Every year, hapū throughout the country fundraise, receive community grants or apply to various trusts for funding to ‘do up’ their marae. MITRE 10 MARAE DIY helps them stretch their precious budget with the use of skilled labour and sponsorship of equipment and materials.
Take a look back at Manutake Marae near Gisborne, where hardcase volunteers worked through the night on its paint job, and Hangarau Marae in Tauranga Moana where tears flowed freely at the big reveal.
Then there was the trip to Te Teko, or Texas as it is affectionately known, where the elders of Te Mapou Marae got a bird’s eye view from a chopper, and Waipatu Marae in Hastings where bad weather couldn’t stop the team giving their all.
And who could forget the dramatic landscaping at Pōhara Marae near Lake Karapiro, and the innovative approach to DIY at Tanatana Marae in the misty Urewera Valley.
Join presenters Nevak Ilolahia and Te Ori Paki for TV’s most heart-warming makeovers with the unforgettable series final of MITRE 10 MARAE DIY on Māori Television this Thursday December 7 at 8.30 PM.