APRA has supported the Pacific Music Awards through sponsoring the APRA Best Pacific Song since the inaugural event in 2005. The Pacific Music Awards is an annual event that celebrates Pacific Music in all its forms.  The awards are hosted by the Pacific Music Awards Trust.

Annual Award Timeline

  • January: Entries open
  • February: Entries due
  • April: Finalists announced
  • May: APRA Best Pacific Song Award presented at the Pacific Music Awards

For further information visit the Pacific Music Awards website. For any queries please contact the Pacific Music Awards Trust on: info@pacificmusicawards.org.nz

Winner History

Year Writer/s (Performed by) Song
2018 Charlie Pome'e and Nicholas Pome'e (General Fiyah) Here To Stay
2017 Aaradhna Brown Girl
2016 Opetaia Foa’i (Te Vaka) Papua I Sisifo
2015 Smashproof Survivors
2014 Mark Vanilau Giant Of The Sea
2013 Aaradhna Patel, Peter Wadams & Evan Short (Aaradhna) Wake Up
2012 Nainz & Viiz Tupa’i (Adeaze) Paradise
2011 Donald McNulty, Te Awanui Reeder, David Atai, Junior Rikiau, Feleti Strickson-Pua & Heath Manukau (Nesian Mystik) Sun Goes Down
2010 Tonga Vaea and Three Houses Down Kanikapila
2009 Donald McNulty, Te Awanui Reeder, David Atai, Junior Rikiau, Feleti Strickson-Pua & Heath Manukau (Nesian Mystik) Nesian 101
2008 Malo Luafutu with Tyra Hammond, Jordan Iusitini & Aaron Iusitini (Scribe) Say It Again
2007 Spacifix Gotta Get Like This
2006 Savage Swing
2005 Kas Futialo & Ian Seumanu Su'amalie

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