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Maori TV Highlights 8 Nov - 14 Nov

Week 46: Sunday November 8 – Saturday November 14 2009

MARAE DIY – Sunday November 8 at 8.00 PM
Te Ori Paki, Aroha Hathaway and the team join the whanau of Wairoa Marae, in Bethlehem. There’s a big DIY job in front of them - and did someone forget to mention that it’s Easter, and the shops and suppliers are closed?

BEAUTY REMAINS (SUNDAY FEATURE) – Sunday November 8 at 9.00 PM
Set in 1948 in pre-Communist China, this is the story of sisters Fei and Ying, one illegitimate and one born in wedlock, but bound together by the will of their late father, a legendary business entrepreneur. They are also caught up in a love triangle with a charismatic ex-boxer and casino owner, Huang. Directed by US-based Ann Hu, this is a story about characters bound by family obligations and social status.

AUNTY MOVES IN – Monday November 9 at 9.00 PM
Jesse and Alex are teenage parents with big plans, but juggling school and parenthood is no walk in the park. Aunties Ella and Ata move in to provide some skills and guidance.

From 1979, Saddam Hussein ruled Iraq with absolute control, a regime that combined nationalism and police terror, while being built on his distinctive leadership style. This documentary gathers testimonies, archives and images to follow his journey to power. Made in 2004 by Michel Vuillermet.

HE KOHA MA BOB MARLEY (NZ DOCO) – Wednesday November 11 at 8.30 PM
He has released two albums of Bob Marley songs in te reo Maori. Now Ruia Aperahama takes the music back to Jamaica, to the Marley estate - a koha from te iwi Maori to the legend of Bob Marley.

BREAKERS NBL – Thursday November 12 at 8.30 PM, repeats Saturday November 14 at 2.00 PM
Get behind the NZ Breakers with free-to-air coverage of the Australian National Basketball League 2009-2010 season. Tonight: NZ Breakers v Perth Wildcats at the North Shore Events Centre.

FREESTYLE – Friday November 13 at 8.30 PM
The fashion show that encourages viewers to embrace their own unique sense of style. Tonight: It’s all about shoes with award-winning designer Wiremu Barriball, and we check out the latest look in footwear.

NINE QUEENS (SATURDAY FEATURE) – Saturday November 14 at 9.00 PM
Budding con-men Marcos and Juan join forces and take on a heist that leaves them confused as to whom is swindling whom. Argentine filmmaker Fabian Bielinsky makes his directorial debut with this taut crime thriller.


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