Vanessa Rare

vanessa rare

I worked in the film and television Industry for the past 17 years principally as an Actor and now as Screen Writer and Director. My Acting history is vast, from the very first role I played in the Feature Film Ruby & Rata, where I played Rata, to the TV role I played as TE HANA HUDSON on SHORTLAND STREET for a three year period and was also acknowledged as a finalist at the 2003 NZ TV Awards for my writing work on the Maori drama series – MATAKU which I was also a series Writer and Director on three of the episodes.

I have been writing poems since I was 13yrs old, and also lyrics for my songs from the same age. I have managed to keep a collection of my favorites. The website aucklandpoetry.com has published a few of my poems and I have recently been looking at ways of making a ‘Coffee Table’ book of my poems.

I am of NZ Maori descent and to the Ngati Porou, Ngati Pu, Tamaterā, and Ngapuhi.

Her poetry has been published in “We Society” Poetry Anthology 2015.

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