Marae DIY 2019

He mea tautoko nā Te Wānanga o Aotearoa

Te Wānanga o Aotearoa are once again the proud sponsors of this unique and popular television renovation show.

Staff from Te Wānanga o Aotearoa are on the road with the Marae DIY team, working with whānau around the motu on some special Toi projects.

Our marae are special places but many iwi face challenges maintaining these cultural treasures and ensuring they continue to be places the entire community can be proud of for many years to come.

Over four days, Marae DIY provides the perfect opportunity for whānau to re-connect with their marae, embrace their community and work together for the future benefit of all.


Marae DIY, the show that has been uniting whānau and renovating marae for 14 years is taking aim at a more sustainable future in the latest series.

This year the main renovation aspect of each marae makeover will feature a sustainable project that reflects the overall message of kaitiakitanga.

It could be protecting waterways, sourcing natural materials, establishing māra kai, using more efficient energy systems or reducing, recycling or reusing waste.

Over four days, the whānau and community come together with one common goal, to awhi (care for) their marae and they’ll be learning new skills themselves as the Marae DIY crew teach them how to make waxed fabric wraps, source kai from the land, eliminate waste and show them other areas they can help keep their marae sustainable.

We’ll also be bringing in experts in these fields to discuss the benefits of these actions and the gains they’ll be making for many years to come.

However, what isn’t changing about Marae DIY is the fact that whakawhanaungatanga (relationships) is the korowai that wraps the show, and aroha (love) is the reason for our success. Tune in to learn more about marae makeovers around the country.

DIY Schedule

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