Board Member
Iwi: Ngati Rongomai

Ko Matawhaura te Maunga

Ko Rotoiti te Moana

Ko Te Arawa te Waka

Ko Ngati Rongomai te iwi

Ko Piripi Curtis ahau.

I started my career as a primary school teacher and was fully registered for 23 years. During that time I was lucky enough to transition from teaching in to Television producing, which I have been doing for the last 15 years, thanks mostly to the show that my brother Richard and I created called Hunting Aotearoa. I joined NAW as a way to give back to the industry that has given me so much. I am happy to keep contributing, especially given there is so much mahi that constantly falls on the board to do every year.

From the Chair - Piripi represents members of Steam Box Collective who recently hosted the Inaugural Rotorua Indigenous Film Festival. They treated all comers with exceptional manaakitanga. If this is a taste of future endeavours then the festival will thrive and with it our International standing in the Film Industry.