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Ex-stu­dent gets be­hind fundraiser

- Dancers · Dance · Arts · Katikati · Whakatane · Bay of Plenty RU · New Zealand

Katikati ex-stu­dent Taz Amos, wholeft the col­lege at the end of 2017 hav­ing been awarded the in­au­gu­ral Arts Schol­ar­ship to study broad­cast­ing, is­nowen­joy­ing her ca­reer as an an­nouncer and pro­ducer at ra­dio sta­tions 1XX and Q97fm, Whakatane.

Taz, with her dance part­ner Craig Palmer, werea­mong10 dance cou­ples hit­ting the floor to fundraise for Life Ed­u­ca­tion Trust. They had no pre­vi­ous dance ex­pe­ri­ence and­won sec­ond place in the East­ern Bay of Plenty’s Danc­ing for Life Ed­u­ca­tion danc­ing with a star com­pe­ti­tion.

Five months of com­mit­ment and hard work were re­ward­ed­when­the cou­ple wer­e­name­drun­ners-up.

The win­ners wereDemiAr­buckle and Ol­lie Dob­bin.

The dance cou­ples were coached by well­known­pro­fes­sional Katikati dance in­struc­tors Daniel and Kirstin Wilks of Lib­erty NZ.

Taz’s par­ents Tony(a broad­caster) and Nan­net­teA­mosat­tended the gala event held on Novem­ber14 at the WhakataneW­arMe­mo­rial Hall.

“Weare ex­cep­tion­ally proud. Taz has no pre­vi­ous dance ex­pe­ri­ence, well not since she­was8!”

Nan­nette says the event­was won­der­fully or­gan­ised, their big­gest fundraiser for the year and it was all to raise­money­for chil­dren. “Taz used to love itwhenHaro­ld vis­ited Katikati Pri­mary and the col­lege.”

All pro­ceeds would go to the Life Ed­u­ca­tion Trust East­ern Bay of Plenty.

 ??  ?? Taz Amos (sec­ond left) and dance part­ner Craig Palmer (right) with dance teach­ers Daniel and Kirstin Wilks.
Taz Amos (sec­ond left) and dance part­ner Craig Palmer (right) with dance teach­ers Daniel and Kirstin Wilks.

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