Native Affairs Summer Series – Sister Act

By Ruwani Perera

For Aotearoa's first MasterChef couples champs Kasey and Karena Bird, who blitzed their way into the Nation's hearts, the reality TV win was just the start of what's been an incredible year for them.

The Maketu sisters haven't wasted any time building their business empire, despite being told by lots of people that they were crazy and didn't have a clue what they were doing. 

Ruwani Perera took a trip to the girls' hometown in the Bay of Plenty and found the inspiration behind the success of the sisters, who are determined to show New Zealanders exactly what they can achieve.