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Aug 292016

Kuranui College’s production of ‘Alice Through the Looking Glass’ has been hailed as one of the best productions the college has produced to date.

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The Sheep (Gavin Hosnell) serenades Alice (Georgia Wilson)

Written and directed by Kuranui head of drama Juanita McLellan, assisted by Linda Voice, this colourful and lively show was designed to appeal to all ages with an emphasis on family-friendly fun.

“Alice Through the Looking Glass was a lot of fun,” said Kuranui College Principal Geoff Shepherd. “The acting was outstanding, the singing superb and the direction spot on.

“It really showcased the amazing range of talent our students have. It really was excellent – a fantastic team effort.”

Georgia Wilson starred as Alice and James Upward as the narrator. Gavin Hosnell was a hit with the ladies as The Sheep and AJ Southey brought a touch of hilarity as a Horseman. Both Grace Voice and Jessica Buckham were stars of the show as Tweedledum and Tweedledee, singing a very funny and cleverly performed rendition of “Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Better”.

True to the Lewis Carroll sequel to Alice in Wonderland, the main theme of ‘Through the Looking Glass’ explores knowing who you are and having a clear direction in life.

Aug 262016

Danielle Turton and Emily Morison helped guide the Kuranui Girls Football XI to another undefeated season. Now they are about to head to competition on the national stage!

Dani and Emily also play for Upper Hutt in the Central Women’s League, the highest women’s league in New Zealand.

The Knockout Cup is the women’s equivalent to the men’s Chatham cup: a national cup with entries from North and South Island teams competing for the coveted title. Upper Hutt have been knocking out the opposition along the way, and now face a very tough semi-final battle in Auckland this weekend against defending champions Glenfield Rovers.

It’s a frantic schedule: the team fly up on Saturday morning, play at 2pm and return on an afternoon flight.

Shortly after they return, both girls will trial for the Capital National Women’s League team (representing the Wellington area), who play and travel throughout the country.

We wish both our football stars success in the Knockout Cup and at their trials!

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Danielle Turton

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Emily Morison

Aug 252016

Kuranui College retained its Year 10 title at this year’s Matharapa competition after being awarded first place in the Wairarapa-wide school mathematics competition for the second year running.

Year 10 Students Dylan lark, Rhys Kill and Corban van Manen made up the winning combo, with Kill also taking home the award for Overall Top Student for Year 10.

Kuranui College were also runners-up in the Year 9 competition. The Year 9 team included students Abby Saywell, Austen Dale and Amelia O’Connell.

Kuranui College Principal Geoff Shepherd was delighted with the result. “This is another outstanding result for our students. Albert Chand, our Head of Mathematics, runs a popular Mathematics Enrichment Programme which the students really enjoy being involved in and events like this provide our them with something to aim for,” he said.

“Being awarded first place in the Wairarapa provides them with a great sense of achievement. All the Kuranui teams who took part have made a fantastic effort,” added Shepherd.

Matharapa 2016 Kuranui Year 10 Winners

The Year 10 team: Dylan Lark, Rhys Kill and Corban van Manen

Matharapa 2016 Kuranui Year 9 Team

The year 9 team: Abby Saywell, Austen Dale and Amelia O’Connell

Matharapa 2016 Kuranui Overall Top Student Rhys Kill

Rhys Kill – Wairarapa Matharapa Overall Top Year 10 Student

Aug 242016

The Kuranui 1st XI Girls Football team has wrapped up an undefeated season with a 4-0 win over Chanel in their final game.

Our congratulations to the team for their commitment and attitude, and their superb season under head coach Anthony Oliver.

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Kuranui presents “Alice Through the Looking Glass”, a fabulous and colourful show full of family-friendly fun!

Opening matinee on Tuesday 23rd of August at 1.30pm – free to elderly, mums or dads with little ones, and homeschooling kids.

$5 tickets for:
7.30pm Thursday 25th August
7.30pm Friday 26th August
7.00pm Saturday 27th August

Ring the office for tickets: 06 304 9116

Alice Thru The Looking Glass Kuranui College

Aug 142016

This year Kuranui travelled to the Bush Multisport Complex in Pahiatua to contest the ‘Bailey Family Trophy’, which is played annually.

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All matches were hard fought and played in great spirit. Tararua won 3 matches to Kuranui’s 2.

1st XV Rugby won by Kuranui 38-7
Senior A Netball lost 32-46
Girls at XI Soccer won 5-1
Boys 1st XI Hockey lost 1-2
Girls 1st XI Hockey lost 0-2.

A huge thank-you to all our coaches and managers who made this exchange possible and to Fiona Higgison for her awesome photos taken at the exchange, and for washing the MUDDY 1st XV Rugby jerseys!

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Girls Football at Tararua Sports Exchange 2016

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Rugby at Tararua Sports Exchange 2016

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Netball at Tararua Sports Exchange 2016

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Girls Hockey at Tararua Sports Exchange 2016

Aug 042016

Kuranui Girls 1st XI Hockey Team are in full swing busy Fundraising to attend the 2016 Rosemary O’Brien Cup in Palmerston North, 29 August – 2 September.

Raffles and sausage sizzles have been run, and a successful Quiz Night was held at the South Wairarapa Working Mens’ Club in Greytown.

The Kuranui Girls 1st XI Hockey Team are grateful for the wonderful support received from the sponsors listed below:

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Our brilliant sponsors!

Shine Hair Stylists Greytown, Laughing Owl Fudge, The Ultimate Egg and Poultry CoPain and Kershaw Mitre 10 Martinborough, Turton Farm Supplies, Paper Plus Masterton, Laurie Evans, Tyreland – Challenge Greytown, The Good Mood CompanyThe White Swan, Design Library, Bell Street Early Learning Center, Langs Pharmacy Featherston, Greytown Lions, Super Value Featherston, Breadcraft, Cabernet FoodsWairarapa Sand and Metal, The Mad Butcher, Bruce Peterken MotorsPSL Plumbing Services LTD Upper Hutt, The Pukemanu, Iberia, Richard Anderson, Bottle-O, The Warehouse, Thirsty Liquor, Batavian, Copthorne Resort Solway Park, Stirling Sports Masterton, Noel Leeming Masterton, Headquarters Hair and Beauty.

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Auctioneer Richard Anderson in action.

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The big crowd at Quiz Night

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More questions!

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Hockey members enjoying the evening

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Last ones standing during the ‘Heads + Tails’

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HALF TIME:Kuranui 19 : Wai Coll 5
FULL TIME:Kuranui 39 : Wai Coll 5

Despite the one sided scoreline that was a closely-contested game of rugby.

The main difference was the ability of Kuranui to maintain possession and to take the opportunities when they arose. They also worked hard on defence, not giving Wai coll many opportunities to score. The whole team played extremely well and stuck to their game plan which earned them a well-deserved win.

Tries: Callum (3), Phoenix, Rawiri, Hoeroa, and Caleb
Conversions: Caleb (2)

Player of the match: Zeniff, made a huge sacrifice for the team and played extremely well.