Hinewehi Mohi (Ngati Kahungunu, Ngai Tuhoe) sparked controversy when she sung just the Maori version of 'God Defend New Zealand' at a World Cup rugby match in 1999. Hinewehi writes waiata and sings only in Maori and is a strong supporter of Maori musicians and the industry in Aotearoa. Following the birth of her daughter with cerebral palsy, she established the Raukatauri Music Therapy Centre.
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