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MTS September Highlights

23 August 2005

Publicity releases for Maori Television highlights for the week of Monday September 12 to Sunday September 19. These include
REDISCOVERING THE LOST SONGS OF SIR APIRANA NGATA Monday September 12 at 8.30 PM

One of One of Maoridom's strongest embodiments of all things Maori, Sir Apirana Ngata, is remembered in song this week on Maori Television. This documentary takes place when a group of elderly ex-students and descendents gather at Porourangi Marae in Ruatoria to revive the songs of their ancestor.
ISLAND OF SHADOWS Tuesday September 13 at 8.30 PM

Few people know of British Columbia's forgotten leper colony - D'Arcy Island - where between 1891 and 1924 a handful of men and women were banished there to die in solitude. Maori Television opens up a chapter in North American history that refuses to be forgotten on this week's international documentary.
SIBERA : THE JOURNEY NORTH : PREMIERE Tuesday September 13 at 9.30 PM

The finely-filmed, two-part documentary series tracing one of the greatest nomadic journeys on Earth launches on Maori Television. Join presenter Dermot Somers on a gruelling 1600-mile journey across the tundra to the Arctic Ocean.
NGATI NRL - PREMIERE Thursday September 15 at 8.00 PM

Maori Television is proud to announce the premiere of the second series of NGATI NRL. This is a 13-part series that delves behind the scenes and shows the real life stories of Maori and Pacific Island players in the thick of competition and chomping at the bit on the fringes of the toughest competition in the southern hemisphere - the Australian National Rugby League (NRL).

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