Paki Up for the Homai Te Pakipaki Grand Final

Paki Up for the Homai Te Pakipaki Grand Final

The biggest night on Maori Television takes place this Friday with the live Grand Final of HOMAI TE PAKIPAKI.

Ten aspiring singers will take the stage at Auckland’s Logan Campbell Centre on Friday, October 12 at 8.30pm to compete for the mana of being the series six winner – and a $10,000 cash prize.

Hosted by Matai Smith and Pikiteora Mura-Hita, the Grand Final of the grassroots karaoke show is guaranteed to be a great night out.

In addition to the 10 finalists, entertainers including reggae band 1814, rising vocal star Grace Ikenasio and Urban Beat founder Tui Manuel will be performing throughout the evening.

Other guests include last year’s Grand Final winner Chad Chambers, former Silver Fern and CODE host Jenny-May Coffin, and Maori Television’s very own Julian Wilcox and Te Arahi Maipi.

Paki wardens Jason Fa’afoi and Brent Mio will be on patrol during the evening – so watch out – anything could happen.

Once the finalists have performed, it will once again fall to the text-voting audience to decide who will take home the HOMAI TE PAKIPAKI 2012 title.

The following 10 singers have been confirmed to sing for whanau, iwi and regional pride in the HOMAI TE PAKIPAKI Grand Final extravaganza:

PAKI 1                   Tarryn Wallace - Waitara, Te Atiawa

PAKI 2                   Whata Brown - Gisborne, Rongowhakaata, Kahungunu

PAKI 3                   Cam Galbraith – Dairy Flat, Auckland, Ngai Te Rangi

PAKI 4                   Brittany Teokotai – Tokoroa, Ngati Wai, Whatua

PAKI 5                   Geoffrey Pari – Gisborne, Ngai Tuhoe

PAKI 6                   Abbie Leigh – Tokoroa

PAKI 7                   Trishamarie Kaiawe – Papakura, Ngapuhi, Tainui

PAKI 8                   Hukanui Brown – Gisborne, Rongowhakaata

PAKI 9                   Hoki Kepa - Lower Hutt, Arawa, Tuhoe, Ngati Awa

PAKI 10                 Diane Tibble – Rotorua, Tuhoe, Ngati Porou

Tune in to the HOMAI TE PAKIPAKI Grand Final on Maori Television at 8.30pm on October 12.

Text your vote to 368, (text the word paki, leave one space then add the paki number) or come along to be part of the action at the Logan Campbell Centre, 217 Greenlane Rd West, Epsom, Auckland.  Be sure to arrive early to be seated by 7.30pm. Entry is by gold coin koha which will go to the charity, St John.


The Grand Final of HOMAI TE PAKIPAKI will be broadcast live from the Logan Campbell Centre on Friday October 12 from 8.30pm to 11.00pm.

For interviews, images or further information contact: 

Lauren Mentjox
Kaiwhakaputa Matua

Senior Publicist
Maori Television
DDI          +64 9 539 7108






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