Who we are & what we do

Te Reo Irirangi o Te Arawa was established in the early 1980s under the flagship of the Te Arawa Trust Board. It wasn’t until November 1990 that Te Reo Irirangi o Te Te Arawa became an incorporated entity under the Charitable Trust Act.

In 1992 Te Rūnanga Nui o Te Arawa was nominated as the Licence Holder.

Throughout our long history, Te Reo Irirangi o Te Arawa (TRIOTA) has distinguished itself as a nimble and future focused iwi radio station with the ability to respond to the needs of the station as well as Te Arawa audiences as we fulfil our mission.


Te Arawa Communications’ vision for all Te Arawa to speak Māori and be proud of their Te Arawatanga.

Our mission is to unify Te Arawa waka through the delivery of our reo, history and celebration of who we are and what we stand for via multi-media platforms.


  • To protect, celebrate and share Te Reo Māori.

  • To reflect the kawa of the Te Arawa Confederation of Tribes.

  • To inform, assist and encourage those who identify with their cultural heritage as Tangata Whenua.



1192 Hinemoa Street, Rotorua

Phone number:

(07) 349 2959

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Ngā Mahi – Services

For nearly 30 years, Te Arawa Communications has grown extensive knowledge and experience in the multi-media industry.

We are able to assist organisations and businesses in maximising their potential.


Broadcasting - 50 years
Te Reo Māori - 100 years


Te Arawa FM currently broadcasts to local, regional, national and international audiences offering programmes about Te Arawa, and content that promotes the revitalisation and preservation of ngā reo o Te Arawa and Māori.  We are committed to broadcast from Te Arawa events and festivals.  We offer to organisations across all demographics opportunities to air their kaupapa on Te ArawaFM.


Our daily schedule reflects our whānau, hapū and iwi.  We produce and broadcast exciting, unique and informative programmes for all ages, across all programme genre.

Our ultimate goal is to contribute to the normalisation ō ngā reo o Te Arawa in our homes, on  the marae – otirā ki ngā wāhi katoa, i ngā wā katoa.

Marketing Strategies

We also offer a wide range of knowledge and experience to enable our Te Arawa organisations and businesses to promote and market their kaupapa to local, regional, national and international audiences.


Filming is a future pathway for Te Arawa Communications.  The production of “Ngā Rokiroki o Te Arawa” for Māori Television is proof of our ability and capacity to make great television for the future.

Audio Engineering

We offer studio facilities for audio recordings as well as the production of creative bilingual commercials, pānui, infomercials and specialist programmes.

Te Arawa Organisations

These are just some of the many incredible Te Arawa Organisations.
POT Holdings
NW Endowment
POT Trust
TA Fish
Te Puna Akoranga o Ngati Whakaue