National Anthem Featured
We take it for granted that the National Anthem always starts with Maori when in fact it was only 20yrs ago in 1999 it was sung at the Rugby World Cup for the very first time.
Hinewehi Mohi was asked to sing the national anthem before New Zealand’s 1999 quarterfinal against England. She took it on herself to sing in her language first, which became a pivitol moment for our country. Have a read of the whole story here.
This is Hinewehi talking with Paul Holmes on his show after the event.