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Hinewehi Mohi

Producer, Performer [Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāi Tuhoe]

The multitalented Hinewehi Mohi, MNZM, is arguably best known for a single moment from her musical career — singing the national anthem in te reo at a 1999 Rugby World Cup game. After completing an arts degree in 1985, Mohi began reporting for prime time Māori programme Koha. In 2004 she set up Raukatauri Productions, and launched long-running waiata series Moteatea. Her TV work also includes producing Marae DIY and Waiata/Anthems, and directing a Rangatira documentary on filmmaker Merata Mita. In 2021, Mohi was made a Dame Companion of the NZ Order of Merit for her services to Māori, music and TV.

...my rendition in 1999 wasn't so unique, but it was a first for rugby. I can't really explain the controversy because I don't really fully understand it . . . It baffled me and it still baffles me a little really. When I see the All Blacks singing it proud and Graham Henry singing it proud, it makes it all worthwhile. Hinewehi Mohi recalls singing the national anthem in te reo, The Dominion Post, 19 September 2011

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Waiata/Anthems

2021, Producer, Language Consultant - Web

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100/Karawhiua

2021, Producer - Music video

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Bathe in the River / Kōrukutia

2021, Producer - Music video

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Fade Away/E Kore E Motu

2021, Producer - Music video

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Fine/Pai

2021, Producer - Music video

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Ocean Moon/Hina Ki Tai

2021, Producer - Music video

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There is No Time/Kāore He Wā

2021, Matanga Reo (Language Consultant), Producer - Music video

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Tukituki Te Manawa

2021, Matanga Reo (Language Consultant), Producer - Music video

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Waiata/Anthems - First Episode (excerpt)

2021, Creator, Producer - Web

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Swagger - Series Four, Episode One

2017, Producer - Television

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Poi E: The Story of Our Song

2016, Subject - Film

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2016 Matariki Awards

2016, Subject, Producer - Television

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Whānau (2014)

2014, Network Executive, Composer - Television

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Once Were Warriors - Where Are They Now?

2014, Network Executive - Television

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Swagger

2014 - 2016, Producer - Television

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The Black Legacy

2014, Network Commissioner - Television

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Through the Lens - The First 10 Years of Māori Television

2014, Subject - Television

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50 Years of New Zealand Television: 6 - A Sense of Identity

2010, Subject - Television

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50 Years of New Zealand Television: 7 - Taonga TV

2010, Subject - Television

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Whānau (2008)

2008, Composer - Television

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The Secret Life of John Rowles

2008, Subject - Television

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Marae DIY - Manutuke Marae (Series Three Episode)

2006, Producer - Television

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Making Music - Hinewehi Mohi

2005, Subject - Short Film

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Marae DIY

2004 - ongoing, Producer - Television

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Ask Your Auntie

2004 - 2007, Panelist - Television

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The Brown Factor

2004, Subject - Television

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A Taste of Christmas

2003, Subject, Performer - Television

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Aroha - He Pōraruraru

2002, Composer - Television

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Aroha - Irikura

2002, Composer - Television

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Aroha - Mataora

2002, Composer - Television

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Aroha - Tiare

2002, Composer - Television

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Aroha - Haka and Siva

2002, Composer - Television

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Aroha - Te Ao Mahana

2002, Composer - Television

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Pokarekare Ana - A Māori Love Song

2002, Associate Producer - Television

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Whānau (2001)

2001, Composer - Television

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The Life and Times of Te Tutu - 1, First Episode

2000, Music - Vocals - Television

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The Life and Times of Te Tutu - 2 (Series One, Episode Two)

2000, Music - Vocals - Television

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The Life and Times of Te Tutu - 3 (Series One, Episode Three)

2000, Music - Vocals - Television

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The Life and Times of Te Tutu - 4 (Series One, Episode Four)

2000, Music - Vocals - Television

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The Life and Times of Te Tutu - 5 (Series One, Episode Five)

2000, Music - Vocals - Television

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The Life and Times of Te Tutu - 6 (Series One, Episode Six)

2000, Music - Vocals - Television

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The Life and Times of Te Tutu - 7 (Series One, Episode Seven)

2000, Music - Vocals - Television

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Rangatira: Merata Mita - Making Waves

1998, Director, Composer - Television

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Strictly Acappella

1993, Subject - Television

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Marae

1990 - 1996, 2003, Director, Director, Reporter, Producer - Television

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Kua Makona

1987, Performer - Music video

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Koha - Māori Musicians

1986, Research - Television

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Koha

1986, Reporter, Research - Television

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John Rowles - 'Cheryl Moana Marie'

1976, Subject - Television