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May 132019
Wisler inspired by environmental leadership course

Emerging environmentalist, Izzy Wisler, was one of 56 college students from across New Zealand and surrounding islands to experience the recent BLAKE Inspire environmental leadership course.

Held in Hamilton during the Autumn break, and hosted by the Sir Peter Blake Trust and the Ministry for the Environment, the week-long course … Read More >

Jun 192017
Kuranui College Mufti Day Fills the Bank

Last Thursday, Kuranui College held a mufti day with a difference. Instead of donating the usual gold coin, students were asked to bring in a can or an item of non-perishable food for the Featherston Foodbank.

The fundraiser was devised by a group of college friends as part of a … Read More >

Aug 252016
Kuranui adds another Matharapa title

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 … Read More >

Jun 152016
Kuranui Students Raise Money for Hospice Wairarapa

Student leaders from Kuranui College presented a cheque last week for $520 to Hospice Wairarapa General Manager Suzi Adamson.

The year 13 students organised a mufti day during May’s Youth Week which was focused on ‘giving’. Kuranui Principal Geoff Shepherd said the students had decided that they wanted to support … Read More >

Apr 102014
Kuranui Head Into The Field

Kuranui College Year 13 students were given a unique opportunity to sample one of New Zealand’s most significant walks, the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, as part of the college’s annual field trip to the Central Plateau.

“The aim of the trip is to supply background information, as well as complete field … Read More >

Nov 102013
Dylan Sets The Scene for a Bright Future

Kuranui College’s Dylan Taylor maybe only in Year 11, but his track record with sound and lights has already taken him centre stage in a number of recent high profile Wairarapa events.

“I didn’t think I’d get the opportunity to do this kind of stuff at my age, I thought … Read More >

Oct 272013
Kuranui Students Reach New Heights Though Rotary

Three Kuranui Year 11 students recently discovered that they were able to extend themselves way beyond what they thought they could do, thanks to a Rotary Club initiative designed to enrich young people.

Walter Taber who lives in Lake Ferry said he found out more about his own personal limits … Read More >

Apr 042013
Kuranui Students Rise to the Corporate Challenge

Kuranui College students and staff will be the first people to admit that they are never afraid to take a punt and try out something new and innovative. It’s no surprise, therefore, that last week the college launched a brand new project: the 2013 Stage Challenge Business Supporters Club.

Taking … Read More >

Apr 042013
Students and Staff Enjoy Kuranui’s Krafty Klub

When Kuranui teacher-aide Caroline Finlay began fundraising for Tyla Hart’s ski trip last year, she wasn’t to know that knitting would be a popular spin-off and form the basis for a new college club: the Kuranui Krafters. This enthusiastic group of Kuranui students and staff get together every Thursday lunch-time … 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 >

Mar 312013
Kuranui Students Go Bush in the Name of Education

Adventurous Kuranui College students recently took up the opportunity to spend a week trying out something a little different. First up there was the Level 3 bush survival, river crossings, traps and snares course, and then there was the Level 2 tramping, camping and navigation skills course.

Unlike other secondary … Read More >

Mar 152013
Carterton Mayor Inspires Future Leaders

Stepping out of his comfort zone was something Kuranui Year 12 student Civic Cruz wasn’t very confident about, but having just completed a three-day YMCA leadership course at Kaitoke, Civic now feels that he is ready to set his sights high and is aiming to apply for the position of … Read More >

Feb 092013
Kuranui Koffee Kart Makes Trip Plain Sailing

A group of Kuranui College students have found an ingenious way of raising funds for their Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award trip this July. Over the last few months they have been learning the art of becoming a Barista.

They have already made and sold coffee at Party Marty, the … Read More >