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...Bunny Walters...

Bunny Walters

Bunny Walters (Miha Tekokiri Waahi) is a Maori entertainer from Katikati who had a string of hits in the early to mid 1970s. He was discovered at a talent show and signed to impact Records. In 1971 he became the resident singer on television's Happen-Inn. In 1978 he released "To Be Free" backed by "To Be Free With Labour" in support of the Labour Party.

After a period of alcohol and drugs Bunny cleaned up his act, got married and moved to Australia where he is involved with church groups and still performs on occasion.



1969 Just Out Of Reach/Crying Time - Impact IR 1050
1970 It's Been Too Long/Thru The Eyes Of Love - Impact IR 1054
1971 Can't Keep You Out Of My Heart/ I Believe - Impact IR 1057
1971 Soft Rain/Danny Boy - Impact IR 1071
1972 Brandy/It's Mine - Impact IR 1073 #4
1972 Take The Money And Run/Kiss Her Three Times - Impact IR 1079 #2
1972 I Won't Be Sorry To See Suzanne Again/Who Could Be Loving You - Impact IR 1077
1973 Home Isn't Home Any More/Quando Quando Quando - Impact IR 1080 #18
1973 Helena/We'll Sing In The Sunshine - Impact IR 1082
1974 Nearest Thing To Heaven/Songs We Sang Together - Impact IR 1084 #10
1976 Never Too Young To Rock/Boogie Woogie Woman - Impact IR 1087
1978 To Be Free/To Be Free With Labour - PR 868
1978 Crazy/Help You Out - Impact IR 2000


1976 Sings for Lovers and Rockers - Impact IMPS 108

More Video Links

Home Isn't Home Any more
Soul Medley - 1986 television appearance
Please Come Home For Christmas - 1985 on television
Night And Day - 1986 with Mary Yandell
Rare Early Footage - 1967 Rotorua
Funky Chicken - live 1986
The Biggest Love - with Beaver Morrison
NZ On Screen - Maori Musicians

Audio Links

General Links

Audio Culture
Elsewhere - Bunny Walters: To be Free with Labour - Graham Reid