New Zealand Music Month, May 2017

The 2017 winner of Hook, Line and Sing-a-long

Congratulations to Anouk van Dijk from Onewhero Area School, Waikato for being the Overall Winner of Hook, Line and Sing-A-Long 2017 for her original song "Cape Reinga." Anouk has won a $500 MusicWorks voucher, and a $500 MusicWorks voucher for her school.

She also receives the grand prize of a recording session at the legendary Roundhead Studios in Auckland, with mentoring from professional musician and songwriter Possum Plows of Openside.

The Overall Runner-Up with a $250 MusicWorks voucher goes to Deborah Peter and Grace Smith from Carmel College, Auckland with their song "The Colours of New Zealand."

Full list of Awards and Entries of Distinction below

The competition was fierce this year with a huge number of quality entries! We are proud to acknowledge the following songwriters with these special awards:

BEST YEARS 1-8

1st Place
"Our Night Sky" by Reikura Boyd, Paia Etei-Michael from Holy Cross Catholic School Papatoetoe

2nd Place 
"Long White Cloud" by Greer Wilson from Hobsonville Primary School

3rd Place 
"Aotearoa With You and Me" by Brodie Cox from St Anthony's Catholic School and Karn Tuhakaraina from Ohinewai Primary School


BEST YEARS 9-13

3rd Place
"Stop the Drop" by Peter Swank from Geraldine High School

ENTRIES OF DISTINCTION

  • "For Ya" by Nat Hutton & Billie Leiataua from St Margaret's College 
  • "Sunny Days" by Sydnee Allden from Green Bay High School
  • "Taniwha" by Denae McCready from Hamilton Girls' High School 
  • "Land of Green" by Kyle Hannah from Gisborne Boys' High School 
  • "Blue Skied Baby" by Bryre Aish from Hamilton Girls' High School 
  • "Aotearoa is Our Land" by Siotara, Leone, Lorraine and Alophina from Holy Cross Catholic School Papatoetoe 

OUTSTANDING COMPOSITION

  • "My Place by Neve O'Connor" from Roncalli College 
  • "Our Home" by Makayla Eli, Alofa Lualua and Eliza Avauli from Manurewa High School 
  • "Doing This For Me" by Alysha Ngaira & J'Reiy Taare from Gisborne Girls' High School
  • "One of My Friends" by Kaelyn Tavai from Manakau School

MOST ORIGINAL MUSIC COMPOSITION

  • "Here In New Zealand" by Isabella Neho and Shanelle Nielsen from Hamilton Girls' High School

MOST ORIGINAL LYRICS

  • "Stop the Drop" by Peter Swank from Geraldine High School 
  • "Which One's For You" by Millie Edmond and Ian Edmond from St Margaret's College

TE KUPU TAUMATA RAU (Outstanding Te Reo Lyrics)

  • "My Home" by Ranginui, Alize, Antonia, Patrice from Te Kura Kaupapa Maori O Tamarongo
  • "Like a Solid Stone" by John Grbich, Cody Chapman and Shaydon Lyall from Broadwood Area School
  • "Aotearoa is Our Land" by Siotara, Leone, Lorraine and Alophina from Holy Cross School Papatoetoe 
  • "Waves" by Taurean Miller from Prime Music Academy

OUTSTANDING ARRANGEMENT

  • "Doing This For Me" by Alysha Ngaira & J'Reiy Taare from Gisborne Girls High School 
  • "Saturday Afternoon" by James Constable from Rangiora High School 
  • "Waking up to Aotearoa" by Dylan Sireli Jonkers from Chisnallwood Intermediate School 
  • "Waves" by Taurean Miller from Prime Music Academy

OUTSTANDING YOUNGER SONGWRITER

  • "Turn Back Time" by Sylvia Douglas from Gladstone Primary School
  • "One of My Friends" by Kaelyn Tavai from Manukau School  

OUTSTANDING LARGE GROUP COMPOSITION

  • "Haere Mai" from Bayfield School

All entries will receive a Certificate of Merit and individual feedback from the judges. 
All award winners will receive a limited edition 2017 NZ Music Month T-shirt!

For more info, please contact angel@nzmusic.org.nz