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Maori Television Highlights

Maori Television Highlights
Week 28: Sunday July 6 – Saturday July 12 2008

KAIHOE WAHINE (SPORTS) – Sunday July 6 at 8.30 PM
Series final of the sporting reality show that follows teams of women paddlers, as they count down to compete at the 2008 National Waka Ama Championships.

PACIFIC NATIONS CUP – Sunday July 6 at 9.00 PM
Delayed and free-to-air coverage of the Pacific Nations Cup 2008, 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.

WARRANT OF FITNESS – Tuesday July 8 at 8.00 PM
Season premiere! A practical health and well-being show that addresses health issues from a Maori perspective, from diabetes and cervical cancer to gambling, cot death and suicide. Empowering, motivational and personal stories combine with a no-nonsense and hands on approach to health problems.

Waitemata Harbour, July 10th 1985: At ten minutes to midnight, two bombs explode on the hull of the Greenpeace flagship Rainbow Warrior, sinking the ship and killing photographer Fernando Pereira. This documentary revisits the event and explores the themes of international espionage, government cover ups and the nuclear arms race.

BEST OF ANZAC DAY 2008 – FROM THE ATTIC – Wednesday July 9 at 8.30 PM
‘Best of’ moments from Maori Television’s ANZAC Day coverage. Tonight: The diary of a Maori soldier who never made it home is returned to his descendants, and the mystery of a locket containing precious photographs is solved after thirty years. New Zealanders tell their unique stories behind their ANZAC taonga. Presented by Wena Harawira and Julian Wilcox.

HYUNDAI CODE – Thursday July 10 at 8.30 PM
Voted Best Sports Programme at last year’s Air New Zealand Screen Awards, this show is filmed live in front of a studio audience at Maori Television’s Auckland headquarters. Tawera Nikau and Jenny-May Coffin are joined by Warriors’ Wairangi Koopu and the ‘Brofessionals’ – aka Glen Osborne (Oz) and Matua Parkinson (Mutz), and special sports guests. Featuring news, inside stories and off-camera action with the sports stars excelling at home and abroad. (Repeats every Sunday at 4.00 PM).

HUNTING AOTEAROA – Thursday July 10 at 9.30PM
The only New Zealand television show for hunting and shooting enthusiasts. Take in the spectacular scenery and watch some good keen huntsmen bag some big game, with presenter Howie Morrison Junior.


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