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Oriini Kaipara

Journalist and revolutionary news anchor

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Oriini Kaipara is an award-winning bilingual journalist whose career in the television broadcast industry spans nearly two decades.


Renowned for her ability to converse fluently in Māori and English, Oriini
is well-respected for her approach to issues of significance to Māori that help shape a positive bicultural New Zealand society. The Newshub Live at 11.30am and 4.30pm presenter has spent her life committed to the revitalisation of te reo, and Māori customs.

In 2019, Oriini became the first woman in the world with a moko kauae (a traditional chin tattoo worn by Māori women), to anchor a national mainstream television programme. She is of Ngāti Awa, Ngāti Tūwharetoa, Ngāti Rangitihi and Ngāi Tūhoe descent.

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