Kiwi Music Videos: The Award-winners

Music videos — often they're no more than a promotional tool; sometimes they are works of art. They provide a chart of changing fashions and trends, and offer emerging filmmakers the chance to really show their stuff. The best clips lift the music even higher. So get your groove on for this career-spanning, 'best of' compilation: from mad scientists to metalheads, from Supergroove to The Naked and Famous — almost every Best Music Video winner at New Zealand's local music awards, since Andrew Shaw first took the prize for DD Smash's 'Outlook for Thursday' in 1983.

Outlook for Thursday

DD Smash, Music Video, 1983

I'm in Heaven

Dave McArtney and The Pink Flamingos, Music Video, 1983

Diamonds on China

The Narcs, Music Video, 1985

As the Sun Goes Down

Everything that Flies, Music Video, 1986

Sensitive to a Smile

Herbs, Music Video, 1987

Sweet Lovers

The Holidaymakers, Music Video, 1988

I Feel Love

Fan Club, Music Video, 1989

Bad Note for a Heart

Straitjacket Fits, Music Video, 1990

Trippin'

Push Push, Music Video, 1991

Four Seasons in One Day

Crowded House, Music Video, 1992

System Virtue

Emma Paki, Music Video, 1993

Can't Get Enough

Supergroove, Music Video, 1994

You Gotta Know

Supergroove, Music Video, 1994

If I Had My Way

Supergroove, Music Video, 1996

Home Again

Shihad, Music Video, 1998

Wait and See

Shihad, Music Video, 1998

My Mind's Sedate

Shihad, Music Video, 1999

Touchdown

The Stereo Bus, Music Video, 1999

Fade Away

Che Fu, Music Video, 2002

Sophie

Goodshirt, Music Video, 2002

Stand Up

Scribe, Music Video, 2003

We Gon Ride

Dei Hamo, Music Video, 2003

Wandering Eye

Fat Freddy's Drop, Music Video, 2005

Crazy? Yes! Dumb? No!

The Mint Chicks, Music Video, 2006

Her Hairagami Set

The Brunettes, Music Video, 2007

Brother

Smashproof, Music Video, 2009

The Making of Brother

Short Film, 2009 (Full Length)

Just a Little Bit

Kids Of 88, Music Video, 2010

Punching in a Dream

The Naked and Famous, Music Video, 2010

The Sun

The Naked and Famous, Music Video, 2012

Royals

Lorde, Music Video, 2013

Hearts Like Ours

The Naked and Famous, Music Video, 2013

Cymatics

Nigel Stanford, Music Video, 2014

Inside Out

Avalanche City, Music Video, 2015

Got It Bad

LEISURE, Music Video, 2016

Vampire Again

Marlon Williams, Music Video, 2017

Rock Bottom

Randa, Music Video, 2019