TPP 2013 Graduation Ceremony

13 Dec 2013

TPP 2013 Graduation Ceremony Congratulations to all those students who graduated at the TPP Ceremony on Friday 13th December 2013. To view some more photos from the night visit our Facebook Album[]. 2013 Awards List *Certificate in Hair, Beauty and Grooming* Award for Overall Excellence - Joanne Breen Award for Most Improved Student - Rachel Beech *Certificate in Pre Health and Science*  Award for Commitment - Trudy Kilkelly Award for Academic Achievement - Zoe Daly *Certificate in Professional Culinary Arts* Gregory Eastwood Memorial Award for Practical Excellence - Casey Sandbakken Catering Hardware Award for Highest Achievement in Theory - Kystal Hereaka Catering Hardware Award for Most Improved Student - Macey Smith *Diploma in Jade and Hard Stone Carving* Mountain Jade Carving Excellence Award - Lee Richardson *NZ Certificate in Nanny Education* Award for Excellence in Academic Achievement - Charlotte Anderson Award for Excellence on Practicum - Katie-Jane Smithers *Certificate in Automotive and Engineering Trades* Repco Academic Achievement Award - Jordan Blackburn Cable Price Diesel Mechanic Award - Brad Fisher Westland Engineering Supplies Attendance/Work Based Training Award - Simon Adams *Certificate in Carpentry (Residential and Commercial)* Westland Master Builders Award for Excellence in E-Portfolio Composition - Rory McDonald Griffen and Smith Mitre 10 Award for Highest Academic Achievement - Edward Ensor Winstone Wallboards Award for Overall Excellence - Kane Bentley *Outdoor Education Department* Cave Creek Student Memorial Excellence Award - Ari Kingan...

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2013 MAINZ Christchurch Graduation

11 Dec 2013

2013 MAINZ Christchurch Graduation Congrats to all the award winners and Graduates and a big thanks to MAINZ's award sponsors: Galaxy Records, The New Zealand Rockshop and CJ's Musicworks. For all the photos from the night check out our Facebook album[!/media/set/?set=a.10152028130667052.1073741837.335082017051&type=1] Photography by Iain Fergusson – Event and Nightlife Photography –[] Certificate in Audio Engineering and Music Production – Sponsored by the New Zealand Rockshop  Top Academic Award – David Stack Best Electronic Music Production - James Baker Best Studio Production -Te Huaki Puanaki and Benjamin Loader  Diploma in Audio Engineering and Music Production Best Electronic Music Production Award Sponsored by CJ's Musicworks Christchurch Top Academic Award – Laura Barthelmeh Best Electronic Music Production Award – Taitoko Ryde Best Studio Production – Mikey McIvor Best Multi Media – Ethan Tucker  Live Sound and Event Production – Sponsored by Galaxy Records Top Academic - Elza O'Brien Award for Professionalism - Zachery Rogers Award for Leadership - Corenna Davies

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2013 MAINZ Auckland Graduation

9 Dec 2013

2013 MAINZ Auckland Graduation Congratulations to all the MAINZ Auckland students who graduated on Monday 9th December 2013. The ceremony was held at Auckland Girls' Grammar School and was well attended by students friends and whanau. Highlights of the night included a talk from MAINZ Graduate, musician, producer and Silver Scroll-winning songwriter Joel Little and a tribute performance to the late David McArtney, former MAINZ staff member and well renowned NZ musician and songwriter. To view more photos from the night visit our Facebook Album[].

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Student's Porotiti added to Gallery Collection

1 Dec 2013

Student's Porotiti added to Gallery Collection The Left Bank Art Gallery has bought Tai Poutini Polytechnic Jade and Hard Stone Carving Diploma student Clinton Templeman's porotiti to add to its permanent collection. The porotiti, made of argillite, can be used as a musical instrument and is part of Templeman’s display in the pounamu exhibition. It is the gallery’s first exhibition of the year and the first back in the historic former bank since they were forced to move out due to earthquake concerns.

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MAINZ at Smokefreerockquest

30 Nov 2013

MAINZ at Smokefreerockquest Every year our MAINZ Live Sound and Event Production staff and students work around NZ producing the Smokefreerockquest events. Over 500 bands, about 4,050 leads, over 2,500 instruments, 1,000 lights, mix & record 650 songs, tech over 30 stages, turn up over 200 amps, go through 100 rolls of duct tape, set up over 1,000 mics, coil over 5,000 cables, Check out this video[] to see what goes into producing the shows. To view more photos of MAINZ crew at the events check out our Facebook album[].  

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Girls' Rock and Write day - MAINZ Auckland

20 Nov 2013

Girls' Rock and Write day - MAINZ Auckland MAINZ Auckland hosted 60 girls from Auckland Girls' Grammar, Dioscesan, Papakura High, Manurewa High, Baradene, Papatoetoe High and Edgewater College for a day of sharing music. They were mentored by prominent female songwriters/performers from the music industry including Shona Laing, Debbie Harwood, Iva Lamkum, Anna Coddington, Lisa Crawlet and Kirsten Te Rito. The event was organised by the NZ Music Commission. View more photos on our Facebook Album page[]    

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