Today the Aotearoa Music Awards announce the 2022 finalists, with the winners to be announced on November 10th. With six nominations Rob Ruha emerges as the frontrunner for this year’s awards. Rob is nominated for six awards: Recorded Music NZ Te Pukaemi o te Tau | Album of the Year for his third album Preservation of Scenery, […]

WOMAD shares first peek at international & local talent line-up for the festivals 20th anniversary The festival will celebrate the 20th anniversary at the award-winning Bowl of Brooklands and Brooklands Park in New Plymouth. With the brilliant multi-award-winning Korean folk-pop group ADG7, Aotearoa’s genre-pushing jazz, hip hop project Avantdale Bowling Club, and modern Occitan troubadours San Salvador from France. […]

This instalment of EMPWER HOUR Sandy Mill features the enchanting soul, electronic and pop artist Blake! Hailing from Queenstown New Zealand, Blake resided the the UK past five years. Immersing herself in the rich London Neo Soul and Jazz scene, she honing her craft. While in London, she worked alongside some of UK’s top drum […]

Grey Lynn festival is back for 2022, a jam packed free family event filled with food, culture, arts and music! We will be returning with Base FM stageWe will be returning with our legendary Base FM stage & heavy Jafa Sound, alongside the Main Stage – with some exciting up and coming artists planned, stay […]

After 20 years on Karangahape Rd, Te Karanga Trust made the difficult decision to close KFM radio station. Directing focus their energies on our creative youth development programs and services. Founded in August 2002 by John Greet and Tame Iti, the station has nurtured creatives and artists young and old. It has been an inclusive […]

We are welcoming with very talent Eddilicious for his first Base FM show this Friday 10AM-12PM, streaming live and direct from Rarotonga. Eddie began his deejay journey with the iconic BFM from 1988 to 1992, then set his sights further afield playing at various NYC parties across a decade, as well as a few shows […]

The winners have been revealed for the 2022 Pacific Music Awards, presented last night at Tāmaki Makaurau’s Vodafone Event Centre in Manukau. Acknowledging the success of Pacific artists and celebrating and promoting excellence in Pacific music. The Pacific Music Awards aims to encourage young Pacific musicians to aspire to a higher level of achievement. The big […]

Date night is back again for Saturday the 13th of August! If you’re not familiar with The Fringe Districts “Date Night” events its a free babysitting service when you dine out in a Kingsland, Eden Park, Morningside venue. Yes that’s right, its FREE police vetted staff to look after your kids from 6:30pm – 9:30pm! […]

For this instalment of EMPWER HOUR Sandy Mill chats to 21 year old Hawkes Bay native Danica Bryant. A pop-folk musician with a gritty rock edge, her songs sink their teeth into intense topics from celebrity culture and mental health, to gender dynamics and body possession. Bryant combines a keen pop sensibility with the timeless […]

King Kapisi is putting on Hoops & Life, a Basketball show 4 the “Love of the game” of basketball. A free one-day community event, bringing together basketball, gaming, sneakers, barber, music, dance, art and food. You can register to play in any of the competitions, check out the marketplace, or simply be a spectator, this […]

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