Greer Perenara

TV star, International singer/songwriter, and breaker of barriers


Greer Perenara, 28, is Porirua born and bred and has a passion for performing arts. She is proud Cook Islands Māori & Samoan, and recently graduated with a Bachelor of Applied Arts and a Diploma in Performing Arts (Singing) which she completed at Whitireia New Zealand in Wellington.

In her early years Greer found a passion for song writing and produced her first original album by the age of 12. In college, she began competing in Barbershop acapella singing, representing New Zealand at the Under 25 Barbershop Quartet Competition in the United States.

Greer has starred in TVNZ’s children series The Killian Curse and interactive web drama Reservoir Hill which won a digital Emmy award, she also featured as a lead singer for New Zealand reggae band Tomorrow People and has more recently been involved in the Wellington Musical Theatre scene.

Greer is the wife of rugby player TJ Perenara and they both actively promote equality through their social media platforms. Greer believes in speaking up against injustice and encourages people to continue to grow themselves through education about many of the different issues and topics effecting our society. She hopes that people – especially women, find their voice and purpose through self -love and acceptance and she hopes to continue to break barriers and start conversations in spaces which may have previously been seen as ‘uncomfortable’. Greer is excited to be speaking with her husband at Festival for the future and is excited to see today’s youth using their voices for change for the better.