Her Daughter’s Voice


Hinewehi Mohi is the Maori singer who made deadline news when she sang the New Zealand anthem at the 1999 Rugby World Cup in Twickenham, London.  Hinewehi sang the anthem in the Maori language, upsetting many New Zealanders who were expecting to hear it in English.

Hinewehi’s CD, Oceania has been sold around the world.  But any plans she has to become an international singing star have to be balanced against the needs of her daughter Hineraukatauri, who has cerebral palsy and requires constant medical attention.

Hineraukatauri is the inspiration for much of her mother’s music – but she may never talk or sing.  Hinewehi sees herself as her daughter’s advocate: her voice.

This documentary “Her Daughter’s Voice” follows Hinewehi for a few months in her busy life – including two overseas trips to promote her CD, ongoing health crises….and a wedding.

This is an inspirational story about a very special woman who is determined that despite the extra challenges that cerebral palsy presents, both she and her daughter will dream their dreams, realise their potential and live full and rewarding lives.



Promotional Trailer

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Production Details

Producer: John Harris

Associate producer: Catherine White

Network executive: Geoff Steven

Director:  Kay Elmers

Script writers: Kay Elmers, Andrea Hotere

Music: Hinewehi Mohi & Jaz Coleman

Financial controller: Glenda Paterson

Funded by: TVNZ & New Zealand On Air