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MTS Highlights For September

MTS Highlights For September

Monday September 5 at 8.30 PM

Essential highlights from the Te Hui Ahurei o Tuhoe 2005 festival - the oldest iwi festival in Aotearoa - screen in the New Zealand documentary slot this week. Presented by Tamati Waaka, this documentary special captures the bi-annual event held at Te Rewarewa Marae (Ruatoki) where hundreds of iwi members convened to rekindle relationships, compete in kapa haka and sports competitions and participate in learning workshops in a celebration of Tuhoetanga.

Tuesday September 6 at 8.00 PM

PEPI - Maori Television's Qantas Award-winning reality parenting series - is screening the final to its successful inaugural season with a special panel show where the men get the final word. Featuring presenter Pirihira Hollings with special guests Code presenter Tawera Nikau, veteran journalist Dale Husband, Avondale Intermediate principal Rota Carrington and family doctor Dr Shane Reti.

Tuesday September 6 at 8.30 PM

Meet King Abdullah II - the ruling monarch of Jordan - and the ancient and beautiful sights and sounds of his homeland. This international travel documentary provides a rare insight into the opulent lifestyle of Middle Eastern royalty and the rich tapestry of culture that makes up this fascinating Islamic state as Check Six Productions are given a royal tour of Jordan.

Sunday September 11 at 4.30 PM

Maori Television invites viewers to get wet and wild for a new 13-part series that documents a 10-month exploration of the South Pacific Ocean. This Natural History New Zealand documentary series takes viewers aboard the yacht Evohe, from the cold and stormy sub-antarctic regions to the balmy tropics, on an epic voyage to discover the patterns of marine life below and above the ocean's surface.

Sunday September 11 at 6.00 PM

The show that provides a window into the lives of the people of Hokianga and their health system is launching a new series on Maori Television. >From the nurses in the far-flung communities that make up the Hokianga to marae-based initiatives to educate young and old to the historic Rawene Hospital that lies at the heart of the series, HAUORA HOKIANGA will continue to expose the ups and downs of the region's health system.

Sunday September 11 at 9.00 PM

This Greenstone Pictures documentary provides a heartfelt and uplifting look at the original 'good keen man' - Barry Crump - and a no-holds-barred approach from those that knew him best, including wives, children, lovers and mates. This documentary film is a colourful romp into the world of an equally colourful individual that New Zealanders came to love or loathe.


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