Te Arawa waka, Ngati Rongomai, Ngati Pikiao.
Piripi is the Managing Director and co-owner of Hikoi Productions based in Rotorua. Hikoi Productions currently produces “Hunting Aotearoa” as well as “Kai Safari” He comes from a background in teaching with 23 years experience, primarily in kura Māori, including management roles such as Deputy Principal. The holder of a Bachelor’s Degree in Māori Development with a Business Major, Piripi has also managed Te Arawa based tourism companies including Waka Hikoi Ltd and Rotoiti Tours Ltd and is a Trustee on a number of Ngāti Pikiao and Ngāti Rongomai Trusts. Piripi is a member of the Rotorua Steambox Films collective. Piripi drives from Rotorua to attend our regular Board hui because he understands the necessity of maintaining our regional connections.