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Highlights Nov 16 - Nov 22

Week 47: Sunday November 16 – Saturday November 22 2008

SKINS (SUNDAY FEATURE) – Sunday November 16 at 9.00 PM
Rudy Yellow Lodge is an investigator with the police department, and witnesses firsthand the impact of European colonisation on America’s indigenous people. Unemployment, alcoholism and domestic violence are all rampant in his community, and though Rudy has largely escaped this cycle of despair, his brother Mogie has not. Amidst a series of suspicious events, Rudy finds himself on a quest to avenge himself, his family and his culture and to seek justice.

NATIVE AFFAIRS (CURRENT AFFAIRS) – Monday November 17 at 8.00 PM
Series finale. Regional and national current affairs stories from a Maori perspective, as well as international indigenous news. Presented by Julian Wilcox.

In the barren landscape of the Bolivian highlands, 13,000 feet above sea level, the 2000-year old city of Tiwanaku is a contradictory sight. Home to a sophiscated, pre-Incan civilisation, this remarkable city of temples, and monoliths has been carved from huge stones. How that city came to be built, some 40 km from Lake Titicaca, is now the question that preoccupies two American archaeologists, who decide to test their theories using only the technology that was available to the city’s founders.

TYPE 2: THE SILENT KILLER - DIABETES (NZ DOCO) – Wednesday November 19 at 8.30 PM
This documentary investigates the growing prevalence of type-II diabetes, which threatens to do serious damage to New Zealand if steps are not taken to prevent it. This programme focuses on Maori and Pacific Island people, who are disproportionately represented in the frightening statistics.

POITUKOHU ANBL – Thursday November 20 at 8.00 PM, repeats Saturday November 22 at 2.00 PM
Commentators Te Arahi Maipi and Chris Tupu serve up more high-energy basketball action from Auckland’s North Shore Events Centre, as the Breakers take on the South Dragons in Australia’s NBL.

MAORIOKE – Friday November 21 at 8.30 PM
A ‘best of the best’ series, featuring past winners and finalists of Maorioke. Tonight: It’s the rock/pop show, as the semi-finalists battle it out for a place in the final. Who will go home and who will go on to sing in the live final on December 5, and perhaps win $10,000?

KAITIAKI – Saturday November 22 at 8.00 PM
Series premiere! Environmental series highlighting ways whanau, hapu and iwi are working as active kaitiaki of the environment. Each episode highlights an environmental issue, explores the causes of the problem and shows ways Maori are working to restore the natural world in their own rohe.

JUBILEE (SATURDAY FEATURE) Saturday November 22 at 8.00 PM
Reversioned into Maori, this warm-hearted comedy set in heartland New Zealand focuses on Billy Williams (Cliff Curtis), his whanau and the small town of Waimatua – the sweet potato capital of the world.

RUGBY LEAGUE WORLD CUP FINAL – Saturday November 22 at 11.00 PM
After almost of month of Rugby League World Cup action, free-to-air on Maori Television, the best two teams now battle it out in the final at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane.


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