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“What is the student vision for Rotorua?”

3 September 2004

“What is the student vision for Rotorua?”

Vision Rotorua announced today that it has an essay competition for the students of Rotorua. Good ideas around the future of Rotorua are not the prerogative of any one person or group. Vision Rotorua revealed four competitions for students (including those young and old) of Rotorua. All entries should outline their vision for the future of Rotorua District and the reasons they believe that it is important. Further details are as follows:

Lockwood Secondary School Student Vision for Rotorua Competition

The winner will receive $250, as will the secondary school the student is attending. The second placed student will receive $100 and the third placed student will receive $50. Entries will be restricted to two A4 sides.

Waiariki Institute of Technology Intermediate School Students Vision for Rotorua Competition

The winner will receive $200, as will the intermediate school the student is attending. The second placed student will receive $80 and the third placed student will receive $40. Entries will be restricted to one A4 side.

Royal Lakeside Novotel Primary School Student Vision for Rotorua Competition

The winner will receive $200, as will the primary school the student is attending. The second placed student will receive $80 and the third placed student will receive $40. Entries will be restricted to one A4 side.

Iles Casey Tertiary Student Vision for Rotorua Competition

The winner will receive $350. The second placed student will receive $150 and the third placed student will receive $100. Entries will be restricted to two A4 sides.

Schools and tertiary institutions will be notified separately about the competition. Meanwhile to enter the competition email your ideas to deryck@apr.co.nz or post them to “Rotorua Students Vision for Rotorua Competition”, PO Box 1715, Rotorua, or fax them on 349 0609.

To be eligible students must state their year, school (or tertiary institution) and be currently attending a primary, intermediate or secondary school or tertiary institution in Rotorua District.

The closing date for the competition is the last day of term, Friday 17 September. Deryck Shaw, chair of Vision Rotorua stated that the group wanted high quality judges for the competition and was pleased to announce that well known Rotorua identity and former school principal Terry Morrison, Daily Post Editor Karyn Scherer and Waiariki Institute of Technology CEO, Dr Reynold Macpherson had volunteered their time as judges. Mr Shaw said that to have people of the calibre of those on the judging panel making the decisions would ensure that all ideas would be carefully considered.

Over $2,000 of cash is available to those who are placed in the four competitions and Vision Rotorua was extremely grateful for the support that had been given by the four sponsors Iles Casey, Lockwood, Royal Lakeside Novotel and Waiariki Institute of Technology.

Vision Rotorua had been encouraged with the support that they had received from many in the community and the members of the group were very keen to explore other ideas from the people of Rotorua for the future of the district.

ENDS

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