Country Music Awards New Zealand

"KPA is a non-profit organisation, run by a professional group of volunteers who are passionate about and committed to heightening the awareness of NZ Country Music and its different genres and providing opportunities for both the new emerging and professional artists of all ages to live their dreams." (KPA's Mission Statement)

KPA's network structure consists of three main groups of people: The Board, The Supporting Management and the Supporters Club, all of whom contribute in their own way to making this organisation successful. If you are interested in finding out more about this organisation please contact us at


KPA's major annual event, The Country Music Awards New Zealand. CMANZ proudly are the ONLY New Zealand Music Awards with a designation affiliation to the world's biggest music award in Nashville (Gray Bartlett, Patron of CMANZ)


In 2015 we are proud to be re-branding the event from the National Country Music Awards (NCMA) to CMANZ, falling into line with the formal names of similar awards around the world.


The majority of KPA's limited income is raised by Sponsorship. A big thank you to all our Sponsors, who we are very grateful to.


KPA welcomes any positive feedback and constructive criticism that will help towards us achieving our goals.


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