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Maori Television Highlights Mon Aug 22 to Sun 28


Monday August 22 at 5.30 PM

Our free-wheeling hip hop host MC Kommikal hits the road this week to save our national treasure. In this new conservation series, Kommikal is about to join a dedicated team from DoC as part of the Kiwi Recovery Programme, transporting this special cargo from Motuara Island in the Marlborough Sounds to the Okarito Sanctuary on the West Coast.


Monday August 22 at 8.30 PM

Join tohunga whakairo (master carver) Kereti Tautangata, legendary carver Fred Graham, Northland whakairo expert Wallace Hetaraka and carvers from Rotorua's Maori Arts and Crafts Institute, Roi Toia and Todd Couper as they journey to the Boom in Beeld International Wood Arts Festival held in Holland. A Flirt Media documentary that lifts the lid on the precious art of whakairo, wood-carving, and offers unrivalled insights into the art's cultural significance to indigenous peoples.


Tuesday August 23 at 8.30 PM

In 1994, media descended in force on the tiny Canadian reserve of Pikangikum, Ontario because of a rash of teen suicides and an expert's study that dubbed the town as having one of the highest suicide rates in the world. The media frenzy and its fall-out are encapsulated in this week's international documentary.


Friday August 26 at 9.00 PM

Te Haerenga - the series that charts the emotional journeys of Maori individuals and groups on tour - bites the dust with an Invercargill BMX-loving family on their way to compete in the 2004 BMXNZ National Championships this week. Meet the Lucas whanau and encounter a lasting love affair with dust and speed!


Sunday August 28 at 7.00 PM

Waka Reo - the new Maori language reality series screening on Maori Television - is early out of the gate as housework demons and lovebirds are named in the Waka Reo household - in just the second episode! Join the teams competing in the Maori language reality show for $10,000 cash and hosts Te Mihinga Komene and Corey Kamareira this week.


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