After floods swept through the Bay of Plenty town of Matatā in May 2005, musician Dave Dobbyn decided to drop by and see how the locals were doing. One Night in Matata is built around a free concert which Dobbyn and his band performed during the visit. Also included are conversations with townspeople, about the day heavy rains caused torrents of water and debris to sweep through Matatā. Dobbyn remains upbeat, praising the locals for their kindness and community spirit. Later some of the local children join him on stage for 'Slice of Heaven'.
That's one good thing out of everything I guess; nobody was killed. At the end of the day houses and everything can be replaced, but your kids and that can't.– Matatā local Marilyn Pearce
Dave Dobbyn's band: Ross Burge, Bones Hillman and Mark Vanilau