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NZ VEGEMITE Spelling Bee – Regional Competitions Are On


7 August 2013

NZ VEGEMITE Spelling Bee – Regional Competitions Are On

Year 9 and 10 spellers who placed among the pool of the top 200 spellers from around the country will be competing in Regional Spelling Bee competitions this month, with the first of the Spelling Bees kicking off in Christchurch on Tuesday 13 August. The event will decide the top two finalists who will go on to compete in the Vegemite Spelling Bee Final on Saturday 12 October.

The top finalists from each regional spelling bee win travel and accommodation to compete in the national competition in Wellington and the supreme winner will be awarded $5000 in cash along with the National Spelling Bee trophy.

The Spelling Bee hopefuls will complete a written test, followed by several rounds of spelling on stage. The competition will be a lot of fun for spectators, who are welcome to attend at no cost.

Christchurch Regional Spelling Bee

Date Tuesday 13 August

Time 5.00pm-7.30pm (provisional finish time)

School Villa Maria College Auditorium, Villa Maria College

Address 21 Peer Street, Upper Riccarton, Christchurch

Hamilton Regional Spelling Bee

Date Wednesday 14 August

Time 4.00pm-6.00pm (provisional finish time)

School Hamilton Boys High School

Address 49 Peachgrove Road

Auckland Regional Spelling Bee

Date Sunday 18 August

Time 4.00pm-6.30pm (provisional finish time)

School Q Theatre, Rangatira Room

Address 305 Queen Street, Auckland

Wellington Regional Spelling Bee

Date Monday 19 August

Time 4.00pm-6.30pm (provisional finish time)

School Newlands College

Address 8 Bracken Road, Newlands


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