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Maori Television hightlights for December 15 - 21

Maori Television hightlights for December 15 - 21

New this week
He Iwi Whakapono
Feature Hugh and Heke
Feature: Dame Kiri Te Kanawa

Season finals this week
Deane Waretini: Now Is The Hour

Coming soon
Christmas Specials: Homai Te Pakipaki
Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert Schoenbrunn
Feature: The Last Emperor
Documentary: The Iron Wall


8.00 pm Deane Waretini: Now Is The Hour G
Deane finally meets his promoter, Orlando, and the truth is revealed. His comeback gig could be a disaster. Can Deane and his friends pull off a miracle and put on the concert of a lifetime? (REPEAT FINAL)

8.30 pm Saturday Feature: Dame Kiri Te Kanawa G
New Zealand’s own megastar of classical song, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, returns to Auckland for a special concert with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. (REPEAT)

10.30 pm Poitukohu NBA UR
Maori Television is pleased to bring you action from the 2012 National Basketball Association (NBA) season. Tonight: LA Lakers v New York.


3.00 pm Te Irikura G
Renowned weavers Karl Leonard and Matekino Lawless discuss the Intricate skill of taniko and we learn how to create a taniko headband.

7.00 pm Kai Time on the Road G
Peter Peeti, Maori Television’s celebrity chef, travels the country to showcase the rich natural resources of Aotearoa. Tonight: Kai Time heads to the wetlands of Reporoa in search of kai.

8.30 pm Sunday Feature: Hugh and Heke (2010) G
Comedy about a Maori and Pakeha family thrown together on a beach camping trip. Starring Geoffrey Dolan (Hugh) and Pete Smith (Heke)

10.00 pm Documentary: Beyond The Kelp G
A film about people's connection to Hector and Maui dolphins made as part of a post graduate diploma in wildlife filmmaking through the University of Otago. (REPEAT)


8.30 pm Native Affairs Summer Series UR
The best stories from 2012. Tonight: Mihi Puriri has been separated from her children since last year when her husband, Olympic boxer Mohammed Azzoui, claimed custody of them in his native Algeria.

9.30 pm Hoiho G
Opotiki hosts The Gambler, an invitation only mounted games day with the very best of the sport give it all they’ve got for tribal pride. (REPEAT)


8.30 pm Tuesday Documentary: Ice Man G
The amazing story of one man’s campaign to take his message about climate change and protection of the environment to the world. (REPEAT)

9.30 pm Blackstone AO
Political drama situated in a First Nations community in Canada. Tonight: Leona faces a crisis when Gail ends up in the hospital and Andy leads a movement to unseat her as Chief.

10.30 pm The Sharing Circle G
Canada’s longest-running Aboriginal documentary series. Tonight:
With the help of a local Elder, a permanent home is set up for ‘Blizzard’, an all-white buffalo calf at Winnipeg’s Assiniboine Park Zoo.


8.00 pm He Iwi Whakapono G
Ruia Aperahama hosts an exploration into the many facets of Maori faith. Tonight: Charles Royal discusses pre-colonial spiritual beliefs, and how that changed when the first missionaries arrived.

9.30 pm Waka Huia G
Natural history documentaries from throughout the world. Some of the best speakers of Maori gather on the marae at Te Papa Tongarewa Museum in Wellington to debate the future of the Maori language. (Part 2)


8.00 pm Tangaroa with Pio G
Pio is in Fiji and goes to the fish markets to see what delicacies he can indulge in. He also learns how to make a traditional fish curry

8.30 pm Poitukohu NBA UR
Maori Television is pleased to bring you action from the 2012 National Basketball Association (NBA) season. Tonight: Atlanta v Washington.

10.30 pm Hunting Aotearoa AO
This week Howie heads down south to the Fiordland region. His mate Andrew Clegg takes him on a jet boat ride with a difference.


8.00 pm It’s in the Bag G
The school hall at Mangamuka is bursting at the seams with very excited locals as some big prizes are struck in It’s in the Bag. (REPEAT)
8.30 pm Kanikani Mai G
An entertainment show bringing small town communities together for a night of dance, laughter, glitz and glamour presented by Brent Mio and Lanita Ririnui-Ryan. Tonight: We head to Te Mahurehure Marae.

9.30 pm Unsung Heroes of Maori Music G
Profiles Maori musicians and entertainers whose contributions have been largely unrecognised. Tonight: The Tupaea brothers and Kairo. (REPEAT)

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