Tiki Taane Profile

John Dix
1 Sep 2013

Tiki Taane was born in Christchurch on December 17, 1976 to a Pākehā mother and a Māori father. Both parents were to have a profound influence in the years to come.

Uekaha Taane Tinorau (of Ngāti Maniapoto descent) was raised in Waitomo, one of 18 children. In the mid-60s the government initiated the Maori Trades Training Scheme, and Uekaha was dispatched to Christchurch for a panel-beating apprenticeship. Uekaha quickly discovered that few in Christchurch could pronounce his name so he rechristened himself Bob. It was only later that he returned to his Māori roots. Apprenticeship completed, he remained in Christchurch, married Lyn Jarman, and raised a family – Maureen, Ninakaye, Nathan (called Tiki from a young age) and Anaru (born with cerebral palsy and who died at aged seven). Both parents and both sisters have played a large part in Tiki’s career.

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Parihaka, 2010
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Starship Lullaby
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Now This Is It
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Always On My Mind
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Tiki Taane in a Paw Justice charity photo and video shoot, July 2013
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Tiki Taane in a Paw Justice charity photo and video shoot, July 2013
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Tiki Taane and Sambora - Come Fly With Me
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Tiki Taane & Sofia Minson Interview
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Tiki Taane in a Paw Justice charity photo and video shoot, July 2013
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Tiki and Uekaha Taane, Wellington, October 2008
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2011 Interview for RipItUp
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NZ Musician, Febuary/March 2011
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Falling Angels (Demo)
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Our Favourite Target feat. Julia Deans
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Tiki Taane in Paw Justice charity photoshoot, July 2013
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Tiki and his son Charlie
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Summer Time
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Tiki Taane in a Paw Justice charity photo shoot, 2013
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2011 U Live interview
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Paw Justice photoshoot, July 2013
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Dick Johnson, Boh Runga, Tiki Taane - Shadows
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Tiki Taane in a Paw Justice charity photo and video shoot, July 2013
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Waiata, December 2011
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Tikidub Productions


Dirty Dub

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Tiki's early metal band Cultivation also featured future Loves Ugly Children and Future Stupid drummer/bassist Jason Young for their first gig, a NORML show at Canterbury University.

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