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.

She has completed a BA in Maori Studies, a Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism (with merit) at Massey University, and has a background in print journalism.
Her interests include grassroots stories, indigenous cultures and progress for te reo Maori. 

If you have any story ideas please email - talisa.kupenga@maoritelevision.com