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Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Hine | Actress

Raised on a farm in Motatau, a small place situated in the Bay of Islands, Awhina graduated from Excel School of Performing Arts in 2008 then moving on to Toi Whakaari, New Zealand Drama School in 2012.


She has continued working in the creative industries including stage and screen. Some of her screen highlights include “Rūrangi”, “Dear Murderer”, “Resolve”, “Waru” and three seasons of “The Ringinz”, a Māori comedy television show on Whakaata Māori.


One of her most recent works can be seen in “Te Pāmu Kūmara” a children’s television show about a whānau owned Kūmara farm, all in te reo Māori. Also performing as one of the main actresses in theatre show “Witis Wāhine”, her ability to captivate the audience on screen and in theatre is limitless.


Theatre highlights include:

Toroihi raua ko Kāhira - Shakespeare's Troilus and Cressida directed by Rachel House. Party with the Aunties - Directed by Erina Daniels Marama Directed by Nina Nawalowalo

The mooncake and the kūmara - Directed by Katie Wolfe

The vultures - Directed by Miria George

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