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New Life Section Among Changes to

13th November 2023

New Life Section Among Changes to has launched a new Life section, offering stories about psychology, work, play, parenting, health, food, gardening, architecture and style.

The Life section is one of several new additions to the website, with quizzes, email newsletters and fresh video series also introduced.

The Life section, led by award-winning magazine editor Emily Simpson, launched this morning with some clever op-shopping tips from stylish thrifters such as Miriama Kamo, and a look at the new success-oriented self-help books aimed at men by the likes of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Dan Carter.

Simpson said the Life section was an opportunity to showcase sharp (and sometimes funny) writing, and the audience could expect to see famous as well as fresh bylines, including John Campbell, Emily Perkins, Indira Stewart and many more.

“There will also be beautiful photography, delicious recipes, cost-of-living tips and life advice. The section aims to be a smart take on all the good things in life.”

John Campbell also features in the first episode of a new video series on the Life section, The Story I’ll Never Forget, launched this morning. In the emotional episode, Campbell says he struggled to comprehend the circumstances of young criminals who were about the same age as his own children. 

The series will also feature Melissa Stokes reflecting on the responsibility of covering the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, as well as Yvonne Tahana’s pursuit of a stolen mere pounamu which reminded her of why she’d become a journalist.

Meanwhile, further fresh content will roll out later today when launches an evening newsletter.

The first installment of Five Big Things That Happened Today will wrap up the day’s news stories and deliver them straight to inboxes every weekday.

The website launched a news quiz and a te reo Māori quiz last week. The news quiz, published every weekday morning, is a chance to test your knowledge of current events, while the te reo Māori quiz, published every Saturday morning, is a fun way to learn your kupu.

Veronica Schmidt, General Manager, Digital News and Content, said she was delighted was expanding what it offered to New Zealanders.

“TVNZ is known for its news coverage and our new daily quiz and newsletter are fresh ways of keeping people informed. We also know that New Zealanders don’t only want news. They want to see their interests covered and the issues they face in their everyday lives tackled. We’re pleased to be expanding what we offer to reflect that.”