Kiwilele Trip (NZ Ukulele Festival)
Our students had a great time in Auckland on Saturday, and although the big festival was postponed due to weather, our students had a really wonderful time. We visited the Depot Sound recording Studio, where Lorde recorded, and got to record with students from Panguru which is north of Hokianga Harbour, Northland. Some of these students will be visiting our school next year from March 31-April 2nd with the NZ Ukulele Trust Development Squad. They performed a powerful haka for us, and later a beautiful waiata. We got to sing through all the festival songs with Maria Winder from the NZ Ukulele Trust, and attend a fabulous workshop with Mark Jackson and Jane Jelbart from Australia. We then got a round of mini golf in before heading back to Christchurch.