Māori Development Minister Te Ururoa Flavell has announced the appointment of creative design and digital media expert, Maru Eva Nihoniho (Te Whānau ā Apanui, Ngāti Porou, Ngāi Tahu), to the Māori Television Board.
Nihoniho is the owner and managing director of Metia Interactive, which designs and produces games and animation.
She brings to the Māori Television Board her experience of serving as a director on other boards including Colab, AUT Digital Media and Yoobee School of Design.
Last year Nihiniho became a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit. Earlier this year Nihoniho won the MCV Pacific Women In Games’ Innoveator award. In June Metia was named one of the recipients of the NZFC’s Interactive Development Fund, supported for interactive novel Guardian.