Aroha Mane

Aroha Mane is the Assignments Editor for our daily news programme, Te Kāea. Aroha returned to Māori Television in 2015, bringing with her skills and experience in a range of roles within Māori broadcasting.

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.

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.

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 an internationally-renowned journalist and director who has worked on a range of shows and documentaries for New Zealand television.

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.

Leo Horgan

Leo Horgan has been with Māori Television since 2011, and part of the Māori Television Online News team since 2016. As our Online Sub-Editor, Leo is right across the latest news updates locally, nationally and globally.

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

Moana Makapelu Lee

Moana Makapelu Lee is a sports reporter for Te Kāea who has covered a range of stories since 2016. Recently Moana was an integral member of the Māori Television news crew who covered the 2018 Commonwealth Games held in Australia's Gold Coast.

Native Affairs

Māori Television’s award-winning current affairs series Native Affairs, for more news from a “native” perspective. Mondays, 8.00pm. "We go beyond the headline, your story, our story."

Ngahuia Wade

Ngahuia Wade is currently the producer for Māori Television's current affairs show, Native Affairs. If you have a story you would like to share with Ngahuia, email

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

Rahia Timutimu

Tūhoe, Ngāti Awa, Ngāti Porou Rahia was born in Whakatāne and spent her early childhood being schooled at Te Kura Kaupapa Maori ā Rohe o Rūātoki.  Her whānau moved to Ruatoria at the age of 10 where she attended Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Te Waiū o Ngāti Porou.  

Regan Paranihi

Regan first joined our Online News team in 2017, and for 2018 has a new role as an Online VJ Reporter. If you have a story to share with Regan, please email her on

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

Tina Wickliffe

Tina Wickliffe is a renowned investigative journalist who has spent years covering stories that matter to Māori. For 2018, Tina joins the Māori Television newsroom as an experienced Native Affairs reporter.

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.