2023 NZ Children’s Music Awards Finalists

2023 NZ Children’s Music Awards Finalists

Finalists for the three sections of the 2023 NZ Children’s Music Awards Ngā Manu Tīrairaka have been announced.

Recorded Music NZ Te Kaipuoro Waiata Tamariki Toa | Best Children’s Artist finalists

APRA Best Children’s Song | Te Korokoro Tūī finalists

  • Nicolla Morehouse for A Tuatara In My Gumboot performed by Miss Nicky Says
  • Lavina Williams and Mark Casey for Aotearoa Sun performed by Jaya
  • Charles and Emily Looker for Kia Mau performed by Aro

NZ On Air Best Children’s Music video | Te Huia Kaimanawa finalists

  • FleabiteA Pirate Meets a Flea video by Ross Payne
  • The NukesElephants Are On The Moon video by Dave Thomson of Imaginary Friends
  • Jeremy RedmoreSing Like A Unicorn video by Adam Rowland of Awkward Animations

The awards have the support of Kiwi Kids Music, the national association of children’s songwriters, creators and producers. Formed by some of the most passionate creators of music for Kiwi kids, the association supports NZ children’s music creators and seeks to advance the potential of all our children to live healthy fulfilling lives.

Winners will be announced at an invite-only ceremony on May 7 at the Tuning Fork in Tāmaki Makaurau. The show will be hosted by Suzy Cato with awards presented by tamariki from across Aotearoa.