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This is a list of television programmes broadcast by TV3 in New Zealand.

Current original shows

Show Release Date Notes
3 News 1989 TV3 6 p.m. news show presented by Mike McRoberts and Hilary Barry, originally known as 3 National News.
3 News at 12 2007 TV3 Midday News show.
60 Minutes 2002 News show hosted by Mike McRoberts. Also screened on TV3 between 1990 and 1992.
@Seven 2009 Summmer holiday replacement for Campbell Live, show looks at the funny side of the days news. Presented by

Petra Bagust and features comedians Paul Ego, Ben Hurley and Steve Wriggly as a fill in.

Campbell Live 2005 News show hosted by John Campbell.
Gone Fishin' 1996 The show that has all that you need to know about fishing.
Nightline 1989 Late-night news and entertainment show with Carly Flynn.
Outdoors With Geoff 2003 Outdoors show featured by Geoff Thomas
Outrageous Fortune 2005 Drama series
Hyundai Sports Tonight Late night sports talk show.
Sticky TV 2002 Children's afterschool show, presented in the 'Sticky House', featuring syndicated cartoons.
Sunrise 2007 Morning breakfast news show.

Locally-made shows on hiatus

Show Release Date Notes
7 Days 2009 Current affairs comedy show.
Hitched 2009 Reality TV show following the lead up to a couples wedding.
Inside New Zealand 1994 Documentary series
Jaquie Brown Diaries 2008 Comedy Show centering around TV celebrity Jaquie Brown
Missing Pieces 2009 Reality show where a New Zealander is helped to find a long lost family member or friend and usually reunited on the show.
Money Man 2006 Reality show where presenter Brendon Johnson moves into a couple or individuals home and through strict measures gets the couple or individuals finances under control in just 3 days.
New Zealand's Next Top Model 2009 New Zealand version of America's Next Top Model.
Pulp Sport 2005 Sports comedy show presented by Bill and Ben
Target 1999 Consumer watchdog and advice show.
What's Really In Our Food? 2008 Petra Bagust hosts a show exploring how the food we eat is made and where it comes from as well as exploring the myths or misunderstandings about certain foods.

Past/ended locally-made programmes

Show Release Date Notes
20/20 1993 - 2003 New Zealand version of ABC Current affairs show and featured content from the US version. Started screening on TV2 in 2005
Billy T. James show 1990 Comedy drama show starring New Zealand entertainer, Billy T. James.
bro'Town 2004 - 2009 New Zealand made animated series. Moved to C4 in 2008 and the final series was on back TV3 in 2009
Candid Camera 1991 - 1992 New Zealand version of a show where tricks are played on members of the public while they are being filmed unknowingly on camera.
Deal or No Deal 2007 New Zealand version of the Game Show Deal or No Deal
Does My Bum Look Big?[1] 2007 Reality show where New Zealander's of all shapes and sizes are shown how to look good in a certain type of clothing.
Downsize Me 2005 Reality show where each week an overweight New Zealander is put on a strict eating and exercise program in order to bring this person down to a healthy weight in just 8 weeks.
Downsize My Pet 2007 A spin-off of Downsize Me where an overweight family pet is put on a strict diet and exercise program. Pilot episode screened at the end of the 2007 series of Downsize Me, and the first series screened during the Spring of 2007.
Early Bird Show 1989 - 1992 Saturday morning children's show, originally screened weekday mornings. Presented by Russell Rooster and Suzy Cato. Also known as EBS.
Honey, We're Killing the Kids 2006 Reality show where a families bad lifestyle choices are targeted. From healthy eatting to reducing time spent watching TV, to the family spending more time together and getting active.
Hot Property 2000 - 2003 Hosted by Petra Bagust, the team would help someone who was having trouble selling their home by giving the house a more refreshing image.
In-focus 1990 - 1992 Talk show for teenagers replaced by Ice-TV.
Ice TV 1993 - 2000 Entertainment show for teenagers hosted by Petra Bagust, Jon Bridges and Nathan Rarere
Issues (NZ TV Series) 1990 - 1994 Comedy show screening parodies of current events, TV shows and advertisements. Originally screened as 1990 The Issues and screened on TVNZ in 1991 as More Issues before returning to TV3 as Issues. Clips were acted by David McPhail, Jon Gadsby, Willie De Wit as well as other actors.
Maddigan's Quest 2006 Drama series.
Melody Rules 1993 New Zealands best ever comedy/drama series.
Perfect Match 1989 - 1990 Dating show similar to the show that was also at the time screening on TV2, Blind Date.
Police Stop 1996 - 1997 Reality show presented by Peter Brock. The show filmed various crimes mostly traffic crime. A special episode was screened in 2006, a week after Peter Brock was killed in rally accident.
Sale of the Century 1994 - 1995 Originally screened on TV1 until 1993 and TV3 had a go at reviving the show in 1994 still hosted by Steve Parr but Julie White was the new co-host. Axed after TV1 extended their news show to a one hour long show and could no longer compete.
Sing Like A Superstar 2005 Celebrity Talent Show similar to NZ Idol
Skitz 1994 - 1996 Comedy show using various skits and in some cases made fun of current TV shows and advertisements.
Squirt 1996 Children's Saturday morning presented show, moved to TV2.
The Perfect Age 2006 A group of New Zealanders from different age groups participate in various challenges to determine what is The Perfect Age.
Time of Your Life 1996 - 1997 Hosted by Petra Bagust, Matthew Ridge and Marc Ellis. The show looked at many of the great holiday attractions available around New Zealand.
Tele Laughs 1996 A spin-off from Skitz but this time just clips making fun of current TV shows and advertisements and current events.
The Big Stuff 2008 Reality show helping families who have too much stuff in their home.
The Kitchen Job 2008 It's a show where struggling restaurants try to change and take on different paths so it can save themselves from closures, with the help of experienced New York restaurateur, John Palino.
The Price is Right 1992 New Zealand version of a popular game show.
The Ultimate Survivor 2000 Weekly TV coverage of a radio competition being run by More FM Wellington. Contestants had to survive on a barge placed in the middle of the Wellington Harbour.
Wa$ted! 2007 This show targets a New Zealand households lack of care for the environment. The family are shown how they can reduce their rubbish and save on power, water and heating and in some cases petrol.
You and Me

Suzy's World

1992 Preschool children's show presented by Suzy Cato.


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