Ko wai a Arataua? He kamupene Māori e whai ana kia whakatairanga i te ahurea Māori ki te ao!

Meet the Team I Te Whānau o Arataua

We are a passionate and driven team with a key focus to deliver te reo Māori language and culture through expression of media, communications and marketing across Aotearoa I New Zealand

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

Chey Milne - Director / Producer

Te Rarawa, Ngā Puhi, Ngāi Tahu
@chey_milne
There is never a dull moment in the Arataua Office when Mr Milne is around.

Tūranga mahi: Kaimahi matua e hiahia ana ki te tākaro hahaupōro erangi auare ake
Three words to describe yourself? Pūrotu, Ngākau koa, Gangsta lol
Any advice for all the Ngāpuhi out there who are wanting to get with an Arawa? Mahia!! He nui ngā hua lol
Favourite Netflix show? Anything with swords or bow and arrows.
Who’s funnier, you or Kimo? Depends on the hui
Describe your ideal dinner meal: Schnitzel, mash, peas and a Keri Orange Juice or Pan Head

Kahurangi Milne - Director / Producer / Māmā

Ngāti Whakaue , Ngāti Rangiwewehi
“Kahu” @kahurangi___

Tūranga mahi: Kaihautu / Director however my main job seems to be whipping @Chey into line (“eye roll”)
Favourite Arataua project: Definitely ‘Kia Ora Māmā’ - I love how we’ve created a space to empower wahine Māori!

Foodie faves: Love a good Acai Bowl and any veges. I’m what you call a flexitarian - floating between vegan and vegetarian eating ;-) 
Choose ONE of the following live concerts: John Legend, Celine Dion or Alicia Keys? John Legend for sure!
Describe your ideal weekend: Cleaning my whare, hanging out with our tamariki, and a wine and nice kai to end the day!

Ranui Maxwell - Production Manager

Ngāti Whakaue, Ngāti Rangiwewehi, Te Whānau a Apanui, Ngāti Awa
Next up! Meet the lady who keeps our office running smoothly: Ranui Maxwell - @razzie26

Tūranga mahi: Production Manager
Top 3 things on your bucket list? Run a marathon, travel to Scotland and Ireland, make a movie
Favourite item of clothing you own? A light green mohair jersey that my Nan knitted me
White wine or Red? White wine
Describe your ideal holiday? Somewhere hot with a pool, great food with my babies,
family and friends (with access to child-care lol), beautiful sites to visit

Peter Miringaorangi - Editor

Ngati Porou, Te Whanau a Apanui 
Peter Miringaorangi a.k.a “Peter” lol - @sikeoner88

Tūranga mahi: Editor
Tell us a joke: Today at the bank, an old lady asked me to help her check her balance. So I pushed her over.
Favourite movie? The Quest
Do you have any advice for rangatahi who are wanting to do editing? Editing/Post Production is easier than digging holes, so take your pick.
Best place you’ve visited? Tikapa on the East Coast, where my Marae (Pokai Marae) is situated. Most beautiful place on earth.
Describe your ideal Christmas? All the whānau, lots of yummy kai, good company and a big, big traditional Christmas tree with green, red and gold decorations.

Te Rau Pou - Production / Creative Co-ordinator

Te Arawa, Ngāpuhi, Ngāi Tāmanuhiri, Tainui
Tūtaki mai ki a Te Rau o Te Huia Pou, “Te Rau” - @_terauotehuia

Tūranga mahi: Production/Creative Co-ordinator
What is your dream job? Working at Arataua or at Vogue
What item of clothing that you own best describes your personality? My ‘Deep Pink, below the knee, pleated skirt’ - confident but modest
What are 3 things you couldn’t live without? Kai, specifically Big Macs from McDonalds lol, Exercise and lip balm!!!
If you had $1000 to spend on clothes but could only spend it at one shop, what shop would you spend it at? Save Mart!!
Best Matatini 2019 moment? UberEats! I’m from Rotorua so this was AMAAAAAAZING!

 

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