Taranaki born and bred
After working closely with Mata for over 5 years I knew he was the man for this job. Professional, can work to a strict deadline and has an abundance of knowledge when it comes to Maori design and Maori tikanga.
Mata holds a graduate diploma in Maori performing arts, a double major in education and theatre from Victoria University of Wellington and also a teaching degree. Over the years Mata has helped at risk Maori youth discover Maori performing arts and haka,
Skipper lived in Hiroshima, Japan for over six and a half years. During his time here he represented New Zealand in the Snow Festival In Hokkaido as the number one designer and carver for the team.