The Project has released a new campaign which aims to define its role as the 7pm news and current affairs show for viewers. The new launch aligns with the change of hosts as Jeremy Corbett fills the shoes of departing comedian Josh Thomson.
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Following the success of last year’s ‘what word do you hate the most?' campaign, Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand (LBC) has now gone in the opposite direction by encouraging Kiwis to keep their Facebook lips pursed during Cancer Awareness Week. PLUS: Kiwis can also join the cause via a Facebook app.
What do you get when you cross glitter canons, cheerleaders showing their bums, overly dramatic sound tracks, media types eating all the nibbles and Paul Henry? A new season TV launch, of course. And first cab off the rank for 2013 was MediaWorks, which announced some of the goodies it will be showing on TV3 and Four at Sky City, interviewed some of 2012's stars on the couch and introduced the first X Factor NZ judge, Stan Walker.
The Cure Kids charity song 'Feel inside (and stuff like that) by The Flight of the Conchords and their Kiwi musical counterparts was quite possibly the best thing ever made. And to draw attention to World Lymphoma Day on Saturday, .99 and the Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand have created something pretty good too, with a two minute video fronted by TV3 newsreader Hilary Barry and comedian Jeremy Corbett that asks a range of New Zealand celebrities to name a word they hate.
The Aotearoa Film and Television Awards were dominated by tributes to the people of Christchurch, and honours were mostly split between the two major news networks TVNZ and TV3.