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Nau Mai Rā

Television (Excerpts) – 2017

'Welcome Home' was released in 2005. Dave Dobbyn has performed it many times since, including at the opening of a concert for victims of the 2019 Christchurch mosque attacks. In 2017 he joined translator Te Haumihiata Mason and members of Māori group Maimoa Music, to create a te reo version of the track for Māori Language Week. Dobbyn found it "an honour and a privilege to sing in te reo". Here Dobbyn and Maimoa perform 'Nau Mai Rā' ('Welcome Home') at the climax of Tāngia Tō Arero ki te Reo, a live concert celebrating 2017's Te Wiki o te Reo Māori.

Once I read Te Haumihiata Mason's te reo translation and her re-translation back into English, I was moved by the result. It's such an honour to sing in te reo, a naturally poetic tongue.
– Dave Dobbyn on the process of recreating 'Welcome Home' in te reo, on Dobbyn's website, 11 September 2017

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Dave Dobbyn


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