How to watch the Harry Potter reunion: stream Return to Hogwarts in NZ now

Cast of Harry Potter in Return to Hogwarts, 20th anniversary special
(Image credit: HBO Max)

Harry Potter and You-Know-Who at Hogwarts together!? It's not the latest round of job interviews for the defence against the darks arts post in a parallel universe, but the Harry Potter reunion. 

Ready to feel old? Hagrid is normal-sized now! For more revelations read on as we explain how to watch Return to Hogwarts online with a Neon subscription in New Zealand.

Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, and Daniel Radcliff in Return to Hogwarts

(Image credit: HBO Max)

It's now been 20 years since Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint became the living embodiments of JK Rowling's trio of unlikely heroes, capturing the hearts and minds of children and grownups across the wizarding world.

Watch Return to Hogwarts online

Release: Saturday, January 1

Streaming options: Neon (NZ)

Last seen looking digitally (and dubiously) aged as they waved off their kids on Platform 9 and 3/4, Harry, Hermione and Ron return to the warm and cosy confines of Hogwarts, the school we all longed to go to, to show us how the magic happened.

The one-off special welcomes back scores of stars from the beloved franchise, including Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy), Jason Isaacs (Lucius Malfoy), Gary Oldman (Sirius Black), and Helena Bonham Carter (Bellatrix Lestrange), and promises to provide the comforting embrace we all need right now.

Wands at the ready, here's how to watch Return to Hogwarts online wherever you are.

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How to watch Return to Hogwarts FREE: stream Harry Potter reunion in New Zealand


The cheapest way for Kiwi Harry Potter fans to watch Return to Hogwarts right now is on Neon.

You can start watching the reunion right away from NZ$15.99 per month or NZ$159.99 per year – that gets you two simultaneous HD streams. Thankfully, you are able to try before you buy, as Neon offers a very generous free 14-day trial for all new sign-ups. 

That also entitles you to a massive selection of shows and movies on the service, including a huge range of HBO programmes like The White Lotus, Succession, Westworld and more.

Aatif Sulleyman

Aatif is a freelance copywriter and journalist based in the UK. He’s written about technology, science and politics for publications including Gizmodo, The Independent, Trusted Reviews and Newsweek, but focuses on streaming at Future, an arrangement that combines two of his greatest passions: sport and penny-pinching.