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Shavaughn Ruakere

Actor [Taranaki, Te Atiawa]

Aged 18, New Plymouth-raised Shavaughn Ruakere landed her first screen job: five years presenting on children’s show What Now?. Then she moved to London, and won a gig co-presenting What Now?'s English equivalent, SM:TV Live. Since presenting for C4 back home, Ruakere has moved increasingly into acting. From 2011 she did a three year stint on Shortland Street as nurse Roimata Ngatai. Later she was a solo Mum with a brain tumour (in Darryl: An Outward Bound Story) and a Māori woman in 1914 Auckland (in miniseries When We Go To War). In 2016 Ruakere was the Los Angeles reporter for Seven Sharp.

I’m one of those typical introverts who has chosen an extroverted field to work in. Shavaughn Ruakere, to the NZ Herald’s Nicola Russell, 12 February 2011

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Interview

Shavaughn Ruakere: The leap of faith from TV presenting to acting...

Interview, 2013

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The Legend of Baron To'a

2019, Actor, Actor - Film

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Bloopers - Shortland Street

2018, As: Nurse Roimata Samuels - Television

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Only in Aotearoa - First Episode

2017, As: Voice of satellite navigation system - Television

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When We Go to War

2015, As: Awa Kōkiri - Television

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When We Go to War - First Episode (excerpt)

2015, As: Awa Kōkiri - Television

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Flat3 - Series Three

2014, As: Mascot lady (episode 4) - Web

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Seven Sharp

2016, Reporter - Television

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Flat3

2014, As: Mascot lady - Web

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NZ Story - Helena McAlpine, Living Every Moment

2013, Subject - Television

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Totes Māori - Bloopers (Series One)

2013, Subject - Television

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Not Given Lightly

2012, Subject - Music video

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Jono and Ben

2015, As: The Bachelorette - Television

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Shortland Street - 20th Anniversary Special

2012, As: Roimata Samuels, As: Nurse Roimata Samuels - Television

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Mamma

2010, As: Receptionist - Music video

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7 Days

2010, Subject - Television

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The Cult

2009, As: Angela - Television

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The Jaquie Brown Diaries

2008 - 2009, As: Shavaughn Ruakere - Television

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The Jaquie Brown Diaries - Brown Sweat (Episode Three)

2008, As: Shavaughn Ruakere - Television

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What Now? - 25th Birthday Celebration

2006, Subject - Television

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Dancing with the Stars

2018, Contestant - Television

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The Truth about Māori

2000, Subject - Television

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Shortland Street

2011 - 2014, As: Nurse Roimata Ngatai (nee Samuels) - Television

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What Now?

1997 - 2001, Presenter - Television