Red carpet at the 50th Vodafone Music Awards 2015

updated By Harata Brown

The biggest night in New Zealand music is set to kick off with the 50th Vodafone Music Awards in Auckland.  This year's master of ceremonies is Te Whānau a-Apanui film director, Taika Waititi.

Te Kāea comes live from the Red Carpet at Auckland's Vector Arena as the event is about to start.

2015 has been a huge year for Six60, dominating this year’s nominee list.  In recent months, they had the opportunity to record with hip-hop legend Pharell Williams in the US.

Six60 is flying high with nominations for Best Album, Best Single and Best Group of the year.

Tauranga native Stan Walker, no stranger to the awards is nominated for Best Male Solo Artist.

Another past winner Anika Moa of Ngāpuhi is nominated for Best Female Solo Artist.

Young Benny Tipene is stepping up to the play as a nominee for Best Pop Album of the Year

Aotearoa, featuring Stan Walker, Troy Kingi, Ria Hall and Maisey Rika has been nominated for Best Music Video of the Year.

The Best Māori Album nominees are Moana and the Tribe, Whaia and the Mahican, and Ranea Aperahama.