5 Aug 2022

2022 Pacific Music Awards in Auckland

7:40 am on 5 August 2022

The 2022 Pacific Music Awards were held at the Vodafone Events Centre in Auckland, RNZ Pacific was there for all the excitement.

It was a closely contested competition this year with a line-up of 26 nominees vying for awards across 13 categories.

The awards celebrate Pacific music and artists in New Zealand providing an opportunity to honour the achievements of Aotearoa's Pacific artists and a platform for upcoming musicians.

It is the first time in two years that the awards were hosted in front of a live audience, with the 2020 and 2021 awards held online due to Covid disruptions.

This year's performances featured the House of Misfits, Kings, Mo. Etc, Sam V, SWIDT and Tomorrow People.