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Highlights for Maori Language Week

Kia ora, please find attached information about Maori Television’s programme highlights for Maori Language Week (Monday 24 – Sunday 30 July 2006).

KORERO MAI
Mondays to Fridays at 10.30 AM

Looking to improve your Maori language skills? Want to hear the language in everyday action with correct pronunciations and meanings? If so, tune in on weekday mornings to Maori Television for the award winning Maori language education series KORERO MAI.

HE WHARE KORERO
Wednesday July 26 at 8.30 PM

A three-part documentary looking at the renaissance of the Maori language presented by eminent Tuhoe academic, Dr Timoti Karetu.

MISS SPIDER’S SUNNY PATCH FRIENDS
Thursday July 27 at 4.30 PM

Miss Spider is the nicest biggie in Sunny Patch. The woodsy wonderland where she lives with her husband Holly is filled with an incredible assortment of hoppers, flyers and crawlers. The coolest new tamariki show reversioned into the Maori language.

AHMAD SHAMLOU – MASTER POET OF LIBERTY
Friday July 28 at 10.00 PM

This documentary about one of the most important Iranian poets and cultural icons, AHMAD SHAMLOU, is conveyed through commentary with acclaimed Iranian filmmakers, intellectuals, artists, writers, poets and literary historians.

TOI WHAKAARI: TAMAKI
Weekdays Friday July 21 to Friday August 11 at 5.30 PM

TOI WHAKAARI: TAMAKI captures the drama and action of live kapa haka at the Tamaki Makaurau regional kapa haka competition in Auckland.

FLIGHT OF THE ALBATROSS
Saturday July 29 at 9.00 PM

Taungaroa Emile stars as a young Maori delinquent who discovers love on an idyllic Hauraki island. Reversioned into the Maori language.

THE LAND HAS EYES
Sunday July 30 at 9.00 PM

A young woman, Viki (Sapeta Taito), exposes the secrets of powerful people in her search for justice and to restore her family's name. Shamed by her Rotuman village for being poor and the daughter of a falsely convicted thief, Viki is inspired and haunted by the Warrior Woman (Rena Owen) from her island's mythology.

ENDS

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