The Pātea Māori Club whare was in desperate need of repair when the Marae DIY team stopped by to give it a revamp. The catch — there’s only four days to do it. The renovations are given a personal note as the show’s regular builder Hare Annef is a Pātea local. Also lending a hand are soldiers from the nearby School of Military Engineering. The pressure builds as mid-construction changes are made to the plans, while elsewhere local kuia reflect on the storied history of the club. As the clock ticks down, the race is on to finish, lest the iconic club go without a whare.
Yeah nah, it's cool eh. Y'know, the vibe and the environment. Yeah nah, it's all good. All the boys are pretty happy and stoked.– Army sapper Leon Walker provides a very Kiwi assessment of renovations
Made with funding from Te Māngai Pāho