New Stage Chal­lenge

Waikato Times - - News -

The team be­hind the an­nual Smoke­free Rock­quest high school events will now be run­ning the re­place­ment for Stage Chal­lenge. In Fe­bru­ary, Ed­u­ca­tion Min­is­ter Chris Hip­kins promised that the Gov­ern­ment would step in to find a re­place­ment for the pop­u­lar school cul­tural event, af­ter it was canned be­cause of a lack of fund­ing. More than 500,000 stu­dents had par­tic­i­pated in the shows in the past 25 years. Yes­ter­day, Hip­kins – a for­mer Stage Chal­lenge par­tic­i­pant him­self – said a new school arts events would re­place Stage Chal­lenge. Rock­Quest Pro­mo­tions Ltd (Rock­quest) would run the event this year.

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