Rapaera Tawhai first joined the Te Karere team straight out of South Seas Film and Television School in 2008.

After spending four years at Te Karere, he left to do a stint at Maori Television's Te Kaea before returning again to take up the Line-Up Producer role. 

Other than Māori media, Rapaera is passionate about kapa haka and the Māori language.

Rapaera has a Diploma in Film and Television majoring in Production Management.

Email: Rapaera.Tawhai@tvnz.co.nz