Tāmaki Makaurau / Auckland

Key Dates


May 20, 2023

Auckland Final


June 17, 2023




regional results


Full list of results from the Smokefree Tangata Beats Auckland Region:

Band 1: Funkadelic, Manurewa High School

Band 2: Tribe 801, Wesley College

Band 3: Sounds Of La Salle, De La Salle College

Solo/duo 1: Talya Tamariki, Tamaki College

Solo/duo 2: Praize Vuna, Manurewa High School

Musicianship (jointly awarded): Faiga Gaoa (drums) of mystery, Alfriston College

Musicianship (jointly awarded): Ellen Lucas (drums) of Vivid Haze, Western Springs College

Best Vocals: Vocalists from The Ave, Pacific Advance Senior School

Mana Wahine: Keys/Vocal/Synth player from Room 3, Papatoetoe High School

Best song: Sounds Of La Salle, De La Salle College

Reo Award: Vivid Haze, Western Springs College

APRA Lyric Writers’ Award: “Tōku iti kahurangi” by Talya Tamariki, Tamaki College

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How it works

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Check out the awards up for grabs at our regional and national Smokefree Tangata Beats events. Along with the placings for the top bands and solo/duos, we also have songwriting and musicianships awards.

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