Staff Profile Nate Maniapoto
E rere kau mai te Awanui, mai i te kahui maunga ki Tangaroa. Ko au te awa, ko te awa ko au.
As the river flows from the mountain to the sea, I am the river and the river is me.
Kia ora koutou, I’m Nate Maniapoto, Production Manager and Broadcaster here at Kia Ora FM 89.8
I first got into the radio industry back in 1996 working at Ski FM in Ohakune but it would be several years later before I would come full circle and join the industry again through the Iwi Radio Network. I was born and bred in Whanganui, spent a couple of years up in Hamilton and Ohakune before moving to Palmerston North in 1999. I’ve been here ever since.
I have completed my Foundation Certificate in Broadcasting and will be doing my Diploma in Radio Journalism in 2016.
I am also a qualified Security Guard with a current Certificate Of Approval and I also volunteer once a month on Palmerston North’s Community Patrol.
I enjoy and appreciate all genres of music, having been raised listening to Motown, Country and Soul. My own personal musical tastes are definitely 70’s, 80’s, 90’s and the early 2000’s. This is clearly shown on my Friday Night Music show, The Overtime Show, which airs every Friday from 5pm – 8pm.