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Rewi Spraggon

Rewi Spraggon – chef, artist, musician and broadcaster has taken over the reins of the long-running series and heads out on a culinary journey around New Zealand and beyond. A trained chef, Rewi is no stranger to television having previously presented Maara Kai on Māori Television.

During his career he cooked his way around the world and picked up a few awards along the way, including the World Indigenous BBQ Champion in 2005.

But he credits most of his culinary abilities to his mum. “My mother was a caterer and the head cook at our marae so I was on her apron strings from a young age.”