Moana Maniapoto-Jackson

Ngāti Tūwharetoa, Te Arawa



Moana Maniapoto-Jackson was the oldest of five daughters and a son born to Bernadette and Nepia Maniapoto. She was educated at St Joseph’s Māori Girls’ College, and spent a year at McKillop College in Rotorua before completing a law degree at Waikato University and Auckland University. She was admitted to the Bar in 1985. Moana co-wrote a series of journals for young Māori on the issues of colonisation of Aotearoa. She was a talkback host for Aotearoa Radio for eighteen months. She co-hosted a children’s programme on TV3 and has worked for Kia Mohio Kia Marama Trust producing their periodicals. Moana is the acclaimed lead singer of the band Moana and the Moahunters. She has contributed to a thirteen journal series on the historical development of Aotearoa.

Biographical sources

  • Maniapoto-Jackson, Moana. "Moana Maniapoto-Jackson." My Father and Me: New Zealand Women Remember. Ed. Penelope Hansen. Auckland, N.Z.: Tandem, 1992. 17-20.

    Biography

  • "Moana Maniapoto-Jackson." Filling the Frame: Profiles of 18 New Zealand Women. Photography by Jenny Scown. Text by Wendyl Nissen. Auckland, N.Z.: Reed, 1992. 20-27.
  • In this article made up of quotations from Maniapoto-Jackson and text by Wendyl Nissen, Maniapoto-Jackson talks of her family life and gradual introduction to her Taupo marae. She discusses living with her Māori grandfather, her reclamation of Māori language skills, and her transition from law to a singing career.
  • Fiction

  • "Te Noho āhuru Mōwai." [Illus. Henry Campbell]. Te Tautoko 32: Tihei Mauriora. Te Whanganui ā Tara [Wellington], N.Z.: Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga e Te Pou Taki Kōrero Whaiti, 1997. 3-4.
  • "Ngā Whakawaitanga o te Kai Hikareti." [Illus. Henry Campbell]. Te Tautoko 32: Tihei Mauriora. Te Whanganui ā Tara [Wellington], N.Z.: Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga e Te Pou Taki Kōrero Whaiti, 1997. 5-7.
  • "Te Papaho me te Panuitanga." [Illus. Henry Campbell]. Te Tautoko 32: Tihei Mauriora. Te Whanganui ā Tara [Wellington], N.Z.: Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga e Te Pou Taki Kōrero Whaiti, 1997. 16-19.
  • "Nga Panga o te Kai Hikareti ki te Tinana." [Illus. Henry Campbell]. Te Tautoko 32: Tihei Mauriora. Te Whanganui ā Tara [Wellington], N.Z.: Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga e Te Pou Taki Kōrero Whaiti, 1997. 20-25.
  • "E Ki, E Ki, Ka Taea Noa Iho Te Whakamutu!" Nā Moana Maniapoto Jackson i kohi enei kōrero ā Amiria Reriti, rātou ko Mākuini Pōtangaroa, ko Puhiwahine Tibble. [Moana Miapoto Jackson collected these stories from Amiria Reriti, Makuini Potangaroa and Puhiwahine Tibble]. [Illus. Henry Campbell]. Te Tautoko 32: Tihei Mauriora. Te Whanganui ā Tara [Wellington], N.Z.: Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga e Te Pou Taki Kōrero Whaiti, 1997. 28-30.
  • Non-fiction

  • Kia Mohio Kia Marama Trust periodicals. No details.
  • "Moana Maniapoto-Jackson." My Father And Me: New Zealand Women Remember. Auckland, N.Z.: Tandem Press, 1992. 17-20.
  • Maniapoto-Jackson writes a warm and affectionate tribute to her father, Nepia Maniapoto, who gifted her with the stories of her whakapapa, Māori identity and kawa, and kindled within her a love for music and entertaining.
  • Other

  • Puru, Bill and Nikki Walker. "Moana." Te Iwi o Aotearoa 30 (Feb 1990): 3+. 31 (Mar. 1990): 13+.
  • Interview with Moana Maniapoto Jackson and Hinewehi Mohi published in two parts in consecutive issues of Te Iwi o Aotearoa.
  • Tamihana, Shirley and Pat Kipping. "Breaking sound barriers: Irirangi women." Broadsheet 182 (Oct 1990): 14-17.
  • Tamihana and Kipping interview Irirangi Aotearoa radio station presenters Hinerangi Luckman, Moana Maniapoto-Jackson and Liane Clark.

    Other

  • "Moana Maniapoto-Jackson." Tu Tangata 35 (Apr/May 1987): 17.
  • A profile on Moana Maniapoto-Jackson and a brief discussion of her song "Kua Makona" which looks at the effects of excessive alcohol consumption.
  • Courtney, Helen. "Moa-Town." Broadsheet 176 (1990): 34.