Music

Chop, Chop, Hiyaaa!

Beloved NZ musician, wonderfully wicked wahine and celebrated child-whisperer Anika Moa will waiata her way across Auckland for the 2018 Auckland Arts Festival in March. Such was the success of her 2017 Chop Chop Hiyaaa! tour – a delightful show for kids based on her successful Songs for Bubbas albums – the Auckland Arts Festival invited Moa to take the […]

Music students share their sound

Waiuku College students will be releasing their album ‘Our Sound volume one’ next week. The music students have been writing, recording and producing their music throughout the year. They have compiled their songs into a CD which can also be bought online via iTunes. Head of Department Ben Reugg said the task has been a challenge for the students, but gives an opportunity […]

Tanika chasing her sister’s musical success

Tanika van Dijk is following in her sister’s musical footsteps after taking out the student category in the 2017 New Zealand Ukulele Festival Songwriting competition. Her 14 year old sister, Anouk, won the competition at the same age, an achievement both Onewhero Area School students are incredibly proud of. Since then, Anouk’s music has gone from strength to strength. Now Tanika, aged […]

Big Band ready for big show

The Sunset Coast Big Band is here to entertain as they celebrate the Waiuku War Memorial Centennial. With 100 years of music, it will be an exciting journey back in time. Waiuku’s Ed Geddes has been part of the band for ten years. “We’ve been adding colour to Waiuku for many years,” he said. The group was formed in 1956 […]

Sophie a finalist in SUSO

Year 13 student Sophie Hamer from Waiuku College has made it to the finals of the 2017 Stand Up Stand Out (SUSO) competition. She is one of the five finalists in the solo instrumental category, who have soared above 700 hopefuls from Auckland, to perform in the event which showcases the best of high school talent in music and dance. […]


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