Scoop has an Ethical Paywall
Work smarter with a Pro licence Learn More

Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search


Local Talent and Suzy Cato For Christmas Shopping Experience

Local young talent from schools and the community will be banding together with Suzy Cato for the free community concert Christmas in the Square to create the Colours of Christmas in NorthWest Shopping Centre.

Up to 12 local schools in the North West cluster, including West Harbour Primary, Waimauku District School and Colwill School will be presenting acts from their talent shows as a platform for talented youth in the community during the concert on Friday 23rd November, hosted for the second year by beloved Kiwi entertainer Suzy Cato. Performers will also include local super star 13 year old Janayah Wadsworth.

Janayah previously won Belmont Intermediate’s musical award Lorde won- twice in a row. Her mother, Laura Wadsworth, says platforms for young performers are few and far between, so events such as Music in the Square are crucial in allowing youngsters to get themselves out there and grow their confidence.

“There’s not a lot of opportunities for kids to perform outside of school. Participating in events like this one have really helped Janayah’s confidence not just in performing, but in reassuring her that people really like listening to her” says Laura.

The youngsters performing in Christmas in the Square will help inject the colour in NorthWest Shopping Centre’s ‘Colours of Christmas’ experience of exciting and free experiences during the end of the year. Local faces will also feature in the ‘Colours of Christmas’ creative, which will deliver a brand new Santa lodge, an outdoor photo station and new indoor decals, such as Ella Ford.

Advertisement - scroll to continue reading

Are you getting our free newsletter?

Subscribe to Scoop’s 'The Catch Up' our free weekly newsletter sent to your inbox every Monday with stories from across our network.

Ella is Miss Teen International NZ and will be travelling to India to compete in the international pageant, however has deep roots at NorthWest Shopping Centre.

“Not only was Ella scouted here at the centre, but she sang at our opening celebration in 2015 and she also works on-site at Casablanca restaurant. When we heard about her upcoming pageant, we knew we had to support her in one way or another!” says Linh Luong, Senior Marketing Manager at NorthWest Shopping Centre.

“Having her as a part of our Christmas promotion material is a lovely change from the stock imagery we and other centres usually use for marketing collateral; we’re proud to be able to showcase a young local and have her representing our centre. It’s as thrilling for us as it is for Ella.”

Christmas in the Square is on Friday 23 November from 6pm – 8pm with performances from the North West cluster of schools and local talent, free facepainting and balloontwisting, Santa’s arrival and the lighting of the outdoor Christmas tree with Suzy Cato.

NorthWest Shopping Centre is owned and managed by Stride Investment Management Ltd.


© Scoop Media

Advertisement - scroll to continue reading
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The Newshub/Smokefree Twin Fiascos

Here’s a tale of two sunset industries. One has a track record of quality investigative reporting, and sound reportage of the 24/7 news cycle. The other sunset industry peddles a deadly substance that kills and injures tens of thousands of New Zealanders every year, while imposing significant annual costs on the public health system.

Which industry is this government rushing to assist..?


ACT: New Zealand Dodges Dopey Experiment In Prohibition

“Labour’s attempted crackdown on smokers would have delivered criminal groups a near-monopoly over the cigarette trade,” says ACT Health spokesman Todd Stephenson... More

Government: Backs Police To Crackdown On Gangs
The coalition Government is restoring law and order by providing police new tools to crack down on criminal gangs, says Justice Minister Paul Goldsmith and Police Minister Mark Mitchell. “Over the last five years gangs have recruited more than 3000 members, a 51 per cent increase... More

Government: Humanitarian Support For Gaza & West Bank

Winston Peters has announced NZ is providing a further $5M to respond to the extreme humanitarian need in Gaza and the West Bank. “The impact of the Israel-Hamas conflict on civilians is absolutely appalling," he said... More

Government: New High Court Judge Appointed

Judith Collins has announced the appointment of Wellington Barrister Jason Scott McHerron as a High Court Judge. Justice McHerron graduated from the University of Otago with a BA in English Literature in 1994 and an LLB in 1996... More




InfoPages News Channels


Join Our Free Newsletter

Subscribe to Scoop’s 'The Catch Up' our free weekly newsletter sent to your inbox every Monday with stories from across our network.