Smokefreerockquest

Young rockstars

By PHILIP CHANDLER Wakatipu High’s musical talent rocks. Two Year 13 students have achieved amazing success in the national Smokefreerock quest competition for the second year running. Last year, as Haven, Ryan Connaghan and Harrison Maguire, both 17, along with Jack Wilson —...
By HUGH COLLINS Like most of us, Sofia Machray has spent the last seven weeks complying  with the national Covid-19 lockdown. But this was never going to stop last Friday's release of her debut single, Handstands. The Arrowtown songwriter and guitarist describes...

Unvarnished potential

One local band is hoping to smoke the competition at this weekend's Smokefreerockquest regional finals in Queenstown. Rafe Swan, 17, the drummer of Wakatipu High School band Quencha, reckons the trio have a shot at making it to the next...
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