Arana Taumata is Te Karere’s executive producer in what could be described as going round full circle.

He first started broadcasting career started with Te Karere in 1989 as a Wellington based reporter. 

After five years, he then transferred to 1 News to get mainstream news reporting experience. 

Having clocked up several years with 1 News, Arana then worked in current affairs for Marae

Arana also has extensive experience as an independent television producer.