Mu­sic tu­tor proud of young stu­dents

South Waikato News - - Your Paper, Your Place - LUKE KIRKEBY

Toko­roa mu­sic teacher Patsy Hill couldn’t be prouder af­ter the re­cent New Zealand Mod­ern School of Mu­sic Taupo/ton­gariro Com­pe­ti­tion.

A group of 15 Toko­roa mu­sic stu­dents at­tended the an­nual com­pe­ti­tion where they com­peted against about 70 other stu­dents aged from seven to 16, on piano and key­board, to gain some top plac­ings. Novice to grade seven was on of­fer.

‘‘They have got first, sec­ond and third plac­ings, very highly com­mended and highly com­mended. There are some very mu­si­cal chil­dren here in Toko­roa,’’ Hill said.

She said it was re­ward­ing see­ing her stu­dents con­sis­tently do­ing well year af­ter year. She has been teach­ing mu­sic for over 30 years.

‘‘I started teach­ing in 1985 and I am still go­ing. They should have pen­sioned me off by now but the kids are still get­ting good re­sults,’’ she laughed.

‘‘It’s so re­ward­ing and lovely see­ing the young ones come up. I love mu­sic so if I can pass on some of my en­thu­si­asm for it then that goes a long way.’’

Clas­si­cal key­board- novice/ own choice: Mika Camp­bell- first. Clas­si­cal piano eight years and un­der: Ar­naav Chand­very highly com­mended (VHC). Clas­si­cal piano nine years- own choice: Ka­maia Tete­vano- VHC. Clas­si­cal piano eleven years- own choice: Jor­dyn Neil- highly com­mended (HC). Clas­si­cal piano twelve years- own choice: leula Cow­ley- third. Clas­si­cal piano twelve years: Tay­lah Cox- third, leula Cow­ley- VHC. Clas­si­cal piano- open and own choice: Geor­gia Tiro- VHC. Boo­gie woo­gie eight years and un­der: Ar­naav Chand- first. Boo­gie woo­gie nine years: Ka­maia Tete­vano- first. Boo­gie woo­gie twelve years: leula Cow­ley- sec­ond. Boo­gie woo­gie open and own choice: Geor­gia Tiro- VHC. Latin Amer­i­can twelve years and un­der: Tay­lah Cox- sec­ond, leula Cow­ley VHC. Duets ten years and un­der: Ar­naav Chand and Ka­maia Tete­vano- first. Duets twelve years and un­der: Tay­lah Cox and Keira Win­ter- sec­ond, leula Cow­ley and Jor­dyn Neil- third. Sage Cooper­novice first, own choice- sec­ond. Also gained a VHC, HC, and a third in a duet with Sean Mill­ward. Saawan Chan­dra- two sec­ond and two HC. Vinz Carl Javier: sec­ond, two VHC, and two HC. Thirell Naidoo: third. Sa­gar Chan­dra: third and HC. Sail Young: sec­ond and third.

There were 15 fam­ily vi­o­lence in­ci­dents for the week. From one of th­ese a 44-year-old male was ar­rested for as­sault­ing a child which he was re­lated to. There were no se­ri­ous in­juries and he is due to ap­pear in court. Bur­glar­ies We had four bur­glar­ies over the week and a 20-year-old Toko­roa woman, who we are yet to ap­pre­hend, was re­spon­si­ble for two of th­ese.

We have dealt with her in the past for sim­i­lar in­ci­dents and we have re­ceived in­for­ma­tion that she was last seen head­ing Welling­ton way but by now she could be back in Toko­roa.

We have been work­ing with shop own­ers to help pre­vent shoplift­ing. It usu­ally comes down to their own se­cu­rity. CCTV helps as well as en­sur­ing there is good vis­i­bil­ity with shop lay­out.

If any­one has got in­for­ma­tion about her where­abouts con­tact the sta­tion on 885 0100 or anony­mously via Crimestop­pers on 0800 555 111. Drink driv­ing Six drink driv­ers have been stopped dur­ing the last week and a bit which is higher than nor­mal.

Five of those where in the 250 mi­cro­grams of al­co­hol per litre of breath to 400 mi­cro­grams range which re­sults in an in­stant $200 fine and 50 de­merit points.

*Se­nior Sergeant Ja­son Hen­der­son

‘‘There are some very mu­si­cal chil­dren here in Toko­roa.’’ Patsy Hill

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