Ma'taria Pekepo
Tuakana Teina (Dunedin & Oamaru)
Nationality/Iwi: Cook Island Maori/NZ European. I was born in Dunedin, but raised on Rarotonga. Start date: July 2023 Ma'taria's experience and expertise that has brought her to The Generator: I am an ex Legal Secretary from Rarotonga, I have studied business for thecpast 5 years and have recently completed and graduated with a Diploma in Business Management. I enjoy being able to help people, and guide them when they are stuck. I am very family orientated and love being part of a team. Hobbie & fun facts about Ma'taria: Drawing, sewing, printing, creating, and designing. I have a particular passion for sharing my Cook Island culture through arts and crafts. I have also tutored Cook Island dancing. I love gardening, and being with family. Growing up in Rarotonga, I was the only fair skinned islander with green eyes all through Primary and College lol. My Cook Island bloodline runs through three islands of the Cook Islands - Rarotonga, Mangaia, and Atiu. I have a beautiful baby girl named Maeva, she is my everything, my why. I hail from the Westside of Rarotonga, so I am a staunch Arorangi Bears supporter (Black and Red baby!!).