LIVI REIHANA Comedian / One half of the musical comedy duo – The Fan Brigade I grew up in Mangawhai where I lived until age five, then we moved to a little town called Te Kauwhata in the Waikato which is about fifteen minutes north of Huntly. It sounds really dodgy, but we basically packed … More LIVI REIHANA


JACK GRAY Dancer, Choreographer & Artistic Director at Atamira Dance Company  I was born and bred in West Auckland. The beauty of being raised in Te Atatu Peninsula is that it was a tight-knit community of big families. Even though I was raised away from my turangawaewae on my mother’s and father’s sides, I still … More JACK GRAY


ESTHER STEPHENS  Musician & Actress I grew up in Howick, East Auckland. Music was something you kind of didn’t have a choice with in my family.  Dad had been playing instruments and writing songs his entire life, my mum and sister were both musical and my brother was in a band called Artisan Guns. So … More ESTHER STEPHENS