In mid-February 2011 the New Zealand Schools’ Debating Council will be hosting a World Schools-style tournament that will be open to all countries to enter. Similar to tours the Council has hosted in the past, the tournament will take place over 8 days in a number of New Zealand cities.
Beginning in New Zealand’s busy capital city Wellington and finishing in the metropolitan hub of Auckland, teams will debate in 8 preliminary rounds (both prepared and impromptu) culminating in semifinals and a Grand Final. Hosted at the peak of the New Zealand summer teams will have the opportunity to visit our beautiful countryside and indulge in the best cultural and leisure activities New Zealand can offer. The highlight of the tour, besides the debating, will be a stop in Rotorua – famed for its strong Maori heritage and spectacular thermal activity.
Click here for a link to a one-pager about the tour, including a schedule. The tour will start on Saturday February 12 in Wellington and will finish on Saturday February 19 in Auckland.
Registration is now open and will close on November 20. Payment will be required by 15 December.
For more information, contact the Council.