The Latest From Moana...
APRA Silver Scrolls (1 Oct)
Had a wonderful night announcing and co-presenting the Maioha Award to Alien Weaponry at a packed Dunedin Hall this week. I was a last minute ring-in with Jacinda Adern, leader of the NZ Labour Party - and one day, hopefully, NZs next PM. Maioha acknowledges innovative te reo Māori Songwriting. Alien Weaponry fuse te reo with heavy metal. Lovely guys. It was such a wonderful night.
WHANGAREI August 26 (26 Jul)
MY NAME IS MOANA is back on the road again! Yes, we will be heading to gorgeous Whangarei after practicing on audiences in 20 towns during our tour in April/May through Arts on Tour. We had an absolute ball. Meanwhile, Paddy and I have been recording our six songs for a new album ONO. I've sung all my bits and am loving the feel of this album.
My Name Is Moana (16 Apr)
Trina, Paddy, Karlos and I are touring a new show "My Name is Moana" with ArtsOnTour, visiting small towns and LOVING it. Having a ball meeting locals, collecting stories about water issues in their district and of course, singing up a storm. Done 3, 16 more to go.
Finland & more... (18 Feb)
Had two wonderful concerts in Finland end of January as MOANA-dub, with the fantastic Paddy Free. Skabmagovat Festival screened our music videos too. Landed in NZ on Feb 6 to hit the stage with our full band lineup at Hoani WaititinMarae. On Feb 11, we were out at Portage Crossing with an acoustic set featuring our two guitarists Cadz and Karlos, plus Trina and Laurence - great fun! Right now, plotting two wonderful shows, one at the Auckland Arts Festival. Tell
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Rima26 Sep 2014
Whole World's Watching14 Aug 2014
Upokohue13 Sep 2015
- RIMA, finalist APRA Maioha Awards, NZ Music Awards, Waiata Music Wards
- Album Release 'RIMA'
Performed, Boomerang Project, WomadNZ, Sydney Opera House, Hebcelt/Glasgow Commonwealth Games
- Album Release 'The Best of.'
Performed, Message Sticks, Sydney Opera House
- Album Release 'Acoustic'
Performed, Shanghai World Expo
- Performed, Venice Biennale
- Album Release: 'Wha'
Recipient, Music Industry Award
- Recipient, Arts Foundation Laureate Award
- Recipient, Te Tohu Mahi Hou a Te Waka Toi (CNZ)
Recipient (Lifetime), Toi Iho Award
- Appointed, Member of NZ Order of Merit, Queens Birthday Honours.
DVD Release: 'Live'
- Winner Grand Jury Prize, International Song Contest
Represented NZ at Greece Cultural Olympiad
DVD Release: 'Live & Proud'
Album Toru reaches 17 on World Music Charts