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Poi E singer dies after battle with cancer

Published: 12:32PM Friday April 27, 2012 Source: ONE News

The leading lady from iconic Kiwi song Poi E has died.

'Nanny' Hui Kahu passed away last night in her Hawera home after a battle with cancer.

The 76-year-old helped found the Patea Maori Club, which earned its place in New Zealand history with the 1984 hit Poi E.

A tangi for Kahu is being held at Wai-O-Tui Marae in Taranaki, where she will be buried on Monday.