Kahurangi/Marlborough 2019 Regionals

Kahurangi/Marlborough 2019 Regionals 2021-03-04T23:45:13+00:00

Kahurangi-Marlborough had another fantastic regionals on the 23 February 2019. We were once again hosted at Nelson College for Girls, where there were 22 teams in attendance with a mix of junior and senior teams.

The first round once again was prepared and there were then three limited preparation rounds. 

Garin College and Nayland College broke to senior finals and had a thoughtful debate on whether people should be able to lie. Nelson College and a Nayland-Garin composite team broke to the junior finals and had an interesting debate on online relationships. 

Congratulations to Nayland College for becoming the winners of Kahurangi-Marlborough Regionals for 2019, and to the Nayland-Garin composite team for becoming the junior champions for 2019. 

The judges were very impressed with all the high quality debating throughout the competition and were all excited about the talent in the region, so well done to all teams that competed. 

A huge thank you to all the judges, teachers and parents who gave up their time for the tournament, and to Nelson College for Girls for hosting us.

Congratulations to the following students who received awards:

Senior Winners: Nayland College

Merlyn Barrer

April Clarke

Cameron Dick

Senior Runners Up: Garin College 

Theo Gabites

Jade Alborn

Megan Ritchie

Junior Winners: Nayland/Garin Composite

Jesse Sherlock

Will Irvine

Kimberly Fitzgerald

Junior Runners Up: Nelson College 

Jacob Simpson

Sam Twamley

Ben Thomas

Highly Commended Speakers:

Megan Ritchie

Jade Alborn

April Clarke

Best Style: Antony Lam

Best Junior Speaker: Will Irvine

Most Promising Speaker:

Ronan Thompson


Ronan Thompson

Cameron Dick

Regional Team:

Theo Gabites

Ella Taylor

Scarlett Morrissey-Smith

Best Speaker: Ella Taylor