June 2018

Wheeler's Luck: A Lynfield College Production

This year we are presenting Wheeler’s Luck, a New Zealand comedy
by Damon Andrews, Toby Leach and Nigel Collins.

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When local landowner Nora Cox dies, leaving her prime coastal property to the people of the small town of Bell End, Mayor Duncan attempts to keep the details of the town’s acquisition secret, inviting Auckland developer Richard Lush to help him transform the asset in to a cash cow for the impoverished Council.

However, Nora’s land holds historical and cultural significance to the town as it was the site of a daring rescue following a shipwreck over 100 years ago. When rural postie Murray learns what is afoot, he sets out to scupper the mayor’s plans. The play is full of wonderfully eccentric characters, lots of laughs and some exciting action.
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  • Evening performances in the Hall: Wednesday 27 to Saturday 30 June, starting 7.00 pm
  • Doors open for audience seating at 6.45 pm
  • Refreshments will be available at intermission


  • Tickets are on sale from Monday 11 June at the Accounts Office during school hours
  • Adults $10.00, Students and Senior Citizens $5.00
  • Ticket sales on the door from 6.30 pm


Murray: Harry Ashley
Duncan: Kais Azimullah
Richard: Shamir Sarif
Andy: Noah Tikoinamaka
Darryl: DJ Lomu
Trisha: Brooke Gibbs
Cilla: Niamh Masterson
Molly: Neve MacDonald
Queenie: Sarah Niumata
Lydia: Esther Rouse
Perry: Tremaine Leaso
Old Man Cox: Daniel Brown
Phil Greenacres: Oliver Pracy
Joe: Jaydon Moors
Kevin Dj: Aaron Tahu
Horatio: Aaron Tahu
Mike DJ: Giordi Gambassi
Skinhead: Giordi Gambassi
Alan: Rayhaan Ramzan
Jeff then Brett: Rayhaan Ramzan
Trev(Cop): Floyd Tunnell
Ron (Cop): Tony Liu
Derek/Devon: Thomas Wandstraat
Drowning Boy: Aiken Shadbolt
Rapper: Jaydon Moors
Neill: Nikhil Sharma
Mr Bland: Daniel Brown
Mrs Bland: Ella Fletcher
Beryl: Abby Burd
Maureen: Imaan Brown
Drunken woman: Amandeep Sikka
Mr Johnstone: Giordi Gambassi
Laid Back Dude: Amandeep Sikka
Phoenix: Aiken Shadbolt
John: Shaan Manilal
Skinhead: Giordi Gambassi
Horatio: Tamilo Lamositele
Barra Barra: Shaan Manilal
Mrs Woolf: Zoe Demmler
Trev’s Wife: Grace Brannigan
Mrs Hughes: Selena Gee

New Zealand Chamber Music Contest

Lynfield College was well represented at the NZ Chamber Music Contest held on Thusrday 7 June. The LC Quartet, Casterede Quartet and Trio Grazioso all played extremely well and received very favourable comments from the adjudicator.

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Smokefreerockquest 2018

The weekend of 9-10 June was huge weekend for aspiring Kiwi musicians as bands and solo duos played off in this year’s Smokefreerockquest Auckland regional finals.

On Saturday night Auckland Central bands played off, with first place going to self-proclaimed ‘metal as heck’ band Silvera from Lynfield College, Westlake Boys’ High School, and Auckland Grammar. Lead guitarist Matt Holden says this win has been a few years in the making, with all band-mates having entered at least twice before.

“Since entering last year we have been super motivated to get better as a band,” says the 17-year-old, “we come from different backgrounds, but we all wanted music with a catchy melody and brutal breakdowns. For us music is life, it’s second nature.”

The band is made up of Louie Campbell on vocals, Matt Sansome on bass, Tane Cullen on drums, Matt Holden on lead guitar lead, and Louis Simpson also on guitar.

Smokefreerockquest live events run from May 5 until July 6, and most regions will also be filmed for the hugely popular SFRQ webisodes (sfrq.nz/video/), fronted this year by NZ’s ‘First Bloke’ Clarke Gayford.


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