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Marae DIY - Manutuke Marae (Series Three Episode)

Television (Full Length Episode) – 2006

Marae DIY is a long-running Māori Television series that brings a tangata whenua twist to the home renovation reality format: "marae knock out their 10-year plans in just four days". This Qantas Award-winning episode heads to Manutuke Marae (south of Gisborne) mid-winter in 2006. Marae DIY creator Nevak Rogers (aka Nevak Ilolahia) has Rongowhakaata whakapapa. Alongside co-presenter Te Ori Paki, Rogers plays cheerleader as her whānau rally to meet the goals: from french doors for the kitchen, to makeovers for the nannies (including a moko by Derek Lardelli).

[Marae DIY was a] great thing for the people of Manutuke. We did so much work, it seems so surreal – the wharenui, the dining room, the kitchen, the gardens, deck and courtyard. I walk around our marae today and think ‘wow I was part of this and I did this with my kaumatua, my whānau and my cousins’ and it gives you a buzz.
– Matai Smith, Manutuke Marae

Key Cast & Crew

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Maramena Roderick

Editor, Director

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Nevak Rogers

Producer, Presenter

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Te Ori Paki


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Lara Northcroft


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Hinewehi Mohi


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Kiwa Mihaka


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