Zion Akarana flew in from Darwin last night to undertake 10 days of media training at 3KND. Zion was born on Yipirinya country in Mparntwe Alice Springs. He is a Anangu Pitjantjatjara, Arrernte, Ngāti Kahungunu, Nga Puhi man having both Aboriginal and Maori heritage.
Zion recently Undertook training in multiple roles at Uluru where he broadened his skills and developed a drive to better himself through education which brought him to our network.
Media is in his blood through his grandfather Joseph Akarana (BJ) who was a founding member of Te Whanau Tahi and then the maori show Te Puna Waiora.
Zion remembers these early years attending radio broadcasts and how powerful community radio was to family.
This young man is a quick learner and it is hoped he will continue in media as the sector needs young people to continue telling stories and providing a voice for many.