Author: Aroha Awarau

Aroha Awarau is an acclaimed storyteller who has enjoyed success in three different writing disciplines – film scriptwriting, playwriting and journalism. His third play, Provocation, about the controversial gay panic defence, debuted during the 2020 Auckland Pride Festival. Aroha has a degree in film studies and his short films Puti and Clenched have both won awards. He has worked for the NZ Woman’s Weekly and Woman’s Day magazine, and was previously a producer/reporter for the current affairs show Native Affairs on Māori Television and a senior entertainment reporter for stuff.co.nz.

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