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Maori Television Highlights - Dec 3 to Dec 9 2007

Week 49: Monday December 3 - Sunday December 9 2007

ITI POUNAMU (NZ SHORT FILMS) - Monday December 3 at 9.30 PM
I'm In Here: Frank has created the ultimate bathroom - a heavenly place where he can go in peace … if only his family will let him! Followed by Te Utu - Maori mythology animation directed and written by Robert Jahnke.

Kosova-Australian Sel Beha is beckoned back to Kosova for his brother's wedding. What has happened to the country since the war against Serbia ended in 2001? What has happened since Sel was last there, 16 years ago?

NGA RIPO - Wednesday December 5 at 8.00 PM
Life is love for 93-year-old Akinihi Wharerau (Ngapuhi, Tainui) - love of her whanau, love of her late husband, love of her garden, love of others and above everything, love of her God, Jehovah.

PAKEHA MAORI (NZ DOCO) - Wednesday December 5 at 8.30 PM
By the early years of the nineteenth century a few Pakeha had settled amongst Maori, integrated into tribes and depending on Maori for their livelihood and survival. Written accounts and interviews with descendents builds a picture of the world they lived in.

NBL: HARVEY NORMAN NZ BREAKERS - Thursday December 6 at 8.00 PM, repeats Saturday December 8 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 Sydney Kings in round 12 of Australia's NBL Hummer Championship.

MAORIOKE - Friday December 7 at 8.30 PM
Contestants from the Bay of Plenty, Christchurch, Upper Hutt, Porirua and Auckland line up for the fifth and final set of semi-finals in the popular nationwide talent search before the top seven finalists are announced.

MATATAHI (YOUTH) - Saturday December 8 at 5.30 PM
Sex and Romance: They are key ingredients to life but who's talking about it? The fast-paced, funky and fun-filled youth magazine show takes a light-hearted look at our love lives.

KAI ORA (FOOD) - Sunday December 9 at 7.00 PM
The Maori queen of cuisine, Anne Thorp, cooks up a storm for her talented friends - television reporter Tini Molyneux and Matai Smith from Pukana fame - in this celebration of fine dining, Maori style.

THE MARKET BOYS (SUNDAY FEATURE) - Sunday December 9 at 9.00 PM
Nothing - certainly not law-breaking - stops Palestinian teenagers from infiltrating Israel to work and practically live in Beer Sheva Market, the biggest market in the southern part of Israel. Arabic, Hebrew with English subtitles.


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