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Hinewehi Mohi

[Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāi Tūhoe]

Dame Hinewehi Mohi released her debut single 'Kai U' in 1992. Album Oceania (1999)  which she made in collaboration with British musician Jaz Coleman (Killing Joke)  fused Māori harmonies and dance beats. It went double platinum, and sold overseas. The same year Mohi won headlines after singing the national anthem in te reo, at an All Blacks game at the Rugby World Cup in London. Mohi founded Raukatauri Music Therapy Centre, after her daughter was born with cerebral palsy. In June 2021, Mohi was appointed a Dame Companion of the NZ Order of Merit for services to Māori, music and television (she is also a TV producer).