Teariki Ataratapu Hotere Tarau

Teariki Ataratapu Hotere Tarau

Date of Birth

14th of August 2001

Where do you currently live?


Iwi/Hapu/Other Nationalities

Ngapuhi, Te Kapotai 

Favourite childhood memory

Playing bullrush at the mare with the family 

What are some of you hobbies and why?

Kapa Haka - It helps me reconnect to my roots

Who is someone you look up to?

A particular friend that constantly shows me that whatever challenges you face, you can overcome them! 

Describe Mana Wahine in three words

To be Authentic

What does leadership mean to you?


What are your future dreams and aspirations?

To be happy 

If you could have dinner with anyone, celebrity, whānau living or deceased who would it be and why?

Any Tohunga from back in the days, so I can learn things that we lost when we were colonised 

What is your favourite thing about being in Urutapu so far?

The food
The people

Do you have any advice for other aspiring, young rangatahi?

Do what makes you happy, not what others want.