He ūpoko takitahi e kore e nuku.
Te Arawa Communications is managed by General Manager, Rawiri Waru, who reports directly to the Board.
He is joined by five staff members.
Te Arawa Waka, Te Arawa tangata!
Te Arawa Canoe, Te Arawa People!
This whakatāuki refers to the collective connections we share as those who journeyed together from Hawaiki in the Te Arawa double-hulled voyaging canoe representing the living face of our ancestors.
Te Arawa Whānui, Tuwharetoa, Ngāti Rauhoto, Ngāpuhi,Te Whānau-a-Apanui, Ngāi Tahu
Kei aku iti, kei aku rahi, Kei ngā uri o roroa mā, o nunui mā. Tēna rā koutou katoa.
I am the General Manager of Te Arawa Communications and have been with the organisation for nearly a decade.
Born and breed in Rotorua, it was only natural for me to find a way to contribute to my iwi tupu using skills that I have acquired over time.
I have a passion for my people, Te Reo Māori, Music, Education and the Media Industry so what better place is there to work than here at Te Arawa Communications!
Mehemea kihei koe e mohio ki te korero Māori, me pehea koe e mārama ai ki ngā tikanga me ngā korero tuku iho a ngā tipuna.
I've spent the last 25 years working within the Māori broadcasting industry in both television and radio. Throughout those years, I have gained experience in television and radio journalism, editorial, production and management.
Since my return to te Reo Irirangi o Te Arawa, my focus remains with the quality of te reo Maori and producing the radio station’s archival recordings to make them accessible to all of Te Arawa through the radio station’s daily Te Awatea programme 10am-4pm.
Te Arawa, Mataatua, Tainui
I have always been an active member of my whānau, hapū me iwi o Te Arawa. Recently, I worked as part of a team that produced the Ngā Rokiroki series for Māori Television, which is currently airing on Te Arawa Fm’s daily Te Awatea programme. Since then, I joined Te Arawa FM to liaise with whānau, hapū and iwi and digitise the radio station’s archival recordings, thereby making them accessible to Te Arawa and other listeners.
I also report on important events that happen around the rohe of Te Arawa,including taking photos and interviewing of people. Another important aspect of my position here is producing our weekly koeke programme, Te Reo o Ohomairangi.
Te Arawa, Mataatua
I began my Radio career with Radio Te Arawa 1XF when it first began as a Training module.Over the years I have worked at many other stations such as Geyserland FM, Mai FM, Ruia mai and Raukawa FM.
This will be my fourth time back at Te Reo Irirangi o Te Arawa.When I was last here I was known as Te Kingi o te ata, now I am known as Te Kingi o te ahiahi.Te Arawa drive from 4pm till 7pm.Radio is how we can impact our people positively and in realtime.
If it happens now we can tell you about it now. Maori Radio allows us to inform and entertain our people our way.
This is the station for the Te Arawa nation. Keep it locked on your radio.
My Broadcasting career began in 1974 with the NZBC. After 10 years working at 1ZB's Auckland studios I moved to Rotorua where I worked at Radio NZ's Technical base carrying out radio station installations and servicing work.
I have been associated with Te Reo Irirangi O Te Arawa since 1989. The highlights of my work here being the technical installation at the present Hinemoa St studios and the 2013 Te Matatini Broadcast.
I currently operate an independent technical servicing business assisting Radio Stations in Rotorua, Taupo, Tauranga, Hamilton, Tokoroa, Ngaruawahia and Gisborne.
Outside of work, I really enjoy fishing. My best catch to date is a 201kg Blue Marlin.
Rongowhakaata, Ngāi Tāmanuhiri, Ngāpuhi
I started on Te Arawa FM two years ago after a gospel choir interview turned into an opportunity to do a gospel segment on iwi radio. The excitement of being able to do something I am absolutely passionate about but in a real and relevant way for Maori was a chance to shed light on being Christian and maintaining my identity as Maori. Being part of Te Arawa FM has been an amazing experience to be involved in contributing to our community, this also works in conjunction with my mahi as a Te Arawa Whanau Ora Navigator (Paearahi). My interests are music and musical theatre, I am currently in local band STAVE and a committee member of the ROTORUA MUSCIAL THEATRE SOCIETY. I am privilege to be working for Te Arawa FM I love it immensely and am excited for the future of iwi radio.
Ngāti Hinemihi, Tuhourangi, Ngāti Tarāwhai, Ngāti Rongomai, Te Arawa
I am currently the host of “Te Reo o Ohomairangi” talkshow which airs on Te Arawa FM on Sunday’s 12pm-2pm.
Worked on the “Papa Ruru Show” gaining some experience in radio announcing for some 5 years – 1998-2004. At the same period was employed by Te Roopu o Iwi Te Arawa working the Matua concept iof community services. Re: John Rangihau and Co. submissions of “Puaoteatatu”. I was a social service worker until 2008 and am now chairman of Board of Trustees, T.R.A.I.O.T. I am married with 8 children. My working life has been with government departments: NZ Forest Service, ublic Works, NZ Railways, Member of Maori Wardents, Koroua of T.R.A.I.O.T , “Stand NZ Children service, “Tu Maia” (Childrens’ Health Camp – Tarawera Road).