He was born in Auckland and was educated at St Peter’s Christian Brothers’ College in Auckland. He continued his studies at the University of Auckland and graduated with an M.A. in English. He is a television producer with Te Reo Television and writes non-fiction work and television documentaries.
- Correspondence from Ray Waru on 22 June 1998.
- "Dream Catchers in Aotearoa." Onfilm Nov. (1994): 12.
- Waru reports on the first Māori television hui held in Auckland in 1994.