Name: Stacey Morrison
Iwi: Ngāi Tahu, Te Arawa
Occupation: TV Presenter, Radio Presenter, Writer, Wife, Mum
Stacey Morrison usually has a couple of jobs on the go, thanks to combining radio and television work ever since she started at Mai FM in 1996. Since then she has been a Breakfast host at Flava, then The Hits in Auckland, but television work has been a constant for her since she was a teenager starting on What Now.
Working both behind the scenes as a Researcher, Director and Producer as well as on camera, Stacey’s TV credits have included Mai Time, Marae, Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner, Test The Nation, It’s In The Bag, Celebrity Treasure Island, Sportscafe, Keeping It Pure as well as various television advertisements.
While filming Whānau living, Stacey was working at The Hits in the afternoon, filing columns for New Idea magazine on being a modern woman, teaching night classes and of course – most importantly! – raising three young children with her husband Scotty Morrison, who is also a broadcaster and author.
The Morrisons decided to raise their children bilingually and for eight years have helped create a Māori language learning community in Auckland with other parents, as part of Māori 4 Grown Ups. Both Stacey and Scotty learnt Māori as adults and they’re passionate about making the language a natural and fun part of the lives of wider New Zealand whānau, which is why they’ve been happy to include their own inspiration, and teachers – their three children – in this series.