The regional Russell McVeagh Debating Championships are underway for 2014!
In Northland a couple of weeks ago Kerikeri High School took out the competition.
In Waikato, John Paul College defeated Hillcrest High School in a tight 5-4 decision.
And in the weekend just gone Buller High School defeated John Paul College II in the final of the Kahurangi-Marlborough competition.
This weekend coming up sees the Wellington, Canterbury and Otago competitions taking place.
Below are the winners of the Kahurangi competition with the Jeremy Johnson Cup.