Storylines Kids' Pick Competition
Storylines and the producers of the popular TV show What Now have developed a partnership to encourage young New Zealanders to read the best books by New Zealand children’s writers.
What Now is a top-rating, much-loved, madcap, live two-hour show. Broadcast on Sunday mornings on TV2, its target audience is primary school children.
Storylines and What Now have developed an online competition, believing that engaging viewers to participate in a vote for a “Kids’ Pick” from the Storylines Junior Fiction Notable Books list is a wonderful way to encourage the What Now audience to read the Storylines selections for the best books published in 2018.
The vote will be promoted live on air over two weeks, with presenters directing viewers to the What Now website. There they will find video reviews of each of the Storylines Junior Fiction Notable Books titles presented by a primary school aged reviewer. Viewers watch the reviews and vote for their favourite book.
Teachers may wish to watch the video reviews with their class or encourage them to watch at home.
Students can watch What Now on Sunday 31 March at 8am, to find out how to vote. They enter the draw for the book they would most like to read, or tell their friends about, on the What Now website https://whatnow.tv/.
Every student who enters will go into one of two draws to win a set of the 10 Junior Fiction Storylines Notable Books for their school library.
Voting will close on 12 April and the winner will be announced on 14 April.
A full list of the Storylines Notable Books, including the Junior Fiction category, can be found at on the Storylines website
2019 Auckland Regional Sport Stacking Tournament
The 2019 Auckland Regional Sport Stacking Tournament will be held on Sunday 18 August.
You can be sure that cups and records will fly as our experienced stackers vie to beat their own times, as well as those of their closest competitors. Novice stackers practise and compete amongst the experienced stackers. Tips and tricks will be passed on freely, and you will be encouraged and supported every step of the way.
This is a fun-filled family event and spectators and media can join sport stackers, instructors and volunteers from 9am.
All details are on the Speed Stacks (NZ) website: www.speedstacks.co.nz/pages/auckland-tournament
NZ Sport Stacking Open Championships
The 2019 NZ Sport Stacking Open Championships are being held on Sunday 2 June (Queen’s Birthday Weekend) in Wellington.
This competition is open to everyone, with our novice section enabling those new to the sport to compete alongside seasoned stackers, facing the same thrill of a competition whilst striving for goals and records amongst those of equal experience.
This tournament doubles as trials for the NZ Black Stacks. Any competitor wishing to be considered for selection for the 2020 NZ Black Stacks team, representing NZ overseas, will need to attend this tournament.
Free entry for spectators and media.