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.