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.

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.

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:

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

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.

Te Ao - Māori News

Te Ao - Māori News  your leading Māori news provider bringing you the latest news as it happens, straight to your device. Our team is focused on delivering a more inclusive approach to Māori news by connecting directly to our communities, Te Ao Māori.

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

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.