Meet the Team

by | Jun 2, 2016 |

Trina Koroheke

Station Manager

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!

Heremaia Samson

Announcer 

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.

John Devonshire

Announcer

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 of 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 favorite 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.

Paora Sweeney

Announcer

Ehara taku toa i te toa taki tahi, engari kee he toa taki tini.
He uri tenei no te tairaawhiti, te maunga tuu tonu.
Ko Hikurangi te Maunga
Ko Waiapu te Awa
Ko Ngati Porou te Iwi
Heoi ano, i tipu ake au, i nga tahataha o te awa o Waikato, i raro i te maahau o te Kiingitanga.
Na wai ra kua riro ki au te turanga papaaho nei, nooku i waimaarie, nooku te whiwhi.
Teenei te kawe i te aroha, teenei te tu karangataa.
Mauri Ora e te Iwi ko Paora Sweeney teenei e mihi atu nei.

Patrick Salmon

Announcer

Ko Putauaki te maunga, Ko Rangitaiki te awa, Ko Mataatua te waka, Ko Ngai Tamaoki te hapu, Ko Ngati Awa te iwi,

Ko Patrick Salmon tooku ingoa.

I have taken working here at Radio Tainui as a special opportunity to strengthen my connection to my Tainui Whaanau and support Kiingitanga. I have found much meaning and value in uplifting others and being of service to those in our community. “Naku te rourou, nau te rourou, ka ora ai te iwi” With my basket and your basket, together the people will flourish

Board Members

Haylee Putaranui

Chairperson 

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!

Kapoi Mathieson

Board Member

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.

 

Maehe Paki

Board Member

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.

 

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