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Japan (10 Feb)
Fresh back from Japan where I spoke in Tokyo, Osaka, Yamagata to audiences of unionists, farmers, small companies, educationalists and journalists about Måori opposition to the TPPA. At each gathering, Whole Worlds Watching was played. It was a wonderful experience, a learning one for me. I loved the culture, food and people. Hoping to take the band back one day. A big thank you to all the organisers who spoilt me and the other two guests from Korea and Malaysia. Arigato.
BUY OUR CDS (10 Jan)
If you would like to buy RIMA, our most recent album (which we performed at Woodford Festival), please visit iTunes! Easy peasy.
Woodford Folk Festival (4 Jan)
We have just wrapped on five performances (and a panel session) at the famous Woodford Folk Festival, Brisbane. I have to say it has the best vibe of any festival we've played at. It wasn't just the music which was brilliant. It wasn't only the street theatre, which took everything I've seen elsewhere to a whole other level. It was the genuine warm vibe of the event. Great audiences and lovely organisers. Thanks Australia. Big shout out to Paul Watson for his efforts as our representative. Can't wait to be invited back!
IronMaori (7 Dec)
I reckon being healthy is just got to be better for you as a musician. This weekend, I joined 2000 others in the half-ironman race IRONMAORI and am proud to say, I achieved my goal as the runner for the half marathon. Our team came 43rd out of 329 teams - and it was a stinking hot day. Next year, I'm rounding up some of our top musicians to sign up. Am also eyeing up some other halfs to do in the lead up. Watch this space. PS A great playlist is an absolute must when you are running 21k.
New Songs (4 Nov)
Having fun with Paddy Free in his Piha Studio, working on two new Maori language tracks - as well as a recording vocals for a special remake produced by a wonderful musician from an awesome French dub band - all will be revealed soon....!!!
Wooooohooooo! (1 Nov)
Back to back for the All Blacks - official world champions of rugby. NZ joyous.
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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