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Apr 032019
Kuranui Jazz band strut their stuff at National Festival

Seven students from Kuranui College will be attending the annual National Youth Jazz Competition held in Tauranga in April.

The competition will feature bands from across the country and Kuranui music teacher Saali Marks believes it will be a wonderful opportunity for the young musicians. “As a fairly new band, … Read More >

Oct 172018
School production – "RNZN Pinafore"

“RNZN Pinafore” is Kuranui’s take on the traditional musical, with all the songs you love…

Three performances only … so make sure you don’t miss out!

Matinee performances on Wednesday 24 and Thursday 25 at 12:30pm and one evening show on Thursday 25 at 7:00pm start. $5 on the door.… Read More >

Sep 072018
Kuranui student wins award at Intercol Solo Music Competition

Kuranui student Florence Cater won the vocal section of this year’s intercollegiate solo music competition with her rendition of Quiet, from the musical Matilda.

Hosted this year by Rathkeale College, the annual competition is open to all secondary schools across Wairarapa and has four different categories Vocal, Instrumental, Piano and … Read More >

Mar 092017
Double joy for Kuranui College musician

A Kuranui music student has landed an opportunity of a lifetime after being selected to play double bass for the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra (NZSO) National Youth Orchestra.

William Taber will be performing to huge audiences during two high profile concerts, the first on 14 July at the Michael Fowler … Read More >

Jun 202016
Simplicity Vies for a Spot at National Rockquest Finals
25th June UPDATE: “Simplicity” won the People’s Choice award at the Wellington Regional event on Friday night. The band will now make a fifteen minute video to enter in the National Rockquest competition!

Kuranui College’s rock outfit Simplicity will be taking on the best of the region’s school bands at … Read More >

Feb 102015
Stay Tuned for the Next Big Thing

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, … Read More >

May 302013
Kuranui Stage Challenge gets $2000 cheque from Rotary

Kuranui Head girl and Stage Challenge organiser Katrina Simmonds recently accepted a $2000 cheque from South Wairarapa Rotary member Gay Butler.

The generous donation from the South Wairarapa Rotarians has helped to pay for Friday’s transport of Kuranui’s team of 60 students who are performing at the ASB 2013 Stage … Read More >

Apr 022013
Fundraising Kuranui Students Take Up the Challenge

This week, six Kuranui College students took part in the annual Crighton ITM stock-take to help raise funds for their 2013 Stage Challenge.

Steve Boyles, Branch Manager at Crighton ITM Greytown, explains: “The relationship we have between the local college Kuranui and Crighton ITM Greytown helps to bring us together … Read More >

Jul 312012
Zoe Thurston's singing success

Last holidays, Kuranui student Zoe Thurston entered the 69th annual Hutt Valley Performing Arts Competition, a three day event. She competed in the singing section, in the 14 years and Under 16 age groups.

Zoe sang older-style soprano music in seven classes, singing 8 songs and competing against 12-18 people … Read More >