23rd May 2017
On Tuesday 28th March, Waihi had the pleasure of hosting the Mid/South Canterbury heat of the Kids’ Lit Quiz. This was a first for the schools in the area as previously we have had to travel to Christchurch to compete so it was a pleasure to welcome Quizmaster Wayne Mills here to Waihi.
The quiz is run over 10 rounds with teams having the opportunity to earn double points on a round of their choice. The subjects for the rounds are very broad ranging from topics such as ‘Music’ to ‘Amphibians’. Wayne comes upwith all the questions himself and never asks a question from a book he has not read. It is fair to say he has read a lot!
Winning teams from regional heats go on to compete at the National Final in Wellington at the May, with the winner of the National Final having the opportunity to represent New Zealand at the World Final later this year in Toronto, Canada. Congratulations to Gillian Ross and her team from Bluestone who took out the honours here at Waihi and go on to Wellington in May.
Well done to the Waihi boys who took part in this year’s competition. Scott Gregan, Sam Wilson, James Guerin, Ben Pawsey, Oscar Todhunter, Lewis McLauchlan, Lachie Short and Hugh Saunders.