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Home-grown talent search for NZ Music Month


Media Release

7 May 2008


Home-grown talent search in celebration of NZ Music Month

Manukau City Council’s Otara Music Arts Centre is proud to present the great OMAC Star Search. 

We’re looking for the next Opshop, Anika Moa, Brooke Fraser or Scribe.  Children and youth from 5 to 18 years are invited to have a go and see if they’ve got that star quality. 

Star Search is open to vocalists and instrumental musicians. They can perform in any genre or style of music. Heats will be held at the Otara Town Centre stage on Saturday, 24 May with the final on Saturday, 31 May. Members of the public can come along and support Manukau’s future stars.

There are three categories:

Under 11 years
12 to 15 years
16 to 18 years

Prizes for the category winners include the chance to have a professional recording session at OMAC and be featured on a special OMAC Star Search 08 compilation CD.

For more information contact Greg Whaiapu, Otara Music Arts Centre, phone 274 6400 or email

Star Search is being held during May to coincide with New Zealand Music Month 2008

What:                         OMAC Star Search

Times:                       10am to 12pm (depending on entries)

Heats are on:           Saturday, 24 May

The final is on:        Saturday, 31 May



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