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Magician Jonathan Usher, singer Steve Larkins (Mercury Rising) and comedian Simon McKinney were excited to appear at the awards ceremony and made the most of their chance to showcase their talents alongside fellow New Zealand entertainers.
"I had volunteered to go to Auckland and perform at the awards, as I thought it would be fun to try and make people laugh and show them things amazing," he said.
"Receiving the Lou Clauson award while I was there was a real bonus — it was great to be acknowledged alongside so many fantastic performers."
"June was good, and July is looking even better."