Our Co-Founders

Leilani Fokelau

Nukunuku, Lakeba Lau - Naweni, Cakaudrove (Fiji) Faia'ai, Sato'alepai (Samoa)

Co-Founder, Director

Bachelor of Broadcasting Communications
Starting her career at Mediaworks (Southland and Auckland) Leilani has spent the last decade working in advertising, digital marketing, content creation and broadcasting in rural and metro markets around Aotearoa. Leilani's expertise spans marketing, audience research, creative writing, brand strategy, content production, event management, customer journey design, residential property development, sales and business development. During her time at the full-service property investment and development giant Du Val Group, Leilani played a key role in the marketing of a number of successful residential and fundraising projects ranging in GDV between NZ$39m-$110m. This level of commercial experience, paired with a strategic, human-centred approach to her work, makes her an asset to each project Nui undertakes.

Sonara Southcombe-Wallace

Ngāti Maniapoto, Ngāti Mutunga (Taranaki), Ngāti Pākehā

Co-Founder, Director

Bachelor of Arts in Education & Māori
Born in Te Kūiti and raised in Tāmaki, Sonara brings a nuanced understanding of both rural and metro Māori communities. She has spent a decade working across sales, client services, digital marketing, advertising and production at Whakaata Māori (Māori Television) and international production house Screentime NZ. Sonara's repertoire of work is extensive and spans local and international campaigns, events and productions, through to Aotearoa’s largest cultural and sporting events. Sonara's value is evident throughout the broadcasting and production industry, where she is known for her commitment to manaakitanga, whakawhanaungatanga and integrity.

Our Core Team

Nadine Uerata

Ngāti Maniapoto

Content Producer

Mikayla Busby-Ward

Ngāti Whātua o Kaipara, Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Pāhauwera, Ngāti Kahungunu

Content Producer, Digital Marketing Executive

Alisha Tuaine


Event Producer

Chantelle Howell

Waikato-Tainui, Ngāti Mutunga (Taranaki)

Accounts Coordinator

Shaun Buffett

Ngāti Pākehā

Production Co-ordinator | Media Buyer

Kelsey Fokelau

Nukunuku, Lakeba Lau - Naweni, Cakaudrove (Fiji) Faia'ai, Sato'alepai (Samoa)

Content Co-ordinator

Pursuing a Bachelor of Social Work

Elizabeth Wilson

Bua, Fiji

Data, Research & Ethics Lead

Bachelor of Science, PGDipBiomedSc

Greg Southcombe

Ngāti Pākehā

Digital Marketing Expert: Meta Advertising

Poutu Puketapu

Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Hikairo

Moko Practitioner, Toi Māori Expert

Maimoa Toataua

Ngāti Māniapoto, Ngāti Mutunga (Taranaki), Ngāti Hikairo

Te Reo Māori Translator

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