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Rima Te Wiata


Stage and screen veteran Rima Te Wiata has showcased her talents as an actor (Hunt for the Wilderpeople), impersonator (More Issues), and singer (Little Shop of Horrors) — often all at the same time. In 2017 Te Wiata was awarded a New Zealand Order of Merit, for her work on film and television. 

Rima has a million ideas a second and any one of them is worth a million bucks. She has amazing instincts and produced exactly what was required, with immaculate timing. Anthony McCarten, who directed Rima Te Wiata in 1998 film Via Satellite