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Maori TV Highlights Nov 13 - Nov 19

Week 46: Monday November 13 – Sunday November 19 2006

TE HIKOI MAHANGA – Monday November 13 at 8.00 PM
It’s not just about the waves when cheeky twins TK and Whare visit the Catlins in this cult surf and travel show. The hungry duo hunt for mussels and catch up with poet Hone Tuwhare before finally hitting the ocean with some local surfers who are even older than they are!

TOI WHAKAARI – Tuesday November 14 to Friday November 17 at 5.30 PM
This week’s celebration of traditional Maori performing arts features three performances from the Rangitane Regional Kapa Haka Competition held in Palmerston North in August, followed by the first performance from the Aotea Regional Kapa Haka Competition held in August in Wanganui.

Yothu Yindi is the only Aboriginal music group to have made its mark on the international scene, taking the culture and sounds of the Yolngu tribe to the world. This documentary celebrates the kindship, ceremony and lifestyles of the tribe and Yothu Yindi’s amazing contribution towards its preservation.

BASTION POINT: THE UNTOLD STORY – Wednesday November 15 at 9.30 PM
Archival documentary slot revisits a dramatic chapter in New Zealand's race relations history: the confrontation between Ngati Whatua of Orakei and the NZ Government and police in 1977 at Auckland’s Bastion Point.

MITRE 10 MARAE DIY – Thursday November 16 at 8.30 PM
Blustery weather wreaks havoc in Hastings for the team and their willing volunteers who travel from all over the region to help spruce up Waipatu Marae. Will Tawhirimatea win or will the guys and girls from Kahungunu beat the gales and get the marae ready in time? Repeats on Sunday November 19 at 4.00 PM.

TOA ANGA WHATI MAORI – Friday November 17 at 8.00 PM
Disabled sportspeople show presented by Rewa Hudson. Visit Te Awa o Te Ora Trust in Otautahi, meet ten-pin bowler Tanya van Lunenburg and Maniapoto basketballer and league boy Phillip Perry, and check out the national wheelchair rugby champs in Palmerston North.

MAORIOKE – Friday November 17 at 8.30 PM
Judges Whirimako Black, Brannigan Kaa and Betty-Anne Monga take their search for New Zealand’s finest singers to the South Island this week and decide who goes through to the callbacks for a chance at a coveted place in the talent show’s semi-finals.

KORONEIHANA 2006 – Saturday November 18 at 6.00 PM
Premiere of an action-packed series showcasing the spirited Tainui sporting talent that competed at the 2006 coronation celebrations of Te Arikinui Te Atairangikaahu.

2006 NATIONAL MAORI SPORTS AWARDS – Saturday November 18 at 9.00 PM
Jenny-May Coffin and Julian Wilcox present exclusive coverage of Maoridom’s prestigious awards ceremony from the Telstra Clear Pacific Events Centre in south Auckland. Who will walk away with the big prizes this year?

MURDER UNVEILED (SUNDAY FEATURE) – Sunday November 19 at 9.00 PM
Modern-day Romeo and Juliet tale inspired by the real-life ‘honour killing’ of Jaswinder Kaur Sidhu. The 25-year-old Canadian was murdered by her own family because she defied their wishes and married a man of a lower caste that she had fallen in love with.


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