For more than a decade Nate Nauer has worked in radio where he’s been able to express his love of comedy and is the co-host of The Mai Morning Crew breakfast show on Mai FM, alongside Nickson Clark and Lily Taurau. Together they’ve managed to create a show that has gone from strength to strength, having earned a Best Network Breakfast Show nomination at the 2015 NZ Radio Awards.
Nate is passionate about his ethnic roots. While he was born in New Zealand, his parents decided it was best to raise Nate in Samoa, where he recently returned to accept the chief title Tauili’ili. As a youngster Nate was smart enough to quietly observe any mistakes his older brothers made saving himself the trouble of repeating them. He spent some time working for his father as an apprentice mechanic before realising his passion lay in writing, story-telling and film-making where he has experienced some success already in the 48 Hour Film Making Competition (where you have to write, record and edit a short film in two days). His crew “Goodfellas”, comprising of Nate and three friends, have won the Sir Peter Jackson award, allowing you a direct entry to the Grand Final, a total of six times over the past seven years they’ve entered.
When it comes to sport, there is no other way to describe Nate other than an addict. Having been a regular panelist on Maori TV’s The Big Hit and Code, Nate could debate and argue sports anytime with anyone and hold his own. In fact he’s the first to admit that if he weren’t being a radio host his dream job would be being a Rugby League or Rugby Union commentator as he loves the drama of the big sporting events.