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May 27, 2016

Yesterday, I spoke at the EPICNZ Conference In Auckland, NZ.  I co-presented with a panel of local entrepreneurs, Dr Sharad Paul, Emeline Afeaki-Malife'o (Affirming Works, Tupu'anga Coffee, Fale Kofi, Community Cafe) Sen Kong (Zealong Tea) and moderator Sina Wendt-Moore.  The focus was 'Leveraging Cultural Diversity'. 

I cou...

April 17, 2016

Just over a year ago I resigned from my television producer job.  That is, a consistent income that requires little mental stimulation or energy as a means to deliver desired deliverables on a project by project basis in order to meet the stipulations of a statutory act.

 

When you actively practice an action or movement repeatedly, on...

September 21, 2015

From April 13-20th my husband and I were selected for an Association Siapo artist residency in Noumea, New Caledonia.  It was seven days of soaking up new but familiar culture on both the Pacific and French sides.   

This clip is a short teaser for one of the three music videos we shot while we were in Noumea featuring two of the...

July 17, 2015

The big news for me this year, was resigning from television after 20 years.

 

My decision to resign eventuated when I realised I needed to change.  Mind you, that 'time' has occurred a few times in my life.

 

With four sons aged 13, 17, 19 and 21.  I as 'Mum', took it upon myself to be the breadwinner for my family.  I worked when I was heavily pregna...

April 8, 2015

Taking notes on a quarter of a century long love affair – this is a pdf of my musical journey thus far. You will need a cup of tea to get through the information.  May I suggest a lemon, honey, ginger and garlic tea… 

 

On the family side, I am the middle child of a five sibling family.  I have four children, all boys. I am a wife. This is a pic...

June 7, 2014

 

A couple of things you should know about me – I read – a lot. Not by simply ‘google it’ either – but those things made from paper that you hold in your hand… Books (sometimes digital too..). I also converse with human beings – yes, face to face even. Imagine!

 

While I can see by reading between not too well hidden lines – there are many people with...

May 1, 2013

The group of flats/apartments Upper Hutt Posse settled into in the early 90’s in Auckland City.  The scene of many parties, nightlife bouncers, strippers, 'ladies of the night' and deejays.

They have since been pulled down and replaced. Mount Street, Auckland, NZ. Circa 1990

 

 

August 12, 2012

Week Six. Almost finished setting up our home.  Third meal cooked in our new house was Camembert, Chicken and Cranberry Pizza tonight while listening, singing and dancing to my favourite Chaka Khan album What Cha Gonna do for Me. An album my late Step-Dad introduced to me before the popular (for my generation) ‘I feel for you‘ single was released....

August 3, 2012

After moving home for just over 28 days, non-stop and working my full time job as Mother of Four, Television Producer and Wife – we have finally finished! Now we just have to set up our new house into a home.  

 

We lived in a 15 room home for six years and have now moved into a seven room home.  Still running the same ie. screen-printing for our onl...

May 10, 2012

 

This clip was shot for New Zealand television show Fresh.  The series celebrates the outstanding achievements of our South Pacific people in all areas of the arts, sport and business.  King Kapisi and I co-presented the episode which was shot in one of my home country’s, the Cook Islands.  My Maori ancestral lines are from Mangaia, Aitutaki and Ra...

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