Presenters Erin Wells, Stella Maris and Chris Kirk are ready to bring some What Now fun to West Melton

What Now at West Melton

by Ann van Engelen

The team of the much-loved TV programme What Now is excited to bring their live children’s show full of fun, games, foam and gunge to West Melton School.

“We are excited to be joining the Selwyn Community on March 29 and give children the opportunity to connect with us,” says producer Jo Eade.

“They can expect loads of slime, fun and family-friendly entertainment, including a VIP guest, live performances and games galore. What Now has been a New Zealand institution for 39 years, and the experience just keeps getting better, foamier and gungier.

“The show is in its third year on the road, bringing the mayhem to a different primary school each weekend. Our incredible crew of around 30 people bring the set to life, installing our pop-up arena and stage ready to televise games and performances across the country.

“West Melton Primary School’s principal Sue Jackson is in line for a complete ‘gunging’ in the Target your Teacher hot seat. We are calling on the whole community and beyond to make the most of the show being in your neighbourhood. Simply sign up to the House of Funge online to be assigned to a house colour. Gloop, glob, gludge or gunk and secure your spot in the live audience to cheer your house on.

“Children and their families are welcomed on to the set at 7am on Sunday with children chosen from the audience to take part in the games live on TV.

Ideally, we would love you to register, but people can rock up on the day and be a part of a fantastic event, showcasing Christchurch to the nation.”

To register go to