Musician Tiki Taane has gone back to the reo of his home people for a song he's gifted to Auckland children's hospital.
The former Salmonella Dub member wrote Starship Lullaby for his infant son Charlie Te Marama.
He told Waatea News he was jamming on his guitar and noticed how his son had taken a liking to a particular chord structure.
Maniapoto elders helped translate and extend his lyric ideas and a bilingual lullaby was born.
Tthe song will be available for download from Monday, with all proceeds going to Starship.