The 2019 Regional finals took place from the 16th October through to the 23rd October in each of 10 regions around NZ.
Students and ākonga from NZ schools and kura competed for the 2019 regional titles in all 4 levels of the 123Tech Challenge and the teams below have secured a spot in the National finals being held on the 5th December at the TSB Arena in Wellington.
|Tai Tokerau/Northland||Bream Bay College||Team Leo||Snr Secondary|
|Auckland||Arahoe School||Couch Potatoes||First|
|Auckland||Selwyn College||Project JAM||Secondary|
|Waikato||Hamilton Girls School||Team Virus||Secondary|
|Waikato||Morrinsville Intermediate School||Thunderbolts||First|
|Bay of Plenty||Tahatai Coast School||The Enviro Exponents||First|
|Bay of Plenty||John Paul College||Shumbaleon||Secondary|
|Hawkes Bay||Te Wharau School||Te Wharau Tech Masters||Discovery|
|Hawkes Bay||Clive School||Team Talker||First|
|Taranaki/Whangarei/Manawatu||Manchester Street School||Binary Bots||Discovery|
|Taranaki/Whangarei/Manawatu||Auroa Primary School||Aurora Rangers||First|
|Taranaki/Whangarei/Manawatu||Sacred Heart Girls College New Plymouth||Three Blind Mice||Secondary|
|Taranaki/Whangarei/Manawatu||Palmerston North Girls High School||Flip a coin||Snr Secondary|
|Wellington||Brooklyn Primary School||Binary Burrito Brains||Discovery|
|Wellington||Clyde Quay School||Team RIF||First|
|Wellington||St Marys College||Team ZEGZEG||Secondary|
|Nelson||Enner Glynn School||The Road Blocksiens||Discovery|
|Canterbury/Chatham Islands||Marshland Primary School||Toroabytes||First|
|Canterbury/Chatham Islands||St Margaret's College||SKKogs||Secondary|
|Otago/Southland||Hawea Flat School||Happy Hawea||Discovery|
|Otago/Southland||James Hargest College||Karuwai||First|
|Otago/Southland||St Hildas Collegiate||Little by little||Secondary|
|Otago/Southland||St Hildas Collegiate||Canteen Coders||Snr Secondary|
|Auckland||Western Springs College||Nick & Brian||Snr Secondary|
|Taranaki/Whangarei/Manawatu||Sacred Heart Girls College, New Plymouth||Team SHGC- RED||Snr Secondary|
|Auckland||Westlake Girls High School||Team STEAM 7||Secondary|
|Waikato||Peach Grove School||Eco Friends for life||First|
The regional finals are where students get to showcase the amazing work they have been doing as part of Tahi Rua Toru Tech. Entering into the Regionals is optional but up to 2 teams per school at each level can participate. Schools can use whatever criteria you’d like to choose their teams.
Even if they haven’t completed their project, the opportunity to speak about their achievements and share their creative vision and journey with a friendly panel of regional industry and education experts will be a great learning experience. So we really urge all schools to come along and take part.
The winning teams from the Regional Championship are invited to attend the National Championship on Thursday 5 December at the TSB Bank Arena in Wellington, including free travel for the team and a chaperone.
The National Championship is an exciting gala event – a day of fun and discovery with visits to Te Papa, local innovative tech companies, talks and more, followed by the awards event.
The winning teams at the National Championship will win fame and fortune for their school, with extensive media reporting plus $11,000 of cash prizes!
- Discovery level: $1000 cash to be shared amongst the students, plus $1000 for the school to be spent on digital technologies equipment.
- First level: $1500 cash to be shared amongst the students, plus $1500 for the school to be spent on digital tech equipment.
- Secondary level: $1500 cash to be shared amongst the students, plus $1500 for the school to be spent on digital tech equipment.
- Senior Secondary level: $1500 cash to be shared amongst the students, plus $1500 for the school to be spent on digital tech equipment.