Lion Foundation Young Enterprise Scheme Auckland North Regional Awards

Kokokiwi, a Year 13 Business group, were one of eight groups to qualify for the regional competition finals held on Thursday 3 November 2022. This group consisted of Leah Whitehead (CEO), Haley Doig, Zara Wilson, Maddy Moore and Stella Lang. Their product was a coconut oil based soap bar made from natural ingredients with health healing benefits. Two members from the group presented a 5 minute pitch to judges and an audience. They also answered questions from the judges. Leah and Haley did a very visual and entertaining pitch with good clarity of their main ideas and they successfully intertwined humour. Overall they were placed second and just missed out on representing the region at the National Finals in Wellington in December. Leah and Haley did a fantastic job representing our school and were highly commended by the judges.

In addition, Four Senses, made up of Brooke Cundy, Abi Taylor and Isabella Halili, received a Regional Award for Innovation. Four Senses made sustainable New Zealand Sign Language Flashcards and Te Reo Maori flash cards for anyone wanting to broaden their language skills across all New Zealand Official Languages.

Picture: Students Hayley Doig and Leah Whitehead with Phil Muir (Young Enterprise Chairperson)