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.