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Toni Street, Jenny-May Clarkson and other kiwi celebs attend the launch of Heihei, TVNZ’s new children’s media platform

And their adorable children came along too!

Toni Street was among the Kiwi stars out in full force for the launch of TVNZ's new children's media platform, Heihei.

The Hits radio star, her husband Matt France and their two daughters, Juliette, five, and Mackenzie, three, were at Whoa! Studios in Henderson, Auckland, for the fun family event.

Toni said she was a big fan of local children's programming, explaining, "I'm getting sick of [my girls] picking up American expressions because that's the only choice. It's peace of mind knowing they'll be watching Kiwi kids just like them."

TVNZ stars at the celeb-studded launch included sports commentator Jenny-May Clarkson, and her twin sons Te Manahau and Atawhai, and weather presenter Renee Wright with daughter Arabella.

Jenny-May Clarkson and her adorable sons Te Manahau and Atawhai.
Jenny-May Clarkson and her adorable sons Te Manahau and Atawhai.
Renee Wright with her daughter, Arabella.
Renee Wright with her daughter, Arabella.

Shortland Street Pua Magasiva was there with his new wife Lizz Sadler and their two daughters, Jasmien and Laylah, as was former Shorty star Ido Drent with wife Mandy and their kids Elliotte and Bastion.

"Heihei" is te reo for "commotion" or "chicken" and features a range of local and hand-picked shows for primary-aged children, including Fanimals, Māia The Brave, Kai Five, 199 Little Heroes, What Now, Darwin and Newts, The Barefoot Bandits, Tamariki Takeover, George and Me and more.

Pua Magasiva, Lizz Sadler and their two daughters Jasmien and Laylah.
Pua Magasiva, Lizz Sadler and their two daughters Jasmien and Laylah.
Ido Drent, his wife Mandy and their two children Elliotte and Bastion.
Ido Drent, his wife Mandy and their two children Elliotte and Bastion.
Toni Street with her husband Matt France and their two daughters, Juliette and Mackenzie
Toni Street with her husband Matt France and their two daughters, Juliette and Mackenzie