2012 New Zealand Music Awards

2012 New Zealand Music Awards
Awarded for Excellence in New Zealand music
Sponsor Vodafone
Date November 1, 2012 (2012-11-01)
Location Vector Arena, Auckland
Country New Zealand
Host Shannon Ryan and Ben Boyce
Reward Tui award trophy
Official website http://www.nzmusicawards.co.nz
Television/Radio coverage
Network Four
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The 2012 New Zealand Music Awards was the 47th holding of the annual ceremony featuring awards for musical recording artists based in or originating from New Zealand. Finalists for the three technical awards were announced on 3 October 2012, the date on which finalists for 16 'non-technical' categories were also revealed.[1][2]

The Critics Choice prize was announced on Wednesday 17 October, at the Kings Arms Tavern in Auckland. It was won by Watercolours (Chelsea Jade Metcalf).[3]

The awards ceremony took place on 1 November 2012 at Vector Arena, Auckland. The ceremony was again hosted by television presenter Shannon Ryan and comedian Ben Boyce and was broadcast live on television channel Four.[4][5]

The awards were dominated by Six60 with six awards, and Kimbra with five awards .[6]

Nominees and winners

Winners are listed first and highlighted in boldface.[7][6]

  †  – Non-technical award
  ‡  – Technical award
Album of the Year† Single of the Year†
Sponsored by Vodafone
Best Group† Breakthrough Artist of the Year†
Sponsored by Four
Sponsored by Westpac Hotpoints
Best Male Solo Artist† Best Female Solo Artist†
Sponsor Sponsor
Best Rock Album† Best Pop Album†
Sponsored by Rockshop
Sponsored by The Edge
Best Urban / Hip Hop Album† Best Roots Album†
Sponsor Sponsor
Best Alternative Album† Best Māori Album†
Sponsor Sponsor
Best Music Video Best Electronica Album†
Sponsored by NZ On Air
Best Gospel / Christian Album† Best Classical Album†
Sponsored by KBB Music
Peoples' Choice Award† Critics' Choice Prize†
Sponsored by Vodafone
  • Watercolours
    • Beach Pigs
    • Loui the ZU
Highest selling New Zealand Single† Highest selling New Zealand Album†
Sponsored by Vodafone
No finalists were announced in this category.
  • Six60 – "Don't Forget Your Roots"
No finalists were announced in this category.
Radio Airplay Record of the Year† International Achievement Award†
Sponsored by NZ On Air
No finalists were announced in this category.
  • Six60 – "Don't Forget Your Roots"
No finalists were announced in this category.
Legacy Award† Best Album Cover‡
Sponsored by New Zealand Herald
No finalists were announced in this category.
  • Angela Keoghan for Dearly Departed (Bannerman)
Best Engineer‡ Best Producer‡
Sponsored by MAINZ
  • Neil Baldock for Me & Moon (Lydia Cole)
Sponsored by MAINZ

Presenters and performers


  • Gin Wigmore performed "Man Like That"
  • Annah Mac sang "Girl in Stilettos
  • Homebrew performed "Benefit"
  • Members from Street Chant, Rackets and Tiny Ruins performed a tribute to Legacy Award winner Toy Love.


  1. ^ "Kody Neilson picks up technical Tui award". NZ Herald. 3 October 2012. Retrieved 31 October 2012. 
  2. ^ "Kimbra, Home Brew, Six60 top NZ Music Awards". NZ Herald. 3 October 2012. Retrieved 31 October 2012. 
  3. ^ "Critics’ Choice 2012 Winner Announced". NZMA. Retrieved 31 October 2012. 
  4. ^ "October 27-November 2: Including the 2012 New Zealand Music Awards". NZ Listener. Retrieved 31 October 2012. 
  5. ^ "FOUR TO BROADCAST THE 2012 VODAFONE NEW ZEALAND MUSIC AWARDS". Throng. Retrieved 31 October 2012. 
  6. ^ a b "VNZMA 2012: Full List Of Winners". The Corner. Retrieved 1 November 2012. 
  7. ^ "Awards". NZMA. Retrieved 31 October 2012. 

External links

  • Official New Zealand Music Awards website
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