Announcing the First Annual MusicHelps NZ Music T-Shirt Day

September 19th 2019

Announcing the first annual MusicHelps NZ Music T-Shirt Day
Get involved in raising funds for the Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards official charity partner

On Friday 8 November, Kiwis are encouraged to wear their favourite kiwi artist or band tee and donate to MusicHelps, a charity dedicated to developing and sustaining projects that use music to help and heal people in need in our community.

The official charity of the Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards, MusicHelps is a kiwi charity that has helped over 60,000 people across Aotearoa with health issues, vulnerable, disabled and who are at risk.

How to take part

To participate, sign up at, make a donation, proudly wear your favourite NZ music T-Shirt on November 8, then post your pics with the hashtag #nzmusictshirtday to let us all know about it.

You can create a team and get your workplace, school, and/or social media networks involved. You can easily search for, and donate to, your favourite team via the “Donate to a Team” button or via the Team’s "Honour Roll” on the website.

Don’t have a NZ music t-shirt? No worries!

The good sorts at JB Hi-Fi, Bravado and seven of our greatest music artists are here to help.

Th’ Dudes, Herbs, Lorde, Six60, Shihad, Split Enz and True Bliss have all generously donated brilliant heritage designs for a set of exclusive, limited edition NZ Music T-Shirt Day shirts which will be available from JB HiFi stores and online from 12th October. If you don’t want to miss out you can pre-order your favourite design now here.

MusicHelps General Manager Peter Dickens says he’s thrilled with the initial response to NZ Music T-Shirt Day from the local music industry, from businesses, schools and music lovers everywhere.

“Wearing our favourite band or artist t-shirt gives us a real connection to our favourite kiwi artists and brings us closer to the powerful and positive emotions in the music we all enjoy. NZ Music T-Shirt Day is a flagship project MusicHelps organises in Aotearoa to raise awareness and funds to carry out vital work  helping thousands of people in need around the country.

“Plus it’s a great chance to bust our your favourite band t-shirt and wear your heart on your sleeve!”

MusicHelps is the official charity partner of the Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards.

Awards spokesperson and Recorded Music CEO Damian Vaughan can’t wait to see New Zealanders embrace the initiative.

“Whether you dig up an old favourite band t-shirt or get one of the official tees from JB Hi-Fi, we encourage everyone to get behind MusicHelps and support NZ Music T-Shirt Day.

“Kiwi music enriches our lives and MusicHelps is an organisation that makes amazing projects possible around our country to help those in our community who are most in need. We share a common belief in the power of music to make our world a better place and I can’t wait to see NZ music t-shirts across Aotearoa on 8 November.”

The 2019 Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards | Ngā Tohu Puoro o Aotearoa are being held at Spark Arena on 14 November. Viewers can watch the show live on THREE or purchase tickets from Ticketmaster.

Thanks again to our official T Shirt Day sponsors – Recorded Music, JB Hifi, Bravado, and Phantom - for their support this November.


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