Sharon Hawke

Iwi: Ngati Whatua 

No Ngāti Whātuaraua ko Ngāti Mahutaia. 

Sharon is no stranger to Māori struggle or to Treaty claims. She trained as a camera operator at TVNZ as one of the 48 Kimihia Trainees in 1988 and worked in film, commercials, television and corporate production for 23 years. In that time she produced for her own company Moko Productions while doing mainstream work for a decade.  

She has been working the last nine years in governance mainly for her Ngati Whatua iwi and has huge interest in indigenous housing and well-being. She writes part time when she is not out to sea on her waka ama. She has a partner and a 15-year-old daughter and resides happily in East Auckland on her papakainga.