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Wet weather doesn’t stop rural youth

Wet weather doesn’t stop rural youth

The AgriKidsNZ and TeenAg Regional Finals made their latest stop at the Kaikohe Showgrounds Saturday 15 March.

“The wet weather didn’t hold back our Northern Regional competitors with a record combined number of teams for AgriKidsNZ and TeenAg events,” commented Josie Hampton, AgriKidsNZ & TeenAg Project Leader.

“All teams showed us huge amounts of determination and skill throughout the day,” said Miss Hampton.

Kamo North Cattle, Grace Moscrip, Brodin Haami & Jamie Lindsay from Kamo Intermediate School took home the top honour in the AgriKidsNZ competition and Wild Ones, Paige Jones & Aimie Lawson from Kerikeri High School were the top team in the TeenAg event.

The competitions test skills, strength and stamina while introducing youth to the fun side of agriculture. Primary and high school students from all walks of life are welcome to join in.

Team Okaihau College 1, Claire Graham, Georgina Graham & Cole Tilly from Okaihau College placed second in the AgriKidsNZ competition and third place went to Huanui 3,Jayden Gardner, Shanae Gardner & Elise Moffat from Huanui College.

AgriKidsNZ is open to children 8-13 years of age and they compete in teams of three while the TeenAg competition calls for high school students 13-18 years old, competing in pairs.

This round of competitions saw intense rivalry amongst the TeenAg competitors with team N/C, Harding Leef & Hoeta Maxwell from Northland College taking home second place and Huanui College, Louie Poot & Cam Blackley in third.

The competitions are structured into seven modules which can test anything and everything farm related. The top scoring seven teams continue through to the Race-Off challenge where contestants must work as a team and complete a series of tasks as fast as possible.

Top three teams from each Regional Final are invited to attend the 2014 Grand Final held in Christchurch, 3-5 July where they will battle it out for the national champion’s title.

Several Regional Final events are nearing capacity which presents an exciting challenge for event organisers.

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