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Olly Coddington

[Te Arawa, Ngāti Tūwharetoa]

Olly Coddington won fame as one of the presenters of bilingual youth show Mai Time, and its successor I AM TV. Since leaving I AM TV in 2009, he has taken on a range of screen roles, from on air work to producing Māori Television reality show Game of Bros. Coddington is a fluent speaker of te reo Māori.  

Māori is who I am. I’m also Pākehā and Rarotongan, and it’s very important to me to recognise where I come from and draw strength from my heritage, culture, and ancestors. Olly Coddington, in an interview for website Wicked