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Maori Television Highlights for 2007!


ANZAC 2007: Wednesday April 25. Wena Harawira reunites with Judy Bailey to co-host Maori Television’s all-day ANZAC coverage which has a special focus on youth.

ARERO: Back for a second series in the New Year, this panel discussion show takes an in-depth look at issues from the perspective of rangatahi (youth).

ASK YOUR AUNTIE: Returns in January with no-nonsense, tell-it-like-it-is wisdom from the agony ‘aunts’ of the popular bilingual panel show.

CODE: From February. Sensational Maori sports entertainment show hosted by some of New Zealand’s top names in sport. Mean, Maori, Mean!

HAA: Back in April 2007 – five days a week. High-energy info-tainment magazine programme for young teenagers with the latest trends and news in youth culture.

HUNTING AOTEAROA: Returns in April. Howie Morrision Junior escorts viewers through the nation’s parks to hunt, fish, catch and cook game – the Maori way!

INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY: Every week of the year. More inspirational top-class stories from other indigenous peoples around the world.

KAI ORA: Second series from March. The Maori Queen of Cuisine, Anne Thorp, presents an indigenous cooking show complete with celebrity guests.

KAITIAKI O TE MAUNGARONGO: Returns in late 2007. Follows the brown boys and girls in blue on the beat for the New Zealand Police Force.

KAI TIME ON THE ROAD: Fifth series coming in June. Kick back with chef Pete Peeti for another round of gourmet delights.

KETE ARONUI: New, fifth series in April profiles artists from the unique and stimulating world of Maori art.

KIWI MAARA: Back in January and August. Gardening show with practical, everyday advice for anyone with a slightly green thumb. Plus sign language for the hearing-impaired.

KORERO MAI: Returns in March. Groundbreaking, award-winning language learning series launches a new, fifth season with an ongoing bilingual soap opera.

MAORI MEDIA AWARDS: Annual event in April. Exclusive coverage of the awards ceremony honouring the work of Maori radio and television broadcasters.

MAORI SPORTS AWARDS: Another annual event, this time in November. Exclusive coverage of the awards ceremony honouring the achievements of Maori athletes.

MARAE DIY: Fourth series in October. Makeover show that makes a real difference helps hapu throughout the country to stretch their precious budget and ‘do up’ their marae.

MARAMATAKA – ONCE WERE GARDENERS: Third series returns in July looking at the gifts of the land provided under the guidance of the ancient Maori calendar.

MEKE MY WAKA: Second series in October. Rev into top gear with this fast-paced magazine show for car lovers.

NZ RUGBY LEAGUE NATIONAL PREMIERSHIP: Live free-to-air matches with English commentary and bilingual match graphics on the home of New Zealand rugby league.

NEW ZEALAND DOCUMENTARY: Features the best New Zealand-made documentaries celebrating indigenous diversity and talent.

NGA RIPO: New. Profiles six Maori women over the age of 90 who have experienced remarkable societal change, financial hardship and cultural renaissance.

NGATI NRL: Back in March. Fifth series about the cut-throat world of the Australian National Rugby League through the eyes of young Maori and Pacific Island hopefuls.

NGATI POROU HAUORA: Second series in April follows East Coast health providers as they tackle Maori health issues.

PUKANA: Another round for the award-winning children’s favourite that takes the Maori language to the streets in a cool, visual and musical way.

RODEO KAUPOAI: Second series back in July. Saddle up for the ride of a lifetime with the real-life cowboys and cowgirls of the hardcore rodeo circuit.

SCHOOL OF HARD KNOCKS: Returns in June with a second series. Cameras capture hopefuls at Murray Mexted’s International Rugby Academy in Palmerston North.

SUNDAY FEATURE: Weekly dose of top-quality movies dominate the advertisement-free Sunday slot in 2007.

TAKATAAPUI: The only show in New Zealand for gay, lesbian and transgender Maori returns in March.

TANGAROA WITH PIO: Back in March. Pio Terei presents the third series of the fishing show with a difference, weighing the anchor on Maori relationships with the sea.

TATAI HONO: Third series returns in April tracing the real-life stories of urban Maori who have taken up the challenge of researching their roots.

TAUTOHETOHE: Coming up in 2007 – a riveting reo Maori debating series that sees contestants from different iwi and Maori groups squaring off head-to-head.

TE KAEA: Daily in reo Maori at 7.30 PM; repeated with English subtitles at 11.00 PM. Local, regional and national Maori and international news every day of the week.

TE HETERI: Weekly bilingual current affairs show informs both Maori and non-Maori about Maori issues as well as indigenous perspectives from abroad.

TE MATATINI NATIONAL FESTIVAL 2007: From Palmerston North in February – live and exclusive coverage of the premier event of traditional Maori performing arts.

TOI WHAKAARI: Every week in 2007! Key kapa hapa events showcasing the best in traditional Maori performing arts.

TU WERA: Second series of the cool magazine show for youth with the latest trends, funkiest issues and the best talent in music, sport, fashion and the arts.

WAKA AMA SPRINT NATIONALS: Annual sports event in January from Lake Karapiro, Cambridge, sees the country’s best paddlers battling for top honours.

WARRANT OF FITNESS: Back for a second series in July. Examines the health of everyday Maori through powerful, personal stories.

WHATUKURA: Returns in 2007. All-male advice panel show answers questions from viewers – both male and female – about men’s problems and problems with men.


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