Shilo Kino

Ngā Puhi, Tainui

"Shilo Kino is of Māori (Ngāpuhi, Tainui) descent and is studying towards a Graduate Diploma in Pacific Journalism at AUT University.

Prior to the journalism programme at AUT University, she completed a Bachelor of Arts with a double major in English and Film, Television and Media Studies from the University of Auckland.

Shilo's main passion is creative writing and hopes to one day be a full-fledged writer and published author.

With journalism, she hopes to change the imbalance of reporting from the New Zealand media and to be a voice for Māori and Pacific Islanders while maintaining journalistic excellence and integrity.

In her spare time she enjoys hanging out with her two dogs, Jedi and Princess Leia, and sharing her many insightful thoughts on Twitter."

Biographical sources

  • 22 November 2016


  • "A Taniwha Named Taukere." Huia Short Stories 10. Huia Publishers, 2013.
  • "Niko and the Taniwha." Huia Short Stories 11. Huia Publishers, 2015.