A Christchurch singer has taken out this year's Taite Music Prize.
Lyttelton-born singer-songwriter Aldous Harding won $10,000 for her album Party at the Auckland ceremony on Tuesday night.
The Taite Music Prize is the country's biggest independent music award, and highlights exceptional talent over the past year.
In her acceptance speech from London, Harding says she has plans for the prize money.
"We start recording in the next couple of days, the new album, so I'll put the money towards making the same mistakes," she says.
It will be her third studio album.