Win­ning stu­dent will score trip to Gal­lipoli

Matamata Chronicle - - News -

Among the prizes is a trip to Gal­lipoli for the na­tional win­ner to com­mem­o­rate An­zac Day.

New Zealand man­ag­ing di­rec­tor re­tail Kerri Thomp­son said the bank was pleased to an­nounce it had ex­tended its spon­sor­ship of the pres­ti­gious sec­ondary school speech com­pe­ti­tion for an­other five years.

‘‘The Na­tional Bank, like the rest of ANZ New Zealand, has a long and proud his­tory here dat­ing back to 1840, with many of our peo­ple serv­ing in wars over- seas – in­clud­ing our for­mer staff mem­ber Cyril Bas­sett VC. We take great de­light and pride in help­ing make this com­pe­ti­tion a suc­cess. It’s an hon­our to part­ner the RSA to pro­mote among young peo­ple a deeper un­der­stand­ing of the sac­ri­fices made by the many Ki­wis who have served New Zealand over­seas.’’

RSA chief ex­ec­u­tive Stephen Clarke said 140 year 12 and 13 stu­dents took part in the speech com­pe­ti­tion in 2010, its inaugural year, and the stan­dard was im­pres­sive and a credit to the young peo­ple and schools in­volved.

‘‘We ex­pect this level of in­ter­est to con­tinue.

‘‘The Na­tional Bank RSA Cyril Bas­sett VC Speech Com­pe­ti­tion en­ables the RSA to carry the flag of re­mem­brance to new gen­er­a­tions pro­vid­ing youth with a di­rect con­nec­tion to their her­itage and the vet­eran com­mu­nity, and for the com­pe­ti­tion’s win­ner, an ex­pe­ri­ence they will never for­get,’’ he said.

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