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Miriama Kamo

24 July 2023

BA English 1995

Broadcaster, journalist and television presenter with TVNZ.


Miriama Kamo, born in Christchurch, is a New Zealand journalist, children's author and television presenter of Ngāi Tahu/Ngāti Mutunga heritage. She completed her BA in English at the University of Canterbury.

She currently presents TVNZ's current affairs programme Sunday, and Māori current affairs programme Marae.  

Miriama Kamo has been telling stories her whole life. From writing in her father's blank diaries as a child to a successful career as a broadcast journalist, she has always believed that telling people’s stories is both a privilege and a responsibility.

“As a journalist you have to care about people. You have to respect that you’re dealing with their lives and that includes the stuff you can see as well as the stuff you can't. Your job is to tell a truthful story.  I am really privileged to tell people’s stories. I get to relay them in a way that helps people understand their world – and the world – a little bit better. That’s the most exciting part of the job for me."

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