The minister who saved Stage Challenge events
The team behind Smokefree Rockquest high school events will now be running the replacement for Stage Challenge. Education Minister Chris Hipkins promised the Government would step in to replace the popular school cultural event, after it was canned due to a lack of funding. Yesterday, he announced RockQuest Promotions will run the event in 2018, funded by a one-off $800,000 grant from the Ministry of Education. More than 500,000 students have participated in the shows since 1992.