Church holds billy cart building competition
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.