Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search


Winners of the Smokefree Pacifica Beats Nationals

Winners of the 2006 Smokefree Pacifica Beats National Final:

The Jick

Hailing from Kawerau College in the Waikato and contending with some of the most talented competition ever seen on a Smokefree Pacifica Beats stage, The Jick used their own unique blend of soulful female harmonies and driving musical rhythms to convince the panel of expert judges that they were worthy of taking home the title.

The Jick are an eight piece band with four female vocalists and came to be in the national final after winning the Waikato regional final two months ago.

As well as winning two and a half thousand dollars cash, The Jick also now head into a professional studio to record their two winning songs with the bands first single being taken to radio prior to Christmas this year.

The final took place at a packed Regent Theatre, St James in Auckland on Saturday night.

Eight finalists from around the country delivered a series of premium performances that once again showed the stunning depth of talent in the Urban/Te Reo/Pacifica genre flowing from the countries high schools and colleges.

As well as performances from all of the regional finalists, the crowd was entertained between acts by last year’s winners Az One, the king of Aotearoa Hip-Hop Che Fu, and topped off with a knockout finale from Auckland's Spacifix.

Other winners on the night were:

2nd place: Hamonyze
(Tokoroa High School - Tokoroa)

Smokefree Best Vocals Award: Hamonyze
(Tokoroa High School - Tokoroa)

Rockquest Promotions Best Song Award: Deze
(Naenae College, Hutt Valley High School, Taita College and St Bernards College - Wellington)

Puoro Reo Award: Ruia Mai
(Wairoa College - Wairoa)

Smokefree Award for Women’s Musicianship: Jolene Hirua - Saxophone player from The Jick
(Kawerau College - Kawerau)


© Scoop Media

Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines


Stage: Wellington’s Theatre Awards To Go Ahead

The Wellington Theatre Awards will go ahead despite a devastating year for New Zealand’s creative sector. Wellington Theatre Awards Trust Chair Tom Broadmore said, “the creative sector, and Wellington’s vibrant theatre sector has been gutted by the ... More>>

Journalism: An Icon Returns. New-Look North & South Magazine Hits Shelves

One of New Zealand’s most iconic magazines, North & South, is back on the shelves this week – with new independent ownership. The magazine, which has set the benchmark for investigative journalism in New Zealand since 1986, relaunches this week, ensuring ... More>>

Howard Davis: Three New Art Books for Xmas

Massey University and Te Papa Presses have published three new art books just in time for Xmas: Dick Frizzell's Me, According to the History of Art, Railways Studios, celebrating unique examples of government-sponsored advertising and design, and Nature - Stilled, Jane Ussher's extraordinary photographs of flora and fauna from the museum's natural history collections.

Howard Davis: Inside The King's Head - Girl in the Loft at BATS

Katherine Wyeth weaves together a dramatic tapestry of memory, identity, and legacy, exploring what it was like to grow up in the second oldest operating pub theatre in the UK. More>>

Howard Davis: Fiddling While America Burns - Wellington's T-Bone Cut A Rug

Just a few days prior to the most significant US Presidential elections in decades, local denizens of Lower Hutt's Moera Hall were treated to a broad canvas of musical styles, including tinges of bluegrass, old-time, country, cajun, and zydeco influences. More>>

Howard Davis: Troy Kingi Rules The San Fran

The award-winning Northland musician performed songs from his new record The Ghost of Freddie Cesar, the fourth installment in his 10/10/10 series - ten albums in ten years in ten genres. More>>

Howard Davis: The Phoenix Foundation Rises From The Ashes (& Chris O'Connor Talks)

Simultaneously dreamy and structured, understated and subtle, spacious and hypnotic, The Phoenix Foundation's new album Lifeline includes gorgeous vocal harmonies, lilting lyrics with no lack of wry, self-deprecating humour, and gently weeping guitar parts. More>>



  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland