2016 Championships

2016 Championships 2017-04-19T09:05:42+00:00

The Northland Regional Debating Championships was held on the 28 February at Kerikeri High School.  9 teams travelled from around Northland to attend.

This year’s tournament was very high quality, with three preliminary rounds on topics such as imposing a sugar tax, and the media’s focus on the private lives of politicians. Following these three debates, Huanui 1 and Kerikeri High School 1 progressed to the Grand Final.

The Grand Final topic was “that major film and television awards should have racial quotas for nominating non-white actors.” Congratulations to Kerikeri 1 for successfully affirming the motion and taking out the competition.

A big thank you to Glen Holm-Hansen, Daniel Wilson, Callum Rose and Lucy Ellingham who made the long trek to Kerikeri to judge. A big thank you also to the teachers who gave up their day for the tournament, and to Kerikeri High School who generously provided the venue.

Winners: Kerikeri High School

Runners-Up: Huanui College

Best Speaker:
Aimee Leaming (Kerikeri High School)

Russell McVeagh Northland Regional Schools’ Debating Team:
Aimee Leaming (Kerikeri High School)
Ella Short (Huanui College)
Laila Abada (Kerikeri College)

Reserve to the Russell McVeagh Northland Regional Schools’ Debating Team:
Ella Rankin (Huanui College)