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APRA Silver Scrolls – the 1990s


The 1990s was the decade when the APRA Silver Scrolls as we now know them arrived, thanks to the appearance of several key figures who transformed the organisation. Names like Mike Chunn, Arthur Baysting, Petrina George, Debbie Little, Ant Healy and more.

1990

1990 saw the Silver Scroll awards move to Auckland’s Powerstation, the first time since the early 1970s it had been held in a venue of this size.

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The Fan Club’s Malcolm Smith and soundman Mike Weston

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Paul Ubana Jones and Tama Renata

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NZ Musician’s Richard Thorne and Lena Days

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The 1990 APRA Silver Scroll went to Guy Wishart for ‘Don’t Take Me For Granted’. He’s seen here with finalists Martin Phillipps (The Chills) and Graham Wardrop.

1991

The 1991 and 1992 Silver Scrolls were held in Hammerheads Restaurant in Auckland’s Okahu Bay and were afternoon and early evening events.

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A Festival Australia vistor and the late Jerry Wise, the well regarded Festival Records NZ boss

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Pagan Records’ Sheryl Morris with Debbie Harwood

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Future Universal NZ boss Adam Holt seems wary of the wine on offer

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Brian Jones and Dave Gent from The Exponents, who were having a very good year in 1991

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Two of the great showmen of the 1950s through 1980s, Phil Warren and Benny Levin

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From the back, RIANZ’s Tony Chance, Vivian Bridgewater (later co-founder of Mai FM) and Murray Cammick

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The crowd at the bar, with Sheryl Morris, Jordan Luck and Benny Levin amongst the faces

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The 1991 APRA Silver Scroll went to Richard (Rikki) Morris for ‘Heartbroke’ and he’s seen here with APRA CEO Brett Cottle

1992

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Tric and Billy Kristian

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Robert Rakete, Malcolm Smith, Rikki Morris, Sony Music’s Paul Ellis and Mike Chunn

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Brian Smith and Harry Lyon from Hello Sailor

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Charlie Tumahai and Shona Laing

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Upper Hutt Posse’s Dean Hapeta

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Derek and Ra Lind

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Glyn Tucker, Carole Tucker, Steve Robinson and Clinton Brown

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Sue and Hammond Gamble

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John and Helen Rimmer

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Mike and Brigid Chunn

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APRA Chairman Mike Perjanik with Vicky Perjanik

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Paul Ellis and Shona Laing

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Willie Hona and Hattie St. John

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Bernie Darby and Brett Cottle congratulate Shona Laing on her winning the 1992 APRA Silver Scroll with ‘Mercy Of Love’

1993

Most of the images for the 1993 APRA Silver Scrolls are missing. Held at Auckland's Powerstation, the winner was Dave Dobbyn for 'Belle Of The Ball'.

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1994

The 1994 Silver Scroll awards were at The Powerstation. The winnner was Don McGlashan for 'Anchor Me'.

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Tim and Neil Finn with their award for Most Performed Work in New Zealand for 'Weather With You'

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Tama Renata

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Trevor Reekie and Greg Johnson

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Journalist Graham Reid and Upper Hutt Posse's Dean Hapeta

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Crowded House manager Grant Thomas and Tim Finn

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Fred Faleauto, Tigi Ness, Spencer Fusimalohi, Carol Sasson and Carl Perkins

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Charlie Tumahai and Dilworth Karaka of Herbs

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Joel Haines, Sam Gent and Ben Harrop

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Nick Atkinson (Supergroove) and Otis Frizzell (MC OJ and Rhythm Slave)

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Paul Casserly and Sony Music's Paul Ellis

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Graham Brazier and Hammond Gamble

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Neil Finn and APRA's Petrina George

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Penati Effaraino and Pauly Fuemana (OMC)

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A crowd scene including Mike Chunn, Simon Morris, Steve Robinson and Tony Backhouse

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Jules Issa, Maree Sheehan and Tigi Ness

1995

The 1995 show was at Auckland's Downtown Convention Centre.

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The Topp Twins with Hattie St. John

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3 The Hard Way's DJ Damage and Anthony Ioasa with Sulata

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Al Hunter

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Dave Dobbyn with Steve Garden

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Glen Moffatt

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Che Fu and Anthony Ioasa with Charlie Tumahai looking over Che's shoulder

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Jools Topp

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Mika and Bic Runga

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Malcolm McCallum 

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The Ioasa brothers, Paul, Jason and Anthony

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Nathan Haines and George Hubbard

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Hello Sailor's songwriting core - Harry Lyon, Dave McArtney and Graham Brazier - with Hattie St. John

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The 1995 APRA Silver Scroll was awarded to Anthony Ioasa, Paul Casserly and Mark Tierney (Strawpeople) for 'Sweet Disorder'

1996

The 1996 ceremony, held at the Aotea Centre, was a substantial leap in production values for the evening. A pointer for the future.

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Dave Dobbyn and Emma Paki

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Andrew Brough (Bike) and Wayne Bell

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Dave McArtney

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Alan Jansson and Pauly Fuemana with the award for Most Performed Work Overseas (OMC - 'How Bizarre')

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Grant Fell (Headless Chickens)

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Michael "Harry" Harallambi (The Exponents)

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Radio host Mikey Havoc, formerly of Push Push, and friend

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Promoter Louise Hunter and Jan Hellriegel

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Otis Frizzell, Darryl "DLT" Thomson,  Che Fu, Mark "Rhythm Slave" Williams, with Phil "Sir Vere" Bell in the front

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Wayne Bell and Leza Corban

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Murray Cammick and Lesley Paris

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Nathan Haines, Hinemoa Elder and Peter Urlich

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Paul McKessar

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Paul Crowther

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Bic Runga, accepting the 1996 APRA Silver Scroll for 'Drive'

1997

The 1997 awards were the first to be held at Auckland's Town Hall. Most images seem to be missing, however the winner was Greg Johnson with 'Liberty'.

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Bic Runga, with her award for Most Performed Work in New Zealand for 'Sway', and Bill Sevesi

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Greg Johnson is awarded the 1997 APRA Silver Scroll, for 'Liberty' by the 1967 winner, Roger Skinner. Roger won for 'Let's Think of Something', as performed by Larry's Rebels. - Simon Grigg collection

1998

At the Auckland Town Hall again and the biggest production to date as the ceremony continued to grow. The winner was Dave Dobbyn for 'Beside You'.

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Mike Chunn, Geoff Chunn and Buster Stiggs

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Brendan Smyth and Greg Johnson

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Joel Tobeck with Josh Hetherington of Thorazine Shuffle

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Kim Willoughby and Moana Maniapoto

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The now traditional aftershow live performances

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Dave McArtney and Graham Brazier

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Peter Urlich and Sean Fitzpatrick

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The Topp Twins

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Phil Fuemana and the Urban Pasifika showcase

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Trevor Reekie, with RipItUp's John Russell and Mark Bell over his shoulder

1999

The 1990s finished at the Auckland Town Hall. The Silver Scroll award that year caused some now forgotten controversy amongst older members. 

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Ian Morris, Kim Willoughby and Mark Roach

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Caitlin Smith

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The D4

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Francesca Rudkin with Boh Runga of Stellar*

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Gillian Whitehead receives the Sounz award for 'Outrageous Fortune' from William Dart

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It's a long way from the small nightclubs of the early 1980s 

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The Leader of the Opposition and the Shadow Minister for the Arts

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Herbs

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Nick Atkinson (Supergroove)

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Bill Sevesi applauds Peter Posa

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Tony Hopkins

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Sheryl Morris, Jan Hellriegel and Chris Knox

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Ray Columbus with host Oliver Driver 

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Bill "King Kapisi" Urale won the 1999 APRA Silver Scroll with 'Reverse Resistance'. It was the first hip-hop song to win the award and there was unhappy grumbling from some that it wasn't a "real song". 

 
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