2006 New Zealand Music Awards

2006 New Zealand Music Awards
Awarded for Excellence in New Zealand music
Date October 18, 2006 (2006-10-18)
Location Aotea Centre, Auckland
Country New Zealand
Reward Tui award trophy
Official website http://www.nzmusicawards.co.nz
Television/Radio coverage
Network C4
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The 2006 New Zealand Music Awards took place on 18 October 2006 at the Aotea Centre in Auckland. The best Jazz album was presented at the New Zealand Jazz Festival in November.[1]

Bic Runga, the Bleeders and Fat Freddy’s Drop each won two awards each. Dave Dobbyn won his 15th award as a musical artist.

Awards and nominees

The Maori Album awards were merged into one category.[2]

Winners are listed first and highlighted in boldface.[3]

  †  – Non-technical award
  ‡  – Technical award
Album Of The Year† Single Of The Year†
  • Pluto – "Long White Cross"
    • Bic Runga - "Winning Arrow"
    • Goldenhorse - "Out Of The Moon"
    • Mt Raskil Preservation Society feat. Hollie Smith - "Bathe In The River"
    • The Feelers - "Stand Up"
Best Group† Best Male Solo Artist†
  • Elemeno PTrouble In Paradise
    • Bleeders - As Sweet As Sin
    • Fly My Pretties - The Return Of Fly My Pretties
  • Dave DobbynAvailable Light
    • Don McGlashan - Warm Hand
    • Che Fu - Beneath The Radar
Best Female Solo Artist† Breakthrough Artist Of The Year†
  • Bic Runga - Birds
    • Aaradhna - I Love You
    • Anika Moa - Stolen Hill
Highest Selling NZ Album† Highest Selling NZ Single†

Fat Freddy’s DropBased On A True Story

Rosita Vai – "All I Ask"

Radio Airplay Record Of The Year† Best Rock Album†

The Feelers – "Stand Up"

  • BleedersAs Sweet As Sin
    • Blindspott - End The Silence
    • Elemeno P - Trouble In Paradise
Best Urban / Hip Hop Album† Best Dance / Electronica Album†
  • Concord DawnChaos By Design
    • Recloose - Hiatus On The Horizon
    • Sola Rosa - Moves On
Best Aotearoa Roots Album† Best Music Video
  • Fly My PrettiesThe Return Of Fly My Pretties
    • Anika Moa - Stolen Hill
    • Rhombus - Future Reference
  • Mark Williams – "Wandering Eye" (Fat Freddy’S Drop)
    • Alyx Duncan -"Fuji" (Minuit)
    • Adam Jones - "Long White Cross" (Pluto)
Peoples Choice Award† Best Producer‡
  • Bic Runga - Birds
    • Don McGlashan, Sean Donnelly, Ed McWilliams - Warm Hand (Don McGlashan)
    • David Holmes & Paul McLaney - Like Stray Voltage (Gramsci)
Best Engineer‡ Best Album Cover‡
  • Andre Upston – Birds (Bic Runga)
    • Andrew Spraggon / Angus McNaughton - Moves On (Sola Rosa)
    • Lee Prebble - The Return Of Fly My Pretties (Fly My Pretties)
  • Chris KnoxAs Sweet As Sin (Bleeders)
    • Joe Garlick - The Return Of Fly My Pretties (Fly My Pretties)
    • Stephen Tolfrey - End The Silence (Blindspott)
Best Classical Album† Best Maori Album†
  • Tower Voices New ZealandSpirit Of The Land
    • Bridget Douglas and Rachel Thomson - Taurangi
    • The New Zealand Trio - Spark
  • Te Reotakiwa DunnTe Reotakiwa Dunn
    • Mahara Tocker - Hurricane's Eye
    • Rodger Cunningham - Toto
Best Gospel / Christian Album† Best Country Music Album†
  • Juliagrace - Juliagrace
    • Mumsdollar - A Beautiful Life
    • Shooting Stars - Over The Water
  • Shane Warner - Absolutely
    • Jacqui Watson -Uncut
    • Ron Mitchell - Low Down Country
Best Pacific Music Album† Best Folk Album†
  • Mt Vaea Band - Mama
    • JXN & LavaBoyKila - First off the Plane
    • Annie Puletiuatoa - Childhood
  • Lorina Harding - Clean Break
    • Chris Priestley - Uncovered: A Collection Of New Zealand Folk Songs
    • Sean Kelly & Friends - See The Light
Best Jazz Album† Outstanding Contribution To The Growth Of NZ Music On Radio†
  • The Vaughn Roberts Big Band – Grrreat Stufff!
    • Colin Hemmingsen - The Rite Of Swing
    • Paul Dyne - Shelter Of The Ti Tree

David Innes


Performances on the night included

  • Bic Runga sang "Say After Me"
  • Elemeno P sang "S.O.S"
  • The Bleeders
  • Frontline performed "Lost in Translation"


  1. ^ "Variety spices up music awards gongs". Scoop.co.nz. 19 October 2006. Retrieved 21 October 2012. 
  2. ^ "2006 New Zealand Music Awards". Web page. RIANZ. Retrieved 28 September 2012. 
  3. ^ "Awards 2006". Listing. NZ Music Awards. Retrieved 28 September 2012. 

External links

  • On the Red Carpet, NZ Herald
  • NZMA 2006-8 performances, YouTube
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