North Shore Times : April 28th 2016
Pilot’s bravery honoured P3 School leader farewelled P4 North Shore Times Thursday, April 28, 2016 YOUR PLACE, YOUR PAPER What’s selling $915,000 5OdetteRd, TotaraVale Three bedrooms, living and rumpus freehold property. Short distance to popular schools. Views of Rangitoto. About 739 square metres. Sold byBayleysMairangiBay Mike Nahu hopes to become New Zealand’s first Mastermind with a specialty topic of Arnie films. PHOTO: ZIZI SPARKS/FAIRFAX NZ Quiz host turns contestant ZIZI SPARKS Arnold Schwarzenegger movies are all Mike Nahu’s watched for the last few months. The Takapuna resident is appearing on TV One’s revived quiz show Mastermind. The show first aired on New Zealand screens in the 1980s and sees contestants answer questions on a specialist subject of their choice, general knowledge and a NewZealand subject such as sport or history. Nahu chose Arnold Schwarzenegger films as his specialty subject and says he’s confident. ‘‘I was captain of the 2013 ‘‘I used to love watching quiz shows as a kid.’’ Mike Nahu national pub quiz team and we came second in 2015,’’ Nahu says. ‘‘I host quiz nights and have a lot of experience. I thought it’d be a good challenge.’’ Nahu says he’s always loved quizzes and learning. He used to write and run his own quiz show and has a quiz podcast called the Brofessors. ‘‘People often ask how I ended up good at this stuff. I used to love watching quiz shows as a kid,’’ he says. ‘‘I didn’t know anything they were talking about, I just loved it.’’ Mastermind isn’t the first quiz show Nahu has featured on. He was also on The Rich List, Olympic Grand Challenge, and Cash Battle and applied for Who Wants To BeAMillionaire. Nahu says being a teacher and quiz nut made studying for Mastermind easier because he knows what makes a good question. ‘‘In a normal quiz you can’t study because you’ve basically been studying your whole life but with this you can,’’ he says. ‘‘I’ve really enjoyed learning. It’s been worthwhile regardless of the outcome of the show.’’ The first heat of the show fea- tured 32 contestants and has already been filmed. From there, 16 progress to the next round and then four to the final. In the second round the con- testants have to pick a different specialty topic and Nahu says he’ll probably choose Clint Eastwood films if he progresses. He says the famous Mastermind chair wasn’t all it cracked up to be. ‘‘I wasn’t that impressed with it [the chair] I thought it’d be more spectacular.’’ Mastermind starts on May 1, 7.45pm on TV One. $1,625,000 12RichmondAve, Northcote Pt Villa on 697 square metre site. Four bedrooms, two living areas. Newkitchen/bathroom. Sold byBayleysTakapuna SeeReal Estate Outlook inside $1,680,000 441F BeachRd,MairangiBay Coastal residence, freehold title. Masonry construction, built in 2012. Three bedrooms, two bathrooms plus office. Sold byBayleysTakapuna Pre-university Experience Open Day Saturday 7 May 10.30am – 2.30pm acgedu.com/seniorcollege | 09 307 4477 sold!
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