Whetu Fala

Ngā Rauru, Ngāti Maniapoto, Ngāti Maru ki Taranaki, Samoa, and Rotuma (Te Pūtahi Paoho appointment)


Whetu Fala was appointed to Māori Television’s board in July 2016. She is a well-known figure in the screen and broadcasting industries in Aotearoa and overseas and brings an impressive array of skills including experience in front of and behind the camera, and as a writer. Whetu has a passion for telling our stories using small and large screens.

She has produced, directed and edited hundreds of hours of television, including drama, documentaries, reality series and short films in Aotearoa starting at TVNZ in 1988

As a performer, she has appeared in several New Zealand movies, at the Sydney Opera House Australia, in the USA as part of Storytellers International and several Pacific Festivals of the Arts.