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It's been an absolute ataahua month for TV host and Māori entertainer Moana Maniapoto.
Over the last few weeks, her TV show Te Ao with Moana won back-to-back Best Current Affairs Show at the Voyager Media Awards 2022.
Last week her 1991 song AEIOU was re-released by Tiki Taane as one of the 26 Waiata Anthems and on Friday, the first lady of Māori entertainment, Maniapoto, singer, songwriter and documentary maker will be part of the M9 speakers at the Kiri Te Kanawa Theatre at Auckland's Aotea Centre.
After celebrating the media awards, less than a week later the song, which was a national anthem at the time, was re-released.