Students scramble for cash
Students scrambled across the city in pursuit of cold hard cash as part of Southern Institute of Technology O Week today.
Three teams raced around town for the Great Invercargill Landmark Race, inspired by the TV show the Amazing Race, during the penultimate day of orientation events.
Followed by a camera mounted in a remote-controlled helicopter, students collected clues and puzzle pieces, braved water balloons, and completed challenges to tour Invercargill landmarks, competing to be the first team back to SIT.
Clues were hidden at the water tower, the museum, the public library, and around the SIT campus.
The Truth team, composed of Jono Batchelor, 18, Blaine Boyt, 19, and Jorge Harding, 18, made it to the finish line first about an hour after starting, winning $100.
Competitor Logan Cullen, of the CIB team, said the race had been a lot of fun, although a slight mix up at one of the checkpoints had cost them the lead.
Further heats for the SIT's got talent competition also continued this afternoon, and Sport Southland was on site with bicycles to test students' athleticism.
Official O week events wind up tomorrow, with a lunchtime hangi for more than 300 students.
The Southland Times