Arataua Awards and Achievements
WINNER - Bi-lingual Award, Rotorua Business Excellence Awards 2019
FINALIST - Small Business of the year, Rotorua Business Excellence Awards 2019
WINNER - Kahurangi Milne - Maori Womans Development League, Waiariki Regional Awards 2019
2022 New Zealand Podcast award winners for “Whakamāori 1” in the following categories:
Best Education Podcast
Best Māori and Pacific Hosts
2021 Aotearoa Māori Music Award Winners- Atareta and Te Haakura (Te Nūtube)
Mana o te Reo
2022 Māori Television Matariki Award- Atareta and Te Haakura (Te Nūtube)
2023 Waiata Māori Music Awards Finalist- Chey Milne
Best Māori Hip Hop Album
Best Te Reo Māori Album
Te Rarawa, Ngā Puhi, Ngāi Tahu
I’m down with a good beer and good company! Started my career in the iwi radio space back home in Te Tai Tokerau and then moved into being a presenter on Pukana, I Am TV and other television shows. I then found a passion for behind the camera and really just being a natural tutu with editing and shooting. Coming up to ten years growing Arataua as a Kaupapa and heaps more to learn.
Recently launched my second te reo Māori hip hop album ‘Whaikōrero Raps 2” where I get to fuse my aroha for te reo Māori and passion for hip hop together- Doitz. Chur
Ngāti Rangiwewehi | Ngāti Whakaue
Tūranga mahi: Kaihautu / Director
My labels include: Māmā, kaihaka and wahine Māori, I love everything about being Māori, the good, the bad and the hōhā ;-)
My career background is in the marketing, media and tertiary sectors and grateful for the leap we took some years back to start our own pakihi (business). Our two kōtiro Māori have grown up in this small humble kaupapa and everything we commit to is about providing tamariki and whānau like ours who are passionate about te reo Māori with quality content.
I am also passionate about supporting other Māmā like me and in 2018 founded the Kia Ora Māmā Community (Charitable Trust). A kaupapa dedciated to uplifting and empowering Māori Māmā on their journeys whatever that may be.
Kapa Haka also plays a siginificant part in our lives and you’ll often hear it blasting on our UE Booms or a poi twirling here and there.
E mihi nui atu ana ki a koutou.