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Cameron wins the New Zealand Country Music Associations Entertainer of the Year
This is just another bit of information about Cameron from this side of the ditch. Last Saturday he won the New Zealand Country Music Associations Entertainer of the Year in Gisborne. This has capped off a brilliant 15 months were he has won the 2 top New Zealand Country Music awards being the 2004 NZ Gold Guitars and now the 2005 NZCMA Country Entertainer of the Year. Having won also the Scholarship to the Senior College in Tamworth in January 2006 and the release of his single any day in Australia now he can not wait to hit Tamworth in January.
email: pjc@ricecraig.co.nz
 
Further update on Cameron Clayton here in New Zealand.
Besides his single being released shortly in Australia he won the New Zealand Country Music Associations Scholarship competition a week ago to attend the Senior College of Country Music in Tamworth in January.  He also has auditioned and received the leading male role in the NZ Premier of the Musical The Witches of Eastwick which runs in October and November in Christchurch. He's rapped to be attending the Senior College after having attended the inaugural Camerata in Tamworth in 2002 and the release of the single.
 
NEW Zealand's Gold Guitar Awards
NEW Zealand's Gold Guitar Awards held in Tamworth's sister city of Gore, was the arena where a significant number of Tamworth Camerata students shone. 
A 2002 graduate, Cameron Clayton, from Pakuranga, Auckland, sponsored by George, Pam, Dale and Darren from Edwards Printing Service, was the Overall Senior Winner (18 years and over). 
Graduates from Camerata 2003, Melissa Partridge from Fairfield, Dunedin, sponsored by Lyn Baldock and daughters Lisa and Jodie at Nectar Body Care and Beauty on White, was the Intermediate Winner (13-18 years) and Anna Macdonald, sponsored by Alan, Christine and Lucy Taylor from Eyecatcha Promotional Products, was the Junior Winner (under 13 years). 
 
Gemma Griffin, a 2002 graduate who hails from Westport, and was also sponsored by Nectar Body Care and Beauty on White, didn't want to take any chances missing out for the following Camerata. 
Gemma enjoyed her Camerata experience so much that once home, she negotiated, through New Zealand's Buller Country Music Club, a scholarship to Tamworth Camerata 2004. This is the only New Zealand direct entry scholarship to be awarded at the Best of the West Awards in Westport.  
Just last month, 18-year-old New Zealander Luke Herlihy won the scholarship to attend the third Tamworth Camerata from July 2-8. Luke was a first time entrant at the Best of the West Awards winning all of his classes as well as the versatility trophy, senior lucky draw and the coveted Senior Overall title. Luke will be sponsored by Wests' Diggers when he attends Camerata 2004.
 
Fourteen-year-old Taylor Cairns from Gore, New Zealand was successful in her application to attend Camerata this year.  It was Taylor's first year at the Buller Country Music Festival where she achieved top three status in the Intermediate section also winning the highest scoring local entrant.   
Continuing Tamworth's goodwill relationship with Gore, Taylor will be sponsored by Tourism Tamworth at Camerata 2004.
 
It's an exciting time for young people in country music with so many resources at their fingertips. Tamworth Camerata precedes the Hats Off to Country Festival incorporating the CCMA 12th Winter Junior Talent Quest.
 
NEW Zealand's Gold Guitar Awards held in Tamworth's sister city of Gore, was the arena where a significant number of Tamworth Camerata students shone.

A 2002 graduate, Cameron Clayton, from Pakuranga, Auckland, sponsored by George, Pam, Dale and Darren from Edwards Printing Service, was the Overall Senior Winner (18 years and over).

Graduates from Camerata 2003, Melissa Partridge from Fairfield, Dunedin, sponsored by Lyn Baldock and daughters Lisa and Jodie at Nectar Body Care and Beauty on White, was the Intermediate Winner (13-18 years) and Anna Macdonald, sponsored by Alan, Christine and Lucy Taylor from Eyecatcha Promotional Products, was the Junior Winner (under 13 years).

Gemma Griffin, a 2002 graduate who hails from Westport, and was also sponsored by Nectar Body Care and Beauty on White, didn't want to take any chances missing out for the following Camerata.

Gemma enjoyed her Camerata experience so much that once home, she negotiated, through New Zealand's Buller Country Music Club, a scholarship to Tamworth Camerata 2004. This is the only New Zealand direct entry scholarship to be awarded at the Best of the West Awards in Westport.

Just last month, 18-year-old New Zealander Luke Herlihy won the scholarship to attend the third Tamworth Camerata from July 2-8. Luke was a first time entrant at the Best of the West Awards winning all of his classes as well as the versatility trophy, senior lucky draw and the coveted Senior Overall title. Luke will be sponsored by Wests' Diggers when he attends Camerata 2004.

Fourteen-year-old Taylor Cairns from Gore, New Zealand was successful in her application to attend Camerata this year. It was Taylor's first year at the Buller Country Music Festival where she achieved top three status in the Intermediate section also winning the highest scoring local entrant.
Continuing Tamworth's goodwill relationship with Gore, Taylor will be sponsored by Tourism Tamworth at Camerata 2004.

It's an exciting time for young people in country music with so many resources at their fingertips. Tamworth Camerata precedes the Hats Off to Country Festival incorporating the CCMA 12th Winter Junior Talent Quest.
 
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