Her debut single "System Virtue" (produced by Jaz Coleman) won her best songwriter at the RIANZ 1993 New Zealand Music Awards. The video for the song was directed by Josh Frizzell and Matt Noonan and won Best Video at the same awards show. It went on to be the most played New Zealand music video in 1994.
Her next single "Greenstone" went into the NZ Top 10, and won her a nomination for Best Female Vocalist in 1994. Her debut album "Oxygen of Love" released in 1996 reached gold status and she gained a second nomination for Best Female Vocalist, as well as a Best Album nomination in the 1997 New Zealand Music Awards.