Southern Cross partner with TVNZ on Kiwi living

Thursday , 21 May 2015 by Aimee Bourke

Sunday’s Miriama Kamo and renowned chef Michael Van de Elzen will host TV ONE’s brand new series Kiwi Living, coming soon to Fridays.

Kiwi Living is a fun and informative mix of lifestyle and entertainment television, bringing viewers the best of New Zealand’s food, travel, living spaces, health and well-being, fashion and the outdoors.

Each episode, Miriama and Michael will share segments and practical tips inspiring New Zealanders to kick-start their weekends and try something new.

On joining Kiwi Living, Miriama says: “I’m excited to do this show. I love good design and good food, and I’m often bowled over by the beauty of our country. We are a nation renowned for our adventurers, creative, pioneers and artisans, and Kiwi Living celebrates that.”

Michael adds: “There is just so much breadth in a show like this to tell great stories and motivate people to try new things. I’m looking forward to working alongside Miriama, and also travelling the country to meet some foodie characters along the way."

Kiwi Living will also feature a team of well-known personalities to present lifestyle segments.

Miriama and Michael will be joined by Matt Gibb (There And Back) to cover New Zealand travel and inspirational homes; while Erin Simpson (The Erin Simpson Show) will showcase her creative eye looking at living spaces and interior design.

Health and fitness expert Lee-Anne Wann also joins the team, on a mission to improve New Zealand’s well-being from the inside out; while stylist Luke Bettesworth will celebrate fashion and help Kiwis feel confident; and Tony Murrell (Mucking In, New Zealand Home and Garden) will present gardening stories that inspire viewers to transform their backyards into little patches of paradise.

In addition to his role as host, Michael will also present food-related feature stories along with his top culinary tips and techniques.

Kiwi Living wouldn’t be possible without a number of key commercial partners.

The series’ primary sponsor is Southern Cross, who have a particular interest in the health segments of the show and helping Kiwis to improve their general well-being.

Head of Corporate Communications at Southern Cross Healthcare Group, Aimee Bourke says: “We have proud Kiwi origins and this show provides Southern Cross the opportunity to sponsor relevant content with the aim of improving the health of New Zealanders.”

Kiwi Living’s segment partners are Guthrie Bowron (interior design), Tui (gardening) and Registered Master Builders (inspirational homes).

The series is being produced by Imagination Television, and is coming soon to Friday nights on TV ONE.