Maori Television Highlights

Press Release – Maori Television Service

New this week O Whakaaro The 3rd Half Tirohia Kia ora Molweni Sports: The World Indigenous Touch Champs Te Wao Tuturu Deane Waretini: Now is the Hour Season finals this week Blackstone Coming soon NZ Post Waka Ama 2013 A month of …Maori Television Highlights
New this week
O Whakaaro ®
The 3rd Half ®
Tirohia ®
Kia ora Molweni
Sports: The World Indigenous Touch Champs ®
Te Wao Tuturu ®
Deane Waretini: Now is the Hour ®

Season finals this week

Coming soon
NZ Post Waka Ama 2013
A month of NZ films:
January 26 – Bad Blood
February 2 – Rain of the Children
February 9 – Beyond Reasonable Doubt
February 16 – Ngati
Waitangi Day – Crack Up – A special comedy show hosted by Mike King


2.00 pm O Whakaaro G
A portable talk show set in the quads of tertiary institutes around the country. Tonight: Should Aotearoa raise the legal drinking age? A heated debate between Emma Mellow and Te Rata Hikairo.

2.30 pm The 3rd Half G
Characters from rugby clubs across the nation play for club pride as they test their rugby knowledge and creativity. Hosted by Willie Lose, with team captains Buck Shelford and Glen Osborne.

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)

8:30 pm Two Hands AO
Jimmy is a 19-year-old ex-street kid, an aspiring young hooligan who loses ten thousand gangster dollars and has to pull his first bank job to avoid the bullet.


3.30 pm Sports: The World Indigenous Touch Champs UR
Coverage from the 2010 World Indigenous Touch Tournament held at Neil Hunt Park, Rotorua in January. (PREMIERE REPEAT)

6.00 pm Te Wao Tuturu PGR
Natural history documentaries from throughout the world. Tonight: The Diva Mummy. In the early 1970s construction workers near Changsha, China unearthed the tomb of aristocrat Xin Zhui. (SERIES PREMIERE REPEAT)

8.30 pm The Grocer’s Son AO
Antoine (30) is forced to leave the city to return to his home town. His father is sick so he must assume his old lifestyle, running the family grocery store in threat of being shut down. (REPEAT)


8.00 pm Warrant of Fitness G
Hands-on health information from a Maori perspective. Tonight: Tissa enlists the support of Te Hotu Manawa Maori to help her plan a healthy and affordable kai strategy for her whanau.

8.30 pm Native Affairs Summer Series UR
Navy diver Rob Hewitt almost lost his life diving for crayfish off the Kapiti Coast. Recently Hewitt returned to Kapiti Island, visiting local marae and kura to reflect on his time with Tangaroa.

9.30 pm Deane Waretini: Now Is The Hour PGR
We meet legendary singer and Christchurch cabbie Deane Waretini and discover his dream to relaunch his career. (PREMIERE REPEAT)


8.30 pm Tuesday Documentary: River of Renewal G
Tells the story of conflict over the resources of California and Oregon’s Klamath Basin. Different dominant groups have extracted its minerals, trees, and water with disastrous consequences.

9.30 pm Blackstone AO
A compelling series based on the fictional Blackstone First Nation, suffering as a result of the corruption of its Chief and Council. From within the community, a new generation of leaders rise up to fight. (FINAL REPEAT)

10.30 pm The Sharing Circle G
This episode follows two groups of athletes competing in both the Inuit and Dene games, showing their cultural significance while revealing the skill and agility required to compete in these amazing events. (REPEAT)


8.00 pm He Iwi Whakapono G
Ruia Aperahama continues his discussion with Tapihana Shelford regarding the Ratana Church. (REPEAT)

8.30 pm Kowhao Rau G
Quinton Hita journeys back to his roots to capture the Ngapuhi dialect through tableside yarns with kaumatua.

10:30 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: Taame Iti


8.00 pm Te Po Mekemeke G
Take a ringside seat as the next generation of male and female boxers battle it out in a series of matches from around the country.

8.30 pm Poitukohu NBA 2012 UR
Maori Television is pleased to bring you action from the 2012 National Basketball Association (NBA) season. Tonight: Oklahoma City v LA Clippers.

10.30 pm Hunting Aotearoa AO
Tonight the crew finish up their time on the East Coast. Host Howard Morrison Jnr goes pig hunting with Quinten Pardoe and his brother Dean on the outskirts of Ruatoria. (REPEAT)


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: Rangitahi Marae, Murupura. (REPEAT)

9.30 pm Kapa Haka Kids G
Follows a group of novice students from Auckland’s North Shore who have just four weeks to prepare for the kapa haka performance of their lives, in front of an audience of thousands! (REPEAT)

10.00 pm Maumahara G
Sixty years ago, Maori children were smacked at school or ‘fed soap’ for speaking Maori. Some of them, now kaumatua, speak about the trauma of those early days.
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