Get set for the first annual MusicHelps NZ Music T-Shirt Day!

**UPDATE** MusicHelps NZ Music T-Shirt Day was a great success; thank you to everybody that took part! If you would like to contribute, you can still help the person or team of your choice get to the top of the leaderboard at the official NZ Music T-Shirt Day website. If you would like to make a donation to the charity you can go straight to the donate page here.

Thank you for your support!


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.

If you support charities via Give A Little, you can donate at our Give A Little NZ Music T-Shirt Day page here.

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!”

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, Alexander & Associates and Phantom – for their support this November.