Apple takes bite of TVNZ

  • Media
  • October 12, 2009
  • Frances Chan
Apple takes bite of TVNZ

Only a week old, the TVNZ application for the iPhone is the number one downloaded free app in the NZ iTunes store.

Apple iPhone users now have access to the whole of www.tvnz.co.nz.

Features include:


  • Pre-loaded content for faster upload

  • Synchronising via mobile network or WiFi

  • Breaking news and weather direct to your iPhone

  • Four-day TV schedule, covering TVNZ and most free-to-air channels


tvnz app1Of the 71 customer reviews in the App Store at the time of writing, 27 gave the product five stars and 13 gave it four stars. However, 13 people also gave it only one star. Positive user feedback says it's fast and handy and a better news app than other big news organisations such as CNN. Negative feedback suggests it crashes too regularly and could do with a landscape mode and more contrast for text legibility.

Find out for yourself. Download the TVNZ app at the iPhone App Store.

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Whittaker's divides the court of public opinion – but all for a good cause

  • Advertising
  • February 22, 2019
  • Caitlin Salter
Whittaker's divides the court of public opinion – but all for a good cause

On Monday, Whittaker’s launched its latest novelty chocolate-lolly mash up with a chocolatey answer to retro bakesale treat coconut ice. The Coconut Ice Surprise chocolate has a twist though, 20c from each block goes to Plunket – a charity which New Zealanders agree is a worthy cause. However, to relate the chocolate to the charity, Whittaker's has built the campaign around baby gender reveal parties, causing a backlash from the public who argue gender norms have expanded beyond blue for boys and pink for girls.

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