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Maori Television Highlights


Maori Television Highlights

Week 21: Monday May 19 – Sunday May 25 2008

AFGHANISTAN THE HEROIN CONNECTION (INTERNATIONAL DOCO) – Tuesday May 20 at 8.30 PM
Over eighty-five percent of the heroin consumed in Europe comes from Afghanistan, where, despite the declarations of Western officials, production has exploded. Shot under perilous conditions, often with a hidden camera, this documentary tracks the journey of the heroin, from poppy fields to the veins of its users.

TOA: TOA O AOTEAROA – Thursday May 22 at 9.30 PM
Series finale. Unique reality series where contestants use traditional Maori weaponry to battle it out and find out who deserves to be called the best of the best. Tonight: Only one warrior will take away the title of champion – and the cash prize of $10,000.

VODAFONE ONE TRIBE TV – Friday 23 May at 8.00 PM
New! The players and the personalities behind New Zealand’s only NRL franchise – the Vodafone Warriors. A magazine show that brings the fans closer to their heroes, and follows the guys as they get out into the community – in hospitals, at junior league club special training, and doing their bit for the anti-text bullying campaign.

WHARE TAPERE – Sunday 25 May at 5.00 PM
New! Kapa haka is flourishing in this country. It also has a vital role to play in the revitalisation of te reo and tikanga Maori. Tamati Waaka leads studio discussion to look at the elements that inspire such passion amongst performers and fans alike.

THE NEW MIGRATION – Sunday 25 May at 8.00 PM
New series! It’s one of the biggest decisions many Maori will ever make: to leave behind settled and successful city lives to return to their roots. This subject is explored through six individuals who have made the decision to up-sticks and return to their tribal areas. The $64,000 question: have they made the right choice?

KAIHOE WAHINE – Sunday 25 May at 8.30 PM
Series premiere! Sporting reality show that follows four teams of women paddlers as they count down to compete at the 2008 National Waka Ama Championships.

BASTION POINT 30TH COMMEMORATIVE ANNIVERSARY – Sunday 25 May from 9.00 PM – 11.00 PM

BASTION POINT DAY 507 – At 9.00 PM
When the Government of the day announced plans to commit Bastion Point to development, tangata whenua set up an occupied protest on the land. This seminal documentary, by Merita Mita, captures the moments on Day 507 of that occupation – May 25, 1978 - when the army was sent in to remove the protesters.

NATIVE AFFAIRS SPECIAL – At 9.25 PM
Thirty years on from events at Bastion Point, Julian Wilcox and the team mark this significant milestone in Maori history. Prominent New Zealanders and grassroots people involved in events are in the studio to look back, discuss and evaluate the importance of the occupation.

THE UNTOLD STORY – At 10.10 PM
In 1999, another team of documentary makers pick up the thread of the story where Merita Mita’s piece – Bastion Point Day 507 - left off.

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