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Goretti Chadwick


Goretti Chadwick followed a Diploma in Stage and Screen Acting from Unitec Institute of Technology with extensive theatre experience as an actor, writer and director. Chadwick is one half of comedic duo Pani & Pani (with Anapela Polataivao), whose larger than life PI personas and cheeky euphemisms have spiced up Pasifika youth show Fresh TV, and popular Māori Television reality series Game of Bros (which they host). Chadwick has also had acting roles in feature films (Apron Strings) and TV dramas (The Market). She is Course Director at Auckland's Pacific Institute of Performing Arts (PIPA).

We went to audition for Pacific Theatre years ago. I think we auditioned for the same role, and Lettie got it in the end. But the whole entire time of the audition, I couldn't stop laughing. Just the funniest woman I'd ever met ... I remember walking out of there going, 'oh well, there goes my career'. Anapela Polataivao on first meeting Goretti Chadwick, in their extended interview for 2019 TV series Funny As: The Story of New Zealand Comedy