Maaka started out in the broadcast industry in 1986 as a radio operator. Since then he has produced work for many companies including Aotearoa Radio (HOD), RNZ, TV3, TVNZ, Channel 10 (AUS), Mana Māori Media, Takirua, Māori Television and Aotearoa Television (HOD). In 1999, he and his partner Mina Ripia started Minaaka Limited, a production company who specialize in audio post production, and sound design for movies, documentaries, and television. Maaka’s projects have won numerous NZMA’s, critical accolades and international recognition. The majority of the projects that he has worked with since 1986 have either won or been nominated for APRA, NZMA’s, Māori music awards or broadcast industry awards. Maaka also has a decade of experience in outside broadcasts, transmission, field sound and live sound. Being bilingual Maaka has the additional expertise and experience of producing and engineering Māori language contracts and productions.