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Jul 23, 2021

A pot pourri of new student businesses

Student businesses offering everything from children's books and rongoā lollies to surf lessons and guided horse treks will be on show at a trade fair in Kerikeri next month.


It will be the first public outing for students taking part in the this year's Young Enterprise Scheme(YES), in which budding entrepreneurs create an innovative product or service, market it to the public, and end the year with a profit or loss.

YES Northland co-ordinator Gary Larkan said he expected about 150 students, from Bream Bay to Kaitaia, to showcase 50 businesses at Kerikeri's Old Packhouse Market on Saturday August 14.

This year's businesses included a fitness/healthy eating app, books designed for children with autism, rongoā (traditional medicine) lollies, horse treks in the hills around Panguru and jewellery made from pounamu off-cuts.

All products and businesses will be on show at the YES Trade Fair on August 14, 8am-1.30pm.

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