Church holds billy cart build­ing com­pe­ti­tion

Horowhenua Chronicle - - NEWS -

Levin’s Unit­ing Church is chal­leng­ing the town’s young folk to a billy cart build­ing con­test, to be judged, but not raced, on Wai­tangi Day 2019 at Ad­ven­ture Park in Levin.

En­tries close on Fe­bru­ary 4 and judges will be mem­bers of the com­mu­nity polic­ing team.

All lo­cal schools have been in­formed of this con­test. Billy carts orig­i­nally were pulled by billy goats, but now they’re wooden and made to roll down hills.

“It is first and fore­most about en­cour­ag­ing chil­dren and young peo­ple to have fun or­gan­is­ing, build­ing and show­ing off their non-mo­torised wooden trol­ley,” or­gan­is­ers said. “Billy carts can be a happy, gen­der-neu­tral, team ef­fort.”

The project is for kids 15 and younger and is a sum­mer project for the whole fam­ily. It’s about young peo­ple hav­ing fun and though their par­ents or guardians must sign the en­try form, adults are not al­lowed to do any of the work, or­gan­is­ers said.

Each cart will be judged on qual­ity of work, in­no­va­tion, fin­ish and style, per­for­mance, struc­tural safety, dec­o­ra­tion and us­abil­ity. En­trants agree to par­tic­i­pate, re­search, de­sign, con­struct, present and drive their cart, un­der par­ent su­per­vi­sion and guid­ance.

Cer­tifi­cates of Ap­pre­ci­a­tion will be given at the grand pa­rade in Ad­ven­ture Park as part of cel­e­brat­ing Wai­tangi Day in co­or­di­na­tion with Muau¯ poko Tribal Au­thor­ity.

The en­try form, avail­able from schools, should be dropped into the en­try box at Te Takere no later than Mon­day Fe­bru­ary 4.

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