Maori Television highlights for week 13: March 23 - 29
New this week
Pumanawa: Celebrating Maori Business
E Tu Maniapoto
Season finals this
Kapa Haka: Behind the Faces
Pacific Rugby Cup Tournament – Tonga v Fiji (repeat, final)
Jesus Christ Superstar
Vienna Philharmonic New Year’s Concert
Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story
Kai Time on the Road – Series 11
SATURDAY 23 MARCH 2013
3.30 pm Pacific Rugby Cup Tournament UR
The Kingdom of Tonga Hosts the Pacific Leg of the Pacific Rugby Cup 2012 and IRB Tournament. Today: Tonga v Fiji. (FINAL REPEAT)
8.30 pm Saturday Feature: Rest for the Wicked AO
A tale of sex, drugs and mobility scooters. Rest For The Wicked is a darkly comic detective story with a bittersweet twist. (REPEAT)
10.00 pm Wabanaagig G
Celebrate the stories of the First Nations Wabanaki people from Canada, who walk in two worlds to find a balance between traditional culture and modern life. (REPEAT)
10.30 pm Poitukohu NBA UR
Maori Television is pleased to bring you action from the 2012 National Basketball Association (NBA) season. Tonight: Minnesota v Sacramento.
SUNDAY 24 MARCH
3.30 pm UK Super League UR
Maori Television brings you coverage of the 2013 UK Super League. Today: Wigan v Widnes.
8.30 pm Sunday Feature: Mid-August Lunch G
Gianni, a happily retired bachelor in his late 50s, finds himself spending the August bank holiday stuck at home with his aged mother and three other assorted old biddies on his hands. (REPEAT)
10.00 pm Wabanaagig G
Celebrate the stories of the First Nations Wabanaki people from Canada, who walk in two worlds to find a balance between traditional culture and modern life. (REPEAT FINAL)
MONDAY 25 MARCH 2013
6.30 pm Putahi G
Tonight’s episode is a fun and insightful look at marriage. Joining host Precious Clark on this episode is someone engaged to be married, an Anglican minister, and an advocate for gay marriage.
8.30 pm Native Affairs UR
Mihingarangi Forbes and the award-winning current affairs team investigate regional and national stories from a Maori perspective, as well as international indigenous news.
9.30 pm Pumanawa: Celebrating Maori in Business G
An informative, light-hearted series that takes the viewer inside the world of Maori tourism. Tonight: We re-trace the history of Maori entrepreneurship and preview the tourism businesses that will feature in this series. (PREMIERE)
10.30 pm UK Super League UR
Maori Television brings you coverage of the 2013 UK Super League. Tonight: Hull KR v Castleford.
TUESDAY 26 MARCH 2013
6.30 pm Putahi G
Putahi tonight looks at methamphetamine use in our communities, with host Precious Clark facilitating a discussion looking into ways individuals, whanau and communities can overcome addiction.
8.00 pm Behind the Brush G
Descendants of tupuna painted by Gottfried Lindauer lift the lid on history with startling revelations. Tonight: The wife who dished up a lethal lesson, the chief with cutting logic and the painter who fled to Aotearoa.
8.30 pm Tuesday Documentary: Inshallah Football AO
A Hizbul Mujaheddin ex-militant, his son- a footballer, an Argentinean football coach and his Brazilian wife cope with life on the streets of Kashmir. A Kashmiri kid dreams to play football, but life in a silent war gets in the way. (PREMIERE)
WEDNESDAY 27 MARCH 2013
7.00 pm Ako G
A Maori language learning series targeting intermediate level speakers, with presenter Pania Papa. (REPEAT)
8.00 pm He Iwi Whakapono G
This week, Ruia Aperahama speaks with Katerina Mataira on what we can learn from the korero that were passed down from our ancestors. (REPEAT)
THURSDAY 28 MARCH 2013
8.00 pm Te Po Mekemeke PGR
Take a ringside seat as the next generation of male and female boxers battle it out in a series of matches from around the country.
8.30 pm Poitukohu NBA UR
Maori Television is pleased to bring you action from the 2012 National Basketball Association (NBA) season. Tonight: LA Clippers v Dallas.
10.30 pm Hunting Aotearoa
Howie returns to Raetihi for a hunt with the Haitana whanau. The eldest daughter, Nikita, stalks a deer and her dad, Jason, sets his sights on catching a pig. Then it’s off to Te Teko for a night hunt. (REPEAT)
FRIDAY 29 MARCH 2013
8.00 pm Unsung Heroes
of Maori Music
Unsung heroes of Maori music profiles Maori musicians of past and present who have been largely unrecognised by mainstream media. Tonight: Barry Leef.
8.30 pm AIA Marae DIY G
The Marae DIY crew are back again, tools and can do attitude in hand. Join the journey as we visit and help out at different marae around te motu. Tonight: Rauhoto Marae. (REPEAT)
9.30 pm Kapa Haka: Behind the Faces G
This series follows key figures in Te Mataarae I Orehu as they prepare for Te Matatini 2013, the national kapa haka competition in Rotorua. (FINAL)