Aroha Awarau

Aroha Awarau is a story producer for Native Affairs.  He affiliates to Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Maru and Niue.

An award winning journalist, Aroha joined Māori Television in 2016 after ten years as a magazine journalist.  Aroha is the former news editor for Woman’s Day and a senior writer for NZ Woman’s Weekly. 

Originally from Hāwera, Aroha has also written two successful plays and a short film that travelled to various international festivals.

If you want to share your kōrero with Aroha, send him an email at or contact our Native Affairs Team.