Ex-student gets behind fundraiser
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.