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Week 11 Maori Television & Te Reo Highlights 10-16 Mar 2012


New this week

POITUKOHU NBA – now twice a week, Mondays at 2pm and Thursdays at 8.30pm
THIS WEEK: Boston Celtics v Philadelphia 76ers, Sunday 11 March, and Boston Celtics v Golden State Warriors, Thursday 15 March.
SUNDAY FEATURE: THE WIND THAT SHAKES THE BARLEY – 11 March, 8.30pm
NATIVE AFFAIRS – series premiere, Monday 12 March, 8.30pm
Award winning current affairs returns for 2012
INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY: GURRUMUL – Tuesday 13 March, 8.30pm
Geoffrey Gurrumul is performing at the 2012 WOMAD Festival in Taranaki, 16-18 March
WHAKATAUKI – series premiere, repeats from Wednesday 14 March, 8pm

Season finals this week
THE NEW ZEALAND WARS – Saturday 10 March, 8.30pm
NGA TAONGA WHITIAHUA – Sunday 11 March, 8pm
MARAE DIY – Friday 16 March, 8.30pm

Coming soon
Songs From The Inside – series premiere, Sunday 18 March
Ground-breaking new series coming soon to Maori Television where four prominent musicians enter New Zealand prisons and face the music
Kanikani Mai – series premiere, 23 March
Ako – series 1 premieres 2 April, Monday to Friday, 7pm
Total immersion educational Maori language learning series
It’s in the Bag – series 3 premieres Sunday 8 April
Atamira – starts April

SATURDAY 10 MARCH 2012

6.00 pm UK Super League
Maori Television brings you exclusive coverage of the 2012 UK Super League. Tonight: Leeds v Warrington.

8.30 pm NZ Doco: The New Zealand Wars G
The East Coast Wars raged from Taupo to East Cape, Hauraki to Hawke’s Bay, over seven years, from 1865 to 1872, and killed more non-combatants than the rest of the New Zealand Wars combined.
(SERIES FINAL REPEAT)

9.30 pm The Desert of Forbidden Art G
A dramatic journey of sacrifice for the sake of creative freedom. Igor Savitsky is inspired by the plights of those artists who during the Soviet rule were executed, sent to mental hospitals or Gulags.
(REPEAT)

SUNDAY 11 MARCH 2012

2.00 pm Poitukohu NBA
Maori Television is pleased to bring you all the glory and slam dunking action from the National Basketball Association (NBA). Today: Boston Celtics v Philadelphia 76ers.

7.00 pm Kai Time on the Road G
Join Peter Peeti on his journey around the motu where he cooks up tantalising feasts. Tonight: Lake Tarawera is our Kai Time playground for today where we get to talk to the locals about sweet trout.

8.00 pm Nga Taonga Whitiahua G
An elegant series based on the New Zealand Film Archive’s Te Kohinga Taonga Maori moving image collective, exploring old and treasured pieces of New Zealand film as never before.
(REPEAT SERIES FINAL)

8.30 pm Sunday Feature: The Wind That Shakes The Barley AO
A sympathetic look at Republicans in early 20th century Ireland, and two brothers who are torn apart by anti-Brit rebellion. Starring Cillian Murphy.
(PREMIERE)

MONDAY 12 MARCH 2012

8.30 pm Native Affairs
Julian Wilcox and the award-winning current affairs team are back for 2012, investigating regional and national stories from a Maori perspective, as well as international indigenous news.
(SERIES PREMIERE)

9.30 pm Riiki UK
Maori Television brings you exclusive coverage of the 2012 UK Super League. Tonight: Hull KR v Bradford. (Maori language)

TUESDAY 13 MARCH 2012

8.30pm Gurrumul G
Blind from birth, Gurrumuls love affair with music started when he was three years old singing in one of the oldest surviving languages on the planet. Gurrumul sings the stories of his people and culture.
(REPEAT)

9.30 pm East West 101 AO
The mysterious double murder of a Jewish couple leaves few leads. According to the woman’s son, David, a large amount of cash is missing, along with the Palestinian student who was living with them.

WEDNESDAY 14 MARCH 2012

8.00 pm Whakatauki G
Rahui Papa discusses Maori proverbs with tribal authorities on the subject. To begin the show, language experts brainstorm about the benefits of these proverbs.
(SERIES PREMIERE REPEAT)

8.30 pm Tautohetohe – On the Road PGR
Tautohetohe travels to different regions based on the 28th Maori Battalion Companies A,B,C and D. Tonight: D Company, Takitimu Marae, Wairoa – Takitimu Marae v Pukemokimoki Marae.

9.30 pm Te Kauta PGR
A risqué chat show featuring guests who reminisce about their younger days and some of their most naughty secrets never told or seen on television before. Tonight: Jerry Araroa.

THURSDAY 15 MARCH 2012

8.00 pm Boil Up
A show that takes a bite out of all the latest sporting events. Hosted by Te Arahi Maipi and Melodie Robinson, with added spice from Buck Shelford, Stacey Jones and Tony Kemp.

8.30 pm Poitukohu NBA
Maori Television is pleased to bring you all the glory and slam dunking action from the National Basketball Association (NBA). Tonight: Boston Celtics v Golden State Warriors.

FRIDAY 16 MARCH 2012

8.30 pm Marae DIY G
The Marae DIY crew are back again, tools and can do attitude in hand. Join the journey as we visit and help out at different marae around te motu. Tonight: Ongarahu Pa (part 2).
(SERIES FINAL REPEAT)

10.00 pm The Topp Twins G
Tune in for the hilarious antics of The Topp Twins. Tonight: The team-building and excitement of competitive sport; Ken becomes a woman and gets selected for the Silver Ferns netball team.


Te Reo Highlights 10-16 March 2012 (Freeview Satellite 24, SKY 59)
New this week
WAKA HUIA – Saturday 10 March, 7.30pm
Whakatane hapu Ngati Pukeko, direct descendants from Mataatua and Tainui waka
TAUTOHETOHE ON THE ROAD – Sunday 11 March, 7.30pm
D Company, Takitimu Marae, Wairoa – Takitimu Marae v Pukemokimoki Marae
WAKA HUIA – Monday 12 March, 9.30pm
Waka Huia attends a Maori language immersion hui held by the Maori Language Commission at Hoani Waititi kura kaupapa
RIIKI UK – Tuesday 13 March, 9pm
Hull KR v Bradford
POITUKOHU NBA – Friday 16 March, 8.30pm
Portland Trail Blazers v New York Knicks

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