TVNZ Highlights: 31 August - 6 September
The incredible untold story, this week with TVNZ
Sunday Theatre: Runaway Millionaires
Sunday 1 September at 8.30pm on TVNZ 1
In 2009, a young couple fast-tracked their way out of financial strife after receiving millions of dollars in a banking error. Leo Gao and his girlfriend Kara Hurring, along with her six-year-old daughter, fled New Zealand for a new life in China with 10 million dollars of stolen money.
Their story captivated international media for two years and the hunt for New Zealand’s most wanted couple gripped the nation and the world. Kara and Leo struggled to keep up their unconventional lifestyle and in New Zealand, a local police detective received a tip-off and began an investigation to track them down.
Set against the backdrop of five-star hotels and hidden back alleys of mainland China, Runaway Millionaires reveals the incredible untold story.
Made with funding from NZ On Air.
K Road Chronicles
Stream from Sunday 1 September
This eight-part series interviews a diverse range of people: the homeless, formerly homeless, family members, and support workers living in and around Auckland's Karangahape Road.
Six (yes, that's her real name) is an overqualified, underemployed, transgender journalist with unique insight into one of New Zealand's most pressing social problems: homelessness. She is our guide to this colourful, diverse, harsh and often tragic world of street people.
The judge presiding over Auckland's 'Homeless Court', an alcoholic dad and his daughter, the homeless man and his dog, social workers, a homeless sex worker, and a synthetics addict are all characters in this groundbreaking new series.
Made with funding from NZ On Air.
Celebrity Treasure Island
Sunday 1 September at 7pm, Monday 2 September & Tuesday 3 September at 7.30pm
The competition heats up this week as the celebrity castaways battle in out in Fiji for their charity.
An island favourite is put to the test at elimination and one team is given the opportunity to steal a player.
Which team will outwit the other? and who will shoot themselves in the foot?
Fantasy Homes by the Sea
Saturday 31 August at 2.30pm on TVNZ 1
Michelle Ackerley whisks a pair of property buyers off to the seaside to help them realise their dream of moving to a home on the UK coast. Does the reality match the fantasy?
In each location, Michelle indulges our dreams of living like a millionaire as she takes us around a wow property worth in excess of a million pounds, surprisingly affordable for a short stay especially if the treat is shared with a group of friends.
Fantasy Homes by the Sea presents the beautiful backdrop, stunning vistas and dreamy lifestyle that we all hanker after, as seen through a real life property hunt.
A Place to Call Home
Friday 9 September at 9pm on TVNZ 1
It's the festive season in the final episode of A Place to Call Home's sixth season.
As the Blighs celebrate Christmas and Hanukkah, Jack slips further into depression, until a conversation with Frank inspires him to make a courageous decision; Elizabeth sets up her maternity hospital; the family urges Carolyn to reach out to Jack.
Don't miss the finale of this captivating drama.
The Matrix Revolutions
Saturday 31 August at 8.40pm on TVNZ 2
The ground-breaking sci-fi franchise concludes as the city of Zion defends itself against the invasion of the machines and as Neo battles the rogue Agent Smith.
Starring Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne and Carrie-Anne Moss.