The Animals of Farthing Wood was the most brutal children’s TV show ever

Nearly 30 years ago, The Animals of Farthing Wood debuted – and promptly traumatised a generation of children with its cavalcade of animal slaughter.

The Block NZ, week five: Cheaters run rife in Hobsonville

As we reeled from last week’s messy memories of the disastrous shit river in Chlo and Em’s house, a new Block NZ poonami threatened to wash us all away in a wave of shock and scandal.

The Real Pod: Drinking literal tea with Survivor NZ’s JT

The Real Pod assembles to dissect the week in New Zealand pop culture and real life, with special thanks to Nando’s.

New to Lightbox: It’s American women all over this month

A '70s housewife, an exhausted mother, and a law student moonlighting as a call girl: these are just a few of the people coming to Lightbox in August.

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When Chris Warner speaks, New Zealanders with Down Syndrome hear it

Anyone debating the controversy around Shortland Street need to remember those with Downs are not some abstraction but real and important people

When Shortland Street cuts, it cuts deep

On Monday night's episode, the possibility of a woman aborting her child because of potential medical issues was raised. Controversy ensued, which says a lot about Shortland Street's place in our culture.

The Block, week four: The oldies keep on rollin’

Welcome to week four of The Block NZ, where the raw salad of life was chopped up and laid out before our very eyes.

The Real Pod: We bow down to the Survivor Queen and do a sick stunt

The Real Pod assembles to dissect the week in New Zealand pop culture and real life, with special thanks to Nando’s.

Five seasons of New Girl in one minute (WATCH)

Can you sum up five seasons of the bed-hopping, flatmate-loving sitcom New Girl in one minute? Madeleine Chapman thinks she can.

I watched Naked Attraction with a nudist, and my mum (VIDEO)

Alex Casey attempts to get to the bottom of the Naked Attraction controversy for The Spinoff TV. 

Survivor live finale recap: And we have a winner

We made it to the end of Survivor NZ! And, just like as tends to happen in real life, a librarian vanquished all comers.

What will a New Zealand version of Gogglebox be like?

The hugely popular British show about people watching telly is finally getting a New Zealand version. Calum Henderson on why that's exciting, and what it might look like.

The Block, week 3: That’s not Mark Richardson

Let’s take our seat at the trestle table of broken dreams, as we devour this week’s serving of The Block NZ power rankings.

The Real Pod: There can only be one sole Survivor and we are fizzing

The Real Pod assembles to dissect the week in New Zealand pop culture and real life, with special thanks to Nando’s.

Is it you or is it me? Viewers react to shock Shortland Street move

Yesterday, it was announced that Shortland Street's famous hourlong winter Mondays will transform into a six night monster. And the internet was shook.

Survivor NZ, week 14: Swan towels were the winner on the day

There's one more week to go on Survivor NZ, let's get back in the drink. This season of Survivor NZ is keeping us on the edge of our seat right to …