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Pete And Pio Join Forces for New Maori Tv Food Show

Pete And Pio Join Forces for New Maori Tv Food Show

Comedian, actor and entertainer Pio Terei has teamed up with television foodie Pete Peeti to highlight the great Kiwi outdoors inPETE AND PIO, starting this Friday at 8pm.

The pair head out on a kai safari around Aotearoa and share their experience of food gathering – and eating – and the people they met along the way over 13 mouth-watering episodes.

Pete, the former host of KAI TIME ON THE ROAD, says working alongside Pio was one of the highlights of the journey.

“We both bring a different skill set; Pio is a master at his craft when it comes to communicating, and a born entertainer.

“I was able to share my knowledge in the harvesting, gathering and cooking of kai,” he says.

“It was also great meeting and learning from people all around the country. I truly believe people, places and food are the best recipe for success”

PETE AND PIO begins in Maketu where the pair are treated to a delicious ‘seafood pie’ prepared by celebrity chefs, Kasey and Karena Bird.

Further down the track, the duo find themselves diving for seafood in one of New Zealand’s greatest diving spots, the Poor Knights Islands. Raglan, Island Bay and Motueka are also on the map.

Tune into PETE AND PIO every Friday at 8.00pm from July 17 on Māori Television with episodes available on demand the next day at:


Episode 1: July 17 - Maketu

Pete and Pio head to the small coastal village of Maketu where they help local whanau harvest seafood to prepare and cook up. Local celebrity chefs Karena and Kasey Bird treat the boys to their own kaimoana dish, “seafood pie”.

Episode 2: July 24 – Arapawa Island (Marlborough Sounds)

Pete and Pio meet the Love whanau based on Arapawa Island. Skipper Harry Love and diver Zac Love take the boys to a couple of spots in the Marlborough Sounds in search of sweet scallops, fat kina and elusive crayfish.

Episode 3: July 31 - Kaipara

The Stewart whanau from the upper reaches of the Kaipara harbour host Pete and Pio on this week’s journey. Haapi and Dylan set the rods and bait the hooks to catch fish for the table. Even a net is set on the incoming tide to increase the chances.

Episode 4: August 14 – East Coast

Pete & Pio catch the early sun rays of Te Tairawhiti region as they travel along the shores of the East Coast. The Savage whanau host the boys for a couple of days in Tatapouri revealing some of their top fishing and dive spots.

Episode 5: August 21 – Te Kouma

Next stop for Pete & Pio the Firth of Thames, a picturesque place that offers a tasty smorgasbord of kaimoana. Local charter boat operator Noel Pearce takes the boys out to the famous Coromandel mussel farms for a spot of fishing.

Episode 13: October 9 – Tipi Whenua

Today’s show brings back the magic memories we have enjoyed with you around the country. It’s a celebration of wonderful hospitality, sweet korero and tasty kai whatever the flavour.


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