Canterbury / Waitaha

Key Dates

Regional Heat

May 15, 2021

Aurora Centre

Regional Finals

June 4, 2021 7:00 PM

Ngaio Marsh Theatre (June 4th & 5th)

Video Submission Deadline


What are you waiting for?

Registrations close:
Showquest - March 12
Toi - April 9
OnScreen - July 30

regional results

2021 Results:

Solo/Duo 1: Anna and Heidi from Christchurch Girls’ High School

Solo/Duo 2: Lunar Fae from Christchurch Rudolf Steiner School

Smokefree Tangata Beats Award: Haeata from Haeata Community Campus

The full list of awards for Canterbury night one is:  

Band 1: Portland from Cashmere High School

Band 2: Kenring from Middleton Grange School

Band 3: By Tomorrow from Christ’s College

ZM People’s Choice: the degenerates from Kaiapoi High / Burnside High School

Best Vocals: Briannah Jarvis of Portland from Cashmere High School

Musicianship: Jeremy Kinley of JJ & the Stingers from Christ’s College

ZM Best Song: New Dawn (AKA Haeata) from Haeata Community Campus

The full list of awards for Canterbury night two is:  

Band 1: Single Malt from Shirley Boys’ High School

Band 2: 3D Howls from Burnside High School

Band 3: A Little Soul from St Andrew’s College / Christchurch Boys’ High School

ZM People’s Choice: Red Weekend from Papanui High School

Best Vocals: Single Malt from Shirley Boys’ High School

Musicianship: J15 from Avonside Girls’ High School

ZM Best Song: Casper and the Frowny Face Club from St Andrew’s College

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Key Information

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How it works

It says it in the title! Here you’ll find a step by step guide to how region-wide and nation-wide aspects of the programme works

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Event Info

Here you’ll find 2021 dates, the team behind Smokefreerockquest, history (including past winners and where they're from!), and FAQs

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Check out the awards up for grabs at our regional and national Smokefreerockquest events. Along with the placings for the top bands and solo/duos, we also have songwriting and musicianships awards.

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