It would be an understatement to say music has played a significant role in the life of Hinewehi Mohi .

In turn, Mohi's life has played a significant role in the musical life of Aotearoa New Zealand.

In October it will be 20 years since Mohi sang the national anthem only in Te Reo Māori at the Rugby World Cup in England, sparking a national conversation around the significance of the Māori language.

Mohi says she is glad social media did not exist 20 years ago, as she is not sure she could have coped with the backlash from singing

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