Taualeo'o Stephen Stehlin
Stephen has worked for TVNZ since 1987 and has worked on Tagata Pasifika on and off since the programme first began.
He has also worked on a number of Maori Programmes ( 'Koha' , 'Marae' and the documentary 'Maori Battalion March to Victory' ), as well as other general interest TVNZ programmes including 'Telethon' and 'The Bugs Bunny Show' .
Stephen's also had a lot of fun getting some of the Pacific Projects like the Tala Pasifika short films and the comedy threads 'Eaten Alive' , 'Uncle Elivisi and Sione' and 'Tali's Angels' off the ground.
Stephen's title Taualeo'o is from the village of Sagone in Savaii, Samoa.
In the 2008 New Year Honours list, Taualeo'o Stephen Stehlin was made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to Pacific Island television broadcasting and the arts. Stephen has worked on the programme since it began in 1987. The Tagata Pasifika team are very proud of this well-deserved honour bestowed on their tireless and committed producer.
Well done boss!