Ray Waru

Director, Producer [Ngāpuhi]

Ray Waru has been a prolific television producer and director since the 1970s, specialising in Māori, heritage and historical programming. He established the first Māori production unit and has been involved in a range of ground-breaking, award-winning shows, while operating his own media company for over 20 years. In 2006 Waru was made a Member of the NZ Order of Merit for services to broadcasting.

He’s taken the essays by the directors and the historians and made them work on-screen. Vincent Burke praises Frontier of Dreams fellow producer Ray Waru - Onfilm, September 2005