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Fred Maynard

Station Manager

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Fred Maynard Station Manager for Radio Turanga FM Kia Ora Koutou Katoa.
Ko Puketapu me Manawaru oku maunga
Ko Te Arai Te Uru toku awa
Ko Ngati Kaipoho toku hapu
Ko Whakato toku marae
Ko Rongowhakaata ahau ki te taha o toku papa.
Ko Te Kuri A Paoa me Matiti oku maunga
Ko Maraetaha toku awa
Ko Rangiwaho Matua toku hapu

Ko Te Muriwai toku marae
Ko Ngai Tamanuhiri ahau ki te taha o toku whaea.

Ko Fred Renata Maynard ahau.

They tell me that I'm the Radio Station Manager but I still have to prove that I am because everybody else tells me what should happen in the station.

I got into Iwi Radio because of the personnel passion I like many others have for Maori Radio. We the "idiots" like Mini, Hone, Hana, Betty, Debbie, Te Maumako, Len, Mike, Kapoi, Geoff, Bernie, Tame, Willie, Bully, John, Cyril and Graham, never the less, one day somebody might thank us for the good work we do.

Working in the radio industry with these people has been the major highlight in my career including working with the old "fart" Henare.

I like most foods and music but Freddy Fender has to be my favourite singer.

My interests are wide and varied. I love watching any sport but I will put everything aside to spend time with my moko's, they are the treasures of my wife and I.


Raa Walker

Programme Director

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Raa Walker Programme Director for Radio Turanga FM KO TITIRANGI TOKU MAUNGA
KO UAWA TOKU AWA
KO TE AITANGA A HAUITI TOKU IWI

I Actually Trained as a Video Camera Operator & wanted to Work in Television but the Opportunity came along in Radio so I thought I'd give that a try because it was keeping within the Broadcast Media Industry & I found I liked it so here I am and the Best things about Working at the Station is that You get to Meet so Many Famous People from Music to Sport to Politics.

Other Highlights for Me have included attending the Prestigious Broadcasting School in Christchurch and Turanga F.M being Selected as Finalists at the Annual Radio Awards for Maori Programme Entries.

My Favourite Food & Drink is Chocolate Milkshakes & Sweetcorn and My Favourite Colour is Maroon & I Especially love Listening to Reggae & Rock Music & in My Spare Time I like Playing the Guitar/Rugby and being at the Beach which is just about all Year Round here in Gisborne.


Avon Nepe-Apatu

Administration & Reception

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Avon Nepe-Apatu Administration and Reception for Radio Turanga FM Kia Ora Koutou
Ko Mangahaumi ko Whakaangi te Maunga
Ko Waiapoa ko Tokerau te Awa
Ko Te Parata raua ko Kahukuraariki nga tipuna
Ko Tapuhikita ko Aputerewa te Marae
Ko Te Aitanga Mahaki ko Ngatikahu ki Whangaroa te Iwi
Ko Avon Nepe-Apatu toku ingoa

I have worked for Te Reo Irirangi o Tauranganui a Kiwa since 2001 in Sales and Administration and totally enjoy my time in iwi radio.


Walter Walsh

Announcer

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Walter Walsh Announcer for Radio Turanga FM Host of our popular Breakfast Show and known on air as "The Wiz" Walter has Continued to Entertain and Inform our Morning Listening Audience.

Ko Hikurangi toku maunga
Ko Waiapu toku awa
Ko Nukutaimemeha toku waka
Ko Te Whanau-O-Umuariki toku Hapu
Ko Umuariki toku marae
Ko Ngatiporou ahau ki te taha o toku whaea.

Ko Maungahaumi toku maunga
Ko Waipaoa toku awa
Ko Horouta me Takitimu oku waka
Ko Tarere toku marae
Ko Te Aitanga-A-Mahaki ahau ki te taha o toku papa.

Ko Walter Walsh ahau.
Nickname : “The Wiz ”
Wahanga/Shows : Breakfast Show I Have Been with Turanga Fm 18 years in total. But been in Radio Broadcasting for 20 years.
Favorite Music: All Types Except Heavy Metal.
Favorite Singers: Barry White, Aaron Neville, Tom Jones, John Rowles and Dennis Marsh.
Favourite Film or Video: Lord Of The Rings Trilogy Maybe its because I acted in Two Towers as a gondorian soldier.and got to have lunch with Liv Tyler & Elija Wood.
Favorite Foods: Everything, Love Boil up,,Mac D’s,&Banana’s.
Hobbies/Interests: Singing/Playing Guitar/Meeting new people/ Drama / and spending time with the whanau.
Singer/Songwriter: I Have Released 9 Cd Albums. Highlights Of My Radio Career: There is so many but my best highlight is When The Cats Away were in the studio,and Rebel Souljahz in 2010 And having breakfast with Mike King.
My Personal Ambition In Life is: To be an Actor(I think only acting the goat) or just pray my singing makes me famous.If not continue to succeed in the Radio or Television industry.I have a sharp sense of humour and a passion for music. I am confident and motivated with a positive attitude, clear goals and determination.
My Long Term Goal in Life is: To have my own recording studio & label.
Big Thanks: To Everyone In Turanganui-A-Kiwa Who have supported me throughout the years.


Bayleigh Harrison

News Journalist

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Bayleigh Harrison Announcer for Radio Turanga FM Waka ama, netball, surf-life saving - Bayleigh Harrison has done it all. However, her talents don't just stop at sport. Bayleigh brings a sultry voice and fluency in Te Reo Maori.

Descending from Te Aitanga-a-Mahaki and Ngati Porou, Bayleigh brings you local news to her role as news journalist. So tune in to Bayleigh Harrison on Turanga FM.


Mike Hollis

Announcer

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Mike Hollis Announcer for Radio Turanga FM Michael's interests are numerous, ranging from regional, national and international current events, sports, literature, films and politics. Michael's unorthodox diversions find him often engulfed in philosophical discussions on varied subjects, and he'll seldom admit defeat or shift on his beliefs.

Educated in Turanganui-a-Kiwa, raised by loving parents and infamously reknown for his dry humour, Michael is an integral component to Turanga FM and co-creator of popular sports' show Fooltime..

"... ka hao te rangatahi" - Apirana Turupa Ngata

"There is no sadder sight than a young pessimist" - Mark Twain


Keith Niwa

Announcer

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Keith Niwa Announcer for Radio Turanga FM Keith is One of the Many Former Attiawa F.M (Wellington) Staff Members to Work for Turanga F.M.

Keith is co-host of Meke My Music and host of Fooltime and From the Top Shelf. Keith's quick wit and cheerful personality helps contribute to Turanga FM's lively feel.


Lindsay Henare

Announcer

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Lindsay Henare Announcer for Radio Turanga FM Ko Taranaki te Maunga.
Ko Taungatara te Awa.
Ko Araukuku te Hapu.
Ko Ngati Ruanui te Iwi.

Ko Lindsay Rangimaakawe Henare toku ingoa.
Na reira e mihi Whanui ki a koutou katoa.

Host of the very popular Sunday Request Show “ Turanga Health Kaumatua Iwi Connection” which is picked up by Iwi Stations from the top of New Zealand to the bottom of the country.

Being a full time bus driver for the pass 18 years and a part time radio announcer since 1996 has been something that Lindsay has enjoyed immensely. As a driver and tour guide he has met many people of different cultures and this has carried through into his popular radio shows, which he began in Wellington and now broadcasts from Turanganui A Kiwa.

During his spare time he would visit the local Iwi Station in Wellington, Te Upoko O Te Ika and after one such visit the Manager asked him if he would like to host a Saturday night radio show. Lindsay agreed and he began a 3-hour show that was soon increased to 6 hours a night, expanded to include Sunday night and then both shows were broadcasted nationwide the following year.

The Show has been cut back to be broadcasted on Sunday Nights only and began here in Te Reo Irirangi O Turanganui A Kiwa in October 2002.


Phil Tarawa

Part time Announcer

 

Phil Tarawa Announcer for Radio Turanga FM One of our new announcers to Turanga FM.





Willy Donnelly

Sports Announcer

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Willy Donnelly Sports Announcer for Radio Turanga FM Ko Hikurangi te Maunga.
Ko Waiapu te Awa.
Ko Ngati Porou te Iwi.

Host of the Popular Weekend Shows "Wills" has always had a passion for sports both competively and socially. Working the Sports Shows gives me the opportunity to promote sport as a healthy way of life and to encourage people to participate. There has been an increase in the number of Sporting Codes that have been given exposure and coverage thanks to their involvement with Turanga FM.

Loves spending time with his children especialy on the squash court with son Riki (who beats him now and again) and daughter Anna, who is in the New Zealand Junior Squash Training Squad. Enjoys working on the family farm in Waipiro Bay when not working on air.

Like to listern to Rythm and Blues music and a bit of Hip Hop.

Don't lose sight of your dreams and goals. Train hard today and you could be tomorrows champion.


Darryl Ahuriri

Music Archives

 

Darryl Ahuriri Music Archives for Radio Turanga FM "The Goung" to his Friends on Station, Darryl comes from a Background of Sound & Audio and though Responsible for Music Cataloguing has the Ability to Become a Floater when required assuming the Roles of Reception & Production Engineer.



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