TVNZ Highlights: 25 - 31 January
The Bachelorette New Zealand
Monday 27th January, 7.30pm
New Zealand’s very first Bachelorette is here, and she is ready to meet the man of her dreams!
22 eligible suitors are here for one reason only – to walk away with our leading lady’s heart, 32-year-old doctor Lesina Nakhid-Schuster.
She is smart, driven and successful, and she’s not afraid to say what she wants (and doesn’t want) in a man!
From breath-taking adventures, to romantic dates with the beautiful and accomplished Lesina, this group of guys are hoping to win her heart in the most amazing of settings.
New Zealand will fall in love with Lesina, as we watch the suitors fall for her too. Will she find the right partner to share her life with?
The 62nd Annual Grammy Awards
Monday 27th January, TVNZ2 2pm + TVNZ OnDemand
Broadcast LIVE from the Staples Centre in Los Angeles and hosted by none other than global superstar Alicia Keys for the second year running, we'll be bringing you all the glitz, glamour and jaw dropping live performances from the Hollywood A-lister music industry event.
This spectacular event will honour the year’s top hits and hit makers!
The 62nd Annual Grammy Awards will be broadcast LIVE Monday 27th January on TVNZ 2 and on TVNZ OnDemand, with an encore screening that evening at 8:30PM on TVNZ DUKE.
Wild Work: Sumatra
Stream from Monday 20th January
As Auckland Zoo gears up to launch its expansive new South East Asia habitat this summer, we join them for a look at how the Auckland Zoo Conservation Fund is supporting the region.
In this eye-opening new series, join Auckland Zoo’s primate keeper, Amy, as she journeys to Sumatra.
We'll see first-hand how money raised by the conservation fund is helping to save wild orangutans, elephants and preserve the ecosystem of the largest forest left in South East Asia!
Dog Squad Puppy School
Tuesday 28th January, 7.30pm
Dog Squad Puppy School, a spin-off from TVNZ 1’s long-time favourite Dog Squad, shows the contrasting traits, personalities and skills required from each breed in order to be trained to become a dog with a job!
We’ll observe some of the most jaw-droppingly clever, and yes, adorable puppies you’ll ever see, as they leave their rough and tumble siblings to begin their journey to become working dogs.
Funded by NZ On Air.
First Year On Earth
Tuesday 28th January, 8pm
This brand new series follows the dramatic lives of six baby animals as they grow up and experience their first year in the wild.
Remarkable behaviour. Emotional stories. Scientific revelations. By closely following this cast of infants, troops and clans, First Year On Earth casts a new light on their world – and how global changes are shaping the challenges they face.
With intimate access, expert knowledge and spectacular moments, this is a new way to understand the wild, and a new way to understand our world.
Tuesday 28th January, 9.15pm
Drag collective, the Family Gorgeous, help unlikely protégées unlock their long-lost confidence!
In this fabulous new series, a group of drag queens travel the UK giving the country a much-needed lift! In each episode they'll recruit three ordinary locals and train them for a showstopping drag performance! They’ll help them become bolder, braver drag-enhanced versions of themselves - all with a generous splash of glitter.
The Big Fat Quiz Of The Decade
Wednesday 29th January, 8.30pm
Jimmy Carr presents this super-sized edition of the annual quiz, looking back over the past 10 years!
An array of famous guests will battle it out to prove who can remember the most about the decade, with questions including why was lasagna big news in 2013? Who squeezed through a hole in the wall in 2015? And what are Pikachu's friends called?
See how our panel have aged over the last 10 years, and test your memory as we celebrate the last decade!