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Our young peo­ple are amaz­ing.

From Moerewa teen Tasha Wi­hongi who won sil­ver in the world youth champs for Thai box­ing, to Whangarei sis­ters Sa­van­nah and Chelsea Bod­man who nailed the na­tional jiu-jitsu champs.

Then there are Kawakawa teens Tuko­tahi and Hai­ley Mareikura-Ed­monds who just re­turned from the World Hip Hop Danc­ing Cham­pi­onships. But it’s not only sport and dance where North­land youth shine.

Re­cently I had the plea­sure of pe­rus­ing and pho­tograph­ing busi­ness projects at the Lions Foun­da­tion Young En­ter­prise Scheme North­land Trade Fair.

Twenty six high school teams from Awanui to Maun­gatur­oto pro­moted their com­pa­nies at the lo­cal mar­ket. They were all so in­no­va­tive and well-thought out; from sur­veil­lance so­lu­tions, to win­dowsill herb gar­dens, and nat­u­ral beauty prod­ucts.

The over­all win­ners will be an­nounced in Oc­to­ber and we wish them all the best. Please keep email­ing us your suc­cess sto­ries!

- Jenny

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