Journalist, MC, Speaker, Convenor, Panel Facilitator
Mihingarangi Forbes (Ngāti Maniapoto, Ngāti Paoa) is an award-winning television journalist and presenter. In the course of her career, Mihi has worked across programmes such as Native Affairs, 60 minutes, 20/20 and Campbell Live - where her presenting earned her a Qantas Award for Best Reporter for Daily Current Affairs. Currently, Mihi is the host of Māori Current Affairs show The Hui, and was awarded Best Presenter at the 2020 NZ TV awards.
Mihi takes great pride in her Māori heritage and is the proud mother of four bilingual children, as well as being bilingual herself. Through her work, she moves to seek accountability for Māori and to also help the Pākeha world understand indigenous issues with depth and sensitivity. On her European side, Mihi has family connections to suffragette history, as her great-great grandfather married celebrated women’s activist Kate Sheppard. Her deep interest in history led her to fronting NZ Land Wars series Stories of Ruapekapeka, which has screened both locally and internationally.
Mihi is an accomplished facilitator of debates and events, who is able to host multiple guests in a live or pre-recorded setting with ease. Comfortable in both English and Te Reo Māori languages and forums, Mihi brings a special type of energy to every event in which she is involved.
Auckland, New Zealand
Compere/MC, Debator, Journalist, MC / Stage compere, Panellist
Broadcasting, Current Affairs
Tamaki Makaurau Economic Summit - November 2020
Mihi and Julian co-moderated our recent Summit. The depth and breadth of their respective broadcasting and media experience was on display as they both deftly navigated a broad spectrum of business related topics coupled with an unparalleled understanding of nuances and relatability needed to engage a Maori audience over two-days. They both display total professionalism and credibility. We were very proud to have them associated with our organisation.
Edwina Merito | Head of Maori Outcomes & Relationships, Auckland Unlimited.