Karen Te O Kahurangi Waaka
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Karen Te O Kahurangi Waaka

NZ Film Commission / Te Tumu Whakaata Taonga

Pou whakahaere

  • Producer with extensive experience in governance, culture, intellectual property rights, iwi and community organisations, as well as active involvement in Māori screen issues.
  • For the past 15 years producer for Kura Productions, working with Quinton Hita on a range of television productions using te reo Māori.
  • Former board member of Ngā Aho Whakaari /the Māori in Film and Television collective.
  • Previously worked in the tourism industry in Rotorua.
  • Of Te Arawa descent.


Chairman - Maori Trademarks Advisory Commitee
Jan 2002 - Dec 2018
Kura Productions Ltd
General Manager / Producer
Jan 2004 - Dec 2018
NZ Film Commission / Te Tumu Whakaata Taonga
Pou Whakahaere
Jul 2018 - Present

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