10 June 2013
Sister city speech competition on this week
Three students from each of Gore’s high schools are going head-to-head on Wednesday to consider whether New Zealand should become the eighth state of Australia.
The students will be taking part in the Gore Sister City Committee’s annual speech competition and trying to talk their way into a trip to Tamworth.
Competition coordinator Susan Jones said this year's topic was "If we can’t beat 'em, join 'em – let’s become the eighth state of Australia".
The competition was started in 2005 and aims to encourage links between the young people of Gore and Tamworth, thereby ensuring the future of the sister city relationship. It is open to Year 11 and Year 12 students from Gore High School and St Peter’s College.
This year’s contestants are Carlie Paterson, Renae Sadlier and Laura Gilkison (Gore High), and Sian Davis, Patrick Wightman and Tayla Marlow (St Peter's).