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Maori Television Highlights

Maori Television Highlights
Week 36: Sunday August 30 – Saturday September 5 2009

FOX MEMORIAL SHIELD – Sunday August 30 at 2.00 PM, Saturday September 5 at 2.00 PM
Auckland’s premier rugby league club teams have been in this competition since 1910. Maori Television is there to capture the action as teams head towards the Fox Memorial Shield and Sharman Cup finals. Tune in for the hard hits from the semi-finals.

KAI TIME ON THE ROAD – Sunday August 30 at 7.00 PM
Series premiere! Host Pete Peeti returns with a sweet special. Pete visits the Bliss Chocolate Factory in Te Arawa before meeting Mereana Wilson. Then there’s pavlova, trifle, and even chocolate ganache at the marae.

NATIVE AFFAIRS – Monday August 31 at 8.00 PM
Educational, informed and serious current affairs.Julian Wilcox presents regional and national stories from a Maori perspective, as well as international indigenous news.

TE TAUA MOANA – Monday August 31 at 9.30 PM
Series final. The trials and tribulations of young Māori recruits hoping to forge a career with the Royal New Zealand Navy. This week: It’s the recruits’ final week. Emotions erupt as one of the recruits pulls out at the last minute.

THE 10 CONDITIONS OF LOVE (INTERNATIONAL DOCO) - Tuesday September 1 at 8.30 PM
To the Chinese, she is a terrorist. To her people, Rebiya Kadeer is a leader, now in exile in the US after years of speaking out at the treatment of the Uighurs, a Muslim population of 20 million people in a region they call East Turkestan, and the Chinese call Xinjiang. This documentary looks at Kadeer’s incredible sacrifice for her beliefs, having done six years solitary confinement in a Chinese prison, and now seeing two of her sons in the same situation because of her activism. Twice nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize, once the richest businessperson in China, Rebiya Kadeer is a remarkable woman who pays a terrible price for patriotism.

KETE ARONUI – Tuesday September 1 at 9.30 PM
Series final. Art series which showcases talented New Zealand artists from a wide range of disciplines. Tonight: Dancer, choreographer and lecturer Terri Ripeka Crawford is known for her collaborations across the creative sphere.

RAISING THE MOKO (NZ DOCUMENTARY) – Wednesday September 2 at 8.30 PM

The next in the ‘Knowing Ourselves, Knowing Each Other’ documentary strand. Raising the first grandchild is a tradition among Maori, but is often an under-funded struggle. This is a moving portrayal of those who have taken up the challenge, and all the joy and heartache this entails.
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NO MAN’S LAND – Saturday September 5 at 9.00 PM
Hijras or transgender people as they are sometimes known, occupy an unusual position within South Asian society. They are considered social outcasts, existing in a strange, no man's land.
(REPEAT)

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