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Marae DIY - Maungapohatu Marae (Series 11, Episode Five)

Television (Full Length Episode) – 2015

For this 2015 Marae DIY episode, presenters Ria Hall and Te Ori Paki travel deep into Tūhoe territory to makeover the unique Maungapōhatu marae. The settlement was established by prophet Rua Kenana in 1907, beneath the sacred mountain of Maungapōhatu. The remote location means the Tamakaimoana people have had to embody the DIY of the show’s name. The team uncover relics of Kenana’s circular parliament, gather native bush seasoning for the hangi, and face mud and rain, horses wandering onto the marae, and getting concrete mixers up the steep mountain.

This marae has some of the most beautiful colours and interesting patterns that I’ve seen. So I’ve made it my mission to find out about this kaupapa.
– Presenter Ria Hall

Key Cast & Crew

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Kewana Duncan


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Ria Hall


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Te Ori Paki

Presenter, Te Reo Consultant

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Pip Lovell-Smith

Network Executive

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Philly de Lacey

Executive Producer

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Charlotte Wanhill


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