Raised on the beautiful Tutu kaka Coast of Northland New Zealand, Kawiti is a multi-talented Māori opera singer, performer, educator and public speaker. As an alumnus of Otago University, Kawiti was mentored by Dame Kiri Te Kanawa and has performed with her nationally and internationally. In NZ, Kawiti has sung in concert with the NZ Symphony Orchestra, the Auckland Philharmonic Orchestra and the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra.
Kaweti shares his story of being a young person who was mentored, and how he now uses this platform to support and mentor other young people in Northland. He brings a uniquely creative and hearty te ao Māori perspective.