Hawke’s Bay

Hawke’s Bay 2018-06-10T04:57:02+00:00

Hawke’s Bay Regionals this year occurred over the 10/11th of March in Hastings. The tournament broke records again as a whopping 28 teams took part from across the Bay. The tournament was highly competitive and in the end two teams from Napier Girls’, and two from Karamu High School advanced to the semis. The final resulted in two Napier Girls’ teams going head to head with NGHS 1 taking out the competition.

The adjudicators were hugely impressed not only with the quality of debating in the Bay but also the massive amounts of enthusiasm all teams showed. Overall the weekend was a giant success, this was largely due to the amazing work by the host school Hastings Girls’ High School.

Winners – Napier Girls High School 1
Carolyne Nel
Frankie Gross
Lilly Trow

Runners up – Napier Girls High School 2
Natalie Bennett
Bella Spier
Hannah Rawnsley

Promising Speakers:
Grace Windhager (Iona College)
Sophie Jones (Karamu High School)
Abigail Killkolly (Karamu High School)

Most Promising Speaker:
Jessica Shoemark (Karamu High School)

Best Junior Speaker:
Emilie Horsfall (Havelock North High School)

Highly Commended Speakers:
Drew Olsen (Havelock North High School)
Lily Trow (Napier Girls’ High School)
Oscar Treadwell (Havelock North High School)

Reserves to the Hawke’s Bay Regional Team:
Jessica Shoemark (Karamu High School)
Isha Kaur (Hastings Girls High School)

Members of the Hawke’s Bay Regional Team:
Frankie Gross (Napier Girls High School)
Adam Donaldson (Gisborne Boys’ High School)
Hannah Rawnsley (Napier Girls High School)

Best Style:
Grace Windhager (Iona College)

Best Speaker:
Frankie Gross (Napier Girls High School)

Previous Winners
Previous winners of the Russell McVeagh Hawke’s Bay Regional Schools’ Debating Championships can be found here.

Previous Teams
Previous Russell McVeagh Hawke’s Bay Regional Schools’ Debating Teams can be found here.

2017 Championships
For a report on the 2017 Russell McVeagh Hawke’s Bay Regional Schools’ Debating Championships, click here.

2016 Championships
For a report on the 2016 Russell McVeagh Hawke’s Bay Regional Schools’ Debating Championships, click here.

2015 Championships
For a report on the 2015 Russell McVeagh Hawke’s Bay Regional Schools’ Debating Championships, click here.

2014 Championships
For a report on the 2014 Russell McVeagh Hawke’s Bay Regional Schools’ Debating Championships, click here.

2013 Championships
For a report on the 2013 Russell McVeagh Hawke’s Bay Regional Schools’ Debating Championships, click here.

2012 Championships
For a report on the 2012 Russell McVeagh Hawke’s Bay Regional Schools’ Debating Championships, click here.

2011 Championships
For a report on the 2011 Russell McVeagh Hawke’s Bay Regional Schools’ Debating Championships, click here.

2010 Championships
For a report on the 2010 Russell McVeagh Hawke’s Bay Regional Schools’ Debating Championships, click here.

2009 Championships
For a report on the 2009 Russell McVeagh Hawke’s Bay Regional Schools’ Debating Championships, click here.

2008 Championships
For a report on the 2008 Russell McVeagh Hawke’s Bay Regional Schools’ Debating Championships, click here.

2007 Championships
For a report on the 2007 Russell McVeagh Hawke’s Bay Regional Schools’ Debating Championships click here.

2005 Championships
For a report on the 2005 Russell McVeagh Hawke’s Bay Regional Schools’ Debating Championships click here.

2004 Championships
For a report on the 2004 Russell McVeagh Hawke’s Bay Regional Schools’ Debating Championships click here.