NZ Sur­vivor is com­ing


New Zealand’s first Sur­vivor se­ries has a launch date.

The show screen on TVNZ 2 from May 7.

It will pit 16 New Zealan­ders against the dan­gers of the Nicaraguan jun­gle.

Hosted by Fair Go‘ s Matt Chisholm, the show is based on the pop­u­lar US re­al­ity for­mula.

It splits the con­tes­tants into two or more ‘‘tribes’’, who com­pete in tri­als de­signed to test their strength and cun­ning, with the los­ing team choos­ing one tribe mem­ber to be elim­i­nated.

The con­tes­tants will face up to 40 days in the wilder­ness, where, ac­cord­ing to the se­ries’ press ma­te­rial, they will have to sur­vive with ‘‘lit­tle more than their clothes’’.

Com­peti­tors will have to build their own shel­ter, light their own fires, and gather their own food.

The win­ner will leave the jun­gle with a cash prize of $100,000.

The show was pop­u­lar one with many Ki­wis, with more than 8000 peo­ple en­ter­ing.

Sur­vivor Nicaragua is pro­duced by Warner Bros. In­ter­na­tional Tele­vi­sion Pro­duc­tion New Zealand.

It will air on Sun­days and Mon­days.

Sun­day episodes will run for 90 min­utes from 7pm and Mon­day will run for an hour from 7.30pm.

More than 50 coun­tries, rang­ing from Azer­bai­jan to Venezuela, have put their own spin on the se­ries.

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