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Creating cool things with cool people
Lanita Ririnui is a creative native storyteller of Māori & Cook Islands decent (Ngāiterangi, Ngāti Ranginui, Ngāpuhi, Kuki Āirani)
Co-founder & director of Through The Fire Ltd (, she is an independent producer, director, writer, presenter/MC.

Lanita co-produced the very first interactive site showcasing stories of Poi in Aotearoa ( which led to special presentations and panel talks on VR & Digital Media at ImagineNATIVE Film Festival in Toronto, Canada & Māorilands Film Festival, NZ as well as a special presentation at Wairoa Film Festival NZ. The site featured in VR digicades at Halifax Film Festival, also includes multi-award winning webseries 'Poi - Hopes and Dreams' ( which was selected for film festivals around the world (including Best New Media/Webseries at the Los Angeles International Film Series, Best webseries at Canada Diversity Film Festival, Winner Inspirational Series at Best Shorts Competition). 

She is currently producing a Pasifika Dance 360 short film, 'Fangirl' for the NZ Film Commission and in development for the very first Te Reo Māori 360 short film trilogy, 'Poipoiā'.

She has directed and produced many works for TVNZ, Māori Television and across genres of entertainment, lifestyle, documentary and sport. Specialising in the development of digital works, she has produced food and music short form series, 'Takoha', 'Quick Kai' and 'Kids Kai Kart'.
Inspired by stories of identity and cultural connection in contemporary society, she has a high interest in people sharing their own stories and her artistic works are predominantly influenced by momentum and the female element. She is also the creator of mana wahine artworks, moko fashion design and the art gallery installation #polydollytalk.
She is a lover of family, food and festivities and is passionate about creating good things with good people. She enjoys travel, music, cultural experiences and spending time at beautiful water spots.