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Maori Television Highlights - Nov. 26 To Dec. 2

Week 48: Monday November 26 - Sunday December 2 2007

ITI POUNAMU (NZ SHORT FILMS) - Monday November 26 at 9.30 PM
The Hill: A need for speed brings its own lessons and friendship to two young men. Director Tainui Stephens talks about why he took this project on and how a story should grab you.

Two Australian medical students - who leave their middle class homes to be thrust into the harsh reality of everyday life in a remote Aboriginal community - move beyond their professional roles to make personal connections with some of the locals.

NGA RIPO - Wednesday November 28 at 8.00 PM
New! A unique insight into the profound thoughts and contemporary lives of six remarkable kuia - all aged around 90 - premieres with a profile of Tiraroa Te Arihi Toma (Ngai Te Rangi, Ngati Ranginui) who has since passed away.

HIKOI: INSIDE OUT (NZ DOCO) - Wednesday November 28 at 8.30 PM
Join two women as they journey to Parliament with the foreshore and seabed hikoi, and explore some of the concerns that compelled them to join tens of thousands of marchers in the largest unified mobilization of Maori in history.

NBL: HARVEY NORMAN NZ BREAKERS - Thursday November 29 at 8.00 PM, repeats Saturday December 1 at 1.30 PM
Commentators Te Arahi Maipi, Dale Husband, and Chris and Tania Tupu serve up more high-energy basketball action from Auckland's North Shore Events Centre as the NZ Breakers take on the South Dragons in Australia's Hummer Championship NBL.

MAORIOKE - Friday November 30 at 8.30 PM
The fourth set of semi-finals in the popular nationwide talent search sees contestants from Rotorua, Hawkes Bay, Porirua, Christchurch and Albany in Auckland giving it their all for a chance at the $10,000 grand prize.

MATATAHI - Saturday December 1 at 5.30 PM
New! Fast-paced, irreverent and funny, this new youth magazine show looks outside the square for its stories and serves up serious insights into the life of rangatahi with a healthy side helping of humour.

NGATI NRL - Saturday December 1 at 8.00 PM
New! Premiere of the sixth series that follows the professional fortunes of young Maori and Pacific Island players as they tackle the cut-throat and competitive world of Australia's National Rugby League competition.

STAGE OF ORIGIN - Saturday December 1 at 9.30 PM
Back by popular demand. Rugby and league celebrities go head-to-head on a stage instead of a field in a unique theatre sports challenge that pits two teams of sportspeople against each other in an entertaining quick-fire competition.

KAI ORA - Sunday December 2 at 7.00 PM
New! The queen of Maori cuisine, Anne Thorpe, is back on air with a second series showcasing exquisitely mouthwatering dishes sourced from New Zealand's finest produce. In return, her invited guests grace the occasion with a waiata or song.

BASQUIAT (SUNDAY FEATURE) - Sunday December 2 at 9.00 PM
Chronicles the meteoric rise to fame of the gifted and charismatic young New York artist, Jean-Michel Basquiat, as he emerged from the streets of the East Village to become an internationally renowned sensation.


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