Iwi affiliations: Ngai Te Rangi, Ngā Potiki, Ngāti Awa, Ngāti Maniapoto
Arguably the most experienced and travelled Māori storyteller in the world today. Joe has been travelling the world and sharing our stories for the last 34 years! Joe is a founding member of a Māori storytelling initiative called Te Reo Wainene o Tua.
Joe is a Director- Strategic Partnerships at the Department of Conservation. Hes been working for DOC for the past 17 years. Joe currently resides in his hometown of Whakatāne.