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Maria Barlow

Director of Content

Kaiurungi Kaupapa

Te Rarawa, Ngāti Whātua ki Kaipara

Maria joined Whakaata Māori in January 2024 and has rich experience in content and commercial strategies.  

After beginning her career in TV production, Maria spent 20 years at Sky NZ in various senior leadership positions across content and commercial teams and was actively involved in the development of Sky TV’s Māori strategy.  

Her experience across entertainment and sport content strategy and editorial has led to a multitude of successful channel and product launches and co-productions with global brands including MTV, Nickelodeon, Vice, and Cartoon Network brands creating engaging te reo Māori content for tamariki and rangatahi.