2012 Winner

Steven Nai

Steven won an electric ukulele from Lewis Eady. The judges commented his was a "stand out performance". NZUT proudly showcased this talented young musician on the main stage at the 2012 NZ Ukulele Festival.

Since winning Uke-Quest Steven has appeared on national television and played as a guest musician with the Wellington Ukulele Orchestra and international ukulele virtuouso James Hill where he received a standing ovation. 

New Zealand Ukulele is proud to be able to provide opportunities to showcase talented youth musicians and encourage songwriting in schools and the community.  We would like to acknowlege the support of our competition partners APRA, MAINZ and Lewis Eady. 



Primary and Intermediate  


  1st        Cape Reinga                Anouk van Dijk          

  2nd       Who I Am                    Cherry Park                

  3rd        Friends Forever           Zarah Stubbs             




  1st        Exit at the Front Door  Allen Karena              



  1st         Something Special*   Clarinda Kwee

                                                   & Scott   Roy            

                                                 (Best Song Overall)

  2nd       Tukituki Ukurere         Mapuna Turner    


  3rd        Breathe                       Ra Love                     



  1st       Etuate Lutui                                        

  2nd      Allen Karena                                      

  3rd      Van Dijk Sisters 



Rap 1: Dylan Jonkers, Chisnallwood Intermediate

Rap 2: Hinepito Wijohn, Te Kura Taumata o Panguru

Rap 3: Summer Atalea and Latu Tavoke, Mt Roskill Primary