Stephen has worked in broadcasting since 1987. He began as a Trainee Producer’s Assistant on Koha.
Since then he has worked on other productions such as the 1990 Commonwealth Games, Marae, Telethon, and the documentary “Maori Battalion March to Victory”.
In 1991 he became a Director for TAGATA PASIFIKA and a year later became Producer of the Bugs Bunny Show. Stephen was Producer of TAGATA PASIFIKA from 1993 to 2014, when he handed over the Producer role to Ngaire Fuata and John Utanga.
Stephen also serves on a number of Community Organisations adding a Pasifika voice at board level on the AUT Council as a member – appointed 2011, and Chairperson of the Pacific Islands Dance Fono Trust. He is also a member of the YMCA Marathon Club governing committee. He was formerly on Board of the National Pacific Radio Trust until 2017, former member of the Film and Literature Board of Review, and former chairperson of the Fashion Pasifika Trust.
Stephen is the Managing Director of SunPix Ltd.
Stephen’s matai title is Taualeo’o and is from his grandmother’s village of Sagone in Savaii. Stephen was appointed as a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the 2008 New Year’s Honours.
Stephen tries to run with the YMCA Marathon Club on Sundays