An emotional and inspiring journey of seven morbidly obese kiwis

The Big Ward

20 episodes x 30 minutes | TVNZ 2

Greenstone’s top-rating series The Big Ward back in 2018 with new episodes

This year, seven inspirational weight-loss surgery patients embark on a life-changing journey. In The Big Ward 2 we walk alongside our patients as they face their demons and very personal challenges head on.

From depression and anxiety to head-hunger, sleep eating, and genetic pre-disposition, this series digs even deeper into our obesity epidemic and how it’s affecting Kiwis.


This series is proudly funded by NZ on Air and TVNZ, with the co-operation of Counties Manukau Health.

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Big Ideas

“There are plenty of affluent, white, middle-class people who are struggling with the same thing”

Dr Richard Babor, TV Guide

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