Celebrating Rotorua Musicians & other musical triviaRotorua has a rich history of talented singers and performers due the early tourist trade.
One such renowned singers were, Ana Hato and her cousin Deane Waretini, who made 14 records of traditional and contemporary Maori music. She and Deane also produced many recordings for Radio New Zealand. Ana sang at the reception for the Duke and Duchess of York in 1927. Ana also sang at the opening ceremony of Rotorua's first radio station 1YZ in 1949.