13 Jul 2020

Māori venture called 'Book a Marae' could launch soon

From Morning Report, 8:46 am on 13 July 2020

A new Māori venture is hoping to get more people to make use of marae for overnight accommodation. 

Similar to Airbnb, 'Book a Marae' is an online marketplace that will allow sporting groups, conferences, holiday makers and the like to arrange a marae stay.

It is being launched in the coming months and it aims to deliver an authentic cultural experience for both domestic and, eventually, international visitors. 

Co-founder Hyrum Sunnex speaks to Gyles Beckford.