About Raukawa Vibes

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

About Raukawa

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.

Our Story

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.

Marcus Ashin

Station Manager

Ngāti Fruit Salad

Marcus Ahsin aka Dr Fresh, I’ve been around for years and love what i do. Family 1st and foremost and a drive to create the best product possible.

Karlee-Anne Rikiau

Program Director

Te Rarawa, Arutanga Aitutaki

Love my family, enjoy socializing with my mains and Bodyweight Training.

Te Haate Farrar

Media Producer

Ngāti Maniapoto, Ngāti Kahu

Also known as Matua Te Haate, Jason Mamoa and the Māori Jesus. I love my family, my community and my culture.

Te Kawa Paora

Rise & Vibe Breakfast Announcer

Raukawa

My money don’t jiggle jiggle it folds, I like to see you wiggle wiggle for sure, it makes me wanna dribble dribble you know, riding in my fiat, you didn't have to see it.

Paewitana Thompson Hotene

Te Wāhanga Papae Announcer

Ngaati Hauaa

Enjoy Networking , Music and Working within Ngā Reo Irirangi Māori o Te Motu.

Lahaina Te Waimarama Solomon

Social Media Producer

Ngāpuhi

I love connecting with people, I love Māori and Pasifika culture and spending time with my family.

Marata Jennings

The Weekend Flow Show Announcer

Ngāti Kahungunu raua ko Te Ati Awa

Born and bred in Tokoroa, Passionate about Netflix & Chill

Robert

The Weekend Sports Show Announcer

Raukawa, Tainui

Born and Bred in Tokoroa, Love life and love Tokoroa

Shadna Nand

Accounts & Board Executive

Ngāti Inia

Loves money and all things numbers

James Barnes

Te Reo Māori Programmer

Pākehā

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

Our History

Some important moments in the timeline of Raukawa Vibes.

1990
Raukawa FM starts

1995
Technology uprgade
2000
First iwi station online
2005
Won Māori Media award
2010
Won Māori Media award
2020
Dr. Fresh Returns
2021
Rebranding to Raukawa Vibes
2022
Raukawa Vibes Renovations