• Episode 9 - Tiana Metuarau

    Episode 9 - Tiana Metuarau

    In episode 9 we kōrero with Tiana Metuarau - a Māori/Kuki Airani student athlete who uses her platform to highlight the beauty of her Polynesian whakapapa.  For the first time ever, Tiana publicly opens up about overcoming anxiety and body image issues and how this has been amplified through her netball journey.  She talks to us about what it was like playing semi-professional netball at 15 years old while having to balance high school and bringing Te Ao Māori into her netball environments.  {{21656}} Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/cocongatipodcast  Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/cocongati_podcast/  {{21659}}

  • Episode 8 - Qiane Matata-Sipu

    Episode 8 - Qiane Matata-Sipu

    In episode 8 we kōrero with Qiane Matata-Sipu - a Te Waiohua and Waikato Tainui mana wāhine who is a māma, wife, business owner, photographer and passionate social activist.  Qiane Matata-Sipu leads the team behind NUKU. a platform that amplifies the voices and stories of kickass indigenous women. She also talks to us about being raised on her papakainga by a kickass indigenous wāhine to now raising her own daughter on the same whenua.  {{21574}} Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/cocongatipodcast  Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/cocongati_podcast/  {{21576}}

  • Episode 7 - Te Awanui Reeder

    Episode 7 - Te Awanui Reeder

    In episode 7 we kōrero with Te Awanui Reeder also known as Awa. He talks to us about growing up in the 90s, his Reo journey and how he raises his tamariki to empower their multicultural (Māori, Samoan, Japanese) heritage. He is widely known as the lead vocalist for Nesian Mystik but also has a passion for education. Awa has also developed an impressive business portfolio and shares some advice for budding entrepreneurs. He also drops exclusive details about a new Māori anime series he and his team are working on.  {{21326}} Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/cocongatipodcast  Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/cocongati_podcast/  {{21325}}

  • Episode 6 - Sulu Fitzpatrick

    Episode 6 - Sulu Fitzpatrick

    In episode 6 we kōrero with Sulu Fitzpatrick - professional netballer, proud mum, athlete, partner and student.  She talks to us about being raised within a big Samoan aiga as a whāngai child and her struggles with being a young mum, mental health and body image.  She also shares about her journey with her Samoan culture and being the first professional netballer and Silver Fern to play with a malu.  {{21103}} Follow Coco-Ngaāti on social media Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/cocongatipodcast  Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/cocongati_podcast/  {{21102}}

  • Episode 5 - Lizzie Mclean

    Episode 5 - Lizzie Mclean

    In episode 5 we kōrero with a Māori and Scottish justice warrior who works in film and is a PhD student.  Lizzie McLean talks to us about her upbringing in Whatawhata, in the mighty Waikato with her four brothers, Scottish mother and a hearty Māori Dad.  She also shares her passion for PhD research focusing on finding better outcomes for Māori in the justice system and how she takes care of her own mental health. {{21031}} Follow Coco-Ngaāti on social media Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/cocongatipodcast  Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/cocongati_podcast/  {{21033}}

  • Episode 4 - Lavi Vetelino

    Episode 4 - Lavi Vetelino

    In episode 4 we kōrero with a Samoan/Kuki Airani social media influencer Lavi Vetelino, or better known as, Fresh Brince. He was raised in Palmerston North before moving to Logan, Brisbane, and then returning to Aotearoa over 5 years ago. Lavi is a genealogy nerd and can trace his Cook Islands heritage back ten generations. After living in Australia for 9 years and having limited access to his cultural heritage, his family made the move to Mangere where the overload of Polynesian culture came as a shock. Alongside Lavi, Coco-Ngāti hosts Maia Wilson and Johnson Raela also share their struggles with body image. Coco-Ngāti is made with support from Foundation North and The Coconet. {{20859}} Follow Coco-Ngaāti on social media Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/cocongatipodcast  Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/cocongati_podcast/  {{20861}}

  • Episode 3 - Ernestina Bonsu-Maro

    Episode 3 - Ernestina Bonsu-Maro

    In episode 3 of Coco-Ngāti we kōrero with a model, radio host and community champion who is loud and proud to be a Cook Islands Ghanaian woman.  Ernestina Bonsu-Maro talks to us about walking with her head held high in her dark skin, growing up in Mangere, South Auckland and how she stays connected to her African roots. This talented mixed-race wahine and her two siblings were raised by a fierce single Mum who taught her to proudly speak her Pukapukan language.  {{20805}} Follow Coco-Ngāti on social media Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/cocongatipodcast  Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/cocongati_podcast/  {{20807}}

  • Episode 2 - Vani and Teresa Toelau

    Episode 2 - Vani and Teresa Toelau

    Vani and Teresa Toelau are a Samoan/Filipino couple living in Auckland. They talk about their experience navigating a bicultural relationship and dealing with the grief of miscarriage.  They openly discuss their romance journey and how they plan on raising their newborn child in a way that embraces both cultures. Vani talks about his experience of being raised with strong Samoan cultural roots, whereas Teresa battled with her own cultural identity when her family moved from the Philippines to New Zealand. They are co-owners of Strong Side gym in West Auckland and talk about how COVID has forced them to pivot the business.  {{20738}} Follow Coco-Ngaāti on social media Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/cocongatipodcast  Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/cocongati_podcast/  {{20741}}

  • Episode 1 - Ravinder Hunia

    Episode 1 - Ravinder Hunia

    Ravinder Hunia is an award winning sports journalist and talks to us about her interesting family dynamics, with her mum being Māori (from Te Puke) and her father Punjab (Daroli Khurd), and what that was like growing up in New Zealand. She shares about the struggles she has faced as a female sports journalist and how at times, male journalists wouldn’t talk to her, because she is a wāhine. Ravinder is a mother of 3, a wife and currently a Sky Sports presenter. {{20706}} Follow Ravinder on social media Twitter - https://twitter.com/RavMarie16?s=20 Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ravinderhunia/?hl=en  {{20708}} Follow Coco-Ngaāti on social media Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/cocongatipodcast  Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/cocongati_podcast/  {{20710}}

  • Coco Ngati Trailer

    Coco Ngati Trailer

    Hosts Maia Wilson and Johnson Raela present Coco-Ngāti. A podcast that combines cross-cultural, wahine Māori and Pacific male perspectives on issues and topics relating to us. It’s our stories, by our people.  Season one focuses on ‘being mixed race in Aotearoa’. We talk to inspiring people who openly share about the struggles of cultural identity, finding their place in the world, mixed race relationships, raising children who are mixed race and their experiences with racism. {{20701}} Follow Coco-Ngaāti on social media Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/cocongatipodcast  Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/cocongati_podcast/