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Congratulations to the regional representatives for 2019. They are:
|Area||Name of Student||School|
|Northland||Sophie Saweirs||Whangarei Girls' High School|
|Auckland||Takunda Muzondiwa||Mount Albert Grammar School|
|Waikato||Michael Echague||St John's College|
|Tauranga & Western BoP||Madison Mackenzie||Otumoetai College|
|Central North Island||Jimah Ruland-Umata||Rotorua Boys' High School|
|Taranaki||Robbie White||New Plymouth Boys' High School|
|Gisborne/Wairoa||Rata Simperingham||Campion College|
|Hawkes Bay||Rachel Mae Torreno||Karamu High School|
|Lower North Island||Nina Gelashvili||Kuranui College|
|Upper South Island||Samantha Mayne||Marlborough Girls' College|
|North Canterbury||Aneska Heidemueller||Hillmorton High School|
|Central South Island||Jan Campomanes||Twizel Area School|
|Otago||Trixie-Marie Bull||Aparima College|
Robbie White, New Plymouth Boys' High School
Robbie’s speech cited examples of past and present New Zealand leaders who have helped to forge unity in Aotearoa. Robbie used the metaphor of a tui building a nest to explain how to unify people of different backgrounds.
National Runner Up
Nina Gelashvili, Kuranui College
Nina spoke of using four principles to guide New Zealand towards race unity - inclusion, acceptance, love and education - which we can take ownership of by following the principles and passing them down to the next generation to ensure a better future.