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Maori Television Highlights - 12 to 18 October 08

Week 42: Sunday October 12 – Saturday October 18 2008

NZRL PROVINCIAL PREMIERSHIP 2008 - UNDER 18s – Sunday October 12 at 2.00 PM
Maori Television captures the best emerging rugby league talent from around the motu, through this competition. Coverage of the mighty Waikato v Bay of Plenty, from the first round at Davies Park in Huntly.

MARAE DIY – Sunday October 12 at 8.00 PM
Season premiere! Join presenters Nevak Ilolahia & Te Ori Paki as they enlist the expert help of resident landscaper David Clayton-Greene and top builder, Monty Ritai to perform some marae makeover magic. Rain, hail, or shine – nothing stands in the way of Marae DIY! Tonight: the team head north into Ngapuhi country, to Te Patunga Marae at Whangaroa Harbour. Racing against the clock, the team and whanau band together and get stuck into the mahi.

LAST EDENS – Monday October 13 at 10.00 PM
This 10-part documentary series is a celebration of Africa’s last wild places, which are disappearing fast, and featuring corners of the continent that have seldom or never been seen on television. From Madagascar to Okavango, Aldabra to the Kalahari Desert, Mozambique and Namaqualand, the stunning cinematography both surprises and delights.

KOWHIRI ‘08 (ELECTION) – Tuesday October 14 and Wednesday October 15 at 8.00 PM
Maori Television continues its pre-election coverage with this series of one-hour political programmes, including tailored research on Maori voters. Co-hosted by NATIVE AFFAIRS presenter Julian Wilcox and TE KAEA political reporter Tina Wickliffe, the minor parties are covered on Tuesday, followed on Wednesday by the first of our Maori electorate programmes – Tamaki Makaurau.

POITUKOHU ANBL (BASKETBALL) – Thursday October 16 at 8.00 PM, repeats Saturday October 18 at 2.00 PM
The NZ Breakers are at home this week and up against the Gold Coast Blaze at Auckland’s North Shore Events Centre. Join commentators Te Arahi Maipi and Chris Tupu for more free-to-air, delayed basketball action.

MAORIOKE – Friday October 17 at 8.30 PM
Aspiring singers from around the motu summon their vocal talents and try to woo the judging panel of Brannigan Kaa, Whirimako Black and Betty-Anne Monga in this nationwide talent competition.

RYNA – Saturday October 18 at 9.00 PM
A beautiful teenager, raised as a boy because her mechanic father was obsessed with having a son, struggles to find her own identity in Ruxandra Zenide’s unforgettable festival hit. Though boyish in appearance, Ryna’s beauty is unmistakably feminine. When her mother leaves, unable to tolerate any more of her husband’s abuse, Ryna defies her father and wears a dress to the town fair. This simple act of independence triggers a series of events that lead to a tragic end; and a fateful choice for Ryna. Set in small-town Romania near the Danube River.


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