E tū tonu ana taku maunga ko Whakarongorua, e whakarongo ana ki ngā tai e rua o te Tai Tokerau. Ki te tai tamawahine e papaki ana ki Taumarere – ko Ngāti Toro, ko Ngāti Rāhiri ngā hapū, ko Ngāpuhi te iwi. Ki te tai tamatāne e papaki ana ki Hokianga Whakapau Karakia – ko Hokokeha, ko Tao Māui ngā hapū, ko Te Rarawa te iwi. Ka aro whakatetonga atu ki taku maunga tītohea, ko te tihi o te motu, ko Aoraki e titi nei te rangi – ko Ngāi Te Ruahikihiki te hapū, ko Ngāi Tahu te iwi – e kō kō ia, e ara e!
Blake has recently joined Te Māngai Pāho as Head of Content. Having extensive experience within the Māori broadcasting sector, her commitment has always solely focused on telling stories from a Māori perspective, with a critical lens. Her credits include producing Aotearoa’s longest standing Māori Current Affairs show, Marae, Te Matatini live broadcasts, Award winning, Aotearoa 250 live broadcast, Māori lifestyle show – Easy Eats, and fluent te reo Māori children’s show – Te Nūtube. Outside of broadcasting, she is a mother of two Māori speaking daughters, National Kapa Haka performer and tutor of Puangarua Kapa Haka, she also sits on the Waitangi Cultural Committee in Te Tai Tokerau.
She knows the important role media plays in shaping our future generations, and her combined experiences guide her commitment to indigenising Aotearoa’s media landscape, ensuring Te Tiriti o Waitangi is upheld while strengthening the strategic impact Te Māngai Pāho has in promoting te reo Māori across all platforms.