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Maori Television Highlights: June 9 – June 15

MAORI TELEVISION HIGHLIGHTS

Week 24: Monday June 9 – Sunday June 15 2008

KETE ARONUI (ARTS) – Tuesday June 10 at 8.00 PM

Stunning series that profiles indigenous artists from a diverse range of disciplines working in Aotearoa today. Tonight: one of this country’s most prominent writers, Patricia Grace speaks on her love of writing, and the challenges involved in transforming her novel ‘Cousins’ into a feature screenplay.

HE KARANGA MATARIKI (SPECIAL) – Tuesday June 10 at 8.30 PM, Wednesday June 11 at 8.30 PM and Thursday June 12 at 9.00 PM

Matariki – the Maori New Year – is celebrated with a glorious festival of arts and culture. Some of the finest creative minds in Aotearoa interpret and shed light on the meanings and themes of Matariki in this series of three one-hour specials. Includes performances by the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, Anna Coddington and Little Bushman.

PACIFIC NATIONS CUP – FIJI V SAMOA – Saturday June 14 at 2.00 PM

Delayed free-to-air coverage of the Pacific Nations Cup 2008, kicking off in June. The Pacific Nations Cup is an IRB-sanctioned rugby competition between six Pacific Rim sides - Australia A, Fiji, Japan, Samoa, Tonga and for the first time NZ Maori. The tournament is an action-packed round robin of fifteen games, played in all the participant countries, and featuring some of rugby’s finest talent.

PACIFIC NATIONS CUP – FIJI V NZ MAORI – Saturday June 14 at 9.00 PM

Delayed free-to-air coverage of the Pacific Nations Cup 2008. NZ Maori will play in the cup for the first time this year, replacing the Junior All Blacks, who won the tournament in its first two years. The pressure is on the boys to make a good showing against the Fijians, who made it to the quarter finals in the Rugby World Cup last year.

THE NEW MIGRATION – Sunday June 15 at 8.00 PM

Six individual stories of Maori who pack up their lives in the city and move back with their families to their tribal roots. Tonight: Che Wilson and wife Missy return from their lives in London for a holiday with the whanau. When they realise the young ones are growing up without them they make the decision to move back, and set up a business in the Waikato.

IRON LADIES (SUNDAY FEATURE) – Sunday June 15 at 9.00 PM

Based on a true story. The journey of a male Thai volleyball team composed mostly of transsexuals, transvestites and gay men as they compete in a national championship.

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