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Maori TV Highlights Feb 18 - Feb 24

Week 8: Monday February 18 – Sunday February 24 2008

WARRANT OF FITNESS (HEALTH) – Tuesday February 19 at 8.00 PM
When Bernard’s wife walked out the same day his mother died, he replaced those lost relationships with food and alcohol. With a new love in his life, Bernard gets himself into gear and tries to turn his life around.

The lost city of Li-jien in China is a settlement that experts believe was once occupied by Roman legionnaires more 2,000 years ago. This documentary investigates the mystery behind its present day residents and their link to the west.

E TU KAHIKATEA – Wednesday February 20 at 8.00 PM
Maori leaders who led, challenged, outraged and inspired share very personal stories never before made public. Tonight: Language aficionado Timoti Karetu reveals his joie de vivre, the deepest love and loss of his life and the truth behind the taniwha image.

GANG KIDS (NZ DOCO) – Wednesday February 20 at 8.30 PM
Four young New Zealanders offer candid accounts of gang life from a child’s perspective – the good times, the hard times, party times, 21sts, going to school, dealing with other people’s fear of gangs and, in each case, how and why they chose a different lifestyle for themselves.

TA MOKO (NZ DOCO) – Thursday February 21 at 8.00 PM
Documentary exploring traditional Maori tattoo. This artform has journeyed from a life cycle – beginning as an adornment of pride and moving and evolving through to outlawed savage markings, insignia of gangs and reclamation of Maori identity.

HYUNDAI CODE – Thursday February 21 at 8.30 PM (repeats Sunday February 24 at 4.00 PM)
The fast-paced sports show that doesn’t pull any punches and nets the best guests kicks off a new series for 2008. Book your ringside seat for hard-case interviews and plenty of laughs in front of a live studio audience – with hosts Tawera Nikau and Jenny-May Coffin.

TOA: TOA O AOTEAROA – Thursday February 21 at 9.30 PM
New! Step into the fighting ring as exponents of traditional Maori weaponry come together to be pushed to the limit physically and mentally. Their ultimate challenge? To face the most grueling challenges and become the supreme Maori warrior.

BASSLINE (NZ MUSIC) – Friday February 22 at 8.30 PM
New Zealand’s modern-day musical movement is captured in action on stage – presented by Te Awanui Reeder and Helen Crown. Tonight: Two of New Zealand’s top MCs – David Dallas and PNC – perform in this hip hop double-header from the stables of Dirty Records.

LATE NIGHT LIPS (NZ MUSIC) – Saturday February 23 at 10.30 PM
Premiere of a quirky late night music show – presented by Kimo Houltham and Kihi Ririnui – which utilises archival footage of some of New Zealand’s most outstanding and lesser known musicians.

KAI ORA (FOOD) – Sunday February 24 at 7.00 PM
Chef Ann Thorp wraps up the second series of her fantastic food show with Karl Urban and Peter Urlich – she’s cooking ‘party kai’ and invites all her mates over to complete the programme with an all-time classic Maori waiata!

NGA AHUREI O TE RAUMATI – Sunday February 24 at 8.30 PM
The finale of the series featuring performances and personalities of New Zealand’s summer festivals. Tonight: Urban international arts festival AK07 showcases a new generation of Maori acting talent as well as top musicians performing alongside the best in the world.

Mendy is a young Brooklyn Hasid, a devout member of an ultra-orthodox Jewish sect whose life has been spent following the strict rules of his insular community. When his sexual urges push him into moral turmoil, he lives the old world in search of a new identity with two worldly friends.


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