• Virgin Australia Best Pacific Female Artist

    Virgin Australia Best Pacific Female Artist

    Annie Grace

  • NZ Music Commission Best Pacific Male Artist

    NZ Music Commission Best Pacific Male Artist

    Vince Harder

  • Flava Best International Pacific Artist

    Flava Best International Pacific Artist

    Common Kings

  • Radio 531PI Best Pacific Group

    Radio 531PI Best Pacific Group

    Sol3 Mio

  • NZ on Air Best Pacific Music Video

    NZ on Air Best Pacific Music Video

    Team Dynamite

  • APRA Best Pacific Song

    APRA Best Pacific Song

    Te Vaka

  • Recorded Music Best Pacific Album

    Recorded Music Best Pacific Album

    Te Vaka

  • Sunpix Best Pacific Language

    Sunpix Best Pacific Language

    Tha Feelstyle

  • Auckland Council Best Pacific Gospel

    Auckland Council Best Pacific Gospel

    TJ Taotua

  • Niu FM Best Pacific Urban Artist

    Niu FM Best Pacific Urban Artist

    Vince Harder

  • MAINZ Best Producer

    MAINZ Best Producer

    Vince Harder

  • Special Recognition

    Special Recognition

    Vika and Linda Bull

  • Special Recognition - Outstanding Achievement

    Special Recognition - Outstanding Achievement

    Savage

  • Phillip Fuemana Most Promising Artist

    Phillip Fuemana Most Promising Artist

    Mikey Mayz

  • Vodafone Peoples' Choice Best Pacific Artist

    Vodafone Peoples' Choice Best Pacific Artist

    Ill Semantics

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2016 Vodafone Pacific Music Awards

The 2016 Vodafone Pacific Music Awards were held on Thursday 9 June, at the Vodafone Events Centre. Congratulations to all the award winners!

The 2016 theme was “Don't forget your history, nor your destiny” and this was demonstrated from the kava ceremony in the foyer right through to all the incredible performances on stage. The theme came about as we wanted to pay respect to our ancestors, our heritage and our families – and acknowledge the influence they have on all of us and on our Pacific music artists today.

We had an incredible list of finalists for 2016 ,which meant an amazing group of winners took home trophies on the night. Our Pacific music community was able to join together, to celebrate all that is Pacific music and what it means to us. We could take time out to catch up with eachother, smile, laugh and even cry – and we got enjoy the best of Pacific music. – what a night!

It was a jam packed evening, with 17 award presentations and 10 live performances – and we were guided through by the best MC we could wish for, the one and only Yolande Ah Chong. The performers on the night were outstanding, showcasing our amazing Pacific music talent – the line up was: Onehunga Tongan Methodist Church, Savage Klub, Mal Lakatani, Annie Grace, Revere, Tomorrow People, Mikey Mayz, Aaradhna, and Vince Harder. The top of the show had a very special tribute to Bill Sevesi performed by Pacific Underground. And the final performance of the night, paid tribute to Pacific Underground, as the recipients of the Manukau Institute of Technology Award. This brought together, Grace Vanilau, the Mavaega Sisters, Sheelahroc – Ladi 6, Tyra Hammond, Sarah Tamaira – Beats n Pieces – Craig Chalmers, Anton Carter, Scribe – with musicians Mark Vanilau, Arona Vaele, Seta Timo and Parks – which was the epic medley performance and such a fitting way to end the evening.

Thanks to everyone who attended, watched from home and have showed your support for Pacific artist and music. The press release is up on our site, with the list of winners on our event page. Enjoy the photos that are coming soon and watch Tagata Pasifika on Saturday 18 June, which will feature a full episode on the 2016 Vodafone Pacific Music Awards.



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