Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search


Junior journo winners announced

Junior journo winners announced

There’s a great pool of publishing talent in the Eastern Bay of Plenty if the results of the New Zealand Herald’s popular Make a Newspaper programme for schools are anything to go by.

Four out of the 10 winning schools are based in the east coast North Island province – and three of them are in Opotiki.

Now in its fifth year, the educational programme provides all North Island primary and intermediate schools with the opportunity to produce their own 12-page newspaper during term two.

The programme is designed by teachers for teachers and is a novel and effective way for students to work on curriculum subjects while learning about current affairs and working as a team.

The top 10 schools, out of 133 entries, each receive $5000 cash.

The winning schools from the Bay of Plenty are Opotiki School (intermediate section), Ashbrook School, whose intermediate and primary schools won in their respective sections and Te Puke Primary School.

Other winning schools are:

Whangarei: Kamo Intermediate

Auckland: Hill Top School in Blockhouse Bay and Baverstock School in Flatbush (intermediate section)

Hamilton: Te Kura Kaupapa Mäori O Whakawatea and Marian Catholic School (primary section)

Levin: Manakau School (primary section).

Stratford: Toko School received a special mention in the intermediate section.

Each week for 12 weeks, students worked on a different page of their newspaper with page themes linked to the activities of the sponsors of those pages.

APN National Publishing deputy managing editor Shenagh Gleeson was one of four judges and she says the quality of the publications was outstanding.

“The work is superb in both content and design. It’s great to see primary and intermediate students using their talents so effectively to communicate the news, views and ideas from their schools and their communities.

“The Make A Newspaper programme has again proved its worth in stimulating great student work and in helping students better understand the roles newspapers play in society, “ Ms Gleeson says.

The NZ Herald provides the Make a Newspaper programme with all the necessary resources.

Included are:

complimentary daily newspapers throughout term two for every student taking part;

resource book and guide for each student and teacher;

teacher’s notice-board and calendar on the Herald’s schools website;

a free-call helpline at 0800 100 888;

a newspaper template; and

individual feedback and certificates for all students who take part.

Sponsors of the NZ Herald Make a Newspaper programme are New Zealand Soccer and the Small Whites Programme, 5+ A Day in partnership with Foodtown/Woolworths, HP New Zealand, Whitcoulls, Purina Petcare, Wattie’s, Sky Tower, TV One/Zone and New Zealand Trade & Enterprise.

Readers can see the winners of this year’s programme on the Herald website at from the end of September.

© Scoop Media

Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines


I Sing The Highway Electric: Charge Net NZ To Connect New Zealand

BMW is turning Middle Earth electric after today announcing a substantial contribution to the charging network Charge Net NZ. This landmark partnership will enable Kiwis to drive their electric vehicles (EVs) right across New Zealand through the installation of a fast charging highway stretching from Kaitaia to Invercargill. More>>


Watch This Space: Mahia Rocket Lab Launch Site Officially Opened

Economic Development Minster Steven Joyce today opened New Zealand’s first orbital launch site, Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1, on the Mahia Peninsula on the North Island’s east coast. More>>


Marketing Rocks!
Ig Nobel Award Winners Assess The Personality Of Rocks

A Massey University marketing lecturer has received the 2016 Ig Nobel Prize for economics for a research project that asked university students to describe the “brand personalities” of three rocks. More>>


Nurofen Promotion: Reckitt Benckiser To Plead Guilty To Misleading Ads

Reckitt Benckiser (New Zealand) intends to plead guilty to charges of misleading consumers over the way it promoted a range of Nurofen products, the Commerce Commission says. More>>


Half A Billion Accounts, Including Xtra: Yahoo Confirms Huge Data Breach

The account information may have included names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, hashed passwords (the vast majority with bcrypt) and, in some cases, encrypted or unencrypted security questions and answers. More>>


Rural Branches: Westpac To Close 19 Branches, ANZ Looks At 7

Westpac confirms it will close nineteen branches across the country; ANZ closes its Ngaruawahia branch and is consulting on plans to close six more branches; The bank workers union says many of its members are nervous about their futures and asking ... More>>

Interest Rates: RBNZ's Wheeler Keeps OCR At 2%

Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler kept the official cash rate at 2 percent and said more easing will be needed to get inflation back within the target band. More>>


Get More From Scoop

Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news