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Manawatia mai a Mataariki

Manawatia mai a Mataariki: Celebrating Mataariki and Honoring Our Whānau Kia ora whānau and friends!As the winter nights grow longer, we come together to celebrate Manawatia mai a Mataariki, a time when we honor Mataariki, the Maori New Year, and remember our loved ones who have passed on.  Mataariki, also known as Pleiades or the […]

2023 Pacific Music Awards Nominees

          CONGRATULATIONS to our inspiring Maori and Pacific Sisters and Brothers on their well-deserved nominations for the PMA Awards! It is with immense joy and pride that we celebrate your incredible achievements and the recognition you have received at the PMA announcement held at Big Fan in Morningside. Your dedication, talent, […]

Winners Announced For 2022 Pacific Music Awards

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 winners […]

Take It To The Streets FT. Lisi

Island Base has been getting amongst the action for NZ Music Month as part of Base FM presents Take It To The Streets – NZ Music Month Series featuring some of our rising stars performing live on the streets of Kingsland and alongside some of their idols, including rapper Lisi4300 (AUS). #connectingthesoundsandpeopleofthesouthpacific This series is […]

“Grateful for the space at Base”

We couldn’t wait to welcome back our students as part of our Island Base mentoring programme with MAINZ. They have loved being back at Base HQ co-hosting Native Tongues with DJ Yannika Tavai. ”’???????? ???????????? ???????????????? ???????????????????????? ???????? ???????????????????????????????????????? ???????????????????? ???????? ???????????????????????? ???????????? ???????????????????????????????????????? ???????????? ???????????????????????????? ???????????????? ???????????????????????????????????????????? ???????????????? ???????????????????? ???????????????? ????????????????????. ???????????????? ???????? ???????????????? […]

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The biggest night for Pasifika music the Pacific Music Awards – NZ took place at the Vodafone Events Centre last night with a live online ceremony. The event delivered a visual and musical spectacle, opening the ceremony with a powerful tribute by Oceans Before Me. The group paid homage to the Polynesian Panthers who celebrated […]