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Feb 202015
 

Kuranui College is hosting the Wairarapa Inter-collegiate Athletics on Wednesday 11th March at the Pelorus Trust Athletic Track in Masterton starting at 10.30am.

We require a Field Event Marshall and need personnel to assist us as Time keepers and Track judges.

If you can spare a couple of hours on this day please contact the Sports Co-ordinator at Kuranui-college:

Donald Yee: (06) 30 49116 x728
Email: yeed [at] kuranui-college [dot] school [dot] nz

Feb 112015
 

Woodside TrailGreytown’s Bike N Hike is one of the many exciting events to take place during the week-long Huri Huri Festival. The course will follow the route of the old Greytown to Woodside railway line. Individuals, teams and families have the option of either walking, running or cycling, 5km or 10km of the Greytown-Woodside Trail.

Participants will have the opportunity to enjoy a day out amongst spectacular views of the Tararua ranges, as well as helping a local cause. The event is a fundraiser for Kuranui College which is raising money to purchase a much-needed new minivan.

The Bike N Hike takes place on Sunday 15 February. Registration is online at http://www.bikenhikegreytown.com/ or you can enter on the day.

The price of entry is $10 for individuals, $30 for teams of up to four riders or $20 for a family of two adults and two children.

REGISTRATION TIMES: (all entrants must report in prior to start for registration & briefing)
CYCLISTS: 8.15-8.45am / RUNNERS & WALKERS: 8.45-9.15am

START TIMES:
CYCLISTS: 9am / RUNNERS: 9.30am / WALKERS: 9.35am

More info: http://www.bikenhikegreytown.com/

Feb 102015
 

Emerging New Zealand band ‘Tunes of I’ will be performing on Valentine’s Day (Saturday February 14th, 2015) and bringing their infectious dub, funk, jazz and soul sound to the South Wairarapa Workingmen’s Club.

As part of the Greytown Arts Festival, ex-Kuranui music student Conway Jeune returns to the town where he spent most of his formative years to play a one-off special fundraiser for his former college.

Although ‘Tunes of I’ are just finishing their 25-date summer tour, they’ve managed to squeeze in the special gig to help Kuranui raise money for a new school van.

GET TICKETS

Tickets are $20 and are available from Eventfinda, i-Sites, Greytown, Featherston and Martinborough libraries, Almos Books and Hedley’s Books.

$15 special discount tickets for students are available from the Kuranui school office, or quote the code #KCPROUD as a student at the door on the night to get the discounted cost.

Find out more about ‘Tunes of I’ right here.

Tunes Of I - Kuranui College fundraiser

Feb 102015
 

Remember Valentines Day 2015, for that will be the day you first heard the infectious dub, funk, jazz, soul sound of emerging New Zealand band ‘Tunes of I’ at the South Wairarapa Workingmen’s Club – just before they took the world by storm.

As part of the Greytown Arts Festival, ex-Kuranui music student Conway Jeune returns to the town where he spent most of his formative years to play a one-off special fundraiser for his former college.

Jeune is the lead singer of the 6-piece outfit who originally met while studying at the New Zealand School of Music at Victoria University in 2011. Since then they have spent two summers touring New Zealand, produced two highly recognised E.Ps, and an award winning single ‘Give-In’, which topped the audience.co.nz’s November Wildcard Funding Chart and delivered a $10,000 making tracks grant from NZ on Air.

The band were also first in Wellington’s Battle of the Bands, second in the National Battle of the Bands, and as a result were awarded the Emerging Artists title at the Waiata Maori Music Awards in 2012.

Tunes of I - Kuranui College fundraiser

Their first E.P, the self-titled ‘Tunes of I’ was recorded in 2011 in Featherston, with the help of local music legend Warren Maxwell. Warren is best known for his involvement with Fat Freddy’s Drop, Trinity Roots and Little Bushmen. “I was doing a gig for a friends 50th birthday. Warren’s roadie came along, we got talking and he gave me Warren’s number,” explained Jeune. “I think I gave Warren one of my budget home recorded CDs of my music.”

In the early days, Juene had teamed up with fellow Kuranui student Louis Gray who were also flatmates in their first year at University. “ We started the band just as a trio with another one of my friends who was a drummer at Jazz school.

“We actually started gigging in the Wairarapa. We did a couple of gigs at The White Swan and did quite a few at the Martinborough Hotel. It was a good place to get experience of playing to people,” he said.

It’s fitting to see Jeune and his band playing at the Greytown Arts Festival as the town is where he gained confidence in his live performance. “I haven’t always been a singer, I started out as a guitar player. I started singing once I finished school and was doing a lot of gigs around town. I had a residency at the White Swan in Greytown for about a year and used to play there every Friday afternoon.

“I’ve been playing guitar since I was 10-years old and taught myself. During my last year at Greytown School I started coming along to Kuranui College for some of the guitar lessons because the music teacher that was there at the time, Mr Drummond, invited me to come along to have music lessons with the college students, even though I was still at primary school. That was kinda cool. He helped me quite a lot.

“I moved to Auckland in the Senior School and went to Westlake Boys High, where I continued to study music. I then returned to study at Wellington’s New Zealand School of Music, where I did a bachelor in Music and Jazz Performance. Last year I finished my honours degree,” he added.

Although ‘Tunes of I’ are just finishing their 25-date summer tour, they’ve managed to squeeze in the special gig to help Kuranui raise money for a new school van. “I was approached by Kuranui Principal Geoff Shepherd and was keen to come back and help,” stated Jeune.

Tickets are $20 and are available from Eventfinda, i-Sites, Greytown, Featherston and Martinborough libraries, Almos Books and Hedley’s Books.

$15 special discount tickets for students will be available from the Kuranui school office, or quote the code #KCPROUD as a student at the door on the night to get the discounted cost.

 

Feb 052015
 
VOLUNTEER SPORTS COACHESKuaranui College is keen to receive expressions of interest from parents/caregivers of our students and members of the community who may be interested in assisting in coaching a winter sports team.We would be very happy to hear from anyone with an interest in coaching rugby, netball, hockey, football or basketball.Please contact the Kuranui College Sports Co-ordinator, Donald Yee on (06) 3049116 x728
or email yeed [at] kuranui-college [dot] school [dot] nz by Wednesday 18th February.

 

Registrations for Hockey & Football
If you are intending to play Football or Hockey as your winter Sport for boys and girls teams, you must register on Monday 23rd February at interval by the Sports Notice board.
If you do not register, you may be not be placed in a Team!

Kuranui College Girls Hockey Trials
Wednesday 4th March 5.00– 6.30pm at Clareville Hockey Complex
Bring: White Top and a Dark Top + drink Bottle. ALL PLAYERS TO ATTEND; if you can not see Miss Amy Rose.

Boys 1st XI Boys Football Trials
Thursday 12th March at 3.30pm. Meet by the tennis courts.
If you are unavailable to attend, see Mr Yee at the Sports Office. There will be a separate training day for those not participating at the 1st XI trials at a later date.

Kuranui Golf Day for Beginners & Club Players (Boys & Girls)
Thursday 26th February at Featherston Golf Course. Trophy for Best Nett and Gross
Registration Forms available from the Sports Office Door

Tennis Social/Ladder Games: Tuesday Lunchtime. Bring your tennis racquet and suitable footwear

Cricket Practices Wednesday & Thursday Lunchtimes. Meet by the Cricket Nets

Calendar

FEBRUARY

17th February (Tuesday) — Kuranui Athletic Day – (cancellation date is Friday 20th February)

26th February—(Thursday) Kuranui Golf Day

MARCH

4th March (Wednesday) – Kuranui College Girls Hockey Trials

5th March (Thursday) – Kuranui Swimming Day – (cancellation date is Monday 9th March)

11th March (Wednesday) — Inter-Collegiate Athletics

12th March (Thursday) — Boys 1st XI Boys Football Trials

25th March (Wednesday) Inter-Collegiate Swimming

30th March (Monday) Golf Champs Wellington

APRIL

23rd April (Thursday) — Kuranui X-Country

MAY ONWARDS

6th May (Wednesday) — Inter-Collegiate X-Country

31st Aug-4th September — Secondary Schools Tournament Week

23rd October (Friday) — Kuranui Sports Prize Giving

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