Profiling five crafters, Mitre 10 Local Legends reveals the skill level that could be just over the back fence. Meet the local operators who’ve turned their love of DIY into a day’s work.
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Mitre 10 Local Legends Episodes
New Series: Based in Napier, Artist Tony Harrington paints onto anything he can find. Painting onto recycled timber, Tony produces colourful images, inspired by growing up kiwi.
Wellingtonian Dave Gilberd was always a lego kid. That drive to make stuff has stayed with him, as he built a business hand making intricate and beautiful guitars.
Carpenter turned furniture designer Ian Rouse builds things to last. His aim is to build furniture that will become family heirlooms, because the quality and style is timeless.
Skater-boy Dave North is all grown up, but his passion for skateboards is just as strong as ever. Based in Nelson Creek, Dave's skateboards and skateramps are the tools of choice for next generation boarders.
Series Final: Finding herself in a new flat with no furniture, Adrianna Christie learned how to build some herself. Now her distinctive pallet furniture can be found across the country.