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Young Canterbury writers vie for national honours

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18 October 2004

Young Canterbury writers vie for national honours

Four young writers will be selected at a special presentation at Central City Library this afternoon to carry Canterbury’s hopes forward to the Nestle Write Around New Zealand competition.

Anyone interested in covering the presentation is welcome to attend, from 3-5pm this afternoon at Central City Library, at 91 Gloucester Street.

Twenty finalists from Year 7 and Year 8 (Intermediate – Forms 1 and 2) students have already been chosen from 1700 entries received within Canterbury. All will receive certificates and Nestle backpacks presented by Christchurch City Libraries’ Lifelong Learning Manager Jane Spears.

“We’re thrilled with the response we’ve received this year,” says Bill Nagelkerke, the Canterbury Zone Coordinator, “Heaton Intermediate has done particularly well; it has three finalists.” Other schools to feature are Middleton Grange, Cashmere Primary and Westburn Primary which each have two finalists in the competition. Schools in Methven (via Correspondence School) and Clarkville also have finalists.

The four zone winners, two from Year 7 and two from Year 8, will have their stories published, will receive books to the value of $500 for their schools and a trip to Auckland for the national finals. In Auckland they will receive $500 worth of books for themselves and their stories will be judged against other national finalists. Two national winners, one from each year, will each win a computer, printer and software package.


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