Te Po Mekemeke

Thursday 24 January 2013, 8.00 pm on Maori Television

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.

Thursday 17 January 2013, 8.00 pm on Maori Television

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.

Thursday 10 January 2013, 8.00 pm on Maori Television

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.

Thursday 31 May 2012, 10.00 pm on Maori Television

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.

Thursday 23 February 2012, 8.00 pm on Maori Television

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.

Monday 10 October 2011, 10.00 pm on Maori Television

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.

Monday 10 October 2011, 10.00 pm on Maori Television

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.

Maori Television is bringing boxing action to the small screen in October with a new series of TE PO MEKEMEKE and the premiere of award-winning documentary WHEN WE WERE KINGS.

Monday nights will be fight night on Maori Television from 10 October at 10pm with the premiere of series four of local fight show, TE PO MEKEMEKE, at 10pm.

The 26 episode series promises some action-packed nights of New Zealand boxing from around the country with both amateur and professional fights.

TE PO MEKEMEKE is presented in 100 percent Maori language but, because boxing is such a visual sport, producer Peter Grant says the programme will be comprehensible to viewers no matter how limited their understanding of te reo.

The critically acclaimed boxing documentary WHEN WE WERE KINGS premieres on Friday, 14 October at 9pm.

Regarded by many as one of the best boxing documentaries ever, WHEN WE WERE KINGS follows the 1974 “Rumble in the Jungle” heavyweight championship bout between George Foreman and Muhammad Ali in the former Zaire (Democratic Republic of Congo).

The film won the Oscar for best documentary feature in 1996 and features a number of celebrities including James Brown, BB King, and Spike Lee.

Tune in to Maori Television from Monday, 10 October for some top boxing with TE PO MEKEMEKE and again on Friday, 14 October for WHEN WE WERE KINGS.

TE PO MEKEMEKE starts on Monday 10 October at 10pm and WHEN WE WERE KINGS premieres on Friday 14 October at 9pm.

Thursday 19 May 2011, 10.30 pm on Maori Television

Take a ringside seat as the next generation of NZ and South Pacific boxers battle it out. Tonight: Tomas Franco v Simon Roland and Blair Paladin v Nigel Ula.

Thursday 7 April 2011 10.30 pm on Maori Television

Take a ringside seat as the next generation of NZ and South Pacific boxers battle it out. Tonight: Aung Sanda v Angus Donaldson, ‘King’ Afa Tatupu v Junior Pati, Hirini Wikaira v Andrew Lueii.