Colours of New Zealand

Deborah and Grace

Carmel College students Deborah Peter and Grace Smith are the Overall Runners-up in the 2017 contest for their song "The Colours of New Zealand" and winners of a $250 prize from MusicWorks.

With the help of their music teacher Glen Child - who set writing an entry as a task for their class - the songwriters chose a winning formula to craft their song:

"We listened to all of the previous Hook, Line & Sing-a-long winners, how many chords were involved, if it was catchy or not. If you could play it on a ‘ukulele and if a primary school ... Read more

Hook, Line and Sing-a-long Recording Day

HLS Winner Anouk van Dijk spent a day at Roundhead Studios in Auckland with her professional mentor Possum Plows to record her winning song, "Cape Reinga."

Thirteen year-old Anouk van Dijk wasn’t expecting to win Hook, Line & Sing-a-long 2017, but her entry – inspired by a family holiday – took the top prize in this year’s highly competitive contest. And it’s no surprise – with its soaring octave leaps and clever harmonic structure, “Cape Reinga” has a hook even Maui would envy.

Anouk is the winner of a $500 gift voucher from MusicWorks, and another $500 will be gifted to Onewhero Area School. Plus, the prize of knowing her song will be sung in school Sing-a-longs all over the country on May 31, to celebrate ... Read more