Name: Brendon “Beez” Ngarino Te Waati
Iwi: Ngāti Ranginui, Ngai Te Rangi, Ngāti Pukenga, Waikato
Occupation: Director & Head Trainer for Beez Mode Fitness
Beez is an accomplished fitness trainer and runs his own business Beez Mode Fitness. He is also a Co-founder of Hawaiki Tu Productions – an Indigenous Māori Dance Company.
Beez has played professional Rugby for Taranaki, Wellington and North Harbour and has been involved in 2 New Zealand sevens camps. He is committed to the health and fitness industry and has a passion for helping people achieve their goals.
His skills do not end there, he is a versatile creative artist across Kapa Haka, weaponry, taonga puoro, Māori movement and acting. He has performed in theatre productions such as Arohanui – The Greatest Love, Maui – One man against the Gods and Hohepa –NZ opera. Beez is a valued member of Te Waka Huia and has represented at several Te Matatini Kapa Haka competitions.
His dedication to the Health & Fitness and Māori Performing arts lead to his presenting role on Whānau Living in series 1. Beez excelled in connecting with viewers and giving them an inside view of different health and fitness activities.