Tēnā koutou katoa
Ki te taha o tōku Māmā
Ko Taranaki tōku Maunga
Ko Hangatāhua tōku Awa
Ko Kurahaupo tōku Waka
Ko Puniho tōku Tupuna Marae
Ko Ngā Māhanga ā Tairi tōku Hapu
Ko Taranaki, Ko Te Ati Awa ōku Iwi
Ki te taha o tōku Pāpā
Ko Ruahine tōku Maunga
Ko Rangitikei tōku Awa
Ko Te Arawa tōku Waka
Ko Tokorangi, Ko Moawhango ōku Tupuna Marae
Ko Ngāti Whiti Tama, Ko Ngāti Pikiahu Waewae ōku Hapū
Ko Ngāti Tuwharetoa, Ko Ngāti Raukawa, Ko Ngāti Maniapoto ōku Iwi
Ko Karyn Hall tōku Māmā
Ko Maureen Morgan rāua ko Anthony Hall ōku Tupuna
Ko Whaitikitiki (Anaru) Kimura tōku Pāpā
Ko Paekiri Pine raūa ko Mauriri Kimura ōku Tupuna
Ko Khy-Noa Kimura-Hayes taku tamahine
Ko Misty Kimura tōku ingoa
Kei Pāpāmoa ahau e noho ana
Tihei Mauri Ora!
Creativity lives in the wairua of Misty. Shared in a number of ways including music, fashion and ensuring a Māori voice is heard through her mahi at Tātou (she’s a Cultural Creative Advisor). She has joined our Ambassador crew with the main focus of helping us (and others) streetstyle our activewear for everyday wear as well as for when we move our bodies.
Born in New Plymouth, Misty’s whānau moved to Marton when she was seven. Always an active kid, this theme has carried on into her adult life. Netball, basketball, F45 and moving in te taiao (nature) are all ways Misty loves to connect to her tinana (body) and hinengaro (mind). She had the awesome opportunity to represent Western Australia in the Super National’s Netball when she lived in Perth
Misty is the proud Māmā of the beautiful Khy-Noa. Khy was born with a rare disorder called Trisomy 9 Mosaicism. She is in more ways than one 1:100,000,000. After Khy was born, Misty and her small whānau made the hard decision to move to Perth for a better life. One where they could create a legacy for their daughter. After being there for 6 years, they moved to the Gold Coast then moved back to Aotearoa in 2019 to allow Khy to be immersed in Te Ao Māori and to have that whānau support around her. They’re currently living their beach lives in Pāpāmoa.
Raised in Te Ao Māori, the language and culture impacts her whole world. As a kid she enjoyed singing in the whānau marae kapahaka group, lead actor/singer in many school musicals and in more recent years has returned to her love of singing. Aligning with other local musicians she’s recently started to release her own music and you can listen on Spotify here.
When she’s not amplifying Māori voices, being a Māmā and singing her heart out, Misty is a volunteer with Rare Disorders NZ. To this she brings her unique talents and lived experiences she advocates for equity and change for those living with and supporting others with rare disorders.
You’ll find Misty taking in the views of Mauao, at F45 Pāpāmoa, supporting her girl and generally rocking her activewear as casual wear and corporate wear. Next year she will be studying Te Reo Māori part time to further deepen her connection with her people and herself.