Tuakana Teina (Dunedin & Oamaru)
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!!).