NZ Music Awards

From 1983, an award for Best Video has been presented at the annual New Zealand Music Awards. When the music video funding scheme started, for the first 15 years or so, the best video nominees were pretty much all NZ On Air funded.

That changed in 2007 when non-funded videos started appearing in the nominees list. Since that year, seven non-funded videos have been nominated, including four wins.

Winners are in bold; non-NZ On Air funded videos in italics. Links will go to the entry on 5000 Ways, or if there isn’t one here, then it’ll go to the video.

1983

1983: "The Outlook for Thursday" (DD Smash)
1983: “The Outlook for Thursday” (DD Smash)

1984

1985

1985: "Diamonds on China" (The Narcs)
1985: “Diamonds on China” (The Narcs)

1986

1987

1988

1987: "Sweet Lovers" (Holidaymakers)
1987: “Sweet Lovers” (Holidaymakers)

1989

1990

1990: "Bad Note for a Heart" (Straitjacket Fits)
1990: “Bad Note for a Heart” (Straitjacket Fits)

1991

No awards are presented in 1991.

NZ On Air Music video funding starts in early 1991.

1992

1993

1993: "Four Seasons in One Day" (Crowded House)
1993: “Four Seasons in One Day” (Crowded House)

1994

1995

1995: "Can't Get Enough" (Supergroove)
1995: “Can’t Get Enough” (Supergroove)

1996

1997

1997: "If I Had My Way"
1997: “If I Had My Way” (Supergroove)

1998

1999

1999: "Wait and See" (Shihad)
1999: “Wait and See” (Shihad)

2000

2001

2001: "Touch Down" (The Stereobus)
2001: “Touch Down” (The Stereobus)

2002

2003

2003: "Fools Love" (Misfits of Science)
2003: “Fools Love” (Misfits of Science)

2004

2005

2003-dei-hamo-we-gon-ride
2005: “We Gon’ Ride” (Dei Hamo)

2006

2007

2008

2009

  • Chris Graham “Brother” (Smashproof)
  • Sam Peacocke “I Can’t Stop Being Foolish” (The Mint Chicks)
  • Tim Van Dammen “Turn Around” (Sola Rosa feat. Iva Lamkum)

2010

  • Tim Van Dammen “Just A Little Bit” (Kids Of 88)
  • Nathan Hickey “Buffalo” (The Phoenix Foundation)
  • Sam Peacocke “Sleepeater” (Shihad)

2011

  • Special Problems “Punching in a Dream” (The Naked and Famous)
  • Special Problems “Broken Machine” (Zowie)
  • Faye McNeil “Like Water” (Ladi6)

2012

  • Special Problems “The Sun” (The Naked and Famous)
  • Special Problems “Take a Picture” (David Dallas)
  • Special Problems “My Calculator” (Zowie)

2013

2014

2015

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