GrowingNZ Innovation Challenge Days

This fast-paced, one day competition is for teams of year 10 students with an interest in technology, science or business.

The challenge requires students to apply their subject knowledge and build a prototype solution to a real-life situation being faced by one of New Zealand's largest export industries.


The day presents teams with an industry challenge that requires students to use investigative research and practical knowledge of science, technology, and business to design and prototype a solution to the challenge. Students will interview and collect feedback from industry representatives. Each day has $250 worth of prizes up for grabs!


2018 GrowingNZ Innovation Challenge Days

Wellington: 9am-3pm Tuesday 29 May at Boulcott's Farm, Lower Hutt

Tauranga: 9am-3pm Tuesday 26 June at the Arataki Community Centre, Mt. Maunganui

Auckland: 9am-3pm Wednesday 27 June at The Trusts Arena, Henderson

Hamilton: 9am-3pm Thursday 28 June at Wintec, Hamilton Central

Christchurch: 9am-3pm Tuesday 21 August at Te Puna Wanaka, Ara Institute of Canterbury 

Invercargill: 9am-3pm Wednesday 5 September at the Corinthian Convention Centre

Dunedin: 9am-3pm Thursday 6 September at the Otago Museum


For more information teachers can contact Paul Newsom at or phone 04 570 3984.

GrowingNZ Innovation Challenge Days