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Maori Television Highlights: Jan 7-13 2008

Week 2: Monday January 7 - Sunday January 13 2008

WHAKAREHU - Daily at 7.50 PM in Maori and repeated at 11.20 PM with English subtitles
Pantheons of the Maori world discuss the major news issues of the year in this daily 10-minute segment. This week: Hirini Moko Mead (Jan 7); Hekenuku Busby (Jan 8); Henare Kingi (Jan 9); Meihana Durie (Jan 10); Tihi Puanaki (Jan 11); Kingi Ihaka (Jan 12); and Kaa Williams (Jan 13).

NATIVE AFFAIRS: SUMMER SERIES - Monday January 7 at 8.30 PM
Maori Television's current affairs series - a finalist at the Qantas Television Awards - presents the highlights of 2007. Tonight: Raids in Ruatoki; Hone Harawira MP lashes out at John Howard - the controversial panel that made international headlines; and Joe Hawke reflects on the 30th anniversary of the Bastion Point occupation.

ITI POUNAMU (NZ SHORT FILMS) - Monday January 7 at 9.30 PM
Hinekaro: Based on a short story by Booker prize-winning author Keri Hulme. A young woman known as 'The Apprentice' discovers her own power once she contacts her spirit guide. Hosted by Ainsley Gardiner and Tearepa Kahi with studio guest, director Christine Parker.

WARRANT FOR FITNESS - Tuesday January 8 at 8.00 PM
The practical health and well-being show is back with more empowering and motivational personal stories as well as no-nonsense, hands-on health information from a distinctively Maori perspective. Tonight: Hine Haig kicks her smoking habit but fills the void with high fat food.

Peru is the only country on earth that can boast a 2,000 mile desert coastline, a mountain range with 10 peaks over 20,000 feet and the world's largest tropical rainforest. Peter Greenberg is escorted through the country by Peru's president, Alejandro Toledo (2001-2006).

TAKU WAHINE PUROTU - Wednesday January 9 at 8.00 PM
Iconic female ancestors who achieved fame and immortality are celebrated in this new, six-part series about tribal wharepuni or meeting houses constructed by their descendents in their honour. Tonight: Hinerupe, north of Gisborne.

The story of New Zealand's unique Maori-Chinese community through the experiences of one Auckland family, following three generations of the Lee family - beginning in the market gardens of South Auckland in the 1920s.

NBL: HARVEY NORMAN NZ BREAKERS - Thursday January 10 at 8.00 PM, repeats Saturday January 12 at 1.30 PM
More high-energy basketball action from Auckland's North Shore Events Centre as the NZ Breakers take on the Gold Coast Blaze in round 17 of Australia's Hummer Championship NBL.

BASSLINE - Friday January 11 at 8.30 PM
New Zealand's modern-day musical movement is captured in action on stage in this new series showcasing the cream of contemporary local music. Presenters Te Awanui Reeder and Helen Crown allow viewers to get up close and personal with Kiwi artists - premiering with hip hop great Che Fu.

NATIONAL TOUCH SERIES - Sunday January 13 at 3.00 PM
Part two of a three-part sports special featuring exclusive coverage of the recent mixed touch nationals held in Upper Hutt - an annual tournament for New Zealand's largest team sport.

TE HAUKAINGA - Sunday January 13 at 5.00 PM
New, six-part series about the people who live within their tribal lands of the eastern Bay of Plenty - under the shadow of their mountains and surrounded by their rivers, lakes, forests and sea. Tonight: The village of Ruatahuna and the sacred Tuhoe mountain, Maungapohatu

TROUBLED WATER (SUNDAY FEATURE) - Sunday January 13 at 9.00 PM
Two families establish homes in Dugit, a fishing village in the northern region of the Gaza Strip. But man, nature and environment are hostages - like pieces of a cynical chess game - in the hands of leaders, politicians and military men. Hebrew with English language subtitles.


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