Colonial Combat
Stream from Wednesday 11 September

In 1830s Aotearoa, a carnival barker Handsome Harry arrives in a bustling coastal village full of traders, redcoats, explorers, convicts and mercenaries. Under the authority of the local chief Matarangi, he erects a ring and pits his wrestler against all comers.

Stream this high-stakes local series OnDemand from today!

Plus check out other local shows such as Ahikaroa, Tongue Tide and new episodes of My Māori Midwife!


Celebrity Treasure Island
Sunday 8 September at 7pm, Monday 9 and Tuesday 10 September at 7.30pm

This week on Celebrity Treasure Island, Kahu has scored big by securing a member of the Mako team, but will the new recruit stay tight-lipped or spill the Mako team secrets.

Kahu remain suspicious, crippled by thoughts of mistrust.

And, tension reaches fever pitch as betrayal runs rife amongst the camps, where a divide opens that may never be repaired.


World Para Swimming Champs Highlights
Starts Tuesday 10 September

The ninth edition of the World Para Swimming Championships is a key qualifier for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, and will be the second time the event has been staged in the UK.

The largest Para-Swimming championships outside of the Paralympic Games, it will see around 600 swimmers from approximately 60 countries compete.

Catch highlights from the 2019 World Para Swimming Championships in London with TVNZ OnDemand.


In Dark Places
Sunday 8 September at 8.30pm on TVNZ 1

THE CROWN vs TEINA ANTHONY PORA is without question, the worst miscarriage of justice in New Zealand history, with A 17-year-old kid losing half his life to a wrongful conviction.

Made with the support of NZ On Air, This is the gripping true story of an innocent man, imprisoned for two decades for a crime he did not commit, and an ex-cop's heroic battle to win him his freedom.

Watch In Dark Places now on TVNZ OnDemand.


World's Toughest Prisons
Thursday 12 September at 9.30pm on DUKE

These are six of the toughest prisons in the world. Prisons so tough, even gang bosses and killers learn the meaning of fear.

Across four continents, six different prisons, World's Toughest Prisons takes us beyond the gates, walls, barred windows and cells into an unknown world, a world we know exists, but a world nobody wants to think about. 

Each episode delves into the world of prisoners: newcomers who spend their first night in jail, mothers who have to raise their children behind bars, felons waiting for a court to decide their fate.


Tuesday 10 September at 8.30pm on DUKE

Deeply ensconced in a top-secret military program, three pilots struggle to bring an artificial intelligence program under control before it initiates the next world war.

Starring Josh Lucas, Jessica Biel and Jamie Foxx.