Aroha Awarau

Aroha Awarau (Ngati Porou, Ngati Maru, Niuean) is a story producer for Native Affairs.  An award winning journalist, Aroha joined Māori Television in 2016 after ten years as a magazine journalist.

Eru Paranihi

Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Tūwharetoa, Ngāti Raukawa.  Born and bred in Lower Hutt, Eru brings a passion for Te Reo Māori and a knowledge of sport to the team.

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.

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.

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

Online News Team

Our Online News Team reports on the latest news stories and what's trendy online at local, national and international levels. Catch our midday news bulletin every weekday LIVE on the Māori Television homepage

Oriini Kaipara

Oriini Kaipara is the presenter of Māori Television's flagship current affairs show Native Affairs. If you have a story to share with her, email via

Taiha Molyneux

Taiha is of Tūhoe and Ngati Kahungunu descent she has led the Online News team at Māori Television as Executive Producer for just over a year and was formerly a producer for Te Kāea news.

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.

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.