Meet the Team
Ko Taupiri, Ko Pukeroa oku Maunga, Ko Waikato, Ko Mangapuu oku Awa, Ko Waikato Maniapoto oku Iwi, Ko Ngati Kinohaku, Ngati Huiao, Ngati Mahanga oku haapuu,Ko Turangawaewae, Ko Te Kauae oku Marae
Ko Trina Koroheke tooku ingoa
I was born and raised in Ngaaruawaahia and was fortunate to have been raised by my grandparents and extended whānau. I am passionate about my Marae, culture and language. I am a second language learner of Te Reo Maaori and I am finding the journey both challenging and fulfiling. Determined for Te Reo Maaori to be the first language for my tamariki I committed to supporting our 5 tamariki through Kohanga Reo, Kura Kaupapa Maaori and into Wharekura. Suffice to say I am a very proud Maamaa of 5 tamariki who are confident in Te Reo me oona Tikanga!
Ko Tainui te waka
Ko Taupiri te tihi hikonga uira, te rua kooiwi o ooku tuupuna, ka mutu ngaa raarangi Ariki
Ko Waikato te waiora e kato nei te whenua
Ko Whawhakia te tuupuna
Ko Te Kauri te Paa
He Piko He Taniwha
Ko Patara Berryman Tooku Ingoa
Ko Taupiri te maunga Ko Waikato te awa Ko Tainui te waka Ko Ngaati Whaawhakia te hapu Ko te Ohaki te marae Ko te Whakaruruhau te Wharekai Ko te Wherowhero te tangata. Ko Tupoutama Paki ahau.
My name is Poutama Paki, I grew up in a small town in the Tuuwharetoa area called Turangi. I’m 1 of 9 kids. I was home schooled by my hapuu te reo Maaori and ao Maaori was at the forefront of everything we did and still remains as my passion to this day.
Rongomaianiwaniwa Jamie Milroy No Ngai Tuhoe, Te Arawa, Ngati Kahungungu I tipu ake ahau ki te riu o Waikato Kei Ngaruawahia ahau e noho ana i tenei wa I mua i taku taenga mai ki Te Reo Irirangi o Tainui i te pouaka whakaata Maori ahau e mahi ana, Ko nga mahi whakapaoho taku tino mahi, heoi ano tu atu i tera ko nga momo mahi e kaingakaunuitia ana e ahau, ko te tiaki taiao, tiaki kararehe, nga kai hauora, taku whanau, taku reo.
Ko maua ko Patara e hautu ana i te hotaka o Takiri te ata, ia ata o te wiki mahi mai te 7 ki te 10 o nga haora.
Kia ora kooutou katoa e te whaanau,
Aae, Emz here, aka ‘the Maaori Beyonce’ aka ‘The Kaimoana Queen’ aka ‘Cheapskate’ aka ‘that girl who wore her dad’s undies’… ONCE!
He uri aahau no Te Atiawa-Otaraua, Te Arawa-Ngai Tahu, Ngati Whakaaue me Ngati Maru ki Hauraki.
Planted and watered in a small place in South Auckland called Papakura. Being the pootiki of my whānau with an age gap of 15 years both sisters and brother had a hand in my upbringing which has shaped me into the person I am today.
I moved here to Hamilton at the tender age of 18 in search of an adventure and an adventure I sure did receive. After four long, grueling and pohara years studying I managed to crawl away with my tohu a BA- Māori Media and Communications at the University of Waikato. That extra year I spent at uni I’d credit to Hood and the Thirsty Liquor on Clyde Street. Thanks guys!! As William Cribb would say “My bad yeah!”(insert eye squint)
My journey leading up to where I am now here at Radio Tainui started when I was an 11 year old watching the 6 o’clock news with mum and dad and absorbing all of the negative terms and discourses that placed Maaori at the very center. This along with the launch of Maaori television in 2004 inspired me to explore my identity further to fully understand who I am and to be in a position to change the negative representation of Maaori. I also want to inspire our Maaori community especially our rangatahi as they are our future doctors, politician, lawyers etc. This has now become a passion of mine to be an advocate for Maaori to inspire and encourage.
Yeah, so that’s about me? Catch me on Tinder…I mean Facebook Emma-marie Wharepouri homai he add koa and stay tuned to ahi drive time 2-6pm Mon to Fri!
Kiaaaa oraaaah Emz XO
Tinana me Tainui ngaa waka, Taiao Makora me Karioi ngaa maunga, Hokianga me Whaingaroa ngaa moana, Te Aupouri me Waikato ngaa iwi, Te Uri o Tai me Ngaati Tamainupo ngaa hapuu, Taiao me Waingaro Pa ngaa marae, Heremaia Samson tooku ingoa
I Enjoy all sport, more of a social participant and spectator these days, and especially following my tamariki who are well involved in their respective sporting codes. Have a keen interest for Maaori development in sport, would love to see more Maaori achieving and maintaining success at the greatest pinnacle of their chosen sport, this includes athletes, coaches, managers, trainers, administrators and governance.
Haakari Haakinakina is always my highlight to kickstart the weekend. I look forward to the robust discussions, debate and especially the banter that my co-host JD and I engage in, it makes for a healthy, fun and enjoyable time.
Tararua te maunga, Ruamahanga te awa, Takitimu te waka, Ngati Kahungunu te iwi, Wairarapa te haapu, Huinuiorangi te marae
New South Wales Blues te tima
Tena Koutou Katoa
Haakari Hakinakina Co Host
With over 15 years experience with Radio Tainui and the sports show, it has been my absolute pleasure. I enjoy all sports, whether it is locally, regionally, nationally or internationally. Rugby league however would have to rate as my favourite code, especially given the huge local passion and history of rugby league throughout our Waikato rohe; it really is a perfect fit for me.
I thoroughly look forward to our Saturday morning time slot and bringing the latest news, views and reviews to our lovely listeners. I acknowledge my co host Heremaia Samson aka Meeks, and his contribution to the show, his technical skills also despite him supporting the other blokes, the Queensland maroons state of origin team.
Like always it is my absolute pleasure to korero sport.
Teenaa koutou e ngaa taringa rahirahi o to taatou rohe, Ko Motakiora, ko Rangitoto ngā pae maunga Ko te Mangaokewa te manga Ko Ngaati Rora te hapu Ko Maniapoto te iwi.
Ko Mark Waitai ahau teenei tamaiti, i whaanau mai ki Te Kuiti, he mokopuna hoki no te paa o Ratana, e mihi atu nei ki a koutou katoa.
Ko aku puumanawa, i hua mai i ngaa taki aho Ariki maha o to taatou reo me oona tikanga. Naa whai anoo kua whai turanga ki teenei momo kaupapa. Ko te tiaki me te tuku i to taatou reo te mahi, ko te whakangahau te Mahi. Koira aku whainga, koira aku wawata mo teenei nohonga
Taranaki | Taupiri ngaa maunga. Matane’une’u | Waikato ngaa awa. He whakapapa ki ngaa iwi o Taranaki | Te Aatiawa | Waikato | Maniapoto | Te Whaanau-a-Apanui. Ngaa Mahanga-a-Taairi | Ngaati Mahuta | Kinohaku | Apakura
I whaanau mai i Taranaki, aa i kuraina ki te Kohanga Reo tuatahi ki Tuurangawaewae | Warea | Ookato | Hato Hohepa | Te Whare Waananga o Waikato. Began life in Broadcasting in Taranaki then Radio Tainui. Currently living on a dairy farm in rural Coastal Taranaki and working in the Philanthropy sector in Taranaki. Raised with whānau in Taranaki | Ngaaruawaahia | Waahi Paa | Parihaka | Puuniho and enjoyed every opportunity to learn, observe and be amazed. Now focused on Radio Tainui and our future direction to provide relevant informative Maaori content to our listeners across the rohe, across the motu, across the globe.
Te Awamaarahi me Tuurangawaewae ngaa Marae, Ngaati Aamaru, Ngaati Whaawhaakia, Ngaati Tiipa ngaa hapuu, Te Reo and Maatauranga Project Advisor, Te Whakakitenga o Waikato Inc,
Maehe is a current board member and has over 10 years’ experience in tertiary education. She holds a Master of Management Studies and a Post Graduate Certificate in Tikanga. Maehe previously worked for the Waikato-Tainui College for Research and Development, Te Waananga o Aotearoa and Trilateral Training Professionals. Married to Taipu and mother to Te Tuanui, Kataraina and Te Rautangata, Maehe is passionate about serving the iwi through ensuring meaningful engagement is achieved with whaanau, marae and hapuu.
Ko Tainui me Takitimu oku waka
Ko Motakeora, Titirangi me Tawhirirangi oku maunga
Ko Ngati Rora, Ngati Kinohaku, Ngati Uekaha me Ngati Pahawera oku hapu. Ko Ngati Maniapoto, Te Aitanga a Hauiti me Ngati Kahungunu oku iwi.
Mum to Waiaria (my baby who plays basketball in the US at college………yes defs height from her mama :-)) enjoy being a Trustee for Tainui FM firstly well, everybody has always, once in their life, wanted to be radio dj right but since that gig never worked for me, this is the very next best thing. Tainui FM has such a rich history of the historical recordings of our precious tupuna so hugely valuable as a resource and also because music makes people happy, I love that!
Dr. Dean P. S. Mahuta
Ngāti Mahuta, Waikato
Ko Taupiri te maunga, Ko Waikato te awa, Ko Pootatau te tangata, Ko Tuurangawaewae te marae
I tupu ake au i Ngaaruawaahia, aa, i kuraina ki Bernard Fergusson me Raakaumangamanga. He kairangahau au ki Te Ipukarea, he tari rangahau teenei e aro puu ana ki te oranga tonutanga o too taatou reo Maaori. Kei Te Waananga Aronui o Taamaki-makau-rau (AUT) maatou e noho ana, aa, e ngaakau nui ana ahau ki ngaa kaupapa rangahau e waananga ana i te koorerotia o te reo Maaori ki te ao matihiko me te ao hangarau. Kua toru tau au e noho ana ki te poari tarahitii o Te Reo Irirangi o Tainui, aa, nooku te hoonore kua whai waahi atu au ki te manaaki i too taatou taonga.
I grew up in Ngaaruawahia, and was educated and Bernard Fergusson and Raakaumangamanga. I am now a senior research at Te Ipukarea: National Maaori Language Institute where our focus is on the revitalisation of te reo Maaori. We are based at the Auckland University of Technology, and my research interests focus on the normalisation and maintenance of te reo Maaori in digital/technology spaces. I have been a member of the Tainui FM Board of Trustees for the last three years, and I am privileged to be given this chance to care for this treasure of ours
Pita Te Ngaru
Ko Karioi te Maunga
Ko Aotea te Moana
Ko Te Kakawa te papa tupuna
Ko Ngaati Patu Poo, Ngaati Ngaahia, Ngaati Paretaikoo ngaa karanga hapuu
Ko Ngaati Mahuta, Ngaati Hikairo, Ngaati Te Wehi me Ngaati Maahanga ngaa iwi
Ko Taupiri te Maunga
Ko Waikato te Awa
Ko Tuurangawaewae te Marae
Raised in Kaawhia/Aotea and Ngaaruawaahia at Tuurangawaewae by my grandparents and adoptive grandmother.
One of the original broadcasters of Te Reo Iririangi o Tainui that started its broadcast on the 1st November 1989.
Left broadcasting after 14years and did a couple of other things.
I am currently the Kaumaatua for Youth Horizons Trust and have been on Radio Tainui board of trustees for many years and find it rewarding to awhi our taonga and to give back to our people with something that I have and still am passionate about.