Ngaire has been in the television industry for over 20 years and has a wealth of experience in production.
Starting in the Maori & Pacific Programmes Department at TVNZ in the late ‘80s working with the late Ernie Leonard and Whai Ngata she worked on productions from 1988 Telethon, 1990 Commonwealth Games right through to presenting on shows like Tagata Pasifika, Town and Country, NZ Living and going on to production work with Tagata Pasifika.
While working at TVNZ’s, Maori & Pacific Programmes, Ngaire started her musical career and had some success as a recording artist. She released her debut album “Ngaire” in 1991 and is best known for her 1990 remake of the Lulu classic “To Sir with Love” which stayed at No 1 for 5 weeks on the National Charts.
Ngaire also produced the television coverage of the 2011 Polynesian Blue Pacific Music Awards (a finalist for the Best Multi-cam broadcast in the 2011 AFTAs), the 2012 Pacific Music Awards and the inaugural NZ Pacific Island Sports Awards. Ngaire was also Associate Producer on the NZ Film Commission short film “Snow in Paradise” which debuted at the 2012 Berlinale.
After many years behind the camera, Ngaire was again in the spotlight when the camera followed her on her maiden voyage to Rotuma in the Tagata Pasifika documentary “Salat Se Rotuma” a moving story about cultural identity, a professional and personal highlight so far in her career.