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Libby Hakaraia

Producer, Director (Ngāti Kapumanawawhiti, Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāti Toa Rangatira, Te Āti Awa)

Libby Hakaraia has an overflowing kete of screen credits, covering everything from Fat Freddy’s Drop to Āpirana Ngata, Anzac Day to Anne Salmond. The ex-radio journalist had a screen apprenticeship at Kiwa Productions, where she made many documentaries on Māori themes. Based in Ōtaki, she now works with partner Tainui Stephens — including on the Māori Television reboot of It’s in the Bag

As a freelancer, I'm tempted to take the money. But if you only ever go for the money you deny yourself the surprises in life. So I'd say, take the bag. Take the risk. Libby Hakaraia on whether she'd pick the money or the bag, The NZ Herald, 27 November 2012