Riley Hathaway is passionate about creating stories to inspire kids to love the ocean. Riley and her dad, underwater cameraman Steve Hathaway present their own TV series called Young Ocean Explorers that features the TV2 show What Now.
In the show Riley shares stories of encounters with sea creatures, such as orca, whales and turtles – paired with incredible underwater footage from Steve. Steve’s award-winning footage has also appeared on numerous documentaries, the BBC, National Geographic, and New Zealand’s hit TV series Our Big Blue Backyard.
In February 2015 Riley and Steve published their first book called Young Ocean Explorers – Love Our Ocean and plan to give a copy of the book and video series to every school in New Zealand and the Cook Islands.
Riley is currently a year 10 student at Mahurangi College.