Tara Thorowgood - SurvivorNZ: Thailand
Tara Thorowgood on social media: Instagram
Seasons: 1 | Days: 38 | Wins: 0 | Jury: 1

SurvivorNZ: Thailand (2018) - 4th place, 15th out - 7th juror.

  • Voted out in Episode 14 (Day 38).

Tara Thorowgood - Career statistics
Challenge stats Tribal council stats Jury stats
Season ChW ChA ChW% VFB VAP TCA TC% wTCR JVF TotJ JV% SurvSc SurvAv
NZ2: Thailand 1.48 15.05 0.10 6 3 9 0.66 2.67 - - - 0.76 4.15
Career 1.48 15.05 0.10 6 3 9 0.66 2.67 - - - 0.76 4.15
Tara Thorowgood - Challenge record
  • SNZ2 logo NZ: Thailand challenges

    Smash & Grab - Ep2 RC

    Tribal/team challenge record (10-for-16; 1 sit-out):

    • NZ: Thailand Ep. 1 RC: "Battle Dig" - With Lisa, loses the first point to Jose, but Khang Khaw wins, 3-1.
    • NZ: Thailand Ep. 1 IC: Helps gather stairs and crosses the maze, and Khang Khaw wins again.
    • NZ: Thailand Ep. 2 RC: "Smash & Grab" - Smashes a tile & retrieves her key; Khang Khaw wins melons.
    • NZ: Thailand Ep. 2 IC: "Shoulder the Load" - Loader for Khang Khaw; Khang Khaw wins, 3-0.
    • NZ: Thailand Ep. 3 RC: "Idol Hands" - Loses to Eve, but beats Renee, and Khang Khaw loses, 10-3.
    • NZ: Thailand Ep. 3 IC: "Deep In Thought" - Helps work the puzzle, and Khang Khaw wins big.
    • NZ: Thailand Ep. 4 RC: "Sumo at Sea" - Sits out, as Khang Khaw wins.
    • NZ: Thailand Ep. 4 IC: (Chains, bolos) - Chained, gathers bags, but Khang Khaw throws the challenge, loses.
    • NZ: Thailand Ep. 5 RC: "Dizness as Usual" - Now with New Khang Khaw, helps move the boards, Khang Khaw wins!
    • NZ: Thailand Ep. 5 IC: "Buoy oh Buoy" - Retrieves the final fish trap with Brad, but Khang Khaw loses.
    • NZ: Thailand Ep. 6 RC: (Bridge & slide puzzles) - Swims to retrieve puzzle planks, Khang Khaw loses again.
    • NZ: Thailand Ep. 6 IC: "Discy Business" - Original Chanis throw the challenge; Khang Khaw "wins".
    • NZ: Thailand Ep. 7 RC: "Kicking and Screaming" - Chani forfeits/concedes, so Khang Khaw wins chickens.
    • NZ: Thailand Ep. 7 IC: (Obstacles, math puzzle) - Helps carry and work the math puzzle; Khang Khaw wins.
    • NZ: Thailand Ep. 8 RC: "Coco Connection" - Hits on both of her shots, and Khang Khaw wins.
    • NZ: Thailand Ep. 10 RC: "Challenge Pitch" - Makes little progress on the puzzle; blue team loses.


    Offer It Up - Ep12 IC

    Individual challenge record (0-for-12): (Mean % finish: 44.6%)

    • NZ: Thailand Ep. 1 Ind. RC: Eliminated in the first round (tie-11th/18).
    • NZ: Thailand Ep. 8 IC: "House of Cards" - Not among the leaders, does not win (tie-2nd/10).
    • NZ: Thailand Ep. 9 RC: "5x5" - Lands a bag in one of the five boxes (tie-7th/9).
    • NZ: Thailand Ep. 9 IC: "This Much" - Lasts 90 minutes, to the standing-on-one-leg stage (4th/9).
    • NZ: Thailand Ep. 10 IC: "Paddle Out" - One of four people to end up with zero balls placed (tie-5th/8).
    • NZ: Thailand Ep. 11 RC: "Over Extended" - Third person to drop out, on the transition to seven pieces (5th/7).
    • NZ: Thailand Ep. 11 IC: "Rope-A-Dope" - Eliminated, last person in the first round (7th/7).
    • NZ: Thailand Ep. 12 IC: "Offer It Up" - Makes it to 14 items stacked, but final person to drop (2th/6).
    • NZ: Thailand Ep. 13 RC: "Domino Effect" - Just misses advancing to the second round (3rd/5).
    • NZ: Thailand Ep. 13 IC: "Get A Grip" - Second to drop out, within a minute or so (4th/5).
    • NZ: Thailand Ep. 14 RC: "One Track Mind" - One of three working on the maze puzzle when Dave wins (tie-2nd/4).
    • NZ: Thailand Ep. 14 IC: "Vampire Bats" - Second to drop out, around 15 minutes in (3rd/4).


    Outpost duel record (0-for-1): (Mean % finish: 50.0%)

    • NZ: Thailand, Ep. 6: Loses to Renee in a memory challenge; Khang Khaw's camp gets raided (2nd/2).
Career challenge totals
  • Team/tribal challenges
    Wins: 10
    Played: 16
    Win%: 0.63
    Sat out: 1
  • Individual challenges
    Wins: 0
    Played: 12
    Win%: 0.00
    Mean% Finish: 44.6%
  • Duels
    Wins: 0
    Played: 1
    Win%: 0.00
    Mean% Finish: 50.0%
Tara Thorowgood - Tribal Council record
  • SNZ2 logo NZ: Thailand Tribal

    Ep9 Tribal Council

    Idols held/played: (0/0)

    • NZ: Thailand: None yet.


    VFB - Votes for the person booted (6/9):


    VAP - Votes against (3):

    • NZ: Thailand, Ep. 12: One vote, from Tess.
    • NZ: Thailand, Ep. 14: Two votes, from Dave and Lisa (voted out, 2-1-1).


    Jury votes made (1/1):

    • NZ: Thailand, Ep. 15: Voted for Lisa Stanger, who won (4-3-0).
Career Tribal Council totals
  • Hidden idols
    Found: 0
    Played: 0
    Votes voided: --
  • Voting record
    VFB: 6
    Tribals: 9
    VAP: 3
  • Jury votes
    Made: 1
    For winners: 1
    Received: --
Tara Thorowgood - Pictures
  • SNZ2 logo NZ: Thailand image gallery
Tara Thorowgood - Interviews
  • SNZ2 logo NZ: Thailand interviews

    Pre-game interviews

    • Stuff.co.nz (4/10/18): "Survivor NZ can-do mum Tara Thorowgood's strategy to cope without her kids"
    • ZM Online (4/11/18): "Meet the Survivor contestants: Josh, JT, Tara and Josefien!"


    Post-game interviews

    • Kate Robertson at Stuff.co.nz (7/23/18): "Tara won something much greater than $250,000"
    • Ryan Brink at Brink of Reality (7/25/18): "7th Juror Survivor NZ: Thailand Exit Interview | Episode 14"
    • Estelle Clifford at TheHits.co.nz (7/24/18): "Survivor Radio - Episode 14"
Tara Thorowgood - Bio
  • SNZ2 logo NZ: Thailand bio

    Excerpts from her official TVNZ SurvivorNZ: Thailand bio (4/10/18):


    "Currently living in Auckland, Tara is a proud full-time mum of three children while running a charity that distributes second-hand household items to families in need. A massive adrenaline junkie, Tara has done everything from bungy jumping to driving a car into a moving truck on a race track. Having been independent since her teenage years, Tara likes to be in control, which could be her biggest weakness entering the island. 


    What’s your personal claim to fame? I’ve never been famous in the literal sense of the word. But I am very proud of the fact I moved out of home at 17 with no money and have worked hard to achieve everything I currently have in my life. So my claim to fame is my three beautiful children and my home.


    Why did you apply for Survivor? I have always loved the game and always said I would love to be on the show. So while watching the Australian Survivor, an advertisement for contestants came on for Survivor New Zealand. My teenage son instantly paused the TV and said, ‘Mum you should do this!’  The timing was perfect after being a fully dedicated Mum for the last 15 years I was ready for a challenge just for me.


    What survival experience do you have? None! I live on a lifestyle property so l am quite handy at lighting fires and chopping things down.


    What’s your strategy on the island? To be subtle in my moves until the merge and then try and pull off some big moves, like voting off strong players. Also to be helpful in daily camp life."


    Pre-game interview by ZM: