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The sad, but seemingly inevitable news hit today as it was announced TVNZ2 would not be renewing Survivor New Zealand and that it has been “rested for 2019.”

In its place will be the return of New Zealand Celebrity Treasure Island.

In an interview with Stuff.co.nz TVNZ’s head of content Cate Slater said it was the right time to bring Treasure Island back.

“It was a huge hit when it was on our screens previously, but it’s had a good rest and I think we’re ready to see some of our celebrities marooned on a desert island again.”

“You’ll remember that it was really the original desert island series. It first screened before Survivor or I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here were thought up.”

Full details at Stuff.co.nz here

*I have personally contacted TVNZ2 for further comments about the future of Survivor New Zealand. Check back for more details as they arise.