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

Television (Full Length Episode) – 2015

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
We were used to having nothing, but we made do with whatever, but this helps it for our younger generation as well.
– Kirituia Tumarae Teka, on the DIY spirit of Tamakaimoana people
Our maraes are our universities. It’s a place where communities come together and talk about anything and everything. It’s a place to come back and just … chill out.
– Richard Tumarae, Rua Kenana’s great grandson
Whether gathering plants, hunting for food, or milling their own timber, this marae has always been self-sufficient.
– Presenter Te Ori Paki