With Television New Zealand (TVNZ) (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



51. Bliss (2011 TV Movie)

Biography, Drama

6.2
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The life of Katherine Mansfield, a New Zealand writer, who moved to Edwardian England when she was 19 and became part of the modernist circle of writers there like D.H. Lawrence and Virginia Woolf.

Director: Fiona Samuel | Stars: Claire Van Beek, Sarah Graham, Kate Elliott, Chelsea McEwan Millar

Votes: 18

52. Old Scores (1991)

93 min | Comedy

7.3
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Former Welsh rugby hero Bleddyn Morgan has his life in New Zealand interrupted by a deathbed confession that leads to a replay of a controversial 1966 All Blacks/Wales rugby match - with ... See full summary »

Director: Alan Clayton | Stars: John Bach, Tony Barry, Roy Billing, Alison Bruce

Votes: 41

53. Bread & Roses (1994)

PG-13 | 92 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

6.9
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Summarises the early life of politician Sonja Davies. Sonja is a young independent socialist embarking on a career in nursing during World War 2.

Director: Gaylene Preston | Stars: Geneviève Picot, Mick Rose, Perry Piercy, Ingrid Prosser

Votes: 42

54. Get Ace (2014– )

12 min | Animation, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

8.4
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When average everyday school kid Ace McDougal gets fitted with braces, a mix up at the dentist sees him catapulted into a world of super villains and hair-raising adventures.

Stars: Jeffery Richards, David Myles Brown, Lyall Brooks, Amanda Harrison

Votes: 238

55. The Investigator (2009–2012)

60 min | Crime

7.3
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The Investigator is a New Zealand unsolved murder series presented by award winning documentary maker and author Bryan Bruce. Bryan Bruce examines a new case each episode.

Stars: Bryan Bruce, Macgregor Cameron, Jessica Aaltonen, Dean Knowsley

Votes: 7

56. Girl vs. Boy (2012– )

22 min | Comedy

7.5
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Join Maxine Small and her friends as they resolve problems around their hometown 'The Bay' in New Zealand.

Stars: Will Robertson, Emma Draper, Courtney Abbot, Abby Damen

Votes: 29

57. Rude Awakenings (2007– )

40 min | Comedy, Drama

6.4
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Dimity Rush, a woman in a hurry to reconnect with the Auckland city vibe and escape the lifestyle block in Kumeu, where she has been stranded with her husband, Stuart, and their two sons Julian and Ollie.

Stars: Danielle Cormack, Patrick Wilson, Claire Van Beek, Phoebe Falconer

Votes: 21

58. The End of the Golden Weather (1991)

100 min | Drama

6.0
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Family drama set in New Zealand about Geoff Crome, a young boy (Fulford) who immerses himself in his own private fantasy world where he meets Firpo (Papps), a strange being who dreams of ... See full summary »

Director: Ian Mune | Stars: Stephen Fulford, Stephen Papps, Paul Gittins, Gabrielle Hammond

Votes: 101

59. Ever Wondered? (2010– )

Documentary

7.3
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Each week Professor John Watt takes you to the forefront of New Zealand science, asking big questions,exploring the major breakthroughs and going over some of the world-changing discoveries... See full summary »

Star: John Watt

Votes: 9

60. Opening Night (1977 TV Movie)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.0
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Martyn Tarne a young actress from New Zealand bears an amazing resemblance to the leading man Adam Poole. Rumours amongst the cast are widespread and speculation and murder fuel the ... See full summary »

Director: Brian McDuffie | Stars: George Baker, Bud Bloor, Les Cleveland, Anna Collingwood

Votes: 8

61. In A Flash... (2018 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama

5.5
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Director: Riccardo Pellizzeri | Stars: Madeleine Adams, Jack Barry, Phil Brooks, Fraser Brown

Votes: 6

62. The Missing (2009– )

42 min | Drama

7.6
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Stars: Claire Van Beek, Preston O'Brien, Larry Eade

Votes: 5

63. Marooned (2007– )

Drama, Mystery

8.0
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The survivors of a shipwreck are forced to work together in order to stay alive on a mysterious island.

Votes: 126

64. Reservoir Hill (2009– )

Drama

5.8
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A young woman comes to live with her mother and enters into high school. There, she is surrounded by a number of bizarre events all centering around the fact that she looks like another ... See full summary »

Directors: Thomas Robins, David Stubbs | Stars: Tai Berdinner-Blades, Dan Caddy, Beth Chote, Abby Damen

Votes: 87

65. New Zealand Idol (2004–2006)

Game-Show, Music, Reality-TV

3.7
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Thousands of hopeful Kiwi singers aged between 16 and 28 send in their registration forms for New Zealand Idol, for their chance to shine in front of the judges, and all of New Zealand.

Stars: Dominic Bowden, Frankie Stevens, Paul Ellis, Jackie Clarke

Votes: 33

66. Undercover (1991 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama

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Director: Yvonne Mackay | Stars: William Brandt, Alistair Browning, Cliff Curtis, James Heyward

67. First Dates New Zealand (2016– )

Reality-TV

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Star: Carey Lee

68. Country Calendar (1966– )

30 min | Documentary

7.3
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Country Calendar is a New Zealand documentary television series focusing on rural life in New Zealand.

Stars: Frank Torley, Carol Archie, Tony Benny, Jerome Cvitanovich

Votes: 15

69. Steel Riders (1987– )

30 min | Action, Thriller

8.4
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An eight part children's thriller involving stolen jewels and BMX bike riders.

Stars: Josie Vendramini, Fraser Stephen-Smith, Neha Belton, Joshua Dunn

Votes: 7

70. The Insiders Guide to Happiness (2004– )

45 min | Drama

8.5
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Stars: Fasitua Amosa, Ben Barrington, Fraser Brown, Will Hall

Votes: 79

71. The Lost Children (2006–2007)

Adventure, Drama

7.9
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Ethan and his sister Amy are travelling by ship from England with their mother Charlotte, to join their father, who has gone ahead of them to establish the family farm. A storm hits, their ... See full summary »

Stars: Hudson Mills, Beatrice Joblin, Rhys Castle-Hughes, Mikaela Devitt

Votes: 22

72. Mark II (1986 TV Movie)

72 min | Drama

6.9
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3 friend's Eddie, Kingi and Matthew get together in Auckland New Zealand and decide to take a trip down the line to Wellington in an old Mark ll. Unbeknown to his mates Kingi is really ... See full summary »

Director: John Anderson | Stars: Nicholas Rogers, Mitchell Manuel, Faifua Amiga, Joanna Briant

Votes: 15

73. Holmes (1989–2004)

30 min | Talk-Show

5.1
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Weeknight prime-time current affairs interview show hosted by Paul Holmes. Susan Wood filled in for him when he was sick or on holiday. Show finished when Holmes left for a rival network.

Stars: Jennifer Ward-Lealand, Bill Hastings, Michael Hurst, Paul Holmes

Votes: 9

74. Hairy MacLary (1995– )

5 min | Family

7.8
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A collection of hairy maclary stories

Star: Miranda Harcourt

Votes: 17

75. Korero Mai (2004– )

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Korero Mai is a groundbreaking TV series, teaching the Maori language in the form of a Television drama, we review the phrases used, which helps viewers learn, while still enjoying the drama in the day and lives of our characters.

Stars: Rob Kipa-Williams, Niwa Milroy, Matu Ngaropo, Ngahuia Piripi

76. World's Scariest Hauntings (2018–2019)

Documentary

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Delve into the paranormal universe and discover ghosts and horror stories from 10 terrifying locations around the globe.

Stars: Richard Horler, Melodie Gibson, Benjamin Peter Jones, Michelle Jeram

77. Blakey (2011 TV Movie)

90 min | Documentary

8.3
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The life and times of sailor and adventurer Sir Peter Blake, one of New Zealand's favourite sons.

Director: Mark Albiston | Stars: Ross Blackman, James Blake, Peter Blake, Pippa Blake

Votes: 6

78. Flying Kiwi (1979–1980)

25 min | Adventure, Family

6.8
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Stars: Siegfried Rauch, Estelle Woods, Peter Nicoll, George Henare

Votes: 5

79. The Reluctant Hero (2008 TV Movie)

80 min | Documentary

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Some three years after an "incident" in Afganistan, Corporal Apiata is informed by his commanding Officer that he is to be awarded the most prestigious military honor of them all - the ... See full summary »

Director: Steven O'Meagher | Stars: Willie Apiata, Temuera Morrison

80. Which Way Home (1991 TV Movie)

Unrated | 180 min | Drama

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An American nurse is determined to smuggle a group of orphans out of Cambodia in the late 1970s, assisted by an Australian boat operator.

Director: Carl Schultz | Stars: Cybill Shepherd, John Waters, Peta Toppano, John Ewart

Votes: 75

81. The Art of the Architect (2014– )

60 min | Reality-TV

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This 8-part series is hosted by Peter Elliott and raises awareness of the importance of architecture and design. 'The Art of the Architect' follows the journey of local architects as they ... See full summary »

Stars: Daniel Birt, Peter Elliott, Robin Ratcliffe, Mark Wassung

82. Hunchin' Down the Track (1980 TV Movie)

51 min | Documentary

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Director: Geoff Dixon | Stars: Bob Armitage, Nigel Westlake, Steve Hodge, Greg Morris

83. Gold: A Fistful of Gold (1991 TV Movie)

91 min | Adventure

7.4
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Two Canadian brothers seek gold and find treachery in wide-open 19th-century New Zealand.

Director: Chris Bailey | Stars: Yannick Bisson, Lucy Bayler, Andy Anderson, Jeremy Ratchford

Votes: 11

84. On the Mat (1975–1984)

25 min | Sport

8.1
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A professional wrestling television program for the National Wrestling Alliance-affiliated All Star Pro-Wrestling (ASPW), or simply NWA New Zealand.

Stars: Steve Rickard, Barry Holland, Larry Heiniemi, Mark Lewin

Votes: 7

85. Plainclothes (1995– )

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Stars: Amanda Armitage, June Bishop, Sean Duffy, Rhondda Findleton

86. After 2 (1989– )

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Star: Jason Gunn

87. Undercover Gang (1986)

73 min | Family, Drama

7.0
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Four kids witness an arsonist start a fire, but no one believes them.

Director: Peter Sharp | Stars: Jon Trimmer, Elizabeth Moody, Peter Hayden, Miles Murphy

Votes: 14

88. Darryl: An Outward Bound Story (2017)

Comedy

7.7
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A web-series about a hopeless long distance runner with crippling self-doubt who tries to get his mojo back by taking part in an outdoor experience course.

Stars: Fasitua Amosa, John Argall, Millen Baird, Owen Black

Votes: 9

89. Lonely Planet Six Degrees (2003– )

60 min | Documentary, Adventure

7.8
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Lonely Planet Six Degrees explores 16 cities around the world from a somewhat different perspective.

Stars: Toby Amies, Asha Gill, Oli Pettigrew, Susan Lay

Votes: 24

90. Kidzone with Morgan (2011–2015)

5 min | Family

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Star: Morgan Bradley

91. Send a Gorilla (1988)

Comedy

5.3
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The busiest day in the year for three young women and their singing telegram service. St Valentine's Day at the Send A Gorilla Singing Telegram Company has started badly, very badly. The ... See full summary »

Director: Melanie Read | Stars: Carmel McGlone, Katherine McRae, Perry Piercy, John Callen

Votes: 7

92. Gliding On (1984–1986)

30 min | Comedy

7.7
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The staff of a government stores office and their attempts to avoid actually doing any work.

Stars: Roy Billing, Ken Blackburn, Michael Haigh, Ray Henwood

Votes: 13

93. Gold: The Dynamiters (1991 TV Movie)

92 min | Adventure

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Political struggles for control of the mining trade engulf a Canadian gold-seeker in 19th-century New Zealand.

Director: Chris Bailey | Stars: Yannick Bisson, Lucy Bayler, Desmond Kelly, Francis Bell

Votes: 7

94. Tamatoa the Brave Warrior (1998–1999)

Animation

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The adventures of Tamatoa, a young Maori boy and his friends Moana, Manu (the moa), Moko (the tuatara) and Kereru (the kereru).

Stars: Michele A'Court, Veeshayne Armstrong, Jonny Brugh, Jason Hoyte

95. Blind Date (1989– )

30 min

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Star: Dave Jamieson

96. Signatures of the Soul (1984)

60 min | Documentary

7.3
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Peter Fonda hosts this program that takes a revealing look at the 200-year old practice of tattooing. From the South Seas to San Francisco to Japan, see tattooing as a tradition in ancient culture and a fad in the pop culture.

Director: Geoff Steven | Star: Peter Fonda

Votes: 11

97. DNZ: The Real Middle Earth (2004 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

6.6
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Jim Hickey travels around New Zealand discovering the real people behind the making of the Lord of the Rings trilogy.

Stars: Jim Hickey, Susan Wood, Peter Jackson, Ian Alexander

Votes: 61

98. The Food Truck (2011–2013)

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One chef, one truck and a whole heap of new ideas on how to tackle our addiction to junk food. The Food Truck is open for business.

Star: Michael Van De Elzen

99. Seven Sharp (2013– )

30 min | News

3.0
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Stars: Tamati Coffey, Jesse Mulligan, Lucy Lawless, Alison Mau

Votes: 14

100. How to Look at a Painting (2011– )

22 min | Documentary

7.6
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'How to look at a painting' provides viewers with a fresh and exciting perspective on how to truly appreciate and better understand the world of painting. Justin embarks on a highly visual ... See full summary »

Star: Justin Paton

Votes: 12


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