Director | Big River Creative
(Ngā Pōtiki, Ngāi te Rangi, Ngāti Whakaue, Ngāti Ra)
Te Awanui Reeder holds a Master of Business from the Auckland University of Technology and is completing a Master of UX Design at Victoria University.
As a songwriter and artist he has won both the APRA Silver Scroll and an APRA Maioha award. He enjoyed incredible success with his band Nesian Mystik, achieving multi-platinum sales. In addition to being a successful solo artist with his bilingual debut EP ‘Native Intel’ hitting the Top 40, multiple top 10 hits in Hawai’i and two number 1 albums in Japan.
Te Awanui has a number of businesses that include Big River Creative, which does research and data visualisation for government agencies, Soulnote Agency that books cover bands and PA systems and Aio Enterprises that is producing Aotearoa’s first anime series called Āio: The last paradise of Kiwa.