Former Olympian, Gold Medalist, Television & Sports Personality and Ambassador to the United Nations. She has represented New Zealand in three Summer Olympics.
A New Zealand award-winning and critically acclaimed Director. Urale has written and directed her own films, documentaries, music videos and television commercials. Urale comes from a family in the Creative Arts and Film industry with sister Makerita Urale who is a producer and documentary filmmaker, Bill Urale (King Kapisi), a hip hop artist, and Tita Urale who is a senior producer for TVNZ ONE News.
An actor, television presenter, writer, journalist, director, and comedian. He is also an experienced and accomplished MC and has hosted many high profile events.
At the start of World War II she started her jazz singing career entertaining U.S troops in Pago Pago, American Samoa. Rivers was also a nightclub singer, popular broadcaster and one of New Zealand’s most famous female jazz singers.