Marlon Williams said he chose the song after reflecting on his own response to the attacks. He chose the waiata, with its lyrics about the history and geography of Ōtautahi, as a way of enveloping the dead into the story of the land.
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Sung at New Zealand’s National Remembrance Service for the victims of Christchurch’s mosque terror attacks. Another moving musical tribute from another of Aotearoa’s soulful musicians, Hollie Smith and Teeks..