The 48th Annual RIANZ Vodafone NZMUSIC AWARDS
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20.7.14
Best Children's Music Album
Winners in Children's Music Awards Announced

Ending these warm winter school holidays on a high note, APRA AMCOS and Recorded Music NZ proudly announce the winners in the New Zealand Children’s Music Awards.

25.6.14
Best Children's Music Album
NZ Children's Music Awards 2014 Finalists Announced

Celebrating Music written for Kiwi Children

26.5.14
Latest Music News
Tuis Calling All NZ Musicians

Nominations open for 2014 Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards

23.5.14
Best Country Music Album
Best Country Music Winners Announced

Winners of 2014 Best Country Music Album & Song announced

09.5.14
Best Children's Music Album
Best Children's Music Album - nominations open!
09.5.14
Best Pacific Music Album
Big Names Win in Pacific Music's Biggest Night
Country music award
23.4.14
Best Country Music Album
Country Album & Song Finalists Announced
18.4.14
Best Jazz Album
Nathan Haines takes home third Jazz Tui
25.3.14
Best Pacific Music Album
Big-name finalists dominate 2014 Vodafone Pacific Music Awards
26.1.14
Best Folk Album
Tattletale Saints take home Folk Tui
Country music award
25.1.14
Best Country Music Album
Country Music Awards

Nominations are now open for the 2014 awards!

11.12.13
Best Folk Album
Best Folk Album Tui finalists announced
04.12.13
Best Jazz Album
Jazz Stalwarts Tune In for 2014 Tui
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02.12.13
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Performances 2013
21.11.13
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2013 Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards

With four Tuis, Lorde rules the stage at NZ’s biggest night in music; Aaradhna and Shapeshifter also win multiple awards

21.11.13
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VNZMA Winners 2013
21.11.13
Image Gallery Archive
VNZMA 2013 Show Photos
07.11.13
Critics Choice Prize
2013 Critics Choice Winner Announced

Sheep, Dog & Wolf is the winner of the Hallenstein Brothers Critics’ Choice Prize in the 2013 Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards.

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22.10.13
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VNZMA Finalists 2013
22.10.13
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Vodafone NZ Music Awards Finalists Announced

Shapeshifter, Aaradhna and Unknown Mortal Orchestra Top 2013 Tuis Charge

14.10.13
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Stan Walker Joins VNZMAs As Co-Host
10.10.13
Best Album Cover
Multi-Talented Artists Dominate Technical Awards Finalists List

Recorded Music NZ announces the Technical Award finalists for the 2013 Vodafone NZ Music Awards

16.9.13
Best Folk Album
Jazz & Folk Tui nominations open now
04.9.13
Latest Music News
Dates Announced for 2013 Vodafone NZ Music Awards

Mark November 21 in the diary

29.7.13
Best Children's Music Album
The Stars of Children’s Music

Winners Announced for the 2013 Children’s Music Awards

28.6.13
Best Children's Music Album
Shining Lights of Children’s Music

Finalists Announced for the 2013 Children’s Music Awards

31.5.13
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Seeking the Best in Kiwi Music

Nominations open for 2013 Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards

30.5.13
Best Pacific Music Album
Pasefika Proud Pacific Music Awards Winners Announced

Record haul for Aaradhna

30.5.13
Best Country Music Album
Double Win for Delaney and Marlon

Best Country Music Album and Song for 2013 go to Christchurch duo

02.5.13
Best Children's Music Album
Best Children's Music Album

After a ten year absence, the Tui award for Best Children’s Music Album is back.

29.4.13
Best Country Music Album
Best Country Music Album & Song Finalists Announced

Awards to be presented in Gore on May 30

31.3.13
Best Jazz Album
Haines’ ‘pursuit of sound’ resonates with critics

‘The Poet’s Embrace’ wins Best Jazz Album for 2013

19.3.13
Best Pacific Music Album
Pacific Music Awards 2013 - finalists announced!

The finalists for the 2013 Pacific Music Awards have been announced and it’s the ladies who are racking up multiple nominations.

27.1.13
Best Folk Album
Great North takes Folk Tui

‘Halves’, by Auckland-based group Great North, has taken the Tui for Best Folk Album 2013.

20.12.12
Classic Award Moments
VNZMA 2012 Sizzle Video

Highlights from November 1st!

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10.12.12
Best Jazz Album
Finalists for Best Jazz Album Announced

2013 finalists include two established and one newcomer

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30.11.12
Best Folk Album
Folk Tui Finalists Announced

Brenda Liddiard, Great North and French For Rabbits all first-time finalists

01.11.12
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2012 Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards Winners Announced

Six60, Kimbra dominate at hottest night in New Zealand music

01.11.12
Latest Music News
VNZMA Winners 2012

The full list of winners

01.11.12
Classic Award Moments
Vodafone RedRoom

Behind the scenes in the Vodafone RedRoom at the Vodafone NZ Music Awards.

18.10.12
Critics Choice Prize
Critics' Choice 2012 Winner Announced

Watercolours takes the prize

05.10.12
Best Gospel/Christian Album
Best Gospel/Christian Album

The finalists are…

03.10.12
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2012 Finalists Announced

Kimbra, Home Brew, Six60, Gin & Opossom lead finals list

03.10.12
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Vodafone NZ Music Award Finalists 2012

The complete list

17.9.12
Best Folk Album
Best Jazz Album & Best Folk Album - nominations are open!

Attention all Folk & Jazz Musicians!

01.6.12
Best Pacific Music Album
Pacific Music Awards Winners Announced

Kas Futialo takes out Best Pacific Music Album; Adeaze big winners

31.5.12
Best Country Music Album
Country Music Award Winners Announced

Tami Neilson takes out third Tui in four years; Delaney Davidson wins APRA Best Song

21.5.12
Latest Music News
Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards nominations open

Call for entries!

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23.4.12
Best Country Music Album
Country Album & Song Finalists Announced

Awards to be presented in Gore on 31 May

07.4.12
Best Jazz Album
Jazz Tui Trifecta for Rodger Fox

‘Journey Home’ wins Best Jazz Album of the Year

29.1.12
Best Folk Album
Grenell’s ‘Three Feathers’ soars to folk Tui

Amiria Grenell’s second album ‘Three Feathers’ is the winner of the Best Folk Album Tui for 2012.

28.1.12
Best Country Music Album
Country and Pacific Award Nominations open!

Call for entries from Country and Pacific music artists

07.12.11
Best Jazz Album
Jazz Tui Finalists Announced

Rodger Fox again in the mix…

28.11.11
Best Folk Album
Mainland dominates folk Tui finalists

South Island artists dominate the finalists for New Zealand’s Best Folk Album 2012.

03.11.11
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2011 Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards Winners Announced

The Naked and Famous and Brooke Fraser lead Tuis haul at NZ’s biggest night in Kiwi music

03.11.11
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VNZMA 2011 Winners

Winners and Finalists For The Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards 2011…

03.11.11
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VNZMA 2011: PHOTO GALLERIES

Check out all our pics from the Vodafone NZ Music Awards 2011….

03.11.11
Classic Award Moments
VNZMA11 Time Lapse

The VNZMAs like you’ve never seen them before!

12.10.11
Latest Music News
Vodafone launches music-playing t-shirt!

It used to be that phones were for making phone calls and t-shirts were for, well, wearing. But from today, Vodafone is turning the world on its head by showing that phones can make t-shirts play music.

07.10.11
Critics Choice Prize
Gravity Coffee Critics’ Choice Prize winner announced

Kimbra takes out 2011 prize

07.9.11
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2011 Awards Finalists Announced!

The Naked and Famous, Ladi6 and Brooke Fraser lead finalists list

07.9.11
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2011 Finalist Summary

Click to view the full list of finalists here…

07.9.11
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2011 Technical Award WINNERS!

The winners are…

15.8.11
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TECHNICAL AWARD FINALISTS ANNOUNCED

The first round of finalists in the 46th Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards has been revealed…

04.8.11
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Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards Sidestep Rugby

NZ’s biggest night in music now in November

02.6.11
Best Country Music Album
Country Winners Announced

Donna Dean album & title track claim dual honours

28.5.11
Best Pacific Music Album
Pacific Music Awards 2011 - The Results!

Nesian Mystik big winner on Pacific music’s biggest night

26.5.11
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Nominations closing soon for 2011....

Nominations for the Vodafeon New Zealand Music Awards will close at 5pm on Tuesday 31st May, 2011. Read more for further details on how to enter…

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02.5.11
Best Country Music Album
2011 Country Finalists Announced

The finalists for the RIANZ Best Country Music Album 2011 have been announced today.

27.4.11
Latest Music News
VNZMA11:Nominations Are Open.

The music event of the year is set to kick off for 2011 with a new award announced…

22.4.11
Best Jazz Album
Resonator strikes right note with jazz award judges.

The Tui Award for Best Jazz Album has been presented at the National Jazz Festival in Tauranga.

15.4.11
Best Pacific Music Album
2011 Pacific Music Awards Finalists Announced!

Nesian Mystik leads the pack, while South Island groups join the mix for the first time.

04.2.11
Best Country Music Album
Best Country Music Album 2011: Call For Entries.

Read on for further for terms

31.1.11
Best Folk Album
‘Over The Moon’ stars in folk award

‘Over The Moon’ by Auckland-based bluegrass quartet Wires & Wood has taken out the Best Folk Album Tui for 2010/11.

14.1.11
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S3 Pacific Music Awards 2011

Entries are now open for all categories including Best Pacific Music Album 2011..

10.1.11
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Best Folk Album Finalists Announced!

Artists from Wellington, Christchurch and Auckland make up the four finalists announced today for New Zealand’s Best Folk Album of 2010.

29.11.10
Best Jazz Album
Jazz Tui Finalists Announced

The three finalists for the best Jazz Album of 2010 have been announced and they include one musician who gets two shots at taking home a Tui.

08.10.10
Latest Music News
2010 Live Performances

View all the performances from the 2010 VNZMA…

07.10.10
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VNZMA 2010 Photos

Check out all of the photos (backstage, red carpet, you name it) from the 2010 VNZMAs at Vector Arena…

07.10.10
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2010 Winners

Gin Wigmore and Stan Walker are the big winners at the Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards 2010.

22.9.10
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Official Stitch Ministry T-Shirts

The official, limited edition Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards 2010 t-shirt, designed by Stitch Ministry, is now available.

16.9.10
Critics Choice Prize
WINNER FOUND

Auckland band Street Chant has been named as the first winner of the Critics’ Choice Prize, presented by Gravity Coffee.

01.9.10
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Dane, J and Young Sid hit the road

Three VNZMA finalists hit the road for Finalists Showcase events in Wellington and Christchurch.

01.9.10
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VNZMA 2010 Finalists Announced

Gin, Dane Rumble, and The Phoenix Foundation lead the finalists list for the 45th annual music awards.

01.9.10
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NZ Herald Legacy Award Recipients Announced

Legacy Award and NZ Music Hall of Fame induction for Shihad.

Gravity Coffee Critics' Choice Prize
01.9.10
Critics Choice Prize
Critics’ Choice Prize Finalists Announced

Street Chant, The Naked & Famous and Home Brew form critics’ choice line-up.

16.8.10
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Technical Finalists Announced

The first round of finalists in the 45th installment of the Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards (VNZMA) has been announced.

29.7.10
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Check out our Triple A Blog!

Ren, our VNZMA Roving Reporter, will keep you up to date with the latest behind the scenes news…

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22.7.10
Latest Music News
RIANZ adds new Critics’ Choice Prize to Music Awards season

A new prize judged by some of New Zealand’s top music critics is set to honour up-and-coming Kiwi musicians and provide some tangible support to help nurture promising talent.

21.7.10
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Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards hits the road

Finalists Showcases announced for Wellington and Christchurch.

08.6.10
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COUNTRY MUSIC AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED

Tami Neilson has followed up her 2009 win by picking up the Recording Industry Association (RIANZ) Best Country Music Album while Matt Langley has taken out the APRA Best Country Song for 2010.

02.6.10
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S3 PACIFIC MUSIC AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED

Pacific music celebrates another bumper year with South Auckland’s Three Houses Down taking home two top awards at the S3 (pron: ess-cubed) Pacific Music Awards 2010 announced tonight (May 29) in Manukau City.

03.5.10
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Country Album & Song Finalists Announced.

The finalists for the RIANZ Best Country Music Album 2010 are…

22.4.10
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S3 Pacific Music Awards Finalists Announced.

Savage, Te Vaka and Three Houses Down named finalists for the S3 Best Pacific Music Album tui award…

19.4.10
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2010 Nominations Are Open.

Nominations for the 45th annual RIANZ Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards are now open.

15.4.10
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RIANZ Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards adds Pop category

Nominations for the 45th annual RIANZ Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards are set to open – and for the first time a Tui is being awarded for the best Pop album.

18.3.10
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VNZMA 2009 Wins Best Special Event

The VNZMA 2009 show was voted winner of the TV Guide, Best on the Box Peoples choice award for Best Special Event!

10.3.10
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NZ School of Music project takes Jazz Tui for 2009

A recording project for Wellington’s NZ School of Music Big Band has been awarded the Tui for Best Jazz Album of 2009.

02.2.10
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Best Country Music Album 2010

Entries are now open for Best Country Music Album 2010.

31.1.10
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Historic dispute inspires winning folk album

Wellington singer-songwriter Chris Prowse has taken out the 2009 Tui for Best Folk Album of the year with ‘Trouble On The Waterfront’.

25.1.10
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Jazz finalists include renowned Kiwi artists

The three finalists for the Best Jazz Album of 2009 have been announced and include some of the biggest names in the genre in the global music scene.

19.1.10
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The countdown is on to the 2010 S3 Pacific Music Awards!

Entries are now open for all categories including the Tui Award for Best Pacific Music Album 2010.

21.12.09
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2009 Folk Tui Award Finalists

Artists from Wellington, Christchurch and the South Island’s West Coast are the finalists for New Zealand’s Best Folk Album of 2009.

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18.12.09
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The inaugural Taite Music Prize

March 2010 sees the commencement of a new and very special award on the New Zealand music landscape, which will be known as The Taite Music Prize. Named after the late Dylan Taite.

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13.10.09
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"She's A Mod" Charity Single...

Sixties classic ‘She’s a Mod’ by Ray Columbus and The Invaders has been given a reworking by The Mint Chicks.

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09.10.09
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Vodafone NZ Music Awards 2009: Photo Gallery

Check out photos from the Red Carpet, Performances, Backstage and After Party!!

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08.10.09
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WINNERS FOR THE VODAFONE NEW ZEALAND MUSIC AWARDS 2009

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08.10.09
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Ladyhawke dominates at Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards

Pop sensation Ladyhawke has taken home six Tuis at the Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards, including the prestigious Tuis for Vodafone Single of the Year and Vodafone Album of the Year.

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07.10.09
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Get Yourself Upgraded

Do you have a GA ticket to the Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards? Then find out how you can upgrade yourself to the VNZMA mosh pit!

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06.10.09
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FREE BUS TO VNZMA's!

Are YOU keen to catch all the Red Carpet action this Thursday at Vector Arena? You won’t need a ticket to the VNZMA’s to be part of the Red Carpet crowd! Simply grab a free ride to Vector Arena on a coach provided by Auckland City…

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04.10.09
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The Mint Chicks take on Ray Columbus and The Invaders

Sixties classic She’s a Mod has been given a reworking by The Mint Chicks.

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24.9.09
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Our Great Entertainer - Sir Howard Morrison

Respected for his great talent and cherished for his role as a mentor, Sir Howard Morrison died in Rotorua on the morning of 24 September, aged 74.

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17.9.09
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17.9.09
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NZ’s biggest bands line up for blockbuster night at Vector Arena!

Ladyhawke, Midnight Youth, Smashproof feat Gin Wigmore, Sola Rosa, The Mint Chicks, Ladi 6 and Fat Freddy’s Drop are on stage at the 2009 Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards – and Kiwi music fans are invited to be part of the action.

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16.9.09
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Frock 'N' Roll...

Check out our stage usher’s in their Stitch Ministry custom frocks, designed especially for the VNZMAs!

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16.9.09
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2000 tickets up for grabs!

Fancy a night out at the Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards? Well its FREE and really easy to put yourself in the running to get a double pass …the hard part is deciding who to take with you.

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16.9.09
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Class Act at the VNZMAs!

Watch the amazing entries from schools around the country! Thanks to C4, one lucky class will get to walk the red carpet on October 8th!

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09.9.09
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Stitch Ministry hits the right note

Music and fashion are to join forces as Stitch Ministry collaborates with the Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards once more as the official ‘fashion partner’.

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05.9.09
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Gravity Music Series

Check out some great up & coming NZ talent at the Gravity Music Series in Wellington, Christchurch & Auckland…

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02.9.09
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VNZMA 2009 Finalists Announced!

Midnight Youth, Smashproof and Ladyhawke lead finalists list for ‘blockbuster’ music awards.

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02.9.09
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Legacy Award goes to Ray Columbus & The Invaders

The trail-blazing rock band’s contribution to our nation’s popular musical heritage has been recognised with The New Zealand Herald Legacy Award at the 2009 Vodafone NZ Music Awards.

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02.9.09
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VNZMA 2009 – Finalist List

View all of the finalists for 2009.

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31.8.09
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Win your way to the VNZMA's !!

If you can’t resist the thrill of being a winner, then check out all the ways you can be in to win tickets to the VNZMA’s on Oct 8th.

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07.8.09
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First 2009 Finalist Annoucement

RIANZ announces the first finalists for the 2009 awards, with Fat Freddy’s Drop, Don McGlashan and Sean Donnelly, Sola Rosa and the Mint Chicks lining up for the Technical Awards section.

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05.8.09
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Biggest night in NZ entertainment gears up for 44th year!

The Recording Industry Association of New Zealand presents the 44th annual Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards at Auckland’s Vector Arena on Thursday 8th October, 2009.