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NZ version of Survivor Nicaragua gets release date, will air two nights a week

New Zealand’s first Survivor series has a launch date.

We’ll be able to watch the show on TVNZ 2 from May 7.

The show will pit 16 New Zealanders against the dangers of the Nicaraguan jungle.

Hosted by Fair Go’s Matt Chisholm, the show is based on the popular US reality formula.

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It splits the contestants into two or more “tribes”, who compete in trials designed to test their strength and cunning, with the losing team choosing one tribe member to be eliminated.

The contestants will face up to 40 days in the wilderness, where, according to the series’ press material, they will have to survive with “little more than their clothes”.

Competitors will have to build their own shelter, light their own fires, and gather their own food.

The winner will leave the jungle with a cash prize of $100,000.

The show was popular one with many Kiwis, with more than 8000 people entering.

Survivor Nicaragua is produced by Warner Bros. International Television Production New Zealand.

It will air on TVNZ 2 on Sundays and Mondays from May 7.

Sunday episodes will run for 90 minutes from 7pm and Monday will run for an hour from 7.30pm.