Base FM’s 15th Birthday – Fri 11 Oct!

15 years of ‘No Commercial Bullshit’… Happy Birthday to BASE! From humbled beginnings as a small local FM station, broadcasting from a tiny closet and out into Ponsonby & Grey Lynn only. We certainly have grown up a bit… There’ll be a jam-packed lineup of over 20 artists,...

CHURCH & AP ‘ROULETTE’

With a national tour under their belt, this week’s Local Eye’s is Church & AP‘s brand new single ‘Roulette’, produced by their frequent collaborator Dera Meelan. “We’re not trying to play it safe. We aren’t jumping on a new trend from across the ditch, or sticking to what we know,” Church & AP. Church and AP met on the first...

NORTHERN BASS 19/20

Ticket update: You’ve seen it with campervans, with Fuzen Lounge tickets and soon it will happen with 3 Day passes and 3 Day camping… everything is selling faster this year so don’t leave it too late! Remember! Everyone camping on site needs to get their own camping pass...

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...