Nuz, Tame and DJ Tuini - Meet the cast of NZ's Jersey Shore

The cast, clockwise from top left, Nuz, DJ Tuini, Jade and Tame.  Photo / Supplied
The cast, clockwise from top left, Nuz, DJ Tuini, Jade and Tame. Photo / Supplied

More details have emerged about a new local reality series that delves into the lives of young Maori living their dream on the Gold Coast.

The GC - similar to Jersey Shore only not so trashy - follows the nine 20-somethings as they work and party hard with the goal of retiring sometime in their 30s.

No on-screen date has been set but the NZ On Air-funded show starts on TV3 sometime soon.

Though the Mozzies - aka Maori Aussies - play hard in Australia's "ultimate party town" they are focused on business ventures and building their own personal empires.

They have not forgotten their roots and wear their tattoos proudly, acknowledge their iwi affiliations, and use te reo as well as GC slang.

Cast members include single rugby player Tame Noema, musician DJ Tuini, former X Factor contestants Jade Louise and Nuz, personal trainer Alby Waititi and singer Nate.

Their favourite phrases include "mumsies" (meaning girlfriends), "neff" (friend), "creep on" (scoring girls), "publics" (pubic hair) and "what doing?" (what's up?).

The official website for The GC says Tame is the only single member of the cast, "which causes much angst for Jade and Zane's girlfriends as he's always trying to drag them out on his chick-chasing escapades".

The show's producers promise "hot hook-ups, a shock revelation from one of the group about their sexuality, all-over tans, and advice on how to score in a club, of course."

Which should give the rumoured reality show about Sally and Jaime Ridge a run for its money.

-TimeOut

- NZ Herald

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