Waitangi Day 2012 – on Maori Television

Press Release – Maori Television Service

Waitangi Day 2012 – on Maori Television Maori Television will screen the free-to-air premiere of MANUREWA – an award-winning short film based on the 2008 murder of Manurewa liquor store owner Navtej Singh – on WAITANGI DAY 2012 . MANUREWA , which …Waitangi Day 2012 – on Maori Television

Maori Television will screen the free-to-air premiere of MANUREWA – an award-winning short film based on the 2008 murder of Manurewa liquor store owner Navtej Singh – on WAITANGI DAY 2012.

MANUREWA, which screens at 10.30pm on 6 February, is part of a top line-up of programming devoted to our national day.

The schedule kicks off at 2pm and continues through until 11.30pm.

Maori Television producer Michele Bristow says the Waitangi Day programming is designed so that New Zealanders can watch some great shows as well as take a look at who they are.

“It’s about looking at ourselves, past, present and future,” she says. “And we do that through documentaries, film and music.”

This year, viewers can look forward to archival footage from Waitangi Day 1934 in NGA TAONGA WHITIAHUA, and find out about the people and places that helped shape New Zealand in TAKAHINGA O MUA.

Florian Habicht’s acclaimed documentary, KAIKOHE DEMOLITION, about the frequent demolition derbies held in the title’s small Northland town offers a more recent look at life in New Zealand, while MANUREWA explores a subject that continues to create discussion.

On a lighter note, SOUNDS LIKE US offers a musical take on nationhood. Musicians Ria Hall, who performed at the Rugby World Cup 2011 opening ceremony, Auckland-based reggae band Three Houses Down, Adeaze, Jordan Luck, and Seth Haapu talking about how growing up in New Zealand influenced their careers.

And for those who missed it during the Rugby World Cup, there is also an encore screening of DAME KIRI TE KANAWA – A GALA CONCERT, which was held at Auckland’s Vector Arena.

Tune in to Maori Television for WAITANGI DAY 2012 on Monday 6 February from 2.00pm.

ENDS
ATTACHMENT: Image of actor Mark Dass, who plays Navraj, in the short film Manurewa, premiering on Maori Television on Waitangi Day at 10.30pm.
Waitangi Day 2012 schedule below:

WAITANGI DAY 2012 SCHEDULE

2.00 pm Nga Taonga Whitiahua G
An elegant series based on the New Zealand Film Archive’s Te Kohinga Taonga Maori moving image collective. Today: Waitangi 1934.
(REPEAT)

2.30 pm Takahinga O Mua – The New Zealand Wars G
The New Zealand Wars: Maori refusing to sell their land would feel the full force of British displeasure.
(REPEAT)

3.00 pm South Sea Shorts
Four short films from students of South Seas Film and Television School.

4.00 pm Sounds Like Us
Interviews with some of the country’s finest musicians about growing up in Aotearoa. Features Ria Hall, Three Houses Down, Adeaze, Jordan Luck and Seth Haapu.
(PREMIERE)

5.00 pm Takahinga O Mua – Women of Waitangi
A mini-series looking at New Zealand history; the people and places that helped shape our nation.

5.30 pm News: Te Kaea
Local, regional and national Maori news and international news from the Maori Television reporting team. (Maori language)
(LIVE)

6.00 pm Dame Kiri Te Kanawa – A Gala Concert G
New Zealand’s own megastar of classical song, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, returns to Auckland for a special concert with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra.
(REPEAT)

7.30 pm News: Te Kaea
Local, regional and national Maori news and international news from the Maori Television reporting team. (Maori language with English-language subtitles)
(REPEAT OF 5.30 PM BULLETIN)

8.00 pm Takahinga O Mua – Claudia Orange, A Journey
A mini-series looking at New Zealand history; the people and places that helped shape our nation.

8.30 pm Kaikohe Demolition G
Behind the bangs, prangs and blow-ups, the heart and soul of a small town is laid bare. Director Florian Habicht pays tribute to a community of characters drawn together by a desire to demolition derby.
(PREMIERE)

9.30 pm Bob Marley – Freedom Road
Exclusive behind the scenes footage of Bob Marley including previously unseen footage plus live performances. Narrated by Oscar nominated actress Esther Anderson, Marley’s long-term girlfriend.
(PREMIERE)

10.30 pm Manurewa
A confronting dramatic debut based on the events that took place around the robbery of a Manurewa liquor store in 2008, in which owner Navtej Singh was tragically murdered.
(PREMIERE)

11.00 pm News: Te Kaea
Local, regional and national Maori news and international news from the Maori Television reporting team. (Maori language with English language subtitles)
(REPEAT OF 7.30 PM BULLETIN)

11.30 pm Closedown

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