Nationals 2009

Nationals 2009

The National Finals of the New Zealand Schools’ Debating Champs are this coming weekend (Friday 7 to Monday August 10). Here is the timetable below for those who would like to come and watch. All the preliminary debates, including the semi-finals, will take place at Rutherford House, Victoria University of Wellington (Corner Lambton Quay and Bunny St).

Saturday August 8

8am – breakfast for all teams
8.30am – topic for round one announced
9.30am – round one (advised topic area – Superannuation)
11am – morning tea
11.30am – topic for round two announced
12.30pm – round two (advised topic area – Judicial Reform)
1.45pm – lunch
2.30pm – topic for round three announced
3.30pm – round three

Sunday August 9

8.30am – breakfast for all teams
9am – topic for round four announced
10am – round four
11.30am – lunch
12.30pm – topic for round five announced
1.30pm – round five
3pm – semi-finalists announced; topic for the semis announced
4pm – semi-finals
5.30pm – briefing for all teams; sides for the Grand Final announced.

Monday August 10

10am – Grand Final at Legislative Council Chamber, Parliament
11.15 – speeches from the floor
11.45am – presentation of prizes
12pm – morning tea

If you would like to come and watch the Grand Final, please email Jenna Raeburn (Nationals Convenor) this week. For all other debates, just turn up at the appropriate time.