Overall Winner : Reon Mahalia

Aged 17 yrs old from Whakatane, with her song ”I don’t wanna live like this”

Summary: About someone in and then surviving an abusive relationship

Strong Lyrics: Trilliont

trio of Hoani, TJ and Pania from Whakatane with their song “Tears in the Rain”.  Pania was our youngest entrant at just 13 years of age.  Their song was about being bullied and family violence

Strong Vocal: Dora

sings about finding self confidence and self worth and being true to yourself and not conforming to pressure from society and peers.

Strong Performance : Maori Boys in Action

with their awesome rap about violence in whanau and bullying






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