To recap, Sianne Dougherty belongs to the West whānau of Bluff and late last year we had an article in Te Pānui Rūnaka highlighting Sianne’s performances on Homai Te Pakipaki.

This year has been busy for Sianne. She has had opportunities to sing alongside Brannigan Ka, Mere Boynton and Caii-Michelle Baker.

In February, Sianne joined the performers opening line-up at Te Rā o te Raukura Festival in Lower Hutt, which headlined acts like Annie Crummer and Ardijah.

Sianne was part of the Matariki Seven Sisters concert held in June at the Opera House in Wellington, and followed this up as a member of Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Ngā Mokopuna at the Wellington Regional Secondary Schools’ Kapa Haka competitions, where the group was placed third overall with a first in poi and te reo Māori.

Last but not least, Sianne will be part of a line-up of performers at the Aotearoa Cook Islands Pasifika Cultural Coalesce Concert being held at Te Rauparaha Arena, Porirua on 31 October. This would be a good opportunity for any Ngāi Tahu whānau living in the area to go along and watch Sianne perform.

Sianne performing at Te Rā o te Raukura Festival.

Sianne performing at Te Rā o te Raukura Festival.