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Survivor New Zealand: Thailand is the second season of competitive reality TV show Survivor New Zealand.

After a hard-fought season with constant blindsides, Lisa Stanger ultimately won over Tess Fahey and Dave Lipanovic in a close 4-3-0 vote. Eve Clarke won the "People's Choice" award earning $10,000 over Brad Norris and Lipanovic.

Production

Twists/Changes

  • 18 Castaways: For the first time in the New Zealand series, the season will begin with 18 castaways.
  • Hidden Immunity Idols: For the first time in the New Zealand series, Hidden Immunity Idols will be hidden around the camps and contestant will be given or find clues to help locate the Immunity Idols.
  • Schoolyard Pick: The contestants start the game by competing in a Reward Challenge. The winner then selects another contestant to join them where the reward is revealed to be the task of selecting members to join their respective tribes until no contestants were left to be picked.
  • The Outpost: When called upon, tribes will send a representative to "The Outpost" where castaways will receive a challenge for reward and/or a dilemma to complete.
  • Vote Steal: A vote steal advantage was offered as the reward from The Outpost on Day 19.



Castaways

Contestant Tribe Affiliation Finish Votes
Against
Original Tribe Switched Tribe Merged Tribe
NZ2 josefien t Jose Maasdam
23, Blenheim, MBH
Chani 1st Voted Out
Day 3
6
NZ2 karla t Karla Karaitiana
37, Palmerston North, MWT
Chani 2nd Voted Out
Day 6
10
NZ2 franky t Franky March
24, Auckland, AUK
Chani 3rd Voted Out
Day 9
6
NZ2 kaysha t Kaysha Whakarau
24, Horowhenua, MWT
Khangkhaw 4th Voted Out
Day 12
5
NZ2 liam t Liam Hose
23, Tauranga, BOP
Chani Khangkhaw 5th Voted Out
Day 15
5
NZ2 josh t Josh Hickford
27, New Plymouth, TKI
Khangkhaw Chani 6th Voted Out
Day 18
4
NZ2 jt t JT Muirhead
32, Ashhurst, MWT
Chani Khangkhaw Quit
Day 20
0
NZ2 dylan t Dylan Conrad
26, Whangarei, NTL
Khangkhaw Chani 7th Voted Out
Day 20
9
NZ2 arun t Arun Bola
30, Hamilton, WKO
Chani Chani Phsan 8th Voted Out
1st Jury Member
Day 24
5
NZ2 brad t Brad Norris
27, Nelson, TAS
Khangkhaw Khangkhaw 9th Voted Out
2nd Jury Member
Day 27
8
NZ2 renee t Renee Clarke
28, Auckland, AUK
Chani Chani 10th Voted Out
3rd Jury Member
Day 30
7
NZ2 eve t Eve Clarke
26, Auckland, AUK
Chani Khangkhaw 11th Voted Out
4th Jury Member
Day 32
7
NZ2 matt t Matt Hancock
25, Auckland, AUK
Khangkhaw Chani 12th Voted Out
5th Jury Member
Day 33
4
NZ2 adam t Adam O'Brien
28, Auckland, AUK
Khangkhaw Chani 13th Voted Out
6th Jury Member
Day 36
4
NZ2 tara t Tara Thorowgood
44, Hamilton, WKO
Khangkhaw Khangkhaw 14th Voted Out
7th Jury Member
Day 38
3
NZ2 dave t Dave Lipanovic
26, Auckland, AUK
Chani Chani Second
Runner-Up
11
NZ2 tess t Tess Fahey
24, Christchurch, CAN
Khangkhaw Khangkhaw Runner-Up 3
NZ2 lisa t Lisa Stanger
38, Christchurch, CAN
Khangkhaw Khangkhaw Sole Survivor 5

Season Summary

The 18 castaways were split into two tribes via Schoolyard Pick: Chani and Khangkhaw. Khangkhaw were dominant early on, winning five of the first six challenges, including the first three Immunity Challenges. A Tribe Switch occurred on Day 13, which saw the original Chani members in a 4-3 minority on both sides. On the new Chani tribe, original Khangkhaw outsider Dylan Conrad turned on his original tribemates and blindsided Josh Hickford alongside the original Chani members.

The original Chani found themselves in a 6-4 minority at the merge after key member JT Muirhead left the game due to medical reasons. But it wasn't long until the original Khangkhaw started turning on each other, as Matt Hancock set to place himself in the power position by blindsiding his ally Brad Norris. Matt also worked to keep the target off his real-life friend Dave Lipanovic, a relationship that was kept secret from the rest of the cast. His control of the game continued until his ally Lisa Stanger turned on him and convinced Dave to flip on him on Day 33.

At the final five, Adam O'Brien and Tess Fahey found themselves the outsiders, but Tess fought her way by winning the last two Immunity Challenges, and secured a spot in the Final Three alongside Dave and Lisa after Tara Thorowgood voluntarily stepped down in a historic 2-1-1 vote on Day 38. Unbeknownst to Dave, Matt revealed their secret relationship at Jury Villa. At the Final Tribal Council, Dave was heavily questioned by the jury over the secret relationship. In the end, Lisa's strategic game edged out in favour of Tess' plucky underdog story, and she won the title of Sole Survivor in a 4-3-0 vote.

Episode Guide

Episode Air Date Challenges Eliminated Vote Finish
Reward Immunity
1 April 22, 2018 Jose1
[Matt]
Khangkhaw Jose 6-3 1st Voted Out
Day 3
Khangkhaw
2 April 29, 2018 Khangkhaw Khangkhaw Karla 7-1 2nd Voted Out
Day 6
Tess2
3 May 6, 2018 Chani Khangkhaw Franky 6-1 3rd Voted Out
Day 9
Kaysha2
4 May 13, 2018 Khangkhaw Chani Kaysha 5-2-1-1 4th Voted Out
Day 12
Josh3
5 May 20, 2018 Khangkhaw Chani Liam 4-3 5th Voted Out
Day 15
6 May 27, 2018 Chani Khangkhaw Josh 4-2-1 6th Voted Out
Day 18
Renee2
7 June 3, 2018 Khangkhaw Khangkhaw JT No Vote Quit
Day 20
Lisa4 Dylan 5-1 7th Voted Out
Day 20
8 June 10, 2018 Khangkhaw Matt Arun 5-3-2 8th Voted Out
1st Jury Member
Day 24
9 June 17, 2018 Brad
[Dave,
Matt, Tess]
Eve Brad 5-3-1 9th Voted Out
2nd Jury Member
Day 27
10 June 24, 2018 Dave, Lisa,
Matt, Tess
Adam Renee 5-3 10th Voted Out
3rd Jury Member
Day 30
11 July 1, 2018 Eve
[Adam,
Dave]
Matt Eve 6-1 11th Voted Out
4th Jury Member
Day 32
12 July 8, 2018 Survivor
Auction
Dave Matt 3-2-1 12th Voted Out
5th Jury Member
Day 33
13 July 15, 2018 Tess
[Adam]
Tess Adam 3-2 13th Voted Out
6th Jury Member
Day 36
14 July 22, 2018 Dave
[Tara]
Tess Tara 2-1-1 14th Voted Out
7th Jury Member
Day 38
15 July 29, 2018 Jury Vote Dave 4-3-0 2nd Runner-Up
Tess Runner-Up
Lisa Sole Survivor
Notes:

^1 For winning the first individual reward challenge, Jose won the right to pick another person to help her divide the tribes in a schoolyard pick style.
^2 This contestant won reward at the outpost.
^3 This contestant was chosen to sit out at the immunity challenge in exchange for individual immunity through a dilemma given at the outpost.

Voting History

Survivor New Zealand: Thailand Voting History
Original Tribes Switched Tribes Merged Tribe
Episode #: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Eliminated: NZ2 josefien t
Jose
NZ2 karla t
Karla
NZ2 franky t
Franky
NZ2 kaysha t
Kaysha
NZ2 liam t
Liam
NZ2 josh t
Josh
NZ2 jt t
JT
NZ2 dylan t
Dylan
NZ2 arun t
Arun
NZ2 brad t
Brad
NZ2 renee t
Renee
NZ2 eve t
Eve
NZ2 matt t
Matt
NZ2 adam t
Adam
NZ2 tara t
Tara
NZ2 dave t
Dave
NZ2 tess t
Tess
NZ2 lisa t
Lisa
Vote: 6-3 7-1 6-1 5-2-1-1 4-3-01 4-2-1 No Vote 5-1 5-3-2 5-3-1 5-3 6-1 3-2-1 3-2 2-1-1 4-3-0
Lisa Dylan Liam Arun Brad Renee Eve Matt Adam Tara Jury Vote
Arun
Tess Kaysha Liam Dave Dave Dave Eve Tara Lisa Dave
Dave Jose Karla Franky Josh Dylan Lisa Brad Renee Eve Matt Adam Tara
Tara Dylan Liam Dave Brad Renee Eve Matt Adam Lisa Lisa
Adam Kaysha Dylan Dylan Arun Dave Dave Eve Tess Lisa Tess
Matt Kaysha Dylan Dylan Arun Brad Renee Eve Tess Lisa
Eve Jose Karla Franky Brad Lisa Brad Renee Dave Lisa
Renee Jose Karla Franky Josh Dylan Arun Dave Dave Tess
Brad Kaysha Liam Dave Renee Tess
Arun Karla Karla Franky Josh Dylan None2 Lisa
Dylan Tess Josh Matt
JT Jose Karla Franky Brad Quit
Josh Kaysha Renee
Liam Karla Karla Franky Brad
Kaysha Adam
Franky Jose Karla Eve
Karla Jose Liam
Jose Karla

Notes:
^1 Eve played a Hidden Immunity Idol, but no votes were cast against her.
^2 Lisa used the vote stealing advantage, allowing her to cast a second vote by denying another player the right to vote for that Tribal Council. She chose to steal Arun's vote.

Reception

Trivia

  • This season uses the Survivor: Kaôh Rōng rendition of "Ancient Voices."
  • The pre-merge eliminations follow a certain pattern:
    • Everyone eliminated before the switch was a woman.
    • Everyone eliminated after the switch but before the merge was a man who switched tribes.

References