Lionel Renagi William Henry was born on April 21, 1974, in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, to a Papuan mother and a father of mixed English/Scottish ancestry. His early years were marked by cultural immersion and exploration, as he spent time among the indigenous communities of New Guinea and traversed the rugged landscapes of the country's interior with his family.
Transitioning to Darwin, Australia, Auki prioritized education while also making waves in competitive swimming, earning recognition at both state and national levels. His intellectual prowess was evident from a young age when, at just 8 years old, he was encouraged by his father to take the MENSA tests, leading to his admission to both Australian and British MENSA societies.
After completing his high school education, Auki pursued studies in Information Technology and embarked on a dynamic career path that encompassed both the IT industry and military service. He served part-time in the Australian Army, dedicating eight years to the specialized infantry recon unit NORFORCE following his training at Kapooka.
In addition to his military service and IT career, Auki cultivated secondary interests in various media disciplines, including design, animation, videography, editing, and photography. His curiosity and drive for creative expression led him to explore new avenues of interest, ultimately shaping his professional trajectory.
Today, Auki is actively engaged in presenting and producing content for HighRPM, a prominent motor sports media outlet in North Australia. His contributions extend beyond the realm of motor sports, as he has also lent his talents to television series such as SBS Speedweek and has annually produced music video material for ABC Rage. Auki's journey exemplifies his versatility, intellect, and passion for excellence across diverse fields of endeavor.