Northland AgriKids Winners Announced

Posted by on 21 April 2021 | Comments

Northland AgriKids Winners Announced 

 

A trio from Kamo Intermediate school won the Northland AgriKids Competition. The AgriKids competition for primary school aged children also ran alongside the senior contests. 

Brodie Mahon, Bear Hidrup and Kyle Owen made up the winning team. 

 

“Just being involved and coming down here to compete was really cool. We got to extend our knowledge on lots of things like fuel spillage,” said Blake. 

 

The team said they worked great together and were ‘stoked’ to have done so well. 

 

“We’ve all grown up on farms, so doing this sort of thing is really fun for us,” said Brodie. 

 

Second place was awarded to Lottie Collis, Mary Innes and George Innes. 

Guy Simpson, Bradley Browne and Blake Smeath l took out third place. 

 

Agrikids Competitor of the Day was awarded to Lottie Collis. 

 

The top three teams have all been invited to the Grand Final in Christchurch in July where they will compete against 21 other teams from across the country. 

 

About AgriKidsNZ Contest:  

The AgriKids contest is open to all primary school age students across the country where contestants compete in teams of three.   

They complete a series of modules hosted by sponsors on the day before the top seven teams head into the race off where they undertake a sequence of tasks in a time and points challenge. 

Gumboot throwing, fencing, driving go-karts, sack racing and fitting chains on motorbikes are just some of the practical activities the teams have had to tackle in previous years. 

Theoretical modules surrounding livestock breeding and genetics, farm safety and healthy soil have also been challenges for teams to wrap their brains around.