Peata Melbourne

Peata Melbourne (Tūhoe, Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāti Porou, Rongowhakaata) has a background in screen and music production spanning 21-years that includes producing, news reporting, presenting, directing, voice-over, acting in films and drama series.  She returns to Whakaata Māori as the news anchor for Whakaata Māori flagship  show, Te Ao Mārama, and has previously worked at the station as a current-affairs producer, reporter and presenter. Under her banner Te Koru Media, Peata has produced an award-winning music album, theatre play and an award-winning short-film.