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The Big Ward

Follow the emotional and inspiring journeys of six morbidly obese Kiwis on the road to healthier lives. Made with the support of NZ On Air.

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    Season 1, Episode 1

    G Local documentary series following the emotional journeys of six morbidly obese Kiwis as they prepare for potentially life-saving weight loss surgery at Manukau's Super Clinic.

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      G Obesity is an epidemic in New Zealand, and there's no quick fix. Follow the emotional and inspiring journeys of morbidly obese Kiwis as they start the road to healthier lives.

      PGR Melissa battles old habits, Jackson misses a crucial appointment and it's a big day for Josephine.

      PG We meet good friends and weight-loss buddies Will and Liz and discover Mel's weight-loss attempts are being sabotaged by an unlikely culprit.

      G In this episode we meet Lisa, who's wanting to improve her physical and mental health with weight-loss surgery.

      G Mel works through her frustrations, Will goes up while Liz goes down, and Lisa does her best to impress surgeon Richard Babor.

      PGR In this episode: we meet Lauren, the clinic's youngest surgery hopeful to date, Lisa falls off the wagon and William faces his fear.

      PG Lauren confronts her demons, Liz takes things up a gear and will Jackson make it to a very important appointment?

      PG Lauren keeps up the hard work, but has she done enough? Mel is nervous before a big appointment and Josephine is back in hospital.

      PG Lisa gets some extra support from Mum, Jackson reflects and Will and Liz step up the competition.

      G Series Final: Lisa battles dehydration and surprises Chris, Mel hangs out with her family and Lauren marks the occasion.