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Maori Television Highlights

Maori Television Highlights

Week 47: Monday November 19 – Sunday November 25 2007

HAA (YOUTH) – Weekdays at 6.00 PM

The fabulous, fun and funky crew from the hip youth show wrap up their third season on air with one final foray into the colourful, captivating and so-cool world of rangatahi news, views and interviews.

ITI POUNAMU (NZ SHORT FILMS) – Monday November 19 at 9.30 PM

Bitch: A witty story about instinct and trust. Isabel is in love – everything is perfect in her life except her lover doesn't like her dog and her best friend's mother may have cancer. Hosted by filmmakers Ainsley Gardiner and Tearepa Kahi.

EYES WIDE OPEN (INTERNATIONAL DOCO) – Tuesday November 20 at 8.30 PM

Malawi nurse Catherine Phiri discovered she was HIV positive after the death of her husband. Risking isolation and even violence, she speaks publicly about her condition, using her experience and her voice to break the silence surrounding AIDS.

LAND OF MY ANCESTORS (NZ DOCO) – Wednesday November 21 at 8.30 PM

This portrait of Maori artist Darcy Nicholas also celebrates the strong connection between Maori and both Native Americans and First Nations people of Canada, and touches on reclaiming of cultural guardianship of taonga in museums.

NBL: HARVEY NORMAN NZ BREAKERS – Thursday November 22 at 8.00 PM, repeats Saturday November 24 at 1.30 PM

Commentators Te Arahi Maipi, Dale Husband, and Chris and Tania Tupu serve up more high-energy basketball action from Auckland’s North Shore Events Centre as the Breakers take on the Cairns Taipans in Australia’s Hummer Championship NBL.

MAORI REGIONAL SPORTS AWARDS 2007 – Friday November 23 at 8.00 PM

Exclusive coverage of sports awards ceremonies held by iwi throughout the country – presented by Te Kauhoe Wano. Tonight: The sporting achievements of athletes, coaches, administrators and supporters from Mataatua in the Bay of Plenty.

MAORIOKE – Friday November 23 at 8.30 PM

The third set of semi-finals in the popular nationwide talent search sees contestants from Hastings, Rotorua, Porirua, Otara in Auckland, and Bishopdale in Christchurch giving it their all for a chance at the $10,000 grand prize.

MAUMAHARA – Saturday November 24 at 8.00 PM

The nostalgic programme which celebrates kaumatua and their golden stories of the 1920s to the 1950s takes one final trip down memory lane to a time when relationships were founded on manners and respect.

2007 NATIONAL MAORI SPORTS AWARDS – Saturday November 24 at 9.30 PM

Exclusive coverage of this year’s prestigious black-tie ceremony – to be hosted in Rotorua for the first time – sees sporting legends Buck Shelford, Waimarama Taumaunu, Wynton Rufer and Stacey Jones receiving special awards.

TE WERO O TIHIOTONGA – Sunday November 25 at 5.00 PM

New! The harsh realities of farming provide a baptism of frost, rain and mud for 14 cadets with Te Arawa Future Farming Trust. A six-part reality series that follows the training regime of a new generation of Maori farmers.

KAI TIME ON THE ROAD – Sunday November 25 at 7.00 PM

Kick back with celebrity chef Pete Peeti for one final round of gourmet delights. The tasty food show reflects on the highlights of series five including Pete’s no-nonsense cooking style and inspiring recipes.

NATIVE AFFAIRS (CURRENT AFFAIRS) – Sunday November 25 at 8.00 PM

The prime-time current affairs show – presented by Julian Wilcox – wraps up its first year on air with debate, analysis, opinion and insight into regional, national and international stories from a Maori perspective. Repeats Monday at 10.00 PM.

GYPO (SUNDAY FEATURE) – Sunday November 25 at 9.00 PM

Three static lives break apart and come together in this powerful British feature that reveals how suburban fears and tabloid sensationalism have come to perpetuate the myths surrounding refugees.


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