Press Release – Maori Television Service
A thrilling drama from Margaret Mahy. The island of Kaitangata is twitching, its waking up! Only 13 year old Meredith can stop it. Can she discover what it wants before it is too late?
Maori Television Highlights
Season finals this week
NZ Post Waka Ama 2013
Deane Waretini: Now Is The Hour
Unsung Heroes of Maori music (series 3)
Native Affairs 2013
Behind The Brush (Documentary series that travels the path of NZ artist Gottfried Lindauer in search of descendants of his subjects)
Jesus Christ Superstar
SATURDAY 02 MARCH 2013
3.30 pm NZ Post Waka Ama 2013 G
Highlights from the 2013 Waka Ama National Sprint (outrigger canoe) competition at Lake Karapiro, Cambridge. (FINAL)
8.00 pm Kaitangata Twitch G
A thrilling drama from Margaret Mahy. The island of Kaitangata is twitching, it’s waking up! Only 13 year old Meredith can stop it. Can she discover what it wants before it is too late? (REPEAT)
11.00 pm Poitukohu NBA UR
Maori Television is pleased to bring you action from the 2012 National Basketball Association (NBA) season. Tonight: Minnesota v LA Lakers.
SUNDAY 3 MARCH 2013
3.30 pm UK Super League UR
Maori Television brings you coverage of the 2013 UK Super League. Tonight: St Helens v Leeds.
8.30 pm Sunday Feature: Away From Her (2006) AO
A man coping with the institutionalisation of his wife because of Alzheimer’s disease has an epiphany when she transfers her affections to a wheelchair-bound mute who also is a patient at the nursing home. (REPEAT)
MONDAY 4 MARCH 2013
4.30 pm Pukana G
Award-winning rangatahi show with music, cheeky send-ups and practical life skills. Presented by Te Ahorangi Winitana, Herea Winitana, Te Ataakura Pewhairangi and Tiare Tawera. (PREMIERE)
5.00 pm Toi Whakaari G
Performances from the Mataatua Regional Competition 2012, featuring Tutara Kauika ki Rangataua. (REPEAT PRMIERE)
7.00 pm Korero Mai (Series 8) G
Groundbreaking series using drama to teach te reo Maori. Simple, step-by-step lessons based around the ongoing story of daily life at 3 Reka St. (PREMIERE)
8.00 pm Iwi Anthems G
Iwi Anthems are the waiata and haka we love to perform. It reveals who we are as a tribe, where we’re from, and what is important to us – all the while providing entertainment. Tonight: Tuhourangi-Ngati Wahiao. (PREMIERE)
8.30 pm Walking with Warriors AO
Momentum takes to the streets of inner city Sydney to investigate the state of Aboriginal men’s health in Australia today. This programme focuses on issues surrounding the short life expectancy they must combat.
9.30 pm Deane Waretini: Now Is The Hour G
Deane finally meets his promoter, Orlando, and the truth is revealed. His comeback gig could be a disaster. Can Deane and his friends pull off a miracle and put on the concert of a lifetime? (FINAL REPEAT)
TUESDAY 5 MARCH 2013
8.00 pm Whare Taonga G
A documentary series that celebrates Maori architecture while exploring the amazing stories of Iwi and Hapu through some of our most significant whare. Tonight: Te Tiriti o Waitangi.
8.30 pm Tuesday Documentary: Raising Tennis Aces: The Williams Story G
The story of Venus and Serena Williams. Coached by their father, this hardworking duo went pro at the age of fourteen. It wasn’t long after that they became international sports headliners. (REPEAT)
10.00 pm The Topp Twins G
Tune in for the hilarious antics of The Topp Twins. Tonight: Kids fun-time at an international scout jamboree in one of NZ’s most beautiful wilderness areas.
WEDNESDAY 6 MARCH 2013
6.30 pm Putahi G
Putahi looks into the lives and desires of Maori aged between 22-42 years old. Tonight we discuss the issues Maori parents have when choosing the right school for their children.
8.00 pm He Iwi Whakapono G
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints has temples through-out the motu, within which Maori play a major role. Ruia Aperahama talks with Brian Joyce on the intricacies of this Christian based faith. (REPEAT)
8.30 pm Kowhao Rau G
Quinton Hita journeys back to his roots to capture the Ngapuhi dialect through tableside yarns with kaumatua. (FINAL)
MAORI TELEVISION THURSDAY 7 MARCH 2013
6.30 pm NZ Post Waka Ama 2013 G
Highlights from the 2013 Waka Ama National Sprint (outrigger canoe) competition at Lake Karapiro, Cambridge.
8.30 pm Poitukohu NBA UR
Maori Television is pleased to bring you action from the 2012 National Basketball Association (NBA) season. Tonight: LA Lakers v Oklahoma City.
10.30 pm Hunting Aotearoa AO
This week Howie heads to the Cook Islands. First stop, Rarotonga. Howie and his cousin Aaron Morrison go pig hunting with one of the locals and then heads out on his first ever bat hunt. (REPEAT)
FRIDAY 08 MARCH 2013
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: Te Huingawaka Marae Part 2. (FINAL REPEAT)
9.30 pm Kapa Haka: Behind the Faces G
This series follows key figures in Te Matarae I Orehu as they prepare for the Te Matatini 2013 national kapa haka competition that will be held in Rotorua.
10.00 pm Maumahara G
Kahungunu kaumatua tell stories from the past, threaded by music of the time. The importance of religion and how the Ratana, Anglican, Mormon and Ringatu churches pulled communities together. (FINAL REPEAT)
10.30 pm Mana Mamau AO
Action-packed wrestling series with Impact Pro Wrestling Aotearoa. (FINAL REPEAT)