Te Okiwa McLean joined the Te Karere team in April 2016.

He is passionate about Te Reo Māori and loves sharing stories from a Māori perspective.

Te Okiwa has worked for Radio Kahungunu as a radio host and was mentored by Julian Wilcox in 2012. Mr Wilcox, the then Head of Current Affairs at Māori Television, gave Te Okiwa the hands-on experience which changed his career pathway options from the Navy to Media Studies.

Te Okiwa holds a Bachelor of Māori Development - Māori Media from AUT.

Email: TeOkiwa.McLean@tvnz.co.nz