Tue Apr 4: Movie Deal; Top Cop; Singing Sensation | CLOSE UP | TV ONE | tvnz.co.nz [an error occurred while processing this directive]
Tue Apr 4: Movie Deal; Top Cop; Singing Sensation
[an error occurred while processing this directive]

Major Movie Deal
New Zealand is poised to reap the benefits of yet another big budget film. Disney and Walden Media, the companies behind the first Narnia movie, are hoping they'll film the next Narnia film, Prince Caspian, in New Zealand. A final decision is very close. But there's much more at stake as Walden Media also wants to make Auckland its permanent home building a state-of-the-art studio space. It's potentially the largest film investment New Zealand has ever seen, worth hundreds of millions of dollars. Robyn Janes has the story.

New Top Cop
The past couple of years have been rough for the police. Bungled 111 calls, allegations of rape and a sick police culture have all caused public confidence to dive. So the top job is a tough one. Today, long-serving policeman Howard Broad was tapped on the shoulder to become Police Commissioner. Howard Broad joins us live.

Singing Sensation Yulia
Some might look on it as a fairytale. The sixteen-year-old that left an impoverished life in Russia for a new start in New Zealand and less than four years later is an international singing sensation. We're talking, of course, about Yulia. She arrived here in 2002 with her mother speaking barely a word of English but three years later she stepped up on stage to receive two Tui awards for the Highest Selling New Zealand Album and Best Female Solo Artist. She has toured America and Japan and performed in only her second ever performance with international tenor Russell Watson to standing ovations. Yulia's second album "Montage" has just been released and she joins us live.

[an error occurred while processing this directive]

How do you want your news

  • Mobile Devices

    TVNZ is available on mobile phones: Text TVNZ to 8869.

  • News Feeds

    See when TVNZ have added new content. You can get the latest headlines anywhere.

  • Podcasts

    Enjoy TVNZ on the move - a wide range of programmes and highlights are available.