Toto's priceless response to moving pōwhiri at Tauranga Airport

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Wednesday, 9 January 2019, 11:46AM

They've blessed the rains down in Africa and now American rock band Toto have touched sunny skies in the Bay of Plenty, landing at Tauranga Airport.

Toto — loved for hits such as Rosanna, Africa and Hold The Line — arrived at Tauranga Airport just this morning and were welcomed into Tauranga Moana with a pōwhiri.

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Tour manager Heath Wynd said the band members were "blown away" by the welcome and sang Africa as their response.

"They've never received a welcome into a country, like that," Wynd said.

Toto have released 17 studio albums and sold more than 40 million records since forming in the 1970s.

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This article was first published on nzherald.co.nz and is reproduced here with permission.