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Published 29 August 2019

New Zealand team wins Young Naturalist Competition

The New Zealand team of six students supported by the Talented School Students Travel Award has won the Young Naturalist Competition, held in Minsk, Belarus.

New Zealand was triumphant after gaining first place with 47.9 points,  Croatia was second place with 45.9 points and Switzerland was third place with 45.6 points.  Congratulations to the team and to Murray Chisholm from Wellington High School who coached the team!

The students in the winning team are: 

  • Matthew Griffiths, Auckland Grammar School
  • Ryan Sidhu, Auckland Grammar School
  • Rhiannon Mackie, Hutt Valley High School
  • Heesio Kim, Kristin School
  • Ryan Bright, Wellington High School
  • Lydia Acton, Wellington High School
Source: Royal Society Te Apārangi