Author: Chris

  • Wellington College wins Premier B Grand Final

    On Tuesday September 15 the Grand Final of the Premier B competition for the Fred McComish Cup was held at Parliament hosted by Paul Foster-Bell MP. The topic was: This house regrets societal norms of monogamy Wellington College (Ben Stockton, Hansaka Ranaweera, Timothy Rutherford, Jack Roberts (Reserve) affirmed the motion and St Patrick’s College, Wellington […]

  • HIBS wins Senior Certificate 2015

    The Senior Certificate grade final for the Rennie Cup was held at Parliament on Thursday 10 September. The topic was: That Western media should refuse to publish images of Mohammed Hutt International Boys’ School affirmed the motion and Wellington East Girls’ negated. The debate was a good one. HIBS were declared the victors in a […]

  • Wellington East Girls’ College wins Junior Premier Grade

    The Junior Premier Grand Final was held at Parliament last night hosted by Chris Bishop MP, and President of the Wellington Speaking Union. The topic was: That we should refuse to hold major sports events in countries with poor human rights records St Catherine’s College (Sophia Zandi, Kaira Scheck and Catharina Lee) affirmed the motion. […]

  • Wellington High School wins Premier A 2015

    The Premier A Grand Final for the Henning Cup was held last night at Parliament hosted by Chris Bishop MP. The topic for the final was: That if the technology to erase memories were invented, this House would destroy it After a great debate, the winning team was the affirmative, Wellington High School: Winners Wellington […]

  • Inaugural Wellington BP Champs

    On the weekend the Wellington Speaking Union held the inaugural Wellington BP Debating Champs, which will hopefully become an annual fixture. Twelve teams entered the tournament, which was held at Wellington High School. It was great to see a mixture of university debaters, secondary school debaters, and adult debaters all debating in the tournament. After […]

  • Connell/Mukherjee win Vic Shield 2013

    Last night the WSU held the Victoria Shield impromptu debating competition for 2013 at Wellington High School. The winners were Joe Connell and Udayan Mukherjee, who defeated Victoria University (Asher Emanuel and Jodie O’Neill) in the Grand Final in a 4-1 decision. The topics for each round are below. Round One: That major sports should […]

  • The WSU is now on twitter

    The Wellington Speaking Union has entered social media. You can find us on twitter at @WlgSpeakngUnion. Follow us for results and updates on all the grades.

  • Wellington Speaking Union 2013 – key documents

    Schools are invited to enter teams in the 2013 intercollegiate debating grades. Click here for the invitation letter (pdf) which contains instructions on how to enter teams and information on all the grades. Click here for the (draft) WSU Calendar for 2013 (pdf). For more information please contact Daniel Wilson. To enter teams please head […]

  • Wellington College win Premier A

    Congrats to Wellington College who last night won their first Premier A title since 2004 in front of a packed crowd at Turnbull House. Wellington College successfully negated “This House would prohibit price gouging after natural disasters”. Commiserations to St Mary’s College, the runners-up. Edward Foley from Wellington College won the Suffrage Cup for Best Speaker […]

  • Parliamentary Shield 2011

    Parliamentary Shield 2011 was held on Saturday 4 June at Victoria University. Six teams entered the tournament, and the standard was exceptionally high, with Australs and Worlds finalists making up a number of teams. Three rounds of debates were held, after which the leaderboard looked as follows: Team Waikato (Christopher Bishop, Josh Baxter, Stephen Whittington) […]

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