Tūhoe, Ngāti Awa, Ngāti Porou
Rahia was born in Whakatāne and spent her early childhood being schooled at Te Kura Kaupapa Maori ā Rohe o Rūātoki. Her whānau moved to Ruatoria at the age of 10 where she attended Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Te Waiū o Ngāti Porou.
In 2010 she completed a Bachelor in Communications and Te Reo Māori degree from AUT. In 2018 she became a graduate of the Institute of Excellence in te Reo Māori (Te Panekiretanga o te Reo Māori).
Rahia first joined us in the newsroom in 2008 while completing her studies part-time. She has traveled to many places overseas to tell our stories, including New Caledonia, Brazil, Rarotonga, Tahiti and across America.
Rahia started as a Junior Reporter but is now a Reporter/Producer/Co-Presenter during the week and is also the Te Kāea Weekend Presenter.