Māui is passionate about acting, singing and musical theatre. He played Desmin in the American Production, ‘The Shannara Chronicles’. He has acted in TVCs, Theatre and Musical Theatre Shows. In 2019, he won the Belmont Intermediate School Idol singing competition (which he was quite excited about as Lorde won it 10 years earlier!) Maui has also acted in the short film, 'The Ripple effect', by Maza White and got an 'honorable mention' award for his role in the festival, 'Top Shorts' in LA. In 2021, he also received the Shakespeare Trophy for 'Best Shakespeare Performer' at Takapuna Grammar, and in 2022 he received an 'Outstanding Performance - Male' award at the Junior Theatre Festival NZ. He is also a youth ambassador as part of the Auckland Theatre Youth Company.