Kia ora tātau (hello everyone)

Welcome to my website. I am an aspiring author and poet of Te Whānau-ā-Apanui, Ngāti Porou, and Pākehā decent. I write under the pseudonym R. M. Waenga, but my friends call me Reb. Waenganui Te Pō was the ancestral surname of my Mother’s whānau (family). It means the middle of the night in te reo Māori, the indigenous language of New Zealand. It has since been shortened to Waenga. Waenganui Pō means midnight. Like most artistic types, I’m a night owl.


Check out my services page for more information on professional editing and writing services I can provide.


I review two subjects on my blog:

  • Books

  • Business products and services

They're kept in separate categories, but if you’re a fan of one, why not try the other! Most of my book reviews will be of classic Science or Dystopian Fiction. I might throw in the odd poetry essay.


Please check out my Instagram for a “Poem of the day”, quippy quotes, and a link to my latest reviews. The latter will bring you back here, but hey, there’s a little bit of pointlessness to everything!

Ngā mihi

R. M. Waenga (Reb)

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