TVNZ Highlights: 4-10 July
TVNZ OnDemand Has Your Guilt-Free Pick Of The Week!
Stream from Thursday 9th July on TVNZ OnDemand
Everyone has secrets. You might do your best to hide them. But they’ll come out in the end.
Brothers Max and Jake couldn’t be more different. Max is wealthy with an apparently perfect life. Jake scrapes a living running a record shop.
Driving home late one night, they accidentally kill an old man on a darkened street. They manage to conceal their crime, but when others suspect the death wasn’t as innocent as it first appeared, the brothers’ lives start falling apart.
As their guilt takes them into a dangerous world where everyone seems to have a hidden agenda, they soon discover they can trust no-one. Not even each other.
The Mallorca Files
Friday 10th July, 8.30pm on TVNZ 1
A stylish, energetic new detective duo take on the world of crime, in the stunning Spanish island of Mallorca.
Ambitious young British detective Miranda Blake (Elen Rhys) and her laid-back German partner Max Winter (Julian Looman) look like the perfect team – if only they could see it.
But as this mismatched partnership starts to solve some of the island’s most mysterious cases, the chemistry starts to build.
This exhilarating detective drama, shot on spectacular locations across Mallorca, lifts the veil on the many unknown and different sides to this picturesque island.
The Exceptional Squad
Streaming now on TVNZ OnDemand
The Exceptional Squad follows orphans Kahu (Jaden Daniels; Herea Winitana) and Mania (Keshia Castle-Hughes; Ngahuia Piripi) as they settle into their new lives with their Aunty B in the big city.
New to the bright lights, they find it tough to make friends at their school, and this is not helped by a group of students who are determined to make their stay an unwelcome one. But what no one knows, including the fellow students, is that Kahu and Mania were born with secret super powers and in times of trouble, or even frustration, they are able to use their IMAGINATIONS and DANCE to overcome any obstacle.
The Exceptional Squad will be offered in both English and Te Reo Māori with the alternate lead actors voicing the two iterations.
Funded by NZ On Air.
Inside Taronga Zoo
Tuesday 7th July, 7.30pm on TVNZ 1
Every year millions of visitors from around the world pass through Taronga Zoo’s gates to get a glimpse of some of the most amazing creatures on the planet.
But what people don’t see is the incredible and ground-breaking work that goes on behind the animal exhibits – until now.
Inside Taronga Zoo follows the 240 keepers and vets caring for 5,000 animals in the zoo’s Sydney harbour location and out in the field.
From complex logistical tasks like moving large wild animals and conducting emergency surgery to releasing animals back into the wild, this exciting behind-the-scenes documentary series reveals just what it takes to run one of the world’s most famous zoos.
MasterChef Australia: Back To Win
Sunday 5th - Wednesday 8th July on TVNZ 2
This week in the MasterChef kitchen, we’ve got the first elimination of the season!
Nobody wants to be the first person sent home, as all of these contestants are Back to Win. However, Gordon Ramsay has left them a surprise that will dictate their success in the cook.
The successful contestants next head to a team challenge, where they take on the ultimate BBQ at St Kilda Beach, cooking for 1200 people.
These chefs are all stars in their own right, but will they be able to put this aside and work as a team, or are there too many cooks in the kitchen?
Then, the first ever two-round pressure test is set by Jock at his restaurant Orana, and finally – the first Mystery Box of the season!
Saturday 4th - Thursday 9th July
LIFE AS WE KNOW IT: After Peter and Allison are killed in an accident, an unlikely duo learn that they have been named as the guardians to Peter and Allison's daughter, Sophie. Starring Katherine Heigl and Josh Duhamel. Saturday 4th July, 8.40pm.
TORQUE: Fast-paced action-thriller about a man framed for the murder of a gang member who must fight to clear his name whilst on the run. Starring Kiwi actor Martin Henderson and Ice Cube. Tuesday 7th July, 8.30pm.