Taua Piri

Lead Developer


Firebrands Lead Developer is one who leads with heart; Taua. With over 5 years of development experience with Firebrand he has been front and centre of our charge in Digital Transformation and leading our team through some massive technology changes. 

Taua has distinguished programming skills in both front and back-end development including creating native iOS applications, maintaining servers, database development, and specification scoping. A rare recipient of the Microsoft Tertiary ICT Innovation Award for Business in Higher Education - a true recognition of his diverse skillset and one he loves passing on to the next generation.


Outside of the office, Taua plays hard at his other role - Dad to his three young boys. He loves spending as much time as possible with his family and getting the kids outside, whether playing rugby, swimming, or skimboarding. Originally from Rarotonga, Taua loves heading home to the Cook Islands to see family as often as he can.

Taua is a keen sportsman with an interest in rugby, league, touch, and soccer to name just a few. Taua plays rugby league for Otago and often travels around New Zealand with the team. He is also heavily involved in coaching this year.