Rua McCallum is Ōtepoti born and connects strongly to her Moeraki whakapapa, belonging to the Kāti Hāteatea hapū of Kāi Tahu. She is a playwright, poet, theatre practitioner, weaver, composer, educator, ideas generator and fountain of knowledge of southern mātauraka. She is also the cultural advisor to team Firebrand as we continue our Te Ao Māori journey.