Parehuia Shepherd is a fantasy author for young adults who is making a name for herself in the literary world after her first novel Where Creatures Hide was named as must-read for 2018.
Aroha first joined Maori Television in 2008 as the assignment editor for Te Kāea news before moving into the sports team as a reporter ahead of the Rugby World Cup 2011.
Aroha then became a general news reporter and was appointed to cover the vast Te Matau ā Māui / Tairāwhiti region.
For 10 years, Aroha has contributed to the Māori Television newsroom in delivering Māori news across Aotearoa and abroad.
Aroha remains with our wider Māori Television whānau as a Digital Producer for our Promos Department.