Mare Haimona-Riki

Mihi mai ki a Mare Haimona-Riki (Ngāti Ranginui, Ngāi Te Rangi, Ngāpuhi).

He is a senior journalist at Whakaata Māori - Te Ao Māori News.

With a passion for covering grassroots and indigenous stories, and with nearly five years of experience in the field, Mare is becoming a respected talent in the world of journalism.

Mare has a deep connection to the land and its people and is committed to sharing the stories of his people with the world. Although he is based in Tāmaki, Mare's dedication to the mahi has taken him to various regions of the motu, where he has uncovered stories that might have otherwise gone untold.

As a journalist, Mare has a knack for getting to the heart of a story. He is a skilled interviewer, able to put interviewees at ease and draw out their most compelling narratives. His writing is clear and concise, and he has a talent for crafting stories that resonate with readers.

Whether he is reporting on issues of indigenous sovereignty, environmental concerns, or shining a light on emerging Māori athletes - Mare brings a unique perspective to his work. 

He is dedicated to telling stories that matter and is committed to using his platform to amplify the voices of those who might otherwise go unheard.

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