Join Waioira and Rereahu, two rangatahi on a competitively wild journey, a seriously action-packed, adrenalin-pumping adventure series, as they visit the most popular and fun spots in Aotearoa.
Rereahu is of Ngāti Porou, Rereahu-Maniapoto and Ngāti Tamatera descent. Growing up in urban Auckland Rereahu had learned aspects of Tikangā in modern community lifestyles. He has been raised with Te Reo Māori as his first language, going to Kohangā Reo, Kura Kaupapa Māori as well as Wharekura. His upbringing has shaped his Māori perspective within his community.
Rereahu grew in the ever changing industry of television and media, from being a running hand on productions, to participating in crews as a cameraman. His exciting and keen personality has found him as a suitable role in front of the camera, being able to show off not only his personality as well as his experiences within Te Reo Māori and Tikangā Māori.
He hopes that his experiences and his worldviews can help shape the minds of tamariki Māori within communities all over Aotearoa.
Nō Ngāti Porou, Rereahu-Maniapoto me Ngāti Tamatera a Rereahu. I tipu ake a Rereahu i te tāone nui o Tamakimakaurau, i reira ka ako ai ia i ngā tikanga Māori. Ko te reo Māori tōna reo whakatipu mai i Te Kohangā Reo ki te Kura Kaupapa Māori me Te Wharekura hoki. He mea tautoko tana tipurangā i tana tirohangā whānui ki te tautāwhi i ngā ahuatanga o tana hapori.
I tipu ake a Rereahu i roto i te ao papāho me onā tini āhuatanga. Mai i ngā mahi tautoko hei kaiwhina i ngā mahi hanga hōtaka ki āna mahi hopu pikitia. He tangāta whakaihiihi, whakakoakoa hoki a Rereahu, a he tika katoa tana āhua hei kaiwhakataki kōrero ki mua i te kāmera. Ko te rēo Māori me ōna tikanga kei reira hei tuara mōna i ngā wā katoa.
Ko tāna i tumanako ai, he whakahoahoa i ōna wheako me āna tirohanga whānui hei tautoko, hei āwhina i ngā tamariki Māori huri noa te motu.
He uri whakaheke a Waioira nō ngā iwi o Ngāi Tuhoe me Ngāti Awa.
I kuraina a Waioira i Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Manurewa, Te Wharekura o Manurewa, Tu Toa me Tai Wananga. Ko tōna reo taketake ake nō Ngāi Tuhoe, hāunga anō tēra i pakeke mai ia e korero Māori ana mai i tōna Kōhangā Reo me tōna Kura Kaupapa Māori.
He kōtiro māia a Waioira ki ngā tuāhua hakinakina katoa. I ako ia ki te takaro i te Poiwai i a ia e kohungāhunga tonu ana tae noa ki ngā whakataetae a Ao ki Trans Pacific.
I tākaro a Waioira mo te tīma Poitukohu Māori o Aotearoa, ka haere ki Amerika takaro ai ki tēra whakataetae.
Ko te poitarawhiti tetahi o ngā tākaro i kaingākau ia i ōna tau i te kura tuarua o Tu Toa tae noa hoki ki ngā tima o Aotearoa.
Ka uru atu a Waioira ki te tīma wāhine Māori o Aotearoa mo te Tag.
He kōtiro hūmarie, ngākau mahaki a Waioira. Koia a ia i tika ai ki te whai i te tohu orangā o te tangāta. Ka tautoko ia i ōna iwi me ōna iwi hoki ka tautoko i a ia kia eke rawa hei raukura mō ōna iwi.
Waioira is a descendant of Ngāi Tuhoe and Ngāti Awa.
Waioira was educated at Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Manurewa. Te Wharekura o Manurewa, Tu Toa me Tai Wanangā. Her language abilities derive from her people of Tuhoe, she also grew up speaking Māori from her Kōhangā Reo and Kura Kaupapa Māori.
Waioira is a very confident young woman and very capable at all types of sports. She learnt how to play Water Polo at a very young age and was lucky to compete at the Trans Pacific World Games.
Waioira also played for the Māori Basketball Team who travelled toi America to compete.
Waioira has been passionate about Basketball ever since she attended Tu Toa to her national selections.
Waioira also made it into the NZ Māori Women’s Tag team.
Waioira is a humble, pleasant, health conscious person. She supports her tribes and in turn they support her to scale the heights of success as a shining light for her people.