Menzies pair monster TeenAg competition

01:55, Jul 07 2014
TeenAg
TOP SKILLS: 2014 TeenAg champions the Glenham Monsters, Jeffrey Robinson and Justin Boyd of Otago/Southland were thrilled to win the grand final.

Two southern teens dubbed the Glenham Monsters plucked and extinguished their way to winning the 2014 TeenAg grand finals.

The competition, along with the 2014 AgriKidsNZ grand finals, were held at Lincoln University in Christchurch on Friday alongside the ANZ Young Farmer Contest grand final.

The finals included preliminary modules, a written exam and observation round.

The seven top-scoring teams from each went through to the race-off, where competitors raced against the clock.

Menzies College pupils Jeffrey Robinson and Justin Boyd were thrilled to have won, saying it was "very cool" to be part of the competition.

The pair had previously competed at the regional level three times. Some of the tasks included labelling meat cuts, identifying animals only by their feet and installing a sprinkler.

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The race-off included plucking ducks, eating dried herbs, putting a beehive together and extinguishing a fire.

The AgriKidsNZ Champions was won by "The Three Makateers" Mark O'Shanassy, Jack Norman and Harriet Whitfield from Taranaki/Manawatu.

Competitors were tested in a first-aid scenario, identified tools, made sausages, measured the right amount of food for hungry working dogs and wrapped a hay bale, among other challenges.

Some of the prizes in both competitions included cash, clothing, driving course vouchers and cellphones.

The Southland Times