Francis Tipene MC/Entertainer Profile


Pathway Pioneer, Storyteller & Cultural Guide

Forging meaningful pathways speaker, MC, presenter and funeral director Francis Tipene takes audiences to new depths. A familiar face on TVNZ 1, Netflix and SBS, Francis (Te Rarawa, Ngai Tākoto) appears alongside wife Kaiora on small-business funeral home reality show The Casketeers. Not one to dwell in the negative, Francis believes in triumph over adversity through storytelling. And it works! With a vocation so sensitive and detail-oriented, it’s really no surprise that Francis is a relaxed and confident speaker and MC: communicating with mana, offering a sense of comfort through guidance. A speaker, presenter and practitioner of Māoritanga, Francis Tipene has an insight and voice that can’t be replicated.




Te Rarawa


Auckland , New Zealand

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2021Te Putahitanga Whanau Ora Symposium 2021, Te Runanga o Otakou - MC