Waikato-Maniapoto, Ngāti Hine, Mapuche (Chile)
Born and raised in South Auckland, Tepara joined the Māori Television newsroom in 2005.
Educated at the former Ngā Tapuwae College, she returned to Te Kura Māori o Ngā Tapuwae as a total immersion kaiako after gaining her Bachelor of Education in 1999.
Tepara has vast experience and a keen interest in digital content and online news production, as well as translation work, captioning and print.
Tepara is currently a Multi-Platform Producer for Te Ao.