TVNZ Highlights: 2-8 March
A new chapter, this week with TVNZ
What Next: A New Chapter
Stream from Tuesday 5 March on TVNZ OnDemand
2017’s local series What Next? asked New Zealanders some big questions about the future of our country.
The answers were fascinating, so in What Next: A New Chapter, we’ve found four passionate Kiwis to dig deeper into what your answers mean – both for themselves and for the future of our country.
Featuring futurist Derek Handley, restaurateur Ganesh Raj, ActionStation director Laura O’Connell Rapira, and media personality and producer Lucy Zee.
Call The Midwife
Friday 8 March at 8.30pm on TVNZ 1
Call the Midwife returns for its eighth season, with more laughter, tears and inspiring stories.
It is now 1964 and it’s evident how the times are changing: from the contraceptive pill and the institution of the 1967 Abortion Act, to the introduction of a new cancer-screening programme.
The nuns and nurses continue to face a variety of challenging medical issues and for one of the team, romance could be on the horizon…
Stream from Sunday 3 March on TVNZ OnDemand
Manhunt is a gripping mini-series based on the true story of a murder investigation that kept the people of Britain on the edge of their seats, and defined a detective’s career.
Starring Martin Clunes (Doc Martin) as DCI Colin Sutton, the story begins in August 2004 when a young woman’s body is found. Sutton is appointed senior investigating officer but initially struggles.
Painstaking detective work finally delivers a suspect. But now, the hunt is on for enough evidence to arrest him and make sure he’s found guilty at trial.
Monday 4 March at 8pm on TVNZ 1
The final episode of season two finds a bad van purchase coming back to haunt one Casketeer, however Francis promises this time will be different.
Fehe directs her first Tongan funeral on her own, and an emotional tangi proves that animals grieve too.
The Casketeers once more delivers expertly balanced humour and insight, in this unique local gem on TVNZ 1.
Mother Father Son
Stream from Thursday 7 March on TVNZ OnDemand
US-born media mogul Max is at the heart of British politics, dealing in secrets and using his power ruthlessly.
But when a catastrophic breakdown threatens his empire, Max and his ex-wife Kathryn fight for the soul of their son and the heart of a nation.
Starring Richard Gere and Helen McCrory.
Tuesday 5 March at 8.30pm on TVNZ 2
In this week's episode of the local dark comedy series Fresh Eggs Lulu (Daniele Cormack) suspects foul play and declares war - on the wrong target.
Wade’s (Cohen Colloway) hunt for their escaped hostage comes to an unexpected climax.
Wade and Penny (Claire Chitham) return to a shocking situation, and are caught red-handed by the last person Penny wants to see.
Stream from Friday 8 March on TVNZ OnDemand
Station 19 is back for 2019!
Three blocks away from Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital, another group of heroes are at work.
Seattle's Station 19 firefighters are a tight-knit crew - passionate, competitive and fearless.
Season 2 continues with the devastating aftermath of Seattle’s violent windstorm.
Saturday 2 March at 9.25pm on DUKE
Five ambitious medical students embark on a daring and arrogant experiment: to push through the confines of life and touch the face of death.
Their peek at the afterlife, however, shows that they will be forced to deal with their past in the present and to learn difficult lessons about life as well as death.
Starring Hollywood heavy hitters in early roles including Julia Roberts, Kevin Bacon and Kiefer Sutherland.