Awhimai is an Actress and professional singer.
She has recently finished season two of Maori TV's smash hit bi-lingual drama series Ähikāroa, in which she plays the core cast role of “Chantelle”.
Last year, Awhimai acted in a six-month stint on Shortland Street as 'Nurse Becky Burrows'. During her time on Shortland Street, Awhimai was asked to sing as “Nurse Becky” alongside Jayden Daniels (Curtis Hannah). The video was an overnight sensation, bringing in over 310,000 views, 8,800 likes, over 700 comments and over 4000 shares.
Awhi, a proud wahine Māori nō Waikato Tainui, opened up about her personal Te Reo Māori journey as she was interviewed by Woman’s Day in a full exclusive cover spread alongside Shorties co-star Ngahuia Piripi (Esther Samuels).
A true triple threat trained in Musical Theatre, Awhimai has performed both Nationally and Internationally on numerous occasions. From singing the National Anthem for the Silver Ferns, travelling to China as part of the NZ Mayoral delegation as a guest singer, to singing in Nationwide events such as Coca-Cola Christmas in the Park, Awhimai has done it all.
A proud wife of James Tito (Mahana, Jonah), Awhi is recently married, sharing her journey of love in a Woman’s Day Wedding exclusive, Äwhimai’s Wedding in Paradise”.
Through her Social Media platforms, Awhimai is authentic and engaging as she reaches out to her following, not only through television song and performance but also through leadership, love of her Culture, health and beauty and promotion of New Zealand businesses.