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Maori Television Highlights Jubne 16 - June 22

Week 24: Monday June 16 – Sunday June 22 2008

TAKATAPUI (LIFESTYLE) – Monday June 16 at 9.30 PM
The only show in Aotearoa for gay, lesbian and transgender Maori. Tonight: The compelling story of Sylvia Kampaug, a gay woman in the 1950s whose parents put her into a mental institution, in an attempt to make her act more like they thought a girl should. This was just the beginning of her troubles. With expert opinion from Dr Miriam Saphira and Te Aho Tapu psychologist, Sharon Rickard.

KETE ARONUI (ARTS) – Tuesday June 17 at 8.00 PM
Stunning series that profiles indigenous artists from a diverse range of disciplines working in Aotearoa today. Tonight: Beyond the ink with accomplished and controversial Ta Moko artist, Inia Taylor (Ngati Raukawa).

It was supposed to be a new Iraq. But in the chaotic aftermath of Saddam's regime, the only growth industry filling the vacuum is hostage-taking. It is also a tool used to manipulate public opinion. This programme looks at the psychology and strategy at work in this phenomenon. Contains some disturbing images. AO

MALAYSIAN MEMORIES TOUR 2007 (NZ DOCO) – Wednesday June 18 at 8.30 PM
New Zealand soldiers return 50 years later to the places they were stationed during the Malaysian Emergency.

PACIFIC NATIONS CUP – Saturday June 21 at 2.00 PM and 9.00 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 the 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.

SEDUCING DOCTOR LEWIS – Sunday June 22 at 9.00 PM
French comedy. When vanishing fish stocks herald the decline of the once thriving village of St-Marie-La Mauderne, villagers are left in despair. Their saviour arrives in the form of Doctor Lewis, if only they can convince him to stay. Starring: Raymond Bouchard. Director: Jean-Francois Poiliot.


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