First it was TVNZ jumping on the coat tails of TV'3 reality romance success. Now, Maori Television is after a slice of the action.

The Government-funded broadcaster has announced a new dating show, described as "Tinder on television" with an added family twist.

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Finding Aroha will see participants set up on blind dates with potential suitors chosen by their friends and whanau.

Suitors will be put through a variety of tasks and obstacles devised by their potential partner's whanau in order to prove their worthiness.


Finding Aroha is currently accepting applications to appear on the fun new dating show. Participants must be over 18 and be available to commence filming next month.

The series is the latest in a host of reality romance series to launch in New Zealand, following the success of The Bachelor NZ last year.

As the second series of The Bachelor NZ plays out on TV3, TVNZ is lining up its own local version of the British reality series First Dates, due to screen later this year.