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North Island Kiwis Hungry For Nescafé Big Break!

APRIL 27, 2006

Young North Island Kiwis Hungry For Nescafé Big Break!

With only one week to go it seems young North Islanders are more determined than their South Island counterparts to take away the NESCAFÉ Big Break grand award of AUD$100,000.

Nearly three times more North Islanders have entered the competition which could see them score cash awards to help make their dreams a reality. NESCAFÉ Big Break is calling on young Kiwis who haven’t yet entered to submit their big idea to prove they’re hungry for success.

With a total prize pool of more than AUD$200,000 to be awarded, NESCAFÉ Big Break will see 16-24 year olds from New Zealand and across the ditch in Australia competing for cash awards starting from AUD$4,000.

In 2005 four talented Kiwis with wildly diverse dreams prevailed over 400 other New Zealanders to become finalists in NESCAFÉ Big Break – all of them from the North Island.

Ben Griffin’s (Ohakune) dream is to win a gold medal in alpine skiing at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics while West Auckland’s Corban Walls recently launched his portable skate park business at Parachute Music Festival. Both took away NESCAFÉ Big Break awards of AUD$5,000.

Rochelle Bright from Auckland won AUD$25,000 to put towards her dream of studying graduate musical theatre writing at New York’s Tisch School of Arts. Fellow Aucklander Renée-Louise-Carafice also took home AUD$25,000 and is using the money to produce an album with her band Operation, set up to help improve people’s understanding of mental health through music.

Since launching in New Zealand in 2000, NESCAFÉ Big Break has awarded in excess of AUD$250,000 to more than 20 young Kiwis in diverse areas such as technology, sport, fashion and agriculture.

Anyone aged 16-24 with a big idea in need of a cash injection to get it off the ground is eligible for entry.

Entries close Friday, May 5 2006 and must be completed and submitted online at

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