Central School reaps the benefit

STACEY KNOTT
Last updated 13:17 09/08/2014
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NEW FOCUS: Gerard Linstrom of Chorus presents a video camera to the Nelson Central School Gigatown team for finishing fifth in a video competition.

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A new video camera has been gifted to Nelson Central School after its efforts to help Nelson win the nationwide Gigatown competition.

The competition encourages regions and cities to complete multimedia challenges and spread their campaign across social media in return for points.

The centre with the greatest number of points by New Year's Day will be rewarded with an ultra-fast broadband internet connection.

Nelson Central School had to create a video to show what a day in the life of a gigabit connected school would be like. It came fifth in the competition, and also gained Nelson 25,000 points.

Nelson is currently in fifth place. It needs to remain in the top five until next month, when the five finalists are announced.

As part of the campaign to increase votes for Nelson to get into the top five, Nelson jeweller Jens Hansen is running a competition where aspiring designers can submit a ring design they think best represents Nelson.

The winning designer will get to work alongside the Jens Hansen in-house jewellers to see their ring hand-forged from scratch. On completion, the winner will also get to keep the ring.

Campaign member Clare Atkins said Nelson has a lot of work to do to make the final round.

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- The Nelson Mail

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