The Waiata Māori Music Awards seeks to develop, encourage and honour the achievements of outstanding traditional and contemporary musical compositions and performances annually.

APRA supports the Waiata Maori Music Awards through the APRA Best Māori Songwriter award.

For further information visit waiatamaoriawards.com.

Winner History

Year APRA Best Māori Songwriter
2016 Rob Ruha
2015 Ranea Aperhama 
2014  Rob Ruha
2013 Maisey Rika
2012 Te Awanui Reeder
2011 Tiki Taane
2010 Maisey Rika
2009 Donald McNulty, Te Awanui Reeder, David Atai, Junior Rikiau, Feleti Strickson-Pua & Heath Manukau (Nesian Mystik)
2008 Ruia Aperahama

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