challenges based on the amazing stories of real-life NZ heroes. Today the players are inspired by Air Force Iroquois crewmember Sergeant Lisa Franken who helped rescue 23 people and a dog from fishing boat that was ablaze in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Challenges take place around Whenuapai Air Force base.

      • Saturday 5 Jul 2014

      G Today the players are inspired by Ben Dare, who rescued a friend who fell during a Himalayan climbing expedition. Challenges include a 40 meter abseil off the Lake Moawhango dam.

      • Saturday 12 Jul 2014

      G Today the players are inspired by WW1 hero Private James Crichton who was awarded the Victoria Cross for bravery. Challenges include the muddy assault course in Waiouru and dealing with explosions!

      • Saturday 19 Jul 2014

      G Today the players are inspired by William Hardham, who was the first Kiwi solider to receive the Victoria Cross for valour. Players have to navigate a course on horseback and then create a meal inspired by WW1 recipes.

      • Saturday 26 Jul 2014

      G Today the players are inspired by the bravery of 18 year-old lifesaver Chantal Lillas who rescued a father and son. Players race Navy RHIBs around Whangaparaoa Peninsula and then search for hidden clues across an epic obstacle course.

      • Saturday 2 Aug 2014

      G Today the players are inspired by the bravery of two 14 year-old boys who rescued a man whose truck had plummeted into a river. Players have to make their way out of an underwater crash simulator and search for sunken clues.

      • Saturday 9 Aug 2014

      G Today the players are inspired by the bravery of 12 year-old Tiana Levi who saved her younger siblings from a house fire. The players must navigate through a fire simulator blindfolded and tackle a sensory challenge involving live bugs!

      • Saturday 16 Aug 2014

      PGR Today the players are inspired by the actions of NZ Navy Lieutenant Commander Wayne Burtton whose quick actions saved soldiers during a peace keeping mission in East Timor. Players have to complete a medical challenge on board the HMNZS Canterbury ship and make their way through the Navy's mudrun.

      • Saturday 23 Aug 2014

      G Today the players are inspired by WW2 fighter pilot Sergeant James Ward who had to put out a fire on the wing of his plane mid-flight. Players have to work in teams to extinguish fires and make their way across the islands in the sky.

      • Saturday 30 Aug 2014

      G Season Finale. Today we crown the grand champion of the series. Who has what it takes to be the ultimate team player and take out the coveted black champion t-shirt?