Pacific Music Awards moves online

The Pacific Music Awards will be held online instead of being a live event in Auckland due to New Zealand's lockdown.

The decision was made by Pacific Music Awards Trust.

Reverend Mua Strickson-Pua said they had the safety and wellbeing of communities in mind.

He said although it is a historic moment, people can still celebrate the Pacific music community, just from the comfort of their own bubble.

If Auckland's Alert Level 3 status is extended into November, the Pacific Music Awards Trust will consider a new plan for the event.