Performing Arts

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The Little Mermaid

Huanui College production of The Little Mermaid

In August 2017 Huanui College presented their critically acclaimed production of The Little Mermaid, performed at Whangarei's Capitaine Bougainville Theatre.

"What a fabulous success The Little Mermaid production was, we have had so much positive feedback from audiences. Our team of actors, musicians, and stage crew have been commended by Forum North and all the parents backstage who witnessed a very committed bunch of students that knew what they had to do to put on a great show.  The skills these students have gained will stay with them for ever. I have had a pride lump in my throat every day since last week. A huge thank you has to go to Cathy Senescall, Rebecca-Amy Muir and Angela McGregor without whom the show would not have been the success it was.  A total of 75 students were involved in some way with The Little Mermaid production and were officially recognised at the assembly on Wednesday. Thank you again." - Mrs. Debi Walters-Brown

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Huanui College band 'Inscription'

Inscription is a Huanui College youth rock band formed in 2015, which is managed by the band members. These students have a keen interest in music, with some members having a strong classical musical background.

Through great determination and a passion for their music, the band mastered a new song, written especially for Smokefree Rockquest by vocalist Eila Koller, in just two weeks, performing to a very professional standard at Rockquest.

Inscription’s five band members are:

  • Eila Koller - Vocalist
  • Lorenzo Ear - Guitarist
  • Luka Radford-Park - Bass Guitarist
  • Ben Lee-Johnson - Pianist
  • Harry Lewin - Drummer
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Take 2

Huanui College band 'Take 2'

Take 2 is a Huanui College youth rock band formed in 2012 under the management of band director Mort Peita. Mort has a strong background in professional musical performance, and has a great rapport with band members. With his motivational style, he really knows how to get the best from his band, and has provided fantastic opportunities for the band including performing at Christmas in the Park 2014, Be Free Youth Music Festival, 2014 and 2015 Northland Smokefree Rockquest as well as many other events.

The band’s seven members are:

  • Merlia De Ridder - Vocalist
  • Harriette Baxter - Vocalist
  • Shana Gordon - Vocalist
  • Adam Roycroft - Guitarist
  • Katene Cotton- Bass Guitarist
  • Tatiana Peita - Pianist
  • Mana Harding - Drummer

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