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Nickelodeon Highlights: October 2008

Nickelodeon Highlights: October 2008

October is going to be a star-studded month with the 2008 Australian Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards, a whole heap of brand new hit shows, fab school holiday programming...and don’t forget Boo at the Zoo, Nickelodeon’s infamous spooky Halloween event in Auckland!


LOCKIE LEONARD – Brand New Show, NZ PREMIERE! – Thursdays from 16th October @ 5pm, repeated weekends at 2pm
Based on the award winning novels by Booker nominated author Tim Winton, this new show to Nickelodeon NZ is tipped to be a hit! Hot surf rat, Lockie Leonard is twelve and three quarters years old. He and his family have just moved to the most remote town on earth, Angelus, Australia which means a TOTAL LIFE DISASTER for Lockie. No friends, new school and a house that is truly in danger of disappearing into a swamp…but then Lockie spots the one thing that makes it all okay, this weird little town has the best surf he has ever seen. Tune in and watch him survive his frighteningly understanding parents, a little brother who can’t stop wetting the bed, a new friend ‘Egg’ who is a heavy metal devotee and the attentions of the cutest girl in school...


AFTERNOON SPONGE – ‘Pest of the West’ SpongeBob SquarePants Premiere Episode! – Monday 6th October from midday – 4.30pm
On Monday 6th October from midday Nickelodeon is hosting an Afternoon of Sponge... with classic SpongeBob SquarePants episodes culminating in a premiere half-hour special episode at 4pm, where SpongeBob discovers that he is related to a famous western hero who forever changed the history of Bikini Bottom! Pest of the West is a high-noon showdown the likes of which you’ve never seen! Be there, or don’t be Square!

AVATAR THE LEGEND OF AANG – End of Season Specials – Monday 6th October – Friday 10th October, 8.30am and 11am daily
It’s a week of Avatar specials! Each day for a whole 7 days we’ll be repeating the special last episodes of book 3, featuring the legendary Airbender named Aang. If you are an Avatar fan then tune in each day during the school holidays for re-runs of these last ever on earth Avatar episodes.


KIDS CHOICE AWARDS! – Special Programming! – Premiering Labour Weekend Saturday 25th October @ 4pm, with repeats Sunday 26th @ 9am, 2.30pm and 8pm and Monday 27th @ 6pm.
Tune-in for Nickelodeon’s fantastic and exclusive awards show. Direct from Melbourne, Australia the 6th Australian Kids’ Choice Awards is the biggest kids awards show made in Australasia! Check out the stars walking the Orange Carpet, braving daredevil stunts, performing hit songs and best of all, getting slimed! Alongside hosts Natalie Bassingthwaighte and WWE Superstar, hip hop musician and actor, John Cena you’ll also get to see out grand prize winner of the Host with the Most competition. The winner will interview the stars on the Orange Carpet and give us a “who’s who” and “what’s what” on the night!

KRABS VERSUS PLANKTON! – Special Programming! – Screening Labour Day, Monday 27th October from 8am – 4.30pm
Help yourself to a mega helping of SpongeBob SquarePants on Labour Day, with a massive 8 hours of episodes all about working life at the Krusty Krab and Chum Bucket - and of course the fierce competition between Mr Krabs and Plankton! From 8am on Monday 27th October, watch Plankton infiltrate the Krusty Krab, Mr. Krabs attempt to turn the Krusty Krab into Krusty Towers, an upscale hotel, and all of the attributes necessary to become an excellent employee in the fast-paced world of fast food restaurants!

FRIGHT FRIDAY! – Halloween Special Programming! – Screening Friday 31st October from 3pm – 10pm
It’s Halloween! Grab your scary costume and settle in behind the couch for our terrifying Fright Friday Halloween line-up! 7 hours of spooky, Halloween themed collections of your favourite programmes including El Tigre, a premiere episode of Growing Up Creepie, a Halloween themed iCarly premiere and loads, loads more spooky episodes throughout the night!


NICKELODEON BOO at the ZOO! The most fun place to trick or treat this Halloween! – Friday 31st October, Auckland Zoo
Calling all fairies, ghosts and goblins to join SpongeBob, Dora and the Nickelodeon team at Nickelodeon Boo at the Zoo this Halloween! It’s family night of frightful fun at Auckland Zoo on Friday 31st October (6pm to 9pm) – where human and animal creatures of the night will have a scream celebrating Halloween with trick or treating, scary costumes and spooktacular shows! Information will be available @ from 10th September.


101 WAYS TO PLAY with LETS JUST PLAY! – Win Nick and Calci Yum @ your School! – Competition
Organised sports and team games are fantastic, but you don’t always need a bat and a ball to get out there and play. There are heaps of fun ways to get your heart pumping and your muscles flexing around your home. Nickelodeon and Anchor Calci Yum are bringing you Let’s Just Play. 101 Way’s to Play provides the lowdown on sports you might not have realised were sports, such as pillow fighting, teddy wrestling and Marco Polo! Throughout October we’ll be running a competition where we want kids to tell us their own imaginative and fun games they like to play, and be in to win a day of play at their school with Nick and Calci Yum! We’ll be looking for imaginative ideas that kids can play that aren’t formal organised sports. Info will be available on from 16th September.


ROARY THE RACING CAR! – Brand New Show! – Weekdays from Monday 20th October @ 12.50pm
Roary the Racing Car is a bright red, cheeky and energetic single seater racing car who lives at Silver Hatch racetrack. He has the spirit and sense of a young boy whose boundless enthusiasm and curiosity often leads him into trouble. However, this novice has a heart of chrome under his bonnet and he’s always willing to make amends. This great new show, premiering on Nick Jr. from 20th October, teaches pre-schoolers about life lessons such as sharing, communicating, solving problems, helping others, helping the environment, how to be healthy and, of course—road safety! “Light ‘em up!” and tune on in!

WONDER PETS! – Brand New Episodes! – Weekends from Saturday 11th October @ 6.55am
Wonder Pets! follows the adventures of three classroom pets - Linny the Guinea Pig, Ming-Ming Duckling, and Turtle Tuck - who travel around the globe helping to rescue animals who need their help. Like real preschoolers, these three unlikely heroes don't have any actual super powers, but by working together they can conquer any obstacle: "What's gonna work? Teamwork!" Catch new episodes on Nick Jr. weekends at 6.55am from 11th October.

NICK OR TREAT – Halloween special! – Screening Friday 31st from 9.30am – 2.30pm
We’re celebrating Halloween with the young ones too! Tune in to see The Wonder Pets! ‘Save the Black Kitten’, The Backyardigans tell us why ‘It’s Great to be a Ghost’ and we are invited to ‘Blues Big Costume Party!’ But that’s not all! We’re also bringing great première episodes. The Yo Gabba Gabba! gang dress up in outrageous costumes and participate in the Halloween tradition of collecting candy. And the Go Diego Go crew set up trick-or-treating booths for all the animals to celebrate Halloween. Come Nick or Treating with Nick Jr. this Halloween!


THE MIGHTY B! – Brand New Show! – Coming to Nickelodeon in November
The Mighty B! tells the tale of Bessie Higgenbottom, the world's most ambitious and lovably unhinged 9 and 3/4-year-old "Honeybee" scout. As a member of the Honeybees, Bessie wears her uniform every single day, leads her troop with zeal General Patton would have admired and has earned more Bee badges than any Honeybee in history. But a bunch of badges still elude her, and Bessie's not stopping until she has every last one…

TOOT & PUDDLE – Brand New Show! – Coming to Nick Jr. in November
Toot & Puddle is a new preschool series coming to Nick Jr. in November. It follows the adventures of two fun-loving, inquisitive but very different best friends. Toot is a young pig-on-the-go, a globe-trotting adventurer. He loves to explore and is constantly on the lookout for any new challenge or untried experience. Puddle is the backyard explorer who, although loving to travel, takes even greater pleasure in finding excitement closer to home. The show is designed to encourage exploration and adventure, both at home and afar, by piquing kids’ natural curiosity about the world around them.


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