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Maori TV Highlights

Maori TV Highlights

Week 41: Sunday October 5 – Saturday October 11 2008


NZRL PROVINCIAL PREMIERSHIP 2008 – UNDER 18’S (SPORT) – Sunday October 5 at 2.00 PM

Maori Television follows the best emerging rugby league talent around the motu through this competition, held in August and September. Taranaki take on Waikato in the first round at Yarrow Stadium in New Plymouth.

TOITU TE WHENUA – Sunday October 5 at 6.30 PM

Series premiere!  A programme about Maori who have created strategies to use, reconnect with and unlock the potential of their land without compromising its cultural and spiritual significance.



Hawaiian historian and anthropologist Marion Kelly goes on a tour of six islands to see what our modern world can learn from ancient wisdom, and from those who continue to practice traditional ways today. From taro growers to rock wall builders, from fishermen to hula masters, this programme offers an intriguing viewpoint on traditional roles in modern times.

MIHARO (CHILDREN) - Monday October 6 at 4.30 PM

Season premiere! Something to inspire inquiring minds, MIHARO is pacy, colourful and jam-packed with questions and answers, learning and laughter. The show is designed to educate Maori-speaking children in a delightfully entertaining way. Primarily targeted at five to eight-year-olds, this weekday educational series aligns its programme content with school curriculum areas.

NO SWEAT PARENTING – Tuesday October 7 at 8.00 PM

A fun-filled entertainment series that’s all about family. Presented by positive parenting advocate Pio Terei, each half hour show is packed with comedy sketches, whanau interviews, celebrity guests and light-hearted discussion about the joy as well as the challenges we all face when bringing up a family.  There’s no ‘preaching’ or obvious advice in this show, but it’s difficult to avoid picking up a tip or two on how to become a better parent while you’re enjoying this entertaining and authentic series.

KOWHIRI 2008 – TOHEA TE KUPU – Tuesday October 7 and Wednesday October 8 at 8.30 PM

Maori Television kicks off its pre-election coverage with a series of political programmes that assess the intentions and influences on Maori voters on the General roll and Maori electorates.  Co-hosted by NATIVE AFFAIRS presenter Julian Wilcox and TE KAEA political reporter Tina Wickliffe, the first episode will focus on Labour and its relationship with Maori followed by a similar analysis of National the following night.  The minor parties will be covered the following Tuesday.

POITUKOHU ANBL – Thursday October 9 at 8.00 PM, repeats Saturday October 11 at 2.00 PM

More high-energy, high-excitement on-court basketball action when the NZ Breakers take on Cairns at Auckland’s North Shore Events Centre.

MEKE MY WAKA – Friday October 10 at 8.00 PM

Season premiere! Cool cars, fast cars, classic cars and their adoring owners - and a beaten up old Beema about to go from clapped out to pimped out.  A must-see programme for car lovers of every persuasion.


The saga of a broken-hearted woman struggling to protect her sister and her fortune from the ravages of ill-conceived love. Stars Jennifer Ward-Lealand, the late Kevin Smith, Lisa Chappell, Cliff Curtis and Michael Hurst.


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