Key Points:

Nokia album of the year

Anika Moa -

In Swings the Tide

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Flight Of The Conchords -

Flight Of The Conchords

Liam Finn -

I'll Be Lightning

Scribe -

Rhymebook

Tiki Taane -

Past, Present, Future

Vodafone single of the year

Liam Finn -

Gather To The Chapel

Opshop -

One Day

Shihad -

One Will Hear The Other

The Phoenix Foundation -

Bright Grey

Tiki Taane -

Always On My Mind

Steinlager Pure best group

Flight Of The Conchords -

Flight Of The Conchords

Shihad -

Beautiful Machine

The Phoenix Foundation -

Happy Ending

Best male solo artist

Liam Finn -

I'll be Lightning

SJD -

Songs From A Dictaphone

Tiki Taane -

Past, Present, Future

Mazda best female solo artist

Aaradhna -

Sweet Soul Music

Anika Moa -

In Swings The Tide

Annabel Fay -

Annabel Fay

Kiwi FM breakthrough artist of the year

Cut Off Your Hands -

Blue On Blue

Flight Of The Conchords -

Flight Of The Conchords

Tiki Taane -

Past, Present, Future

C4 best music video

Carey Carter -

Tangaroa

(Tiki Taane)

Ian Hart -

Her Hairagami Set

(The Brunettes)

Joe Lonie -

Gather To The Chapel

(Liam Finn)

PPNZ Best Rock Album

Liam Finn -

I'll Be Lightning

Shihad -

Beautiful Machine

The Phoenix Foundation -

Happy Ending

Best urban/hip hop album

Mareko -

White Sunday 2: The Book Of Mark

Scribe -

Rhymebook

Young Sid -

The Truth

Best Aotearoa roots album

Katchafire -

Say What You're Thinking

Kora -

Kora

Tiki Taane -

Past, Present, Future

Best dance/electronica album

Magik Johnson -

You Are Sound

Recloose -

Perfect Timing

Shapeshifter -

Live

Best Maori album

Moana & the Tribe -

Wha

Ruia -

12:24 Tekau Ma Rua, Rua Tekau Ma Wha

Tiki Taane -

Past, Present, Future

Best gospel/christian album

All Left Out -

The Conquest

Parachute Band -

Roadmaps and Revelations

The Ember Days -

Your Eyes Light Up

Best classical album

Gillian Whitehead -

Puhake ki te rangi

Michael Houstoun -

Inland

NZTrio -

Bright Tide Moving Between

THE EVENT

After many previous events at the Aotea Centre, this year the Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards heads to the wide open spaces - complete with audience moshpit - of Vector Arena giving punters a bigger chance to enjoy what was once an industry-only bash.

As well as plenty of celebrity presenters led by C4's Dai Henwood, the night will feature special performances by the pick of local acts. The show is on Wednesday October 8 and tickets ($47) are on sale now at

. The show will also be broadcast live on C4.

TECHNICAL WINS

Three Tuis in technical categories were awarded yesterday

Best Album Cover:

Barny Bewick for

Keep Me On Your Side

by Goodnight Nurse

Other nominees:

Liam Finn for

I'll Be Lightning

; and Tim Gummer for

Inland

by Michael Houstoun

Best Engineer:

Lee Prebble for

Happy Ending

by The Phoenix Foundation

Other nominees:

Andre Upston for

In Swings The Tide

by Anika Moa; Tiki Taane & Evan Short for

Past, Present, Future

.

Best Producer:

Lee Prebble for

Happy Ending

by The Phoenix Foundation.

Other nominees:

Anika Moa for

In Swings The Tide

; and Tiki Taane for

Past, Present, Future

.

PEOPLE'S CHOICE

The nominees for this year's public-voted People's Choice Award

* The DFenders

* Parachute Band

* Horseman Family

* Nesian Mystik

* Antiform

Fans can vote for their choices at

or by texting VOTE [space]Artist Name to 787.