Overall Winners: Harmonics
Aneska Marks & Te Arahina Webster Yr 10 Students from Edgecumbe College. Their winning song “Say NO to violence”. Prize: $400 Music Vouchers for Outlet Productions, Studio time at Outlet Productions, where their song will be turned into a CD and then played on local radio stations.
Strong Performance: M.R
Niharau Smith & Ray Charles from Kawerau, 16 & 18 years of age. Their winning song “Loud and Proud”. Prize: $200 Music Vouchers for Outlet Productions and an Alvarez Sunburst Guitar with Strap and Case.
Strong Lyrics: Hohepa Waenga
Solo artist from Kawerau, 15 years of age. Attends Tarawera High School. Was part of Maori Boys in Action, who won the Strong Performance Category last year. His song entitled “Reaching for the Sky”. Prize: $200 Music Vouchers for Outlet productions and 2 tickets to see Ed Sheeran in Auckland in December.
Strong Musical Arrangement: Opposed Trend
Rock Band from Whakatane. Rebecca Barton, Tyson Turnbull, Morgana Gray, Brodie Miller. 16, 17, 16, 18 years of age. Recently performed at the Smokefree Rock Quest. Attend Whakatane High School. Their song entitled “Tear stained Page”.