The Best of Marae DIY – Maori TV

6 12 2006

Marae DIY
The team from MITRE 10 MARAE DIY re-visits the best makeover moments from the current series in a special one-hour finale on Māori Television this Thursday December 7 at 8.30 PM.

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.




2 responses

19 03 2007

Tino pai kotou
We gave a Korokoro Falls (water feature) as our koha to the DIY Marae Manurewa.
Big thank you to my helpers Tom Pere, Chris (Manurewa Marae warrior) & the young wahines who completed the landscaping.
The awesome Korokoro falls water feature is just on the left of the main whare.
Everyone 1 that saw it was totally amazed… with a lot of ooooo, aahhh, ffuuuu, ccheerrr, tu meke, flash bro, ooaaah bro too much… coming from the locals & visitors.
Good on ya Geno & David & the luvly wahine behind the camera:). kia ora from win

11 02 2008

Hi there,
Can you tell me if there is any footage to the marae DIY that was done at Hangarau marae in tauranga moana?
One of the old kuia have passed away, and we are wondering if we are able to see any footage to this
Kia ora

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