Niwa Whatuira



Auckland, New Zealand


191 cm

Age Range




Also Represented in

United States of America

Career Highlights

Niwa is of New Zealand Māori Decent and is sure to be one of our next big things. He played the lead role in New Zealand indie feature Maui’s Hook – which received rave reviews. He played a support role in AMC’s The Deadlands and has just confirmed for a role in New Zealand feature film Cousins which shoots later in 2019. Other screen credits include TVNZ drama series Filthy Rich, Dear Murderer and NZ feature film The Dark Horse, starring Cliff Curtis. Niwa has an Acting Diploma from South Seas School.

Feature Film.

2019By the BallsWayne 'BUCK' ShelfordDir. Simon Coldrick and Charlotte Purdy
2019CousinsAdult SonnyMiss Whenua Ltd
Dir. Ainsley Gardiner , Briar Grace Smith
2017Mauis Hook TamaKura Productions
Dir. Paora Joseph
2015The Rehearsal StevieRehearsal Films
Dir. Alison Maclean

Feature Film.

2013The Dark Horse Michael Manihera Genesis Pictures Ltd
Dir. James Napier Robertson
2012EnmityLuke Stannaway F.L.E.M Productions
Dir. Logan Judds

Short Film.

2012Traces of War HemiSouth Seas Film and Television
Dir. Lara Marshall


2019Ka Pai LivingJohnny Jack James Jeremy (Guest)Maori TV
2018The Dead LandsTaneRandolph TDL Limited
Dir. Peter Meteherangi Taiko Burger, Michael Hurst
2016Dear Murderer - Ep 4 "Family Matters" Stewart Puha Screentime New Zealand Ltd
Dir. Various
2016Filthy Rich PaulieFilthy Productions
Dir. Kiel McNaughton
2016Find Me A Maori Bride S2 JizzayBrown Sugar Apple Grunt Productions Ltd
Dir. Kiel McNaughton
2013TV2 TotesCo-Presenter (Cuzzie) Maori Television New Zealand
Dir. Various


2014Giving Up EnsembleYNOT Productions
Dir. Ant Glyph

Web Series.

2021The PactTommy (Major Supporting)Dir. Natalie Medlock/Harry McNaughton
2020Good GriefZane (Guest)Brown Sugar Apple Grunt Productions Ltd
Dir. Kiel McNaughton


Mike Saccente Meisner Technique - 2015
Mike Saccente Meisner Technique - 2014
South Seas Film and Television School Diploma - 2012