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Kiwi Bank co-founder and chief ex­ec­u­tive Paul Brock was one.

So too was Give A Lit­tle founder Nathalie Whi­taker, and ap­par­ently Prime Min­is­ter Jacinda Ardern.

They were all Young En­ter­prise Scheme (YES) stu­dents when they were at school.

And it’s taught them not to take NO­for an an­swer.

More than 70,000 stu­dents have taken part in this pro­gramme since it be­gan in 1981, with school re­sources and busi­ness men­tors.

Par­tic­i­pants start with an idea and de­velop it into a busi­ness plan, and fi­nally a prod­uct or ser­vice.

South Otago High School Young En­ter­prise group made and sold re­us­able mesh bags as their project last year.

And this week, Owaka’s adopted daugh­ter Sarah Freeman is help­ing launch the prod­uct she and her Lin­coln High School class­mates de­vel­oped, the hangi­flavoured potato chip.

Go you good young things.

The fu­ture is here.

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