MaerdNZ's album 'Chase It' has been announced the Rockshop Album of the Year. 

MaerdNZ is a record label managed by students at Manurewa High School participating in The Lion Foundation's Young Enterprise Scheme.

The award is judged on:
- songwriting
- musical performance
- arrangements
- recording production
- artwork

The album features artists Ana Henry, David Afoa, Titanya Snow, Mele Tapueluelu, James Roache, Ashley Tipene, Agnes Paupau, Kore Pita, Josie Peteli and Chronicles of Mesa.  The cover was designed by artist Reece Smith.

The Play It Strange Charitable Trust will visit Manurewa High School to present MaerdNZ with their trophy sometime soon...well done to all students and staff involved.