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Newsreader, producer and presenter of Te Manu Korihi
Ko Ruapehu te maunga
Ko Whanganui te awa
Ko Te Atihaunui-ā-Pāpārangi, Ngā Rauru, Ngāti Rangi, Ngāti Tūwharetoa, Ngāti Maniapoto rātou ko Ngāti Hauā ngā iwi
Ko Ngāti Ruaka me Ngāti Tongaiti ngā hapū
Ko Rānana me Ngā Mōkai ngā marae
Ko Aotea, Kurahaupō, Te Arawa me Tainui ngā waka
Ko Eru Rerekura tōku ingoa.
Eru was born, raised and educated in Whanganui.
While he was at St Augustine's college he developed a passion for public speaking and debating in both Māori and English - which lead him to work in radio at the age of 15 on his iwi radio station AWA FM. After spending a few years getting a good feel for radio, Eru studied at the New Zealand Broadcasting School in Christchurch, where he specialised in announcing and radio programming.
He returned to Whanganui to work back at AWA FM for a year, and then moved to New Plymouth to work as a morning and youth announcer at Te Korimako o Taranaki for two years, eventually shifting to Auckland in 2000 to take up a journalist position at the National Māori News Service - Ruia Mai.
In 2003 he was offered an internship at Radio New Zealand in Wellington which opened the way to him presenting the Waatea news bulletins, and producing and presenting Waiata - a Māori music show.
In 2011, Radio New Zealand decided to set up its own in-house national Māori news service - Te Manu Korihi. Eru was hired to not only to be the main anchor but also as a reporter, and enjoys gathering his own news stories from Aotearoa and indigenous stories from around the world.
Outside of work, Eru enjoys competing in duathlon events, running and biking, working out at the gym, travelling, and reading a good book.