With both Māori and Cook Islands whanau, Te Awhina has long had a love for the performing arts. She has been involved in kapa haka all her life and is a singer and dancer; appearing in a number of videos for Māori TV show Pūkana.
Te Awhina spent two years training at Whitireia New Zealand in Wellington and before being cast in Waiora was working at Te Raukura Trust pre-school.
Waiora is Te Awhina’s debut on the Court Theatre stage.
- 2016 - Waiora: Te ū kai pō – The Homeland - Rongo