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


Dirty Dub

Trivia:

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.