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Q&A with Anika Moa

The singer/songwriter, shares her inspirations.

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Top of my bucket list is…

Having another baby! I’m desperate to make a new little beautiful bundle of joy to love.

The websites I can’t resist checking are…

TradeMe and Once’It.

In my handbag right now…

Books, baby album lyrics, massage vouchers, makeup, money and lollies.

My advice to my younger self…

Relax and don’t take things too personally. Life is meant to be fun and glorious.

The first song I learnt off by heart was…

‘Son Of A Preacher Man’ by Dusty Springfield.

The best thing not yet invented…

Computers that hush a baby back to sleep when they wake too early so mamas can sleep in.

The song that I always play when exercising is…

When I get any time to, it’s anything by Disclosure.

My go-to party outfit is…

Black figure-hugging dress and way-too-high heels.

I feel content when…

I’m snuggled on the couch with my kids and my girlfriend.

My most cringe-worthy moment…

Christmas in the Park 2001. I forgot all the words to a song in front of 60,000 people.

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The places I’d most like to visit are…

Vienna, Iceland, Germany and all over the middle of the USA. Sigh.

If I were a billionaire…

I would give it all away to people who need it and take nothing for myself. Kids in schools who go without lunch would be the first takers.

Most of my time is taken up by…

Oohing and ahhhing over my new baby Soren, changing his nappies and writing about him for my next baby album.

The word people most use to describe me is…

Gypsy? I’d like to think so.

I envy…

Skinnier women, because I sometimes buy into thinking I should be skinny. But then I realise I am beautiful even if I’m not a size 10. All sizes are beautiful.

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