This Thursday sees the start of Marae Kai Master on Maori Television. Kutarere Marae from Opotiki and Tuteao Maori from Te Teko are in the contest.

Tuteao Marae is competing this Thursday while Kutarere Marae will compete August 22.

At the end of Marae Kai Master the winning marae will receive $40,000, a Moffat oven at $9500 and other prizes, stacking chairs, a jumbo multi kai cooker, a years supply of kaimoana and $5,000 vouchers fro Aotearoa Fisheries and $5,000 cash from Southern Hospitality.

A te Rapare nei te tuatahi o Here-turi-Koka ka timata te kaupapa Marae Kai Master i runga i a pouaka whakaata Maori. Tera te marae o Kutarere tetahi kei roto i te whakataetae nei no Opotiki me te marae o Tuteao no Te Teko. Ko te marae o Tuteao kei te whakataetae a tenei Rapare, otira te marae o Kutarere a te rua tekau ma rua o Here-turi-Koka. Ka mutu mai te whakataetae o te Marae Kai Masters ko te marae ka toa taumata ai ko ia ka whiwhi i te wha tekau mano tara me tetahi umu hiko Moffat e uara ana i te iwa mano rima rau tara, ara atu ano nga taonga kei te putu ki te kaupapa he turu, he jumbo multi kai cooker, kia ratonga he kotahi tau kaimoana me te tohu putea  rima mano tara i a Aotearoa Fisheries otira ka tuku a Southern Hospitality i te rima mano tara putea.