Ieremia in 2006
31 October 1967 |
Apia, Western Samoa
|University||University of Canterbury|
|Playing position(s): GA|
|Last updated: 30 March 2010|
April Ieremia was a New Zealand attacking player from Christchurch who represented Canterbury from 1983-92. In 1985 she made the Young Internationals before being selected for New Zealand Under 21 in 1986 and then again in 1988 at the inaugural World Youth Cup . At 20, Ieremia represented the Silver Ferns (New Zealand's national netball team) from 1988 - 1992.
Sports Presenting career
After retiring from international netball, Ieremia became the sports anchor for ONE NEWS from 1994 until 2003. In 1994, she presented for ONE Sport hosting at the 1994 Victoria Commonwealth Games, 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, 1998 Commonwealth Games in Kuala Lumpur, 2000 Sydney Olympics and 2003 Commonwealth Games in Manchester. Ieremia was the face of netball for ONE Sport hosting national and international netball competitions from 1995 including the 1999 and 2003 Netball World Championships, the regional National Bank Cup, Fisher and Paykel test Internationals and National Provincial Championships. In 2002, Ieremia hosted ASB Tennis Classic international in Auckland featuring Anna Kourikova and the men's Heinekin Open with Marat Safin and Goran Ivanisevic. For 10 year"s, Ieremia co-hosted the Halberg Sports Awards from 1994 - 2003. In 1997, Ieremia won the coveted Qantas Award for Best Presenter. She finished sports presenting in December, 2003.
Ieremia hosted a number of major television specials like the 'Opening of Te Papa', 'The Big Jump' and TV2's show, April's Angels on TV2 in 1997 and 1998. In 2001, Ieremia joined TRN as a breakfast show radio host with Mark Leishman on "Easy Listening i". Returning to television in 2007, she joined the Living Channel and Food TV on Sky TV.
April hosted a television talk show on SKY Television's The Living Channel called April in the afternoon. The show started on 1 April, 2008. She also developed her career behind the scenes in production and sponsorship in programmes for Food TV, the Living Channel and Eyeworks NZ. In 2012, Ieremia joined the new lifestyle channel Choice TV as a presenter and producer. Ieremia co-hosted a Choice TV daily chat show called Brunch with Josh Kronfeld in 2012. Ieremia also began working with HGTV (Home and Garden TV) in 2016.
Born in Apia, Western Samoa, April moved to Christchurch with her family in 1970. In Canterbury, she developed her deep love of sport and in particular, netball which has laid the foundation for most of her career as a player, broadcaster and coach. Graduating from the University of Canterbury with a BA in History and a Diploma of Teaching at the Christchurch College of Education in 1991. She taught at Avonside Girls School in Christchurch before moving to Auckland for a career in television.
In 1993, Co-hosted the magazine sports show, MORO SPORTS EXTRA on TVNZ with Greg Clark, Stu Wilson, Jeff Crowe and Brett Todd. In 2012, Ieremia published her first book, "April Loses It" on weight loss which went on to feature on the best seller list for 4 weeks.
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