Honoured Former Students

Lani Daniels

Te Arani Moana "Lani" Daniels (15 July 1988) is a New Zealand professional boxer who is the first New Zealand Born and maori decscent to become a Two division World Boxing champion.[3] She has held the IBF female heavyweight title since May 2023,[4] and the IBF Light Heavyweight title since December 2023. She is the fourth boxer of Maori descent to win a world boxing championship.[5] Daniels is currently signed with Dean Lonergan for a three fight deal under D & L Events 

jess sayer

Sayer attended Kamo High School in Whangārei, New Zealand.[3] After high school, she began a degree in communications and journalism. She later became interested in theatre and moved into studying drama at The Actors' Program, graduating in 2012.[1][3][4]

Sayer has appeared in the television soap opera [5]Shortland Street as nurse Maeve Mullins, Filthy Rich, Dirty Laundry and the drama Runaway Millionaires.[6] In 2016, she both wrote and acted in the web-only series Auckward Love, for TVNZ. In 2019, she appeared in the play Mr Red Light at Auckland's Aotea Centre.[3][7]

As a playwright, Sayer has won the Playmarket B4 25 competition three times and has been shortlisted for the Adam NZ Play Award twice. In 2015, aged 25, she won the Bruce Mason Playwriting Award.[3] In 2019, she was nominated for three New Zealand Writers' Guild awards (SWANZ).[8] In 2020, she won the Adam NZ Play Award.

In July 2021, Sayer's pug, Bruce, made its debut on Shortland Street.

hannah wilkinson

Hannah Lilian Wilkinson (born 28 May 1992) is a New Zealand football player who plays for Melbourne City in the Australian A-League Women (formerly the W-League)[3] and the New Zealand national team Aside from soccer, Wilkinson says she enjoys playing the drums and guitar and surfing. She has released two single songs on Spotify. Waiting for the Sun was released in January 2019 and the second, Set Me Free, in April 2019 

katie rood

Kathryn Elizabeth "Katie" Rood (born 2 September 1992) is a New Zealand professional footballer who currently plays for Hearts in Scottish Women's Premier League and the New Zealand national team. In 2012 Rood spent a period with Lincoln Ladies of the FA WSL, and she made a substitute appearance against Doncaster Belles.[4] She signed for newly formed Italian Serie A club Juventus in August 2017, after a successful trial.[3] She made six appearances, scoring four goals and left after the season.[5] Rood then signed for FA WSL Bristol City in the summer of 2018.[6][7] Following a move to the South Coast, Rood played for Southampton FC Women, promoted in the 2021–22 season to the FA Women's Championship. Rood played two games for New Zealand U20 during the 2012 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup campaign.[8][9] Rood played her first senior international for New Zealand women's national team in September 2017, a 5–0 defeat by the United States at Nippert Stadium, Cincinnati.[10] 

stacey michelsen

Stacey Michelsen (born 18 February 1991) is a New Zealand field hockey player. She has competed for the New Zealand women's national field hockey team (the Black Sticks Women), including for the team at the 2010, 2014 and 2018 Commonwealth Games and the 2012 and 2016 Summer Olympics.[1][2][3][4]Career

Michelsen was first selected for the Black Sticks Women in June 2009, along with ten other players as the Black Sticks squad was overhauled following its last place finish at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.[5] In February 2012, she was named the 2011 women's Young Player of the Year in the International Hockey Federation's (FIH) Player of the Year Awards.[6]

Born in Whangarei, Michelsen attended Kamo Intermediate[7] and Kamo High School in Whangarei[8] and St Cuthbert's College in Auckland.[9] She studies law and business at the University of Auckland.[10] She announced her retirement from international play on 21 October 2021.[11] ALISHA LOVRICH/PHOTOSPORT 

Kawiti Waetford

Kawiti is an experienced opera singer, first-language speaker of Te Reo Māori, and public speaker.  With a Masters in Advanced Vocal Studies from the Wales International Academy of Voice, Kawiti uses his voice in all aspects of working life to communicate, move and inspire audiences and clients alike.  

Brad carter

Steriogram were a rock band from New Zealand that formed in Auckland in 1999. The band consisted of frontman Tyson Kennedy (lead vocals and drums), Brad Carter (vocals, lead guitar and lead vocals), Tim Youngson (rhythm guitar and backing vocals), Jake Adams (bass guitar and backing vocals) and Jared Wrennall (drums and backing vocals). The band released three studio albums Schmack! (2004), This Is Not the Target Market (2007) and Taping the Radio (2010). The band's 2004 international hit single "Walkie Talkie Man" was used in an advertisement for the iPod and a number of films and video games. Steriogram was formed in June 1999 by Brad Carter and Jake Adams, two friends from Whangārei, who joined with Tyson Kennedy and Tim Youngson, two friends from Auckland. They started performing as a melodic rock four-piece band with a manic live show

dianne swann

Dianne Swann began her career as vocalist and songwriter for her band Everything That Flies, she then went on to become one of the original members of When the Cats Away, and released a solo song Something Good, which achieved NZ Top 20 chart status and a Silver Scroll nomination. Playing live to 85,000 people. Signing to two international labels. Recording with Radiohead. Having her song ‘Birthday’ chosen as NME single of the week. These are just some of the highlights of Dianne Swann’s career as a vocalist, songwriter, and performer. Demand for Dianne’s musical talents soared, touring and performing with the likes of Tim Finn, Opshop as well as fellow Hall of Famers, Dave McArtney and Straitjacket Fits. After a career of music released under band names, Dianne released her first solo album, The War on Peace of Mind, to critical acclaim in April of this year whilst behind the scenes, she is also a regular guest contributor to RNZ Music and AudioCulture. Dianne Swann was inducted into the NZ Music Hall of Fame | Te Whare Taonga Puoro o Aotearoa in 2021.  Photo Credit Danielle Hao-Aickin and Muzic.net.nz 

Todd miller

Todd James Miller (born 2 December 1974) is a former New Zealand rugby union player. A full-back, Miller represented Waikato at a provincial level and the Chiefs in Super Rugby. He was a member of the New Zealand national side, the All Blacks, on the 1997 tour of Ireland, Wales and England, and played four matches but no internationals.[1] photo courtesy of Getty Images 

rachel house

Rachel Jessica Te Ao Maarama House ONZM (born 20 October 1971) is a New Zealand actress and director. She is best known for her roles in the films Whale Rider (2002), Boy (2010), White Lies (2013), Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016), Moana (2016), Bellbird (2019) and Soul (2020). She is a series regular on TV in the 2022 reboot of Heartbreak High as Principal Stacy "Woodsy" Woods and is a recurring character in the New Zealand Dark comedy-drama Creamerie as Doc Harvey. She is also a regular fixture of New Zealand theatre. photo courtesy of Māori Television Service 

André Kini

André Kini (28 February 1972) is a former New Zealand Touch Rugby mens open representative (inaugural Touch Blacks). Kini attended Kamo High School between 1986-1990 and was Deputy Head Boy in 1990. Kini played rugby for the KHS 1st XV, and at representative grades for Whangarei, North Auckland (Northland), North Island and NZ trialist, from age group level, through to Colts and Māori Colts. He was a Northland Athletics team member competing at national level in 100m, 200m and High jump, still holding numerous high jump records including KHS. He made the inaugural Northland Men’s Touch team in 1989-90 and competed at the first National Touch Tournament in Whanganui 1990. From here Kini (as an 18 year old) was selected for the New Zealand Open Men’s team to tour Australia. Finishing the tour with two drawn tests against the Australian Emus, and decided on drop-offs in favour of the Emus.

After high school, Kini went on to serve in the New Zealand Police, and then to a successful career in Graphic Design, winning several national Designer of the Year awards. 

justin collins

Justin Collins (born 1974, also known as Gus) is a New Zealand former rugby union player. His usual position was flanker.

Collins was born in Tasmania in 1974 and moved to Whangārei in 1984. He started playing rugby for Kamo High School, before progressing to Whangārei club rugby and then provincial rugby for Northland, for whom he made 114 appearances.[1]

He was selected for the Chiefs in Super Rugby in 1998. The following year the territories of the Chiefs and the Blues switched, and Collins made his Blues debut against the Highlanders.[1] He made 92 appearances for the Blues, scoring seven tries and 35 points, before retiring in 2009 due to series of concussions.[2][3]

After his playing career he joined the board of the New Zealand Rugby Players Association, his work for which was recognised with the Kirk Award in 2016.[4] photo courtesy of NZRPA 

ian jones

Ian Donald Jones MNZM (born 17 April 1967) is a former New Zealand rugby union player. He played 79 tests for the All Blacks. He is the 2nd-most capped lock, and formed one of the most famous lock pairings in international rugby, often partnered with Robin Brooke in the All Blacks from 1992 to 1998. What Jones lacked in size he more than made up for in skill, Jones was picked over physically intimidating locks such as Mark Cooksley who was the tallest All Black ever. Jones made his All Black debut Saturday, 16 June 1990 v Scotland at Dunedin. At the time he was 23 years, 60 days old. 

Con barrell

Connan Keith Barrell (born 15 April 1967) is a former New Zealand rugby union player. A prop, Barrell represented North Auckland and Canterbury at a provincial level and the Crusaders in Super Rugby. He was a member of the New Zealand national side, the All Blacks, in 1996 and 1997, playing in four matches but no internationals.[1]