In this series of Ngā Tāngata Taumata Rau – Aotearoa, Mere McLean, Stephanie Tibble & Maria Huata unravel wonderful characters, anecdotes and Māori practices.
Stephanie is passionate about te reo Māori, education and story-telling. She brings her background in Māori education and publishing to broadcasting and her media experience includes working as a reporter/director for TVNZ's Marae and Waka Huia as well as co-hosting and producing a weekly bilingual radio show on Waatea Radio.
Stephanie grew up in Nuhaka in Hawkes Bay and her iwi are Rongomaiwahine, Rongowhakaata, Ngāti Kahungunu ki Heretaunga and Ngāti Hine in Te Taitokerau. A natural listener, Stephanie has a relaxed interview style which encourages interviewees to share their experiences and reveal their own passions and stories.
Stephanie is a graduate of the Te Panekiretanga o te Reo Māori and a licensed Māori language translator. She continues to do all the things she loves in her work as a freelance media, translation and publishing consultant in Te Whanganui-a-Tara. Her new passions are gardening and simple living.
Stephanie enjoyed spending time with the special talent and crew in this series of Ngā Tāngata Taumata Rau.