Koroi Vaka'uta

Koro Vaka'uta appointed as RNZ Pacific's News Editor

Koro is already a valued member of the RNZ Pacific whanau and has been a senior journalist/duty editor.

He's RNZ Pacific's fourth news editor, since the station started as RNZ International in 1990, and is the first Pacific person to be appointed in the role.

Koro's appointment adds strength to the importance placed on Pacific stories - both domestically and regionally - and is a good reflection of positive development within RNZ.

Koro's father is Tongan from Kolomotu'a and his mother is from Te Rarawa - both his parents are fluent in their languages.