Maori Television's blog

Tuesday January 30 at 8.30 PM


In June 1964, Nelson Mandela and six others were sentenced to life imprisonment for planning to overthrow South Africa’s Apartheid system by military means. Using original footage plus exclusive interviews with Mandela and his fellow ex-prisoners, this documentary recounts the untold story of the notorious Rivonia Trial.

Monday January 29 at 8.30 PM

Join a team of top forensic archaologists as they use ancient skeletal remains to unravel the fascinating mystery of Rameses the Great, one of Egypt’s most successful pharaohs. Is one skull that of his first-born son, who the Bible says was struck down by God? And could another son be Moses, who rejected his father’s will and led slaves to freedom?

Monday January 29 at 8.00 PM

Comedian Pio Terei hooks up with more interesting characters in his hikoi around the coast of Aotearoa. After trying to net mullet and getting tangled up with surfcasting, he meets with some whanau for his favourite activity – feasting on kai moana!

Monday – Friday at 6.00 PM

Those wise wahine are back with even more problem-solving wisdom for the down-at-heart of Aotearoa. From romantic wrangles and family feuds to work woes and back-stabbing buddies, Auntie Mabel and her team of tough-talking agony aunties have the no-nonsense answers to kick troubles into touch.