Miss Nicky Says

aka Nicolla Hemi-Morehouse


Kirikiriroa, early 1970s: a future superstar of the children’s music world is beginning to lodge musical memories that will retain the power to bring her to tears 50 years later.

Nicolla Hemi-Morehouse (Ngāti Koata, Ngāti Kuia, Ngāti Toa Rangatira) – of Miss Nicky Says fame – has a memory of her father, Rawiri Hemi: “I was a young baby, less than three, and I remember him singing to me. ‘Moe moe pēpi, moe moe rā ...’” she sings. “I remember feeling safe. I remember not understanding the words, but I remember it was a beautiful, loving sound.”

Miss Nicky - I Love Matariki (2023)
Miss Nicky Says - Matariki Macarena / 9 Star Song (2021)
Miss Nicky Says at TSB Festival of Lights in Taranaki, February 2024.
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Miss Nicky Says and her son Hemi in January 2024.
Photo credit: Photographed by Bee Trudgeon for Porirua Libraries.
Miss Nicky Says with Chris Lam Sam, May 2023.
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Miss Nicky Says at TSB Festival of Lights in Taranaki, February 2024.
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Miss Nicky Says with Kath Bee, May 2023.
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Nicolla Hemi Moorhouse and Story Hemi Moorhouse at Kiingi Tuheitia Portraiture Award in Wellington with Story's work, May 2023.
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Miss Nicky Says - Oma Rāpeti (2020)
Miss Nicky Says with Claudia Robin Gunn, May 2023.
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Miss Nicky Says - Because I'm Māori (2022)
Miss Nicky Says with Stella Maris from What Now, January 2024.
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Miss Nicky Says filming with @larrikinpuppets, February 2024.
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Miss Nicky Says for Porirua Libraries, August 2023.
Photo credit: Bee Trudgeon
Miss Nicky Says - Let's Learn Māori | Te Wiki o te Reo Māori | Miss Nicky | Kids Songs (2023)
Studio fun with Miss Nicky Says and @larrikinpuppets, February 2024.
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Miss Nicky Says with Benny Time, May 2023.
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Miss Nicky Says - Waiata Karakia - A simple Karakia / prayer for children in te reo Māori (2021)
Miss Nicky Says filming with @larrikin puppets, November 2023.
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Miss Nicky Says - We say "Kia ora" (2024)
Miss Nicky Says with Suzy Cato, May 2023.
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Miss Nicky Says with Rainbow Rosalind, May 2023.
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