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Maori Television - Mon Jan 17 to Sun Jan 23

Maori Television - Mon Jan 17 to Sun Jan 23

In The Name Of My Father
(Sunday January 23 at 9.00 PM)

This is a NZ / Greenstone Pictures documentary tracing the painstaking efforts made by journalist Melanie Reid and her partner Jamaarl Paerata to free Jamaarl's father Ernie from the infamous Klong Prem prison (Bangkok, Thailand). Imprisoned for attempting to smuggle half a kilo of heroin from Bangkok to Perth, the documentary picks up during the eighth year of Ernie's gruelling sentence.

(Thursday January 20 at 9.30 PM)

New Zealand's first indigenous gay, lesbian and transgendered-focussed programme is scheduled to end its first season run on Maori Television with a serious and fitting subject - Sex. Join hosts Tanya Simon, Taurewa Biddle and Ramon Te Wake as they farewell series one in the final episode.

(Tuesday January 18 at 8.00 PM)

The traditional birthing methods at marae are explored in this week of Maori Television's reality parenting series for expecting Rotorua couple Tania Fraser and Eraia Kiel. Meanwhile, teen parents Kataraina Davis and Jerome Cowley learn the tell-tale signs of a sleepy baby, while new mother Claire Papuni opens up about her unexpected pregnancy and relationship with partner Alan Haagh.

The Black Robin : A Chatham Island Story
(Thursday January 20 at 8.30 PM)

This fascinating New Zealand documentary - filmed over a period of 10 years - traces the conservation movement made towards the population recovery of the Black Robin on the remote Chatham Islands to bring the precious bird back from certain extinction.

Pig Tusks And Paper Money
(Tuesday January 18 at 8.30 PM)

This is an international documentary seen through the eyes of Papua New Guinea hopeful Henry Tokabak, whose dream is to create a bank where people can exchange the traditional shell economy for the modern cash economy. A provocative documentary film with anthropologic and economic issues at its core.


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