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

 


Upsurge in Bay’s Young Innovators

Upsurge in Bay’s Young Innovators

MEDIA RELEASE: Monday 28 July 2014. Fifty five finalists have been announced in the 2014 Western Bay of Plenty Young Innovator Awards. Finalists were selected from over 100 entries, the majority of which have come from local secondary school students.

The Young Innovators Awards (YIA) were established in 2010 by economic development agency Priority One’s Instep programme. YIA encourages the development of a culture of innovation in the Western Bay of Plenty sub-region through inspiring and encouraging young people to become true innovators. It engages secondary school students and people under 40 years of age who reside in Tauranga and the Western Bay of Plenty in the process of innovative thinking and problem solving to come up with an idea for a product or service.

Lyn Parlane, Priority One’s Instep Manager and YiA spokesperson, says “The quality and calibre of this year’s entries is the best the annual competition has seen. There has been an increase in the number of group entries from participating schools, which includes Aquinas College, Mount Maunganui College, Otumoetai College, Papamoa College, Tauranga Girls’ College, Tauranga Boys’ College, Te Puke High School and Te Wharekura o Mauao.”

The projects from all of this year’s finalists will be on display at Bayfair Shopping Centre until 6 August, giving the public the opportunity to vote for the People’s Choice Award. The winner of this category will be announced, along with other category winners, at the launch of Western Bay @ Work on the evening of 7 August. All finalists will be judged by a panel of experts against five criteria: research, communication, innovation, sustainability and creativity.

To coincide with the YIA awards, the second annual YIA Innovation Forum will be held at Trinity Wharf Tauranga on Friday 8 August. To find out more and register for this event, visit www.yia.co.nz/forum.

The annual Young Innovator Awards are organised by Priority One’s Instep programme, Locus Research and Woods the Creative Agency. For further information, visit www.yia.co.nz.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Scoop Business: RBNZ Keeps OCR At 3.5%, Signals Slower Pace Of Future Hikes

Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler kept the official cash rate at 3.5 percent and signalled he won’t be as aggressive with future rate hikes as previously thought as inflation remains tamer than expected. The kiwi dollar fell to a seven-month low. More>>

ALSO:

Weather: Dry Spells Take Hold In South Island

Many areas in the South Island are tracking towards record dry spells as relatively warm, dry weather that began in mid-August continues... for some South Island places, the current period of fine weather is quite rare. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Business: Productivity Commission To Look At Housing Land Supply

The Productivity Commission is to expand on its housing affordability report with an investigation into improving land supply and development capacity, particularly in areas with strong population growth. More>>

ALSO:

Forestry: Man Charged After 2013 Death

Levin Police have arrested and charged a man with manslaughter in relation to the death of Lincoln Kidd who was killed during a tree felling operation on 19 December 2013. More>>

ALSO:

Smells Like Justice: Dairy Company Fined Over Odour

Dairy company fined over odour Dairy supply company Open Country Dairy Limited has been convicted and fined more than $35,000 for discharging objectionable odour from its Waharoa factory at the time of last year’s ”spring flush” when milk supply was high. More>>

Scoop Business: Dairy Product Prices Decline To Lowest Since July 2012

Dairy product prices dropped to the lowest level since July 2012 in the latest GlobalDairyTrade auction, led by a slump in rennet casein and butter milk powder. More>>

ALSO:

SOE Results: TVNZ Lifts Annual Profit 25% On Flat Ad Revenue, Quits Igloo

Television New Zealand, the state-owned broadcaster, lifted annual profit 25 percent, ahead of forecast and despite a dip in advertising revenue, while quitting its stake in the pay-TV Igloo joint venture with Sky Network Television. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
Computer Power Plus

Standards New Zealand

Standards New Zealand

Mosh Social Media
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news