Tania studied acting at The Christchurch Academy in 1987. After that she secured roles in television shows like Shark in the Park, Neighbourhood Watch and others. In 1990 she won a role in The Billy T James Show. She returned to Christchurch after that to raise her family.
Since commencing Māori languages studies at Te Puna Wānaka Tania has had the opportunity to return to the stage for the development and touring seasons of Taki Rua Productions' He Kura e Huna Ana by Hoehepa Waitoa, and for a role in Waiora at The Court Theatre in 2016. At The Court Theatre’s first Māori and Pasifika Theatre festival in 2017 Tania directed a performance reading of Hone Kouka’s Homefires. This year she is participating in the Court Theatre’s Ē Toru programme for the development of her original play, Rīpeka. She is passionate about the development of Māori theatre and its role in revitalising Māori language and culture.