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Aug 18, 2021

Student businesses shine at YES Trade Fair

A girls' surf school, an automatic letterbox light, natural mosquito repellent, cream puffs and tyre swings were the big winners at last Saturday's Young Enterprise Scheme Trade Fair in Kerikeri.

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Held at the Old Packhouse Market and sponsored by lines company Top Energy, the annual trade fair is a chance for Northland's young entrepreneurs to test their ideas and sales skills on the public. Companies were judged on stall presentation, money handling and especially students' willingness to engage with customers and talk up their products. Fifty student businesses took part this year.

RESULTS

Best presentation
1 Sky's Surf School (Sky Gundry, Kerikeri High School).
2 InSight (Jacob Fewtrell, Kerikeri High School).
3 JNK Mozzy Repellent (Joyce-Anne Kapa, Koby Kelleher and Nadia Watene, Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Kaikohe).

Customer choice
1 InSight (Jacob Fewtrell, Kerikeri High School)
2 Cream Team (Rain Lambert, Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Kaikohe)
3 Tyred Up (Jake Tubbs, Jessica Hone and Jayden Boughey, Kaitaia College)

View the photos here.