THE OPPOSITE SEX – SEX AND EMOTION (INTERNATIONAL DOCO) – Tuesday May 27 at 8.30 PM
A fascinating documentary that exposes the difference between men and women – their bodies, brains, emotions and behaviour – and questions our current beliefs about what is ‘natural’ to each gender. Are men naturally more aggressive than women? Are women really the natural nurturers? Sometimes provocative, at times funny, viewers can expect fresh insight into themselves and their opposite sex – and perhaps a few changes of opinion.
FROM STREET TO SKY (NZ DOCO) – Wednesday May 28 at 8.30 PM
An early member of the Polynesian Panthers, reggae musician, committed Rastafarian and Che Fu’s father – Tigilau Ness has been a key figure in the relationship between Maori and Peoples of the Pacific. One of four people imprisoned for his stand against apartheid and the 1982 Springbok Tour, he’s never shied away from social wrongs, and his vision has helped forge unity in the Polynesian community.
HUNTING AOTEAROA – Thursday May 29 at 9.30 PM
Season premiere! The only New Zealand television show for hunting and shooting enthusiasts is back by popular demand. Take in the spectacular scenery and watch some good keen huntsmen bag some big game, with presenter Howie Morrison Junior.
VODAFONE ONE TRIBE TV – Friday May 30 at 8.00 PM
The players and the personalities behind New Zealand’s only NRL franchise – the Vodafone Warriors. A magazine show that brings the fans closer to their heroes, and follows the guys as they get out into the community – in hospitals, at junior league club special training sessions, and doing their bit for the anti-text bullying campaign.
ARERO (YOUTH) – Saturday May 31 at 5.30 PM
Season premiere! The return of the show that examines the issues surrounding the youth of today. Panelists Otene Hopa, Parearau Black, Faye Peke and Skye Stirling are in the studio. Today’s topic: Haka competitions run through from primary and secondary schools to adult groups. Some say the competitions have hit overkill, and others wouldn’t have it any other way.
KAI ORA (COOKING) – Sunday June 1 at 7.00 PM
Season premiere! Fresh fare, fabulous music and eclectic celebrity guests are the essential ingredients for this show. Anne Thorp hosts the series from her commercial kitchens in Herne Bay and at Pakiri Beach. Celebrate fine dining Maori style, with lots of laughter, and guests who reciprocate her hospitality by singing for their supper.
LET MY WHAKAPAPA SPEAK (SUNDAY FEATURE) – Sunday June 1 at 9.00 PM
This documentary, by renowned director Tainui Stephens, examines the struggles that led to the growth of the kohanga reo movement – and the woman at the forefront of change. An inspiration to many, a thorn in the side to some, Iritana Tawhiwhirangi is a woman whose reputation precedes her as someone unafraid and compelled to speak her mind. She is one of a generation of leaders who emerged in the post-war era, and her influence has ranged across government, broadcasting and tribal issues, and of course, education.