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Moana Maniapoto

Musician, Director [Ngāti Tuwharetoa, Tuhourangi, Ngāti Pikiao]

Moana Maniapoto, MNZM, has toured the globe fusing traditional Māori and modern sounds in bands Moana and the Moahunters and Moana & the Tribe. Alongside partner Toby Mills, she has made award-winning documentaries exploring Māori topics and people, from indigenous intellectual property to Syd Jackson. On-screen, she has hosted current affairs and childrens television, and acted on hit soap Shortland Street

Te reo was not valued. But then I went overseas and had people I respect going 'Whoa, this is amazing' ... it gets validated, celebrated. So I came back and went 'okay, let's get a little bit more experimental here'. Moana Maniapoto on discovering her music was more valued overseas, in an interview with The Spinoff, 8 June 2019

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All Talk with Anika Moa

2016 - 2017, Guest - Television

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Poi E: The Story of Our Song

2016, Subject - Film

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Cure Kids - Feel Inside (and stuff like that)

2012, Performer - Web

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The Russians are Coming

2011, Presenter, Producer - Television

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50 Years of New Zealand Television: 3 - Let Us Entertain You

2010, Subject - Television

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Style Pasifika - 2009

2009, Performer - Television

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Lost in Translation 3 - The Waitangi Sheet (episode three)

2009, Composer - Television

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Lost in Translation 5 - The Bay of Plenty Sheet (episode five)

2009, Composer - Television

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Lost in Translation 6 - The Tauranga Sheet (episode six)

2009, Composer - Television

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Lost in Translation 1 - The Beginnings (episode one)

2009, Composer - Television

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Lost in Translation 2 - Te Tiriti o Waitangi (episode two)

2009, Composer - Television

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Lost in Translation 4 - The Manukau-Kawhia Sheet (episode four)

2009, Composer - Television

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The Island

2008, Co-Director, Producer - Television

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Guarding the Family Silver

2005, Co-Director, Presenter, Composer - Television

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Making Music - Moana Maniapoto

2005, Subject - Short Film

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Syd Jackson: Life and Times of a Fully Fledged Activist

2003, Co-Director, Research - Television

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He Tohunga Whakairo

2002, Co-Director, Research - Television

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Ngā Morehu - End of An Era (First Episode)

2000, Co-Director, Research - Television

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Treaty

1996, Performer - Music video

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Once a Convent Girl

1995, Subject - Television

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Tahi

1994, Performer - Music video

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Peace, Love and Family

1993, Performer - Music video

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Shortland Street

1993 - 1994, As: Doctor Te Aniwa Ryan - Television

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The Neville Brothers - Keepers of the Flame

1992, Narrator - Television

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AEIOU

1991, Performer - Music video

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The Ralston Group

1991 - 1994, Subject - Television

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Black Pearl

1990, Performer - Music video

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When the Haka Became Boogie

1990, Subject - Television

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When the Haka Became Boogie - The Singers (Episode Five)

1990, Subject - Television

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Kua Makona

1987, Performer - Music video