Ani Piki Tuari Bob Scott Photographer

Ani-Piki is of Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Kahungunu, Te Whānau a Apanui and Tūhoe descent.  She is a fluent speaker and practitioner of Te Reo Māori me ana Tikanga.  Ani-Piki is a multi-faceted practitioner with numerous talents that overlap into creative fields such as Media, Kapa-Haka, Theatre, Haka Theatre, composition of lyric and melodies in both Te Reo Māori and English. Ani-Piki is a graduate of Victoria University of Wellington and Te Panekiretanga o te reo Māori.  Her theatre credits include Purapurawhetū (Te Rehia Theatre Ltd), E kore a muri e hokia (Ruia Taitea Creative Ltd), The Vultures (Tawata Productions) and most recently as Robinson in Bless the Child (Tawata Productions).

Television credits include Find me a Māori Bride, Ahikāroa After Dark, but she is herself a director of documentaries and has been producing TV for the past 5 years.  She has also produced three music albums with the fourth album being released in August 2018. 

Ani-Piki won the 2017 Auckland Theatre Award for best adaption piece with her translation of Gary Hendersons' Mo & Jess Kill Suzie. She is currently translating and adapting Eugêne Ionescos' The Chairs while writing her first Te Reo Māori musical, Whakapaupākihi.