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Hillary Challenge Qualifier on in Taupo this weekend

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Wednesday 12 September 2012

Genesis Energy Hillary Challenge Qualifier on in Taupo this weekend

Twenty-one secondary school teams (eight students per team) will be out and about in Taupo this weekend as they take part in the qualifiying event for one of New Zealand’s most exciting adventure weekends, The Genesis Energy Hillary Challenge.

The ultimate interschools event for senior students, the Genesis Energy Hillary Challenge is a five-day adventure competition that takes place in the heart of the North Island’s mountains, rivers, lakes and bush.

Next year will mark the 13th running of the annual event, which now has the reputation as the toughest sporting or outdoor competition that secondary school students can take part in. The national final will run between 13-17 May, 2013 at OPC Tongariro.

To make it into the final, teams taking part in this weekend’s qualifier must first gain a top placing in the six-hour event. A second qualifier event will take place in Christchurch in October.

From each of the two events between 1 and 5 teams (based on numbers entered) will advance through to the national final.

Teams from all over the North Island will be taking part in this weekend’s event in Taupo.

Schools taking part include:

Takapuna Grammar

Kapiti College

Manurewa High School

St Cuthbert's & Auckland Grammar

Trident High School (Whakatane)

Whanganui High School

Taradale High School

Cambridge High School

Tuakau College

Massey High School

William Colenso & Napier Girls

John Paul College (Rotorua)

Mercury Bay Area School (Whitianga)

Westlake Girls' & Boys' High Schools

Thames High School

Northcote College

Onslow College & Wellington Girls' College

Hamilton Girls' & Boys' High Schools

Tararua College (Fielding)

Pukekohe High School

Whakatane High School


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