If Marae Kai Masters is anything to go by, Te Teko must have the best kai cooks in the country.
Returning in 2015 for a second season, the Maori Television Marae Kai Masters grand final to be screened tomorrow night, features a marae from Te Teko.
In 2013, Te Teko's Tu Teao Marae claimed the crown while this time around Uiraroa Marae has gone up against other teams from around the country and managed to secure a final berth.
After an impressive performance in the fundraising challenge last week, Uiraroa Marae go into the second of two grand finals just one point behind rivals Ranana Marae, and with plenty of money to buy ingredients for their final challenge - the grand hakari.
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Last week's episode saw Uiraroa impress the crowds at La Cigale Market in Parnell, Auckland, and the judges, with their Texas tucker.
For the hakari, the team's four cooks must design and make their own main menus and take on a daunting dessert challenge set by celebrity guest chef Rex Morgan.
The final prize pack worth $70,000 is definitely within reach, and as team member from Uiraroa, Tania Salmon, said: "The game ain't over yet."
Uiraroa (Ngati Awa, Ngai Tamawera) is the oldest marae in Te Teko and is across the fence from Tu Te Teao.
From a kitchen made up of donated resources this team hopes to show everyone what their marae has to offer.
With a blend of talents from a cake recipe inventor to a young hunter, Uiraroa believe they complement each other to create a roopu keen to show the country more of the great food from Texas. Uiraroa is represented by Reweti Elliott, his nephew Hone Elliott, Tania Salmon and Pera Tipene.