Libby Hakaraia

July 16, 2012

Libby Hakaraia is of Ngati Raukawa, Ngati Toa Rangatira and Te Ati Awa descent. She has a background in radio and television journalism and current affairs before beginning work in television documentaries 13 years ago.

Libby has directed or produced 17 prime time documentaries in New Zealand including two award winning documentaries. In recent years Libby has directed and produced a number of different series for television including 26 episodes on finding ones Maori roots (Tatai Hono) for Maori Television.

The Lawnmower Men of Kapu, showing at the New Zealand Film Festival in 2012, is Libby’s third short film. Her first producer credit was for Hawaikii 2006 which screened at Berlin Generation and 6 other international festivals. She also produced Kehua which also screened at Berlin Generation in 2008. Libby is currently working on several television productions and feature film scripts.