Director: Gianni Aro-Reid | 8 min | 2019 | New Zealand
Neil Reid has been creating traditional Māori kai in a hāngi earth oven for many decades.
He grew up watching and learning the process of the hāngi through his ancestors during the whānau Christmas parties they had in Maketu.
Neil decided to take this knowledge to his new home in South Auckland, Manurewa and begin creating his own hāngi with the help of his whānau.
Guiding his younger generations through the seven-hour procedure, we watch as the Reid whānau create New Zealand’s oldest Māori dish, bringing together friends and family from all over to enjoy this historic kai.
NZ SHORTS presented by Chorus and supported by Shift72