About Raukawa Vibes

Ko Raukawa te Iwi
Ko Tainui Te Waka
Ko Waikato Te Awa
Ko Maungatautari Te Maunga


Our Story

We are an Iwi Radio Station located in the South Waikato Area in the heart of Tokoroa.

Emare- Rose Nikora temporarily stepped out of Kohanga in 1990 to establish the Raukawa Trustboard and went on to establish the Raukawa Radio Station in 1990.

About Raukawa

Te Reo Irirangi O Raukawa began broadcasting on the 23rd October 1990, with keen motivated people that were determined on making this a Radio Station that people would want to listen, learn and contribute to.

Fast forward to 2022, today Raukawa Vibes is run by a young vibrant group of multi talented individuals. Together as a team we are dynamic and have visions that will take Raukawa Vibes to new levels.

Te Kawa Paora

Media Presenter / Videographer

Kia Ora, He Uri Tēnei no Raukawa, Tapuika me Ngāpuhi I grew in a small town north of Tokoroa called Putāruru, I’m your typical “small town māori boy”,
Love Kai, Cheeky as it gets but shy at the same time.

Kamaea Hakaraia

Rise & Vibe Breakfast Host

Ngā Puhi, Ngāti Hako, Te Whānau-ā-Apanui

The porkiestttt of em all, first and foremost love my kai you’ll always catch me cooking in the kitchen or doing Mukbangs on my gram. I am the new kid on the block, energy is always at a million but got the vibes to match.
I am an Entertainer, Musician, Mc, Actor and sometimes even a Comedian. The best season is SUMMER, long summer nights with my whānau and metes is how I full my cup. DOITZZ

Harata Okeroa - Stowers

Media Producer

Taranaki, Samoan

The weekends are for Rugby and Church.
I love being Māori Samoan and sometimes Cook Island, but most of all I love food.

James Barnes

Te Reo Maori Programmer


I tō tātou Kīngitanga, e ngā iwi o Raukawa,me ngā iwi o temotu nei, tēnā rā koutou katoa. I was raised speaking Māori in Tauranga.
My work is about current political events, Māori culture, and history in Te Reo Māori.
Kia ora to you all. 

Robert Wehipeihana

Station Kaumatua

Raukawa, Tainui

Born and bred in Tokoroa.
Love life and love Tokoroa

Karlee- Anne Rikiau

Program Director

Te Rarawa, Arutanga Aitutaki

Proud Mama
Love my family
All about the snacks
ZUU Fitness is my passion

Marcus Ahsin (MIC)

Station Manager

Ngāti Fruit Salad

Talofa Lava, Its DR FRESH here…
Been in the business for around 29 odd year and still love it like the very first day I started… Family means the world to me, and locality is what I'm built on along with respect and humility… My goal is to be the best possible vision of myself, So I can be an instrument for others wanting a career in this industry.
Always remembering God as number 1 and loving my Mum, Wife and Kids… One of my favorite quotes is” Always rest at the end but never in the middle " set your goals and smash them out!!! there is plenty of time to rest at the end… Alofa Atu!

Shadna Nand (MBA)

Accounts Manager & Board Executive

Ngāti Inaia

One Love.. My Sons! Purpose and Passion Driven
Me = Numbers + Strategies + Policies + Governance

Our History

Some important moments in the timeline of Raukawa Vibes.

Raukawa FM starts

Technology uprgade
First iwi station online
Won Māori Media award
Won Māori Media award
Dr. Fresh Returns
Rebranding to Raukawa Vibes
Raukawa Vibes Renovations