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 2, Episode 1
    • Thursday 15 Feb

    G New Season: 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.

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      • Thursday 15 Feb

      G New Season: 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.

      • Thursday 22 Feb

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

      • Thursday 1 Mar

      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.

      • Thursday 8 Mar

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

      • Thursday 15 Mar

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

      • Thursday 22 Mar

      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.

      • Thursday 5 Apr

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

      • Thursday 12 Apr

      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.

      • Thursday 19 Apr

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

      • Thursday 26 Apr

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