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Maori Television Highlights May 5 - May 11

Maori Television Highlights
Week 19: Monday May 5 - Sunday May 11 2008

NATIVE AFFAIRS (CURRENT AFFAIRS) - Monday May 5 at 8.00 PM
Julian Wilcox presents regional and national stories from a Maori perspective as well as international indigenous news. Tonight: An in-depth look at child prostitution in central and south Auckland.

KETE ARONUI (ARTS) - Tuesday May 6 at 8.00 PM
Art series that showcases talented New Zealand artists from a wide range of disciplines. Tonight: Musician Moana Maniapoto reveals how she plans to push musical boundaries in the future.

WORLD OF AMERICAN INDIAN DANCE (INTERNATIONAL DOCO) - Tuesday May 6 at 8.30 PM
Beautiful, artistic, athletic and dynamic - Native American dance is a cultural tradition that is also thousands of years old. Song and dance has always held great value for some 550 tribes as a way to record their own history, to express religious ritual or to honour the stages of a person’s life.

TE PAE NGATORO (NZ DOCO) - Wednesday May 7 at 8.30 PM
Lovers of ancient Maori history will enjoy this into the great historical figure, Ngatoroirangi. A famous navigator and tohunga, he also named the important landmarks in the Tongariro Ranges. (Maori language with English language subtitles)

BROMASTERS (IMPROV) - Thursday May 8 at 10.00 PM
Bromasters Brent Mio and Te Hamua Nikora tag team their talents in this entertainment series presented by gamemaster Lanita Ririnui-Ryan. Tonight: A taste of the Orient with kung fu games, origami and Japanese drumming. Special guest comedians Andre King and Figjam are in the house.

POIUKA O AOTEAROA (SPORTS) - Sunday May 11 at 2.00 PM
Some of the finest softball in the world is played right here in Aotearoa-New Zealand - our national men’s team is up to its third world title. Today: The first of the games from the ISF Oceania qualifier tournament in Albany, Auckland. Only the top two teams will go through to the world champs in 2009.

NGA WAIATA O TE IWI - Sunday May 11 at 8.30 PM
The series that pays tribute to the ‘songs of the people’ by looking at some of the great Maori composers, and the stories behind their songs. Tonight: Tuini Ngawai’s composition Arohaina Mai. Ruia Aperahama is in the studio.

RAUL THE TERRIBLE (SUNDAY FEATURE) - Sunday May 11 at 9.00 PM
Raul Castells was born in the city of Rosario, birthplace of the legendary Che Guevara - his favourite targets: the Government and big business. Many say he has good reason. A portrait of a man driven to change things, and a horrifying insight into the politics of poverty.

ENDS

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