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Music’s star studded red carpet celebration

September 15, 2005

Win your way to music’s star studded red carpet celebration

Wondering how you can get to the 2005 Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards? Public tickets to the industry-only event in Auckland on October 5 are normally about as common as a Ray Columbus vinyl.

Now, for the first time in recent years, general admission tickets are part of this year’s awards. Sponsors and radio stations have been allocated nearly 1,000 seats for promotions and giveaways.

The seats have been made available for promos on music channel C4 and CanWest radio stations nation-wide including KIWI FM, The Edge, More FM and The Rock.

It will also pay to keep an eye on your favourite magazines and newspapers for special promos as well.

Here’s how you can get to see the Kiwi music highlight of the year.

Vodafone People’s Choice
Vote for the Vodafone People’s Choice Award and you go in the draw to win tickets for you and four mates to attend the 2005 Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards. There are 20 prizes to be won. Even if you’re from out of Auckland you’re in with a chance. Vodafone will fly you and your four mates to Auckland, put you up for the night and feed you. Visit for more details.

Apple iPod
Win a limited edition iPod shuffle and 2005 Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards tickets in September through The Rock, C4 and KIWI.

Clean & Clear®
Buy Clean & Clear® products in supermarkets and you and a friend could win tickets to the awards and a luxurious night at the Hilton Auckland, a limo ride to the red carpet entrance of Aotea Centre – THE EDGE® and a hair and make-up make-over to ensure you are suitably ‘rock-glam’ for the big event. Crème magazine is also giving away the same prize pack.

Enter to win tickets through Durex competitions online at,,,,, Plus there’s a Durex prize pack giveaway on DJ Penfold and MC 4Higher show on Base FM on Monday October 3.

Buy an official 2005 Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards t-shirt from any Real Groovy store nation-wide and go in to the draw to win two tickets plus flights to Auckland (from WLG, CHC or DUD airport if you live outside the big smoke). Prize includes a luxurious night at the Hilton Auckland, a PlayStation®2 SingStar™, 42BELOW vodka, Durex Tingle condoms, Vodafone airtime, Vidal wines, Limited Edition iPod shuffle and Clean & Clear® products.

Vidal Wines
Look out for the Walk the Red Carpet National neck tag promotion on bottles of Vidal wines at your favourite wine retailer. Or buy a bottle of Vidal wine at any of the Malt, Drake, Horse and Trap and Brooklyn Auckland central restaurants and go in the draw to win tickets to the awards event.

New Zealand Herald
The New Zealand Herald is giving away four VIP passes including attendance at the event pre-party with a limo ride to the Red Carpet from The Hilton Auckland. Apple is also providing one iPod shuffle for the winner. Watch out for other promotions in the New Zealand Herald and Herald on Sunday.

Listen and watch out for more ticket giveaways through City Scene magazine, on C4, The Edge, KIWI and The Rock.

Failing all that, you can still see and hear the awards on a next-day broadcast C4 on Thursday October 6 from 8.30 pm repeated on Sunday October 9 at the same time. TV3 also broadcasts the show on Saturday October 8 at 11.30pm.

About the Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards: The Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards are presented by the Recording Industry Association of New Zealand (RIANZ) and are held annually to celebrate the achievements of New Zealand musicians. 2005 is the 40th anniversary of the awards and television audiences will see delayed broadcasts on C4 on Thursday October 6 from 8.30 pm repeated on Sunday October 9 at the same time. TV3 also broadcasts the show on Saturday October 8 at 11.30pm.

The winners in the following categories will be announced and Tui trophies presented on October 5:
PlayStation®2 SingStar™ Album of the Year, KIWI Single of the Year, Coke Fridge Best Group, Best Male Solo Artist, Best Female Solo Artist, Clean & Clear® Breakthrough Artist of the Year, The New Zealand Herald Songwriter of the Year, 42BELOW Highest Selling NZ Album, Highest Selling NZ Single, Best Rock Album, Durex Best Urban/Hip Hop Album, Best Dance/Electronica Album, Best Aotearoa Roots Album, C4 Best Music Video, Best Classical Album, Vodafone People’s Choice Award and International Achievement Award.

The Country, Folk, Pacific and Jazz music Tuis are presented at functions organised by the relevant industry associations and the technical awards at a separate function at which the main award finalists are announced. Two awards for Outstanding Contribution to the Growth of NZ Music on Radio were presented at the NZ Radio Awards in April. All winners are again recognised at the main event on October 5.

The Vodafone People’s Choice Award
Finalists for the Vodafone People’s Choice Award in 2005 are Fat Freddy’s Drop, Shihad, the feelers, Savage and P-Money. Members of the public can vote for their favourite artist by TXT:
- TXT A for Shihad, B for Fat Freddy’s Drop, C for the feelers, D for Savage or E for P- Money to 3939. TXT votes cost 20c each.
- Voting opens at 6pm Friday September 2, 2005 and closes at 5pm Wednesday September 28, 2005.

Issued for the Recording Industry Association of New Zealand by Pead PR

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