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2021 SRN Awards

2021 SRN Awards

With a live video stream presented by 95bFM Breakfast’s Rachel Ashby and Zoë Larsen-Cumming, the first-ever SRN Awards was a nationwide celebration of those artists who energised Aotearoa’s student radio airwaves in 2021.

The show was simulcast on member stations on December 11, with each presenting a pair of trophy awards for outstanding contribution and for the station’s most loved track, wrapped up with the overall SRN picks and Top 10 for 2021.

Heading down the country from Auckland the awards went to:

  • Rick Huntington – Outstanding Contribution to 95bFM 
  • MilkCrit+ – 95bFM’s Favourite Song of 2021
  • Aidan Bright & Tom Fisher: The AB & Hummus Show – Outstanding Contribution to Radio Control 
  • Stanley PedigreeEscapism (Remix) – Radio Control’s Favourite Song of 2021 
  • Don Luchito – Outstanding Contribution to Radio Active 
  • The Nudge vs. Troy KingiHe Ōrite – Radio Active’s Favourite Song of 2021 
  • Corban Topou – Outstanding Contribution to RDU
  • AkceptWaited For You – RDU Favourite Song of 2021
  • Alex Lister – Outstanding Contribution to Radio One 91FM 
  • Night LunchHouse Full Of Shit – Radio One 91FM’s Favourite Song of 2021 

SRN Overall Awards

  • Favourite Single – Night Lunch – House Full Of Shit 
  • Favourite EP / Mixtape – Kōtiro – ‘High Def Multinational’
  • Favourite Album: Milk – ‘III’ 
  • Favourite Solo Act: Amamelia 
  • Favourite Group: Dartz 
  • People’s Choice Award: Milk 
  • Outstanding Achievement Award:  Girls Rock/To The Front

The posthumous Flying Nun album ‘III’ by Tāmaki Makaurau’s Milk, aka Reuben Samuel Winter, was recognised with four awards (including #1 on the 2021 SRN Top 10), and accepted with an inspirational speech from his mother Iona Winter. 

2021 SRN Top 10 

  1. Milk – CRIT+
  2. Night Lunch – House Full Of Shit
  3. Adelaide CaraMoonlit
  4. Shannen Georgia Petersen Home Again 4
  5. Aldous HardingOld Peel
  6. Ha The UnclearStrangers
  7. Ben WoodsBody Rhyme
  8. TransistorContextualise
  9. GrawlixesHoney Bees
  10. Jazmine MaryDancer