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Aroha Mane

Aroha Mane is an Online Reporter and Elections 2017 Researcher for Māori Television's News & Current Affairs Department.  Aroha returned to Māori Television in 2015, bringing with her skills and experience in a range of roles within Māori broadcasting.

Aroha Treacher

Aroha joined Maori Television in 2008 as the assignment editor for Te Kaea News before moving into the sports team as a reporter ahead of the Rugby World Cup 2011 and then changing roles to a general news reporter.

Election Aotearoa

Māori Television's extensive coverage of the Māori electorates and candidates vying for your vote in Election 2017. Māori Television is the only broadcaster polling the Māori electorates and will bring you in depth coverage in the lead up, throughout and after election day.

Eru Paranihi

Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Tūwharetoa, Ngāti Raukawa.  Born and bred in Lower Hutt, Eru brings a passion for Te Reo Māori and a knowledge of sport to the team.

Heta Gardiner

Heta Gardiner has been a reporter since 2009, cutting his teeth at the Auckland newsroom for Te Karere, then moving to be a European correspondent until 2013.  After returning from London, Heta became a Wellington-based reporter with Te Karere.

Jessica Tyson

Te Atihaunui a Pāpārangi Jess joined our News and Current Affairs team in 2017 as an Assignment Editor for Te Kāea.  She began her journalism career working as an Assignments Assistant and Online Reporter at TVNZ.

Kawe Roes

Kawe Roes (Ngāti Rereahu, Ngāti Maniapoto): Kawe was raised in the King Country and is a descendent of Ngāti Rereahu and Ngāti Maniapoto tribes with filial connections to most of Europe.

Kim Webby

Kim Webby is a renowned journalist who has reported and directed a wide range of stories and documentaries for Television New Zealand and Māori Television. One of her documentaries, The Price of Peace, based on the 2007 police raids in Tūhoe, screened at the 2015 NZ Film Festival.

Leah Te Whata

Leah (Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Whātua) began her broadcasting career at Kia Ora FM at the age of 16.  Driven by her passion for Te Reo Māori and kaupapa Māori she became Awa FM’s Breakfast Show host.

Lynette Amoroa

Lynette Amoroa has a long history of experience in Māori broadcasting, and is currently the Executive Producer of Te Kāea. If you have a story to share with Lynette, email her here at:

Mānia Clarke

Mānia Clarke has recently joined our Te Kāea news team working in on our general news stories. If you have a story to share with Mānia, email her at

Oriini Kaipara

Oriini Kaipara is the presenter of Māori Television's flagship current affairs show Native Affairs. Oriini Kaipara (Tūhoe, Ngāti Awa, Ngāti Tūwharetoa) is a proud mum and a staunch advocate of Te Reo Māori.

Pere Wihongi

Pere Wihongi joins the Māori Television newsroom as a Native Affairs reporter for 2018. If you have a story to share with Pere, you can email him via

Ripeka Timutimu

Ripeka Timutimu returns to the Māori Television newsroom as a Native Affairs reporter for 2018. If you have a story to share with Ripeka, you can email her at

Ruth Smith

Ruth has recently joined our Te Kāea news team as a sports reporter. If you have a story for Ruth, email her via

Talisa Kupenga

Te Aitanga-a-Mate, Ngati Porou - Born and raised in Gisborne, Talisa attended Waikirikiri School, and Lytton High School. At age seven, while living with her grandparents, her koro placed her in the te reo unit – a decision she is forever grateful for.

Tema Hemi

Tema Hemi has recently joined our Te Kāea news team as a general news reporter. If you have a story for Tema, you can email him via

Wikitōria Day

Ngāi Tūhoe Wikitōria Day was born in Whakatāne, and attended Whakatāne High School.  Sports has always played a big part in her life and whilst at school she was involved in a range of sports including hockey, volleyball and waka kōpapa.