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Five Music Videos and 15 songs for Release in 2018

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Toni on the shoot for AIO Music Video at Whitireia Park, Porirua,

Wellington. This video will  be released on July 5th 2018!


First announcement for the release dates for music videos:

AIO, Waiora, Haa, Taihoa and Tahuri Mai.


With many thanks to Te Mangai Paho, Motion Valley, NZ

School of Dance, all cast, crew, locations and whanau support. 


We are very excited with the outcome of these filmic works and

look forward to sharing this with you all very soon.

NZ Music Month (May) announcements,

Matariki (June / July) live performances and

Maori Music Month (August) online releases and

Maori Language Week launch in September.


Toni also has a 15 track album to release this year entitled

Te Rerenga - The Journey.

Te Rerenga includes the stunning Pacifika inspired dance fusion

title track 'Te Rerenga', the iconic 'Kai Tua a Uenuku -

Over the Rainbow', 'Ua Mai Ra - Rain' a bi-lingual song

to the poem by the late Hone Tuwhare and many more iconic

new and remixed tunes for everyone to enjoy.


Toni looks forward to sharing her new work live with you and 

she will be apart of many Matariki events debuting her new work

including new video AIO at:

- ReCut - Civic Square, Wellington, June 15/16 5PM

- Ahi Kaa - Wellington Waterfront Lagoon, June 29/30 5PM (10PM finish)

- Opening The Gold Awards - TSB Arena, July 5 

- Release of AIO music video July 5

- Matariki Fire Work Show - July 9/10 9PM, debut songs

Te Rerenga, E Nga Reo, Te Kakano, AIO and Matariki.


We look forward to sharing Toni's songs and videos

with you.


Nga mihi aroha ki a koutou katoa xx

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Happy 2018!

With the Summer festival season well under way and we want to wish everyone safe travels to these various, exciting events. So much has happened where Toni featured in the World of Wearable Arts, travelled overseas to the Hawaii Islands, performed around NZ with Tākitimu Karanga where this tour was a finalist in the Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori – Māori Language Commission Language Awards and Toni has begun her 13 track music project due for release in May and shoots 5 music videos in March all supported by Te Mangai Pāho – The Māori Broadcasting Agency.

One of the bigger projects Toni is producing this year is the renowned PAO PAO PAO concert.



Internationally-acclaimed, APRA Maioha Award-winning Māori thrash metal band ALIEN WEAPONRY are joining the Pao Pao Pao line-up, along with a host of newly-announced acts confirmed to perform at the 17th installment of the annual Māori musical showcase on Saturday 17th February, 2018 at Pipitea Marae in Wellington. Joining Whangarei-based ALIEN WEAPONRY in today’s second line-up announcement are:

- RnB Soul singer-songwriter and Waiata Māori Award winner KIRSTEN TE RITO with support from pianist JAMES ILLINGWORTH and her band;

- golden-voiced soul singer MARA TK, performing alongside acclaimed songwriter and pianist MARK VANILAU;

- up-and-coming teen choreographer and dance sensation NGARETA TEIRA-TUILOMA showcasing dance/haka;

- plus, Kapa Haka performance with Te Haeata Awatea from Wellington College and Wellington Girls College;

- MCs for the night are MARAMA FOX and ADRIAN WAGNER.

Acts already announced to perform Pao Pao Pao 2018 include:

- acclaimed Haka-soul Musician ROB RUHA, supported by THE WITCH DOCTOR;

- solo a cappella songstress and queen of loops, MIHIRANGI;

- Wellington-based soul, RnB and roots band GROVE ROOTS, featuring the powerful vocals of SIANNE;

- Māori Gospel-Soul artist KAATERAMA, winner of the Emerging Artist Under 25 Award at the 10th annual Waiata Māori Music Awards in 2017;

- plus, celebrated slam poet TE KAHU ROLLESTON will perform his works in both English and Te Reo Māori.



Producer Toni Huata said: “Pao Pao Pao’s kaupapa is about celebrating the diversity of Māori music forms and today’s announcement guarantees that this year’s event will do exactly that.”

The event, hosted by the Pūatatangi Committee of Toi Māori Aotearoa, is supported with funding from Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori, the Māori Language Commission and Creative New Zealand. Pao Pao Pao 2018 promises to deliver a night of inspirational entertainment and is suitable for all ages.



Pao Pao Pao 2018 Saturday 17th February, 2018

Venue: Pipitea Marae, 55 Thorndon Quay, Pipitea, Wellington

Time: 6pm to 9pm

Tickets details: $25 General Admission,  $15 Concession.

Buy tickets via - https://www.iticket.co.nz/events/2018/feb/pao-pao-pao

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Waiata Maori Music Awards Finalist

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Toni has just finished a series of stunning shows completing her tour and the Matariki season.

Many thanks to #StephenACourtPhotography for this pic above from this magical evening in the WellyReCut Show and to Ropine Huata-Wagner for the pic below.

Toni has spent the last month writing and composing and we thank Te Mangai Paaho for their support to 13 tracks and 8 music videos that Toni will start in November.

Maori Music Month is upon us and Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Maori celebrate 30 years and Toni received news that she is a FINALIST in this years WAIATA Maori Music Awards on Sep 15th in Hastings.

Soon Toni starts rehearsals for The World of Wearable Arts opening Sep 20th to Oct 8th before travelling to Hawaii.

Very exciting, nga mihi ki a koutou katoa

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Very exciting, nga mihi ki a koutou katoa.

Wairoa Film Festival - Mohaka & Matariki!

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Since our last newsletter we've been busy organising the final leg of the Tākitimu Karanga Tour,

Audiences have seen Toni perform at a variety of events including the IPENZ awards, and

ReCut, a dynamic project where Tory Street was transformed into a magic urban performance

stage. We are also counting down to the Wairoa Film Festival in June where Toni's music video

Mohakawill feature as the opening film and the very recent Tākitimu Karanga show where Toni 

organised a fantastic line-up of artists from both Ngāti Kahungnu and of the Tākitimu canoe

to honour our Mums on Mother's Day.

  • 07th April, IPENZ awards (The Fellows’ and Achievers’ Awards) Wellington
  • 28th April, ReCUT. Tory Street, Wellington
  • 14th May, MOTHERS DAY Tākitimu Karanga Tour performance. Karaka Cafe. Wharewaka, Wellington from 2pm - 5pm
  • 2nd June, Wairoa Film Festival, Kahungunu Marae, Wairoa (Film Festival season 2nd - 5th June)
  • 3rd June, Wairoa Film Festival awards, Key note speaker Tame Iti. Gaiety Theatre, Wairoa
  • Kahungunu Matariki 9, 16, 17 June - Tamatea, Hastings, Napier,
  • Matariki 14, 20, 21 22 23 24 June -  Vic Uni, Otari, Dowes, Upper Hutt, City Gallery, Tapu te Ranga Wellington
  • 30 June / 1 July, Tory Street Re Cut, Wellington

See you  in Queen's Birthday Weeekend in Wairoa whānau. Have a great month,

and look out for Matariki performances around the country and another

Tory Street Re Cut perform end  of June.

Toni's personal story also featured in the Mother's Day edition of

New Zealand Women's weekly - we're all about sharing, inspiring others and

keeping it real!

Ngā mihi maioha ki a koutou katoa...mauri ora

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TAKITIMU KARANGA on Mother's Day & NZ Music Month!

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We are very delighted that allot of you were able to attend this beautiful event celebrating

Maori music and performance with artists from Ngati Kahungnu and Takitimu canoe on a day for our mum's on Mother's Day.

The month of May is New Zealand Music month so we wish to engage with all in the spirit of togetherness, our connections, our language, our arts and love.

Through this we connect on all levels!

Great to see your mum and wider family with our wonderful hangi in the Karaka Cafe and

then the entertainment from this exceptional array of musical artists and kapahaka from

Te Haeata Awatea - Wellington College and Wellington Girls High School.

RSVP always essential to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and we look forward to the next celebration!

Mauri ora!

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