Dream lineup of creative collaborators for Manawa Ora 2019 announced

Three powerhouse creative talents join this year’s Manawa Ora production Three major New Zealand creative artists will collaborate with a group of Auckland teenagers to create this year’s Manawa Ora, a series of ground-breaking performances at Tāmaki’s Basement Theatre staged by Ngā Rangatahi Toa. The creative artists assisting...

Tempo announces full breakthrough Dance line-up for 2019

Tempo launches its full 2019 programme hot off the heels of nearly sold out shows for Parris Goebel and Sau e Siva! Tempo will bring Auckland City to life from the 2nd – 12th October with 60 vibrant breakthrough dance works. “When I share in kōrero about Tempo, I am...

FATHE – What I See

This weeks Local Eyes is a beautiful track called ‘What I See’ from NZ via Ethiopia artist FATHE, filmed, edited and directed by Vinnie Carter. FATHE (pronounced Faht-he) is a multidisciplinary artist hailing from Ethiopia, East Africa who has been living in New Zealand since he was 15....

Samoan Hip Hop breaks Hollywood

A song from Kiwi- Sāmoan artists Tha Movement & Anonymouz has a starring role in Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw, the first stand-alone film in the global smash-hit ‘Fast & Furious’ franchise that has amassed almost $5 billion worldwide to date. Featured on the film’s official...

Hibiscus coast ‘Shakes It Off’ with Antonio Bukhar

On Wednesday, 19 June at the Silverdale Hall in Stanmore Bay, the local community led by Antonio Bukhar got together to ‘Shake It Off’. The project was a huge success and brought together people of diverse backgrounds, genders and skill ability. The level of experience ranged from beginners...

WIN an epic Island Escape to Samoa for two!

This month go in the draw to win our biggest giveaway, an Island Escape to Samoa for two! This pack is worth over $10k, so don’t sleep, get in there now and take away this EPIC holiday trip for two!! This epic prize pack for two includes: >...

Base FM & Island Base FM at the 15th annual Pacific Music Awards NZ

The Pacific music industry was in full celebration as the winners for the 15th annual Pacific Music Awards were announced at the Vodafone Event Centre in Manukau, Auckland. KINGS and Tomorrow People are quickly becoming Pacific music legends, adding to their previous hauls with four 2019 awards each....

Island Base FM announces R&B soul group ‘DTP’ live in Samoa

Our sister station Island Base 87.5FM Samoa in association with the Australian High Commission are proud to present: Downtoplease – DTP LIVE in beautiful Samoa for the very first time! Friday the 28th of June at the breathtaking Taumeasina Island Resort, DTP will be joined on the night...

Island Base FM Documentary Trailer

What started as a crazy idea ended up a reality in just 3 months! Our very own sister station Island Base 87.5FM Samoa was created from the ground up, it wasn’t easy but we did it. We took over International award winning artists, held back to back launch parties, put...

NZ Music Month 2019 ‘Discover Live.’

The theme for NZ Music Month this year is ‘DISCOVER LIVE.’   Aotearoa has an abundance of world-class talent that you can see on stages across the country., community centres and RSAs, theatres and school halls, and so many other venues, there is no shortage of live music happening...

The Kick On with Mates & Crates at Cassette Nine

Saturday 11th May, the Mates & Crates crew are hosting another pop-up and their first co-lab night at the iconic Cassette Nine in Auckland. Join us for a night of heavy dance floor hitters across 2 zones. The main room will be showcasing a broad spectrum of Drum...

Finalists announced for the 2019 Pacific Music Awards

‘Celebrating 15 years of Pacific musical excellence’ Last night, the finalists for the 2019 Pacific Music Awards were announced at the Otara Music Arts Centre in Auckland, marking the 15th anniversary of the celebrated event. Base FM NZ and Island Base FM Samoa are thrilled to announce that...

TALKING POINTS: CHE FU ‘2b S.PACIFIC’ with POETIK

TALKING POINTS on BASE FM hosted by MAX OLDFIELD Thanks to NZ On Air Music March 2019 Guest reviewer: Poetik Featured release: Che Fu – 2b S.Pacific Released: 1998 Featured track #1: Waka Featured track #2: Scene III Featured track #3: Without a Doubt Poetik is an Auckland...

IT’S WOMAD WEEK! 15-17 March 2019

IT’S WOMAD WEEK… HERE’S EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW! GOING… GOING… It’s looking like another busy year, but don’t worry, the maximum capacity for WOMAD New Zealand is kept purposely comfortable so you’ll never feel like you’re in a mosh pit. There are limited Saturday and three-day festival...