2008 New Zealand Music Awards

2008 New Zealand Music Awards
Awarded for Excellence in New Zealand music
Sponsor Vodafone
Date 8 October 2008 (2008-10-08)
Location Vector Arena, 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 2008 Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards took place on 8 October at the Vector Arena in Auckland.[1] Straitjacket Fits were induced into the New Zealand Music Hall of Fame. The Technical awards took place on 3 September.

Awards and nominees

Winners are listed first and highlighted in boldface.[2][3]

Multiple winners included Flight of the Concords and Opshop, who each received four awards.

Key
  †  – Non-technical award
  ‡  – Technical award
Album of the Year † Single of the Year†

Sponsored by Nokia

  • Flight Of The Conchords - Flight Of The Conchords
    • Anika Moa - In Swings The Tide
    • Liam Finn - I'll Be Lightning
    • Scribe - Rhymebook
    • Tiki Taane - Past, Present, Future

Sponsored by Vodafone

  • Opshop - One Day
    • Liam Finn - Gather To The Chapel
    • Shihad - One Will Hear The Other
    • The Phoenix Foundation - Bright Grey
    • Tiki Taane - Always On My Mind
Best Group† Best Male Solo Artist:†

Sponsored by Steinlager Pure

  • Flight Of The Conchords - Flight Of The Conchords
    • Shihad - Beautiful Machine
    • The Phoenix Foundation - Happy Ending
  • Liam Finn - I'll be Lightning
    • SJD - Songs From A Dictaphone
    • Tiki Taane - Past, Present, Future
Best Female Solo Artist:† Breakthrough Artist of the Year†

Sponsored by Mazda

  • Anika Moa - In Swings The Tide
    • Aaradhna - Sweet Soul Music
    • Annabel Fay - Annabel Fay

Sponsored by Kiwi FM

  • Flight Of The Conchords - Flight Of The Conchords
    • Cut Off Your Hands - Blue On Blue
    • Tiki Taane - Past, Present, Future
Best Music Video Radio Airplay Record of the Year†

Sponsored by C4

  • Ian Hart - Her Hairagami Set (The Brunettes)
    • Carey Carter - Tangaroa (Tiki Taane)
    • Joe Lonie - Gather To The Chapel (Liam Finn)

Sponsored by NZ On Air

  • Opshop - Maybe
Highest Selling NZ Single† Highest Selling NZ Album†
  • Opshop - "One Day"
  • Opshop - Second Hand Planet
Best Rock Album† Best Urban/Hip Hop Album†
  • Shihad - Beautiful Machine
    • Liam Finn - I'll Be Lightning
    • The Phoenix Foundation - Happy Ending
  • Scribe - Rhymebook
    • Mareko - White Sunday 2:The Book Of Mark
    • Young Sid - The Truth
Best Aotearoa Roots Album† Best Dance/Electronica Album†
  • Tiki Taane - Past, Present, Future
    • Katchafire - Say What You’re Thinking
    • Kora - Kora
  • Recloose - Perfect Timing
    • Mareko - White Sunday 2:The Book Of Mark
    • Young Sid - The Truth
Best Maori Album† Best Gospel/Christian Album†
  • Ruia - 12:24 Tekau Ma Rua, Rua Tekau Ma Wha
    • Moana & the Tribe - Wha
    • Tiki Taane - Past, Present, Future
  • All Left Out - The Conquest
    • Parachute Band - Roadmaps and Revelations
    • The Ember Days - Your Eyes Light Up
Best Classical Album† Best Country Music Album†
  • Michael Houstoun - Inland
    • NZTrio - Bright Tide Moving Between
    • Gillian Whitehead - Puhake ki te rangi

Presented at the Gold Guitar Awards, 30 May 2008

  • Melissa Partridge - Melissa
    • Jackie Bristow - Crazy Love
    • The Cattlestops - Back To Rosetta Road
Best Pacific Music Album† Best Folk Album†

Presented at the Pacific Music Awards, 31 May 2008

  • Te Vaka - Olatia
    • Three Houses Down - Dreadtown
    • Cydel - Soul Finder

Presented at the Auckland Folk Festival, 25 – 28 January 2008

  • Phil Garland – Southern Odyssey
    • Owen Hugh - You & I
    • The Hobnail Boots - The Fortune Horses
Best Producer‡ Best Engineer‡

Presented at the Technical Awards on 3 September

  • Lee Prebble – Happy Ending (The Phoenix Foundation)
    • Tiki Taane - Past, Present, Future (Tiki Taane)
    • Anika Moa - In Swings The Tide (Anika Moa)

Presented at the Technical Awards on 3 September

  • Lee Prebble – Happy Ending (The Phoenix Foundation)
    • Tiki Taane & Evan Short - Past, Present, Future (Tiki Taane)
    • Andre Upston - In Swings The Tide (Anika Moa)
Best Album Cover‡ International Achievement Award†

Presented at the Technical Awards on 3 September

  • Barny Bewick – Keep Me On Your Side (Goodnight Nurse)
    • Liam Finn - I'll Be Lightning (Liam Finn)
    • Tim Gummer - Inland (Michael Houstoun)
  • Flight Of The Conchords
  • Savage
The Vodafone People's Choice Award† Legacy Award†
  • Parachute Band
    • Horsemen Family
    • Nesian Mystik
    • The Dfenders
  • Straitjacket Fits

Performances

Performances on the night included the following:

  • Cut off your Hands
  • Anika Moa
  • Tiki Taane
  • Scribe
  • Julia Deans, Anika Moa, Lani Purkis and Greta Anderson performed a version of Legacy Award winner Straitjacket Fits' "Fast Women".

References

  1. ^ "2008 Vodafone NZ Music Award Finalists Announced". music.net.nz. 3 September 2008. Retrieved 24 October 2012. 
  2. ^ "Awards 2008". Listing. NZ Music Awards. Retrieved 28 September 2012. 
  3. ^ "Winners: The Best of 2008". Listing. RIANZ. Retrieved 25 October 2012. 
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