TVNZ Highlights: 6 January - 12 January
Food, family, laughs and frights with TVNZ.
Starts Monday 8 January, 7.30pm, TVNZ 2
Airing across mutliple nights on TVNZ 2, meet six Aussie food-loving families who'll go head-to-head in the kitchen in the battle for supremacy. But only one will walk away with the title of Australia’s Number One Food Family!
Acclaimed chef and restaurateur Matt Moran is the lead judge, assisted by high-energy, mohawked uber-pastry chef Anna Polyviou; popular foodie and cookbook author Hayden Quinn; and Camilla Parker Bowles, Duchess of Cornwall's son, Tom Parker Bowles.
Wednesday 10 January from 12pm on TVNZ OnDemand
In this two-part mini-series, school teacher John finds himself marooned in a small mining town.
With little to do but drink beer, John is seduced into a raucous, illegal gambling game. After a short exhilarating winning streak he loses everything, and a dangerous series of events render him a broken and desperate man.
The series also stars Kiwi acting legend Robyn Malcolm (Outrageous Fortune, Top Of The Lake).
The History Of Comedy Thursday 11 January, 8.45pm, TVNZ 1
Brand new to TVNZ 1, The History of Comedy explores what makes the comedic mind tick, using hilarious archival footage alongside current interviews.
From stand-up and sitcoms, to late night hosts and improv troupes, featuring comedy legends and modern stars, this series examines what makes us laugh and how comedy has affected the social and political landscape throughout history.
Monday 8 & Tuesday 9 January, 7.30pm, TVNZ 1
Celebrities compete to win thousands of pounds for charity by putting their general knowledge against one of the show's resident trivia experts.
However, they must work as a team to build their prize pot and stay one step ahead of The Chaser.
Watch The Celebrity Chase on Mondays and Tuesdays on TVNZ 1.
Sunday 7 January, 7pm, TVNZ 1
TVNZ1's bringing you the classic Peter Jackson-directed Lord Of The Rings trilogy on Sunday nights, kicking off with The Fellowship Of The Ring.
A meek Hobbit from the Shire and eight companions set out on a journey to destroy the powerful One Ring and save Middle Earth from the Dark Lord Sauron.
Tuesday 9 January, 8.30pm, DUKE
The UK's best comedians take the stage at the legendary famous Hammersmith Apollo.
Guests include: Jo Brand, Michael McIntyre, Russell Howard, Rob Brydon, Ed Byrne and many, many more!