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Maori Television Highlights

Maori Television Highlights

Week 16: Monday April 14 – Sunday April 20 2008

MIHARO (CHILDREN) – Weekdays at 4.00 PM until Friday April 18
Join presenters Kereti Rautangata and Pirimia Burger for one final week of laughter and learning in this popular educational series for tamariki. Targeted at five to eight-year-old kiddies, the show has broken new ground with its school curriculum content. (Maori language)

TOI WHAKAARI (ARTS) – Weeknights at 6.00 PM
Celebration of traditional Maori performing arts from Ngati Kahungungu Regional Kapa Haka Competition held in Hastings in March 2008. Features Ngati Kahungungu Heretaunga.(April 14); Parearau (April 15); Nga Rapa a Taunga (April 16); Te Rerenga Kotuku (April 17); and Ngati Ranginui (April 18). (Maori language)

In-depth documentary series profiling Islam's followers, traditions, ceremonies and origins. Tonight: Blue Islam on the Silk Road. The story of Islam in Central Asia – the only part of the Islamic world where a Muslim woman in chador and mini-skirt can be seen.

KETE ARONUI (ARTS) – Tuesday April 15 at 8.00 PM
The best artists in Aotearoa talk frankly about their work and their sources of inspiration in this stunning contemporary art series. Tonight: Meet Karl Rangikawhiti Leonard – one of the few Maori men who excelled in the art of weaving.

A Russian teenager apparently possesses the unusual ability to peer through human flesh and spot diseases and injuries that lurk unseen within people's bodies. Does Natasha really have x-ray eyes?

RUATEPUPUKE (NZ DOCO) – Wednesday April 16 at 8.30 PM
The story of one of New Zealand’s most magnificent meeting houses which still remains in foreign ownership. Follows the people of Tokomaru Bay through the emotion, laughter and drama of reuniting with their sacred wharenui in the USA – and then allowing it to remain a world away.

HYUNDAI HEKE NGARU (SPORTS) – Thursday April 17 at 8.00 PM
Surf sports show presented by Daniel Kereopa and Whakaangi Rongonui. Tonight: Surfing in New Zealand’s capital with the locals and a chance to talk with the top surfers on tour and capture the inside story on heat tactics.

TOA: TOA O AOTEAROA – Thursday April 17 at 9.30 PM
Unique reality series where Maori warriors battle each other in a full-contact taiaha duel in their on-going bid to claim the TOA title and $10,000 cash prize. Tonight: A medley of obstacles face the Kahui Toa testing a variety of skills. What looks to be easy, quickly becomes a harsh reality.

BROMASTERS – Thursday April 17 at 10.00 PM
Welcome to the home of ‘hori improv’! Tonight: Actor Jarod Rawiri and artist Michelle Lee are in the house as the show heads back to the future with an 1980s theme. Presented by gamemaster Lanita Ririnui-Ryan with bromasters Brent Mio and Te Hamua Nikora.

HOMAI TE PAKIPAKI – Friday April 18 at 8.30 PM
New! Maori Television’s interactive karaoke series live from its Auckland studio is back by popular demand. Viewers vote for the winners of the weekly $1000 prize plus the chance to compete in the final for $10,000. Tonight: With special guest, the king of cabaret and Maori maestro – Mika!

POIUKA O AOTEAROA 2008 (SPORTS) – Sunday April 20 at 2.00 PM
Highlights from the 2008 season of Softball New Zealand – following the national softball league and the men's world qualifying championship. The history of softball in New Zealand dates back to 1935 when the game was first played as a recreation by visiting American sailors.

NGA WAIATA O TE IWI – Sunday April 20 at 8.30 PM
Te Raumawhitu Kupenga fronts this series that looks at Maori composers and the ‘songs of the people’ that we love to hear and sing. Tonight: Features Fanny Rose Howie and her composition ‘Hine E Hine’ plus singer-songwriter Whirimako Black is in the studio.

APRES VOUS (SUNDAY FEATURE) – Sunday April 20 at 9.00 PM
A romantic French comedy of errors, this is the tale of an impeccable maitre d' who saves a man from hanging himself and lives to regret it. Daniel Auteuil stars as Antoine, a headwaiter at a popular Paris restaurant whose life falls apart after he does a good deed. (French with English subtitles)


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