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On Marae Investigates & Sunday - 7th August

4th August 2011

On Marae Investigates
10am Sundays on TV ONE

This week on Marae Investigates - Ataarangi is one of the most successful methods of teaching Maori language and yet it is struggling for funding. Marae Investigates profiles the method pioneered by the late Dame Katerina Mataira and why it’s facing an uphill battle to survive. The programme also profiles a successful Maori forestry business with an unusual recruitment technique. They don’t take the most qualified for the job and the payoff is one of the most stable workforces in an industry that’s always screaming for workers. And it’s 20 years since the death of comedian Billy T James. Marae Investigates marks his anniversary with a tribute to his legacy and discussion with former colleague, comedian Peter Rowley and up and coming Maori comedian Matiaha Paku.

On Sunday
7:30pm Sundays on TV ONE

He came out of state house in Kawerau and within months was earning $US 175-thousand a week. He was mates with Elvis Presley and Tom Jones. He’s the first NZ’er to headline in Las Vegas, the first NZ’er to have a top 10 hit in the UK and also the first Kiwi to make it to the Billboard Top 40 in the USA. Now after 45 years of riding the highs and lows of the global music market John Rowles, the man with the big voice and the big hair, has had enough. He tells Greg Boyed that he’s touring for the very last time.

The mystery of missing Madeleine McCann deepens. The parents of the British toddler believe they were being stalked by the child’s abductor. In fact the night before Madeleine went missing, they’re sure the abductor was in their holiday apartment in Portugal, in Madeleine’s room. Four years after Madeleine disappeared the McCann’s disclose startling new clues which driving the on-going worldwide search for their daughter. We also see exclusive new home video that reveals a previously unknown side to the McCann family that will surprise many. We’re with Kate and Gerry McCann as they traverse Europe to keep Madeleine in the minds of the public.

Sally Nielsen is a 25 year old wedding planner. When her own fiancé suffered a catastrophic stroke, she ignored the advice of those closest to her and stuck by him. “It would have been easy to walk away and start a new life but I didn’t want to. We are meant to be together and we need each other”. Now Sally’s commitment and loyalty have produced an amazing medical breakthrough. It’s a story of enduring love on SUNDAY.


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