MARAE TEAMS ANNOUNCED FOR NEW COMPETITIVE COOKING SERIES

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Teams representing marae from all over New Zealand are about to do battle in a new competitive cooking series coming soon to Maori Television.

MARAE KAI MASTERS blends the best ingredients from some of the most successful cooking shows in a fresh new format with a distinctly New Zealand flavour, says associate producer and Presenter, Nevak Rogers.

Eight teams representing Te Ngaere Bay in the Far North to Kaikoura in the South have been selected from almost 100 marae wanting to be part of the exciting new series.

Filming of MARAE KAI MASTERS begins next week with teams showcasing their culinary skills on their home turf before they travel to Auckland to compete.

Its shaping up to be a great contest, says Rogers.

Were pitting some of the ringawera greats from around the country against one another in a series of challenges that will not only test their skills and creativity, but their nerve and teamwork too.

The eight teams vying to become the inaugural MARAE KAI MASTERS are:

Te Ngaere Marae, Ngapuhi, Northland

Whiti te Ra Marae, Ngati Whatua, Kaipara

Waipapa Marae, Ngati Hikairo, Kawhia

Huria Marae, Ngati Ranginui, Tauranga

Kutarere Marae, Whakatohea, Opotiki

Tu Teao Marae, Ngati Awa, Te Teko

Pukemokimoki Marae, Ngati Kahungunu, Napier

Maungamanu Marae, Ngai Tahu, Kaikoura

ENDS

For interviews, images or further information contact:

Nevak Rogers
Associate Producer
Tumanako Productions
nevak@tumanako.co.nz
Mobile: 021 648 829

Lauren Mentjox
Kaiwhakaputa Matua
Senior Publicist
Maori Television
DDI +64 9 539 7108
http://www.maoritelevision.com/

Tune in to Maori Television. Call 0800 MA TATOU (0800 62 82868) for assistance,
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