AKL Pio Terei MNZM

Pio Terei MNZMFeatured Popular

5'10'' / 178 cm
Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit, 2012
Pio Terei MNZM
Pio Terei MNZM
Pio Terei MNZM


2005Number 2, 'Uncle Percy'
Numero Films, Dir. Toa Fraser
2003Spooked, 'Tamati'
Silverscreen Productions, Dir. Geoff Murphy


05-13 Tangaroa with Pio, 'Presenter'
Maori Television
12-13 Food Culture, 'Presenter'
Prime Television
09-13 It's In The Bag: sesries I,II, III, IV 'Host'
Blue Bach, Maori Television
2008 To Sir With Love, 'Presenter/Host'
The Producers
2007 Are We There Yet?, 'Presenter'

2007Kai Korero, 'Guest Lead'
Front of the Box
2007The Man Who Lost His Head (tele-feature), 'Hemi'
ITV / South Pacific Pictures, Dir. Terry Johnson
2007Jack of All Trades, 'Presenter'
Brand New Media/TVNZ
2006Are We There Yet?, 'Presenter'
2003How's Life, 'Regular Panelist'
Greenstone Pictures
2002Mataku: Devine Intervention, 'Tama'
South Pacific Pictures, Various Directors
2003Big Night In, 'Presenter / Host'
Southern Star Endemol / TVNZ
2002My Kind of Kai, 'Presenter'
Greenstone Pictures
2001Spin Doctors, 'Uncle Tama'
Comedia Pictures, Dir. Mike Smith
00-01The Life & Times of Te Tutu, 'Te Tutu'
Pipi Productions
2000Give Us a Clue, 'Performer'
1999The Rugby Awards, 'Performer'
97-99Pio! series I - III, 'Lead'
Pipi Productions
1999Give Us a Clue, 'Performer'
Communicado, Various directors
1998Young Hercules, 'Corleonus'
Pacific Renaissance Pictures, Various directors
1996Pio's Place, 'Lead'
Pipi Productions
95-96Marae, 'Pop'
1995Pete & Pio: series II, 'Lead Performer'
1995Letter to Blanchy: series II, 'William'
Isambard Productions
1995The Billy T. James Show, 'Special Host'
Isambard Productions
1995Wheel of Fortune, 'Guest'
Grundy Television
1994Pete & Pio, 'Lead Performer'
Isambard Productions
1994Hercules, 'Inn Keeper'
Pacific Renaissance Pictures, Various directors
1994True Life Stories, 'Dad'
1994Citizen Jane, 'Peter'
TV3, Various directors
1994Hercules (tele-feature), 'Sestus'
Pacific Renaissance 
1994That Comedy Show, 'Performer'
Isambard Productions
1994Letter to Blanchy, 'Stewart'
1993Give Us a Clue, 'Performer'
First Pictures Ltd
1993Issues, 'Core cast'
Isambard Productions, Various directors


2013 Mega Famil, 'MC'
Tourism New Zealand
2013 Everything is Kai Pai, 'Host'
Auckland Arts Festrival
2010 World Dairy Summit, 'MC'
Oyster Entertainment, Greenlane Showgrounds

2008ASB Polyfest, 'MC / Host'
Telstra Clear Pacific Event Centre Manukau
2005Porirua Christmas Carnival, 'MC / Host'
Porirua Carnival
2005The Barry White Tribute Tour, 'MC / Host'
Nationwide tour
04-05Furuno Fishing Tournament, 'MC / Host'
Furuno Fishing
03-04Waitakere Christmas Festival, 'MC / Host'
Waitakere City
03-04Tuatapere Twilight Gala, 'MC / Host'
Tuatapere City 
2003Coca-Cola Christmas in the Park, 'MC / Host'
Coca-Cola Production
2003Picnic in the Park, 'MC / Host'
Auckland City Council
2003Waitakere Sports Awards, 'MC / Host'
Waitakere City
2003Te Taitokerau Maori Sports Awards, 'MC / Host'
Te Taitokerau Sports Events 
1999Takitimu Mountain Festival, 'MC / Host'
NZ Festivals
96-98Christmas in the Park, 'MC / Host'
Christchurch, Wellington & Auckland
1997Clear Music Entertainers Awards, 'MC / Host'
Clear Music Awards
1996NZ Film & TV Awards, 'MC / Host'
NZ Film & TV
1996MDC Sports Awards, 'MC / Host'
Poutamatia, Whanganui
1996Clear Music Entertainers Awards, 'MC / Host'
Clear Music Awards
1996Maori Tourism Trade Show, 'MC / Host'
Maori Tourism
1995Christmas in the Park, 'MC / Host'
Wellington & Auckland

Other Clients include Foodstuffs, Century Yuasa, Grandparents raising Grandchildren, IPWEA, Rothburys, Eastland Wood Council, NZEI, School Executive Officers Association, Komatsu, Hunting & Fishing NZ, Massey University, Freeview, Tourism NZ, Auckland City Council, ATEED, New Plymouth District Council, Aka Tokerau, Manukau City Council, Manurewa Principals Association, NZSTA, Auckland University, Ingenium, Tauranga Chamber of Commerce, New Plymouth District Council, Cadbury, Diabetes NZ, Vector, Daimler Chrysler, Ministry of Social Development, Parents Inc, New Zealand School of Trustees Association, Te Papa Museum of NZ, Wairarapa DHB, Manurewa Enhancement Initiative, Smokefree NZ, Hamilton City Council, AMP, Injury Prevention Network Aotearoa, Te Pou (Mental Health Outcomes), Air New Zealand, Waitakere City Council, NZ Police, NZ Health & Safety, Road Transport NZ, Whitirea Polytec, Te Akatea Maori Principals Association, Kiwa Educational Partnership, Barnados, SADD, Coastguard, AA, Telecom, APPA, Refugee & Migrant Commission, Crown Forestry Trust & ALAC, Te Runanga o Ngai Tahu, The Parenting Place.


2014 Smokefree Cars & Homes
2013 Freeview
NZ, 6 months
2013 Constitution Review
NZ, 4 months

2012 Freeview


Pio’s numerous appearances as a actor, comedian, radio and television host, musician and performer and entertainer over the last decade have established him as one of New Zealand’s most popular and personable entertainers.

His starring roles in locally produced shows such as It’s in the Bag, Tangaroa, Are we there Yet?, My Kind of Kai, Intrepid Journeys, How’s Life, Spin Doctors & Matuku have made him a familiar face with an appeal that spans generations,  and he has twice won Best Comedy Performer at the NZ Film and TV Awards, his series PIO winning Best Comedy programme at the aforementioned awards. On top of this he has also had many years of invaluable experience behind the scenes, as a producer, company director and programme creator for Pipi Productions & 4 Winds Films.

You will have also seen Pio on the big screen in Spooked, in the award winning film Number 2, and more recently in the ITV made-for-television film The Man Who Lost his Head, further cementing him as a talented and valued screen presence not just in New Zealand but also internationally.

He is also a positive parenting advocate and spokesperson and has presented No Sweat Parenting shows around the country for many years, helping to write and present a series of the same name for Maori Television.

It is through these many successes that Pio is in high demand as a MC and keynote speaker for corporate events and community functions, and the reason Pio was appointed a member of the New Zealand Order of Merit on the 2012 New Years Honors List.

Recent credits only

Feature Film

2005 Number 2, 'Uncle Percy'
Numero Films Dir: Toa Fraser

2003 Spooked, 'Tamati'
Silverscreen Dir: Geoff Murphy

Television Appearances

2021 Terei Tonight: season II (talk show), 'Host '
Maori Television

2020 Terei Tonight (talk show), 'Host '
Maori Television

2019 Kai Safari, 'Host'
Hikoi Productions

2018 Off the Grid, 'Co-host'

2017 Kai Safari, 'Host'
Maori Television

12-13 Food Culture, 'Host'
Prime Television Dir: Various

05-13 Tangaroa with Pio, 'Host '
Maori Television Dir: Various

09-13 It's in the Bag! , 'Host '
Blue Bach, Maori Television Dir: Various

06-07 Are We There Yet?, 'Host '

2003 How's Life?, 'Regular panelist '
Greenstone Pictures Dir: Various


2007 The Man Who Lost His Head , 'Hemi'
ITV/South Pacific Pictures Dir: Terry Johnson

2001 Spin Doctors, 'Uncle Tama'
Comedia Pictures Dir: Mike Smith

1995 Letter To Blanchy: season II, 'William'
Isambard Dir: Various

Live Performance

2008 To Sir With Love: Howard Morrison Tribute, 'Host '
The Producers

Television Commercials

2018 Fly Buys NZ

2014 Smokefree Cars & Homes

2013 Freeview
NZ, 6 months

2013 Constitution Review
NZ, 4 months

2012 Freeview

Voice Work

2023 Century Batteries, 'Voiceover'


  • Full Licence
  • Fishing
  • MC
  • Guitar
  • Presenter
  • Singer
  • Voice Artist


Vocal Skills

  • Te Reo Maori

  • Chinese
  • Indian
  • Maori

Vocal Notes:

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