East Coast students heading to Invercargill grand final

Posted by on 20 February 2018 | Comments

A talented duo from Napier Boys’ High School has taken top honours at the East Coast TeenAg regional final.

Finnigan Beamish and Matthew Halford won the hotly-contested TeenAg event in Masterton on Saturday.

It’s the second year in a row a team from the school has placed first.

Trudy Barrow and Kate Lund from Dannevirke High School took out second place in the contest.

Both teams have qualified for the TeenAg Grand Final in Invercargill.

The East Coast event saw 24 teams clash in front of a strong crowd of spectators.

Leah Bibby, Sophie Beamish and Hamish Dunderdale from Ongaonga School won the fiercely-contested AgriKidsNZ contest.

That event saw 43 teams tackle fun challenges which test their practical and theoretical skills.

Patrick Wellbrock, Jock Johnson and Max Williams from Tinui School placed second.

Lucy Allomes, Lilly McLeod and Jorja Fountaine from Kumeroa-Hopelands School were third.

All three teams have qualified for the AgriKidsNZ Grand Final in Invercargill.

Both events will take place alongside the prestigious FMG Young Farmer of the Year Grand Final in July.

TeenAg and AgriKidsNZ are a key part of the work being done by NZ Young Farmers to attract students into the agri-food sector.