High noon four-way shoot-out

The Tribune (NZ) - - NEWS - RICHARD MAYS

Palmer­ston North’s four ter­tiary in­sti­tu­tions are set to do bat­tle dur­ing a newly in­sti­tuted con­test on The Square.

Saturday’s inau­gu­ral Ter­tiary Knock Out (TKO) will see teams of stu­dents from Massey Univer­sity, UCOL, In­sti­tute of the Pa­cific United (IPU) and Te Wananga o Aotearoa com­pete for honours in events over four cat­e­gories - phys­i­cal, men­tal, tal­ent and ‘com­bi­na­tion’.

UCOL’s Gil­lian Lawn said the brains and brawn event had cre­ated a sense of stu­dent com­mu­nity as well as some friendly ri­valry.

‘‘Palmer­ston North is a true stu­dent city. TKO is a fun way to en­gage and strengthen the stu­dent cul­ture we have here.’’

The com­pe­ti­tion in the li­brary quad­rant of The Square, in­volv­ing teams of up to 20 stu­dents, kicks off at mid­day with a series of en­ter­tain­ing chal­lenges to test par­tic­i­pants’ smarts, agility, prob- lem solv­ing, team­work and sports­man­ship.

While the ex­act na­ture of the events are be­ing kept un­der wraps un­til the day, there will prob­a­bly be a tug o’ war, an ob­sta­cle course, and an im­promptu the­atre­s­ports type team per­for­mance.

The first event of its type in New Zealand, there will also be food trucks and live mu­si­cal in­ter­ludes from the IPU Ko­dama drum­mers, a UCOL band and per­form­ers from Te Wananga.


The IPU Ko­dama drum team are among the per­form­ers at Saturday’s TKO comp in The Square.

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