TVNZ Highlights: 2-8 February
NZ's ultimate good samaritan, this week with TVNZ
In The Zone
Stream from Monday 4 February on TVNZ OnDemand
Throughout its powerful narrative, this doco raises poignant questions about education, privilege, diversity, and cycles of inequality across the Western world.
American man Terrance Wallace has transformed the lives of over 100 New Zealand teens in a bid to prove cycles on inequality can be broken.
Using a pioneering scheme, which gives Kiwi teenagers access to influential schools and opportunities previously beyond their reach, Wallace pushes the students to aim higher and dream bigger - with dramatic results.
Bride And Prejudice
Monday 4 and Tuesday 5 February at 7.30pm on TVNZ 2
With objections confronted and relationships on all sides tested, it’s been a gripping season of Bride And Prejudice.
As we approach each of our couples weddings, who will make it up the aisle?
And who will have the blessing of their loved ones?
Wednesday 6 February at 7.30pm on TVNZ 2
Heart-warming, local film No.2 is playing this Waitangi Day on TVNZ 2.
Directed by Toa Fraser, No. 2 is set over the course of one eventful day, where matriarch Nanna Maria has demanded her grandchildren return life to her family by throwing a party.
The grandchildren reluctantly agree, but as the day progresses their preparations unravel into chaos.
Wednesday 6 February at 8.30pm on TVNZ 1
Also playing this Waitangi Day is the inspiring drama Kiwi.
In 1983 a farm hack named Kiwi became a racing legend when he ran from last to first over the final 300 metres at Flemington to win The Melbourne Cup.
Kiwi tells this remarkable true story of not only an exceptional horse, but also the family who raced him.
Amazing Hotels: Life Beyond The Lobby
Sunday 3 February at 8.10pm on TVNZ 1
Join Monica and Giles in South America for a very special Season Finale of Amazing Hotels!
They journey to Hacienda Hotel Vira Vira - a unique hotel near Pucon, the adventure capital of Chile.
The duo take in exquisite views of an active volcano from the hotel’s helicopter and experience a horse trek through ancient Chilean forests; before being put to work preparing a once-in-a-lifetime meal for guests!
The Job Interview
Sunday 3 February at 9.20pm on TVNZ 1
How does it really feel to be in touching distance of your big career break, or to narrowly miss out on your dream?
In the season final episode of The Job Interview, a mortgage broker uses role-play to gauge their candidates' morals and honesty while Britain’s longest-running motoring organisation interviews candidates for a roadside patrol officer role.
Find out who’ll have what it takes, and the sometimes unpredictable factors in how employers make these important decisions.
Playing For Keeps
Stream from Friday 8 February at 12pm on TVNZ OnDemand
Fame. Fortune. Celebrity. Murder. What does it take to survive as a footballer's wife?
Playing for Keeps is a fresh, contemporary and glamorous murder mystery set on the side lines of professional football, told from the unique perspective of the real power players: the women.
This dangerous drama series depicts the lives of the rich and famous, in a world full of lies, scandals and possibly even murder…
Saturday 2 February at 8.45pm on TVNZ 2
Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter is re-imagined as a contemporary high school comedy in this tale of scheming student Olive, who plots to give her popularity a boost by painting herself the easiest lay in school.
But while Olive thought her little game was harmless, all too soon loose lips start sinking ships - and the truth must come out.
Starring Emma Stone, Penn Badgley and Amanda Bynes.
The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out Of Water
Saturday 2 February at 7pm on TVNZ 2
Life is dandy in Bikini Bottom for SpongeBob Squarepants and his friends Patrick, Squidward, Mr. Krabs and Sandy.
However, when the top-secret recipe for Krabby Patties is stolen, SpongeBob finds that he must join forces with perpetual adversary Plankton and come ashore to battle a fiendish pirate named Burger Beard, who has his own plans for the delicious delicacies.
Sunday 3 February at 8.30pm on TVNZ 2
Astronauts aboard the International Space Station are on the cutting edge of one of the most important discoveries in human history: the first evidence of extraterrestrial life on Mars.
As members of the crew conduct their research, however, the rapidly evolving life-form proves far more intelligent and terrifying than anyone could have imagined.
Starring Ryan Reynolds, Jake Gyllenhaal and Rebecca Ferguson.
Saturday 2 February at 9.30pm on DUKE
When intruders break into Meg Altman'a new brownstone, she and her young daughter Sarah take refuge in their newly-purchased house's panic room.
But what if what the men want is locked inside with them?
Directed by David Fincher and starring Jodie Foster, Kristen Stewart and Forest Whitaker.