APRA Maioha Award

First presented in 2003, the APRA Maioha Award seeks to recognise excellence in contemporary Maori music and to acknowledge waiata in, or strongly featuring Te Reo Maori.

The name Maioha embraces creativity and translates as “a spontaneous composition which reflects a very deep emotional understanding”. Our panel of judges are asked to consider the creative content of the music and lyrics along with the use of Te Reo Maori when selecting the finalists. 

The winner of the APRA Maioha Award receive a $3,000 cash prize and are the annual guardians of Te Ngore, our award sculpture crafted by Brian Flintoff.

Maioha Award Winners since 2003

Year
Name
Song
2003
Ngahiwi Apanui
Wharikihia
2004
Ruia Aperahama
E Tae
2005
Whirimako Black and Anituatua Black
Tini Whetu
2006
Richard Bennett
E Hine
2007
Andrea Tunks & Pierre Tohe
Aio
2008
Ruia Aperahama
Rere Reta Rere Reta
2009 Rewi Spraggon & Riki Bennett Tapapakanga
2010 Jamie Greenslade aka maitreya Sin City
2011 Tyna Keelan Ko Koe
2012 Te Awanui Reeder, David Atai & Scotty Morrison Matahīapo
2013 Maisey Rika, Te Kahautu Maxwell & Mahuia Bridgman-Cooper Ruaimoko