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Talk-The-Talk Intermediate Schools Debates Challenge

An annual live-to-air contest run where teams debate moots of interest and relevance to intermediate-aged students. The aim is to foster public-speaking and radio skills in a professionally-adjudicated debating forum, while all the time still being fun and entertaining. The contest has been running since 2002.  

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Date Recording
Date Airing
Affirmative
vs
Negating
Moot
Tuesday 4th May
Monday 10th May
Tamatea Intermediate
v
HNI Opinionators
This house would make New Zealand a republic upon the death of Queen Elizabeth II
Wednesday 5th May
Tuesday 11th May
Twyford Debate Mates
v
Sherenden and Districts School
This house supports celebrities running for political positions
Tuesday 11th May
Monday 17th May
The Woodford Word Wranglers
v
St Patrick's School Napier 1
This house would decriminalise Marijuana
Wednesday 12th May
Tuesday 18th May
Tamatea Intermediate 2
v
Twyford Greater Debaters
This house believes that all New Zealander's should be required to have the Covid-19 vaccine
18th and 19th May
NO DEBATES THIS WEEK
Tuesday 25th May
Monday 31st May
Taradale Intermediate 2
v
Twyford Debate Mates
This house regrets the rise of child beauty pageants
Wednesday 26th May
Tuesday 1st June
The Woodford Opinionaters
v
Tamatea Intermdiate 2
This house believes the Napier-Taupo road speed should be reduced to 80km/ph
Tuesday 1st June
Monday 7th June
St Patrick's School Napier 2
v
Taradale Intermediate 1
This house believes celebrities should not publicly share their political views
Wednesday 2nd June
Tuesday 8th June
Sherenden and Districts School
v
HNI Argue-Mentals
This house believes that Methamphetamine addiction poses the most serious problem of our time
Tuesday 8th June
Monday 14th June
St Patrick's School Napier 1
v
Tamatea Intermediate 1
This house believes that parents/guardians should approve all social media posts for their children
Tuesday 15th June
Monday 21st June
Taradale Intermediate 1
v
The Woodford Opinionaters
This house would decrease the voting age from 18 to 15
Wednesday 16th June
Tuesday 22nd June
HNI Opinionators
v
Taradale Intermediate 2
This house supports nuclear energy in New Zealand
Tuesday 22nd June
Monday 28th June
Twyford Greater Debaters
v
The Woodford Word Wranglers
This house believes that MMP should be scrapped
Wednesday 23rd June
Tuesday 29th June
HNI Argue-Mentals
v
St Patrick's school Napier 2
This house regrets the rise of Instagram influencers
Tuesday 29th June
Monday 5th July
Semi Final #1
Wednesday 30th June
Tuesday 6th July
Semi Final #2
Tuesday 6th July
Monday 12th July
Grand Final

 

Leaderboard
 Team Debate #1
Debate #2
 Total
The Woodford Word Wranglers
 264.5 0 264.5
Sherenden and Districts School
 263  263 
HNI Opinionators
 262 262
Twyford Greater Debaters
 260 0
260
St Patrick's School Napier 1
 254.5 0
 254.5
Tamatea Intermediate 1
 247 247
Tamatea Intermediate 2
244
0
244
Twyford Debate Mates  242 242
       
HNI Argue-Mentals
0
0
 
St Patrick's School Napier 2
0
0
 
Taradale Intermediate 1
0
0
 
Taradale Intermediate 2
0
0
 
The Woodford Opinionaters
0
0
 

 

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