Who We Are

Mahi Tahi is a creative agency passionate about weaving kaupapa Māori and contemporary culture to create a whāriki (tapestry) of meaningful and impactful story.

Te ao Māori is deeply ingrained in our vision, our values and ways of working and it transfers seamlessly across the work we produce.

Our focus is to inform and inspire Aotearoa connecting communities, people and iwi.

Mahi Tahi is a Māori owned and operated creative agency that also has an in-house production team. The advantage this gives our clients is the level of care we carry across projects starting with strategy, through to creative development and delivering out to the market.

Our advertising mahi (work) extends across marketing, digital and social media, and our production mahi produces premium television shows and content that has been created for new and emerging platforms.

We are committed to bringing a Māori voice and presence to the advertising world.

Our diverse team at Mahi Tahi is a reflection of the partnership outlined in Te Tiriti o Waitangi between Tangata Whenua and Tangata Tiriti.

Our Crew

Te Arahi Maipi
Chief Executive

Jade Maipi
Chief Creative Officer

Te Kerera Haitana
Group Business Director

Bonnie Emile
Account Director

Gemma McIver
Head of Finance & Operations

Hitesh Patel
Senior Account Manager

Jordan Cherrington

Krishna Buenaventura Marinas
Account Manager

Manihera Te Hei
Social Media Manager

Matavai Taulangau

Nicole Tweddell
Client Services Manager

Poh Leong Koh
Art Director

Potaka Maipi

Sebastian Ramdhanie

Selena Graham
Office Manager

Simon Knox
Creative Director

Taylor Hohepa

Te Irimana Peautolu

Te Huinga o Matariki Smallman
Production Coordinator

Whitney Wainui
Production Manager

Christine Marilla
Finance Assistant