9.00am – 9.30am
Te Rongopai host | Iulia Leilua
Ngāti Hāua, Ngāti Hekeāwai, Samoan
Iulia was born and bred in Taumarunui and is half Samoan and half Māori. She attended St Joseph’s Māori Girls’ College in Napier before becoming a founding journalist for TVNZ’s ‘Tagata Pasifika’ in 1987.
Iulia later became an investigative journalist for Māori TV and was named Best Māori Journalist in 2018 by Massey University. Iulia has worked throughout NZ and the Pacific region since 1987 and for her iwi in Taumarunui. She’s also been a member of Destiny Church in Auckland since 2001.
Te Rongopai is a weekly half-hour bilingual show that discusses the message of Te Rongopai translated as The Good News or Gospel Message.
Te Rongopai is hosted every Sunday morning by Iulia Leilua Māori & Pacific Communications & Media Expert who talks to a wide range of Māori and non-Māori about how Te Rongopai has affected the faith of Māori historically, the faith of Māori today and its impact on Māori in the future.