Best Kiwi albums of 2015 announced
Best Kiwi albums of 2015 announced

The eight finalists for this years Taite Prize award have been announced.

Lorde details vicious fight with sister
Lorde details vicious fight with sister

Kiwi pop star Lorde says a vicious fight with her sister in a Las Vegas hotel room when they were "tired and sick" left…

Meet the Taite Music winner
Meet the Taite Music winner

A run of bad luck that included major injuries meant Jakob nearly didn't finish their fourth album. Lucky they did - Sines…

Taite Prize: We've got their numbers
Taite Prize: We've got their numbers

The annual Taite Prize, which is awarded to the best album in New Zealand - as judged by a panel of critics - and comes…

Taite Music Prize

Herbs win classic record prize, 34 years on
Herbs win classic record prize, 34 years on

It's official: The 1981 debut by New Zealand reggae pioneers Herbs is a classic. The mini-album What's…

SJD: Taking a leap of faith

Sean Donnelly's last album, Elastic Wasteland , was a solo pursuit. The melancholic, electronic, synth-fuelled songs were…

Lorde takes and gives away

Lorde has given up the $10,000 that came with her winning this year's Taite Music Prize and asked the cash be split among…

Celebrating Kiwi punk era (+playlist)

The first award from next week's Taite Music Prize ceremony has been announced, with the Independent Music NZ Classic Record…

SJD takes out Taite Prize
SJD takes out Taite Prize

The Taite Prize was presented last night to veteran Auckland songwriter-producer Sean James Donnelly…

The Gordons score top record award

The self-titled debut album by noisy Kiwi rock pioneers the Gordons has won the inaugural Independent Music NZ Classic Record…

Taite Music Prize finalists

Lawrence Arabia, Home Brew, @Peace and Oppossum are among the finalists for the Taite Music Prize.

Lawrence Arabia explores new heights (+videos, stream)

James Milne, aka Lawrence, Arabia adds an orchestral manoeuvre to his latest album, reports Lydia Jenkin.

Unknown Mortal Orchestra take out the Taite

The Taite Prize (New Zealand's equivalent of the Mercury Prize) was awarded at a ceremony in Auckland last night, and it…

Talking Heads: Cameron Bennett and John Taite
Talking Heads: Cameron Bennett and John Taite

The late, great New Zealand music journalist Dylan Taite put his body on the line to get a scoop, going…

Taite Music Prize Archives
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