reallife

with John Cowan

7:30pm Sunday nights

Naomi Toilalo

09 February 2020

Former Māori Television presenter, Naomi was a contestant and runner-up on the 2019 season of The Great Kiwi Bake Off. She has acted on Shortland Street, Waimarie, and the Korero Mai series and has worked as a presenter, assistant director and production assistant for the Māori Television youth programme Tu Wera.

Born in Otago, Naomi studied Maori language and culture at Otago Polytechnic achieving a certificate in Te Ao Maori in 2001. She then spent three years studying a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Maori studies with a minor in theatre studies. Naomi lives in Auckland with her husband Paul and their four daughters.

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