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  • 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 […]

  • Stockley Cup and Dunsheath Plate 2015

      This years Stokley Cup and Dunsheath Plate were both held at Marsden last week. With 20 speeches over the course of the night we had a great turn out and a terrific competition. As ever, speeches were very diverse, with topics ranging from international relations, to child care and, weather we all live inside the Matrix. […]

  • 2015 Adjudication and Coaching Workshops

    The 2015 Wellington Speaking Union Adjudication and Coaching Workshops are coming up! These are a great opportunity for all those involved in debating around Wellington to brush up on their skills with help from very experienced debaters. The Adjudication Workshop run by Julia Wells will be held on Monday 9th March at 7pm at Hutt Valley High School. This is open […]

  • Prem B Champions – Wellington East

    On Tuesday the 23rd of September, at the Wellington City Council Chambers (101 Wakefield Street). Wellington East and Kapiti went head to head on the motion that “this house would legalise commercial surrogacy”. In what was considered a close and excellent debate by the audience and judges alike, Wellington East managed to successfully affirm the motion and […]

  • Premier B Grand Final

    I would like to start by congratulating both Wellington East Girls’ College and Kapiti College for winning their semi finals and making it to the grand final for 2014. The grand final will take place on Tuesday the 23rd of September, at the Wellington City Council Chambers (101 Wakefield Street). Doors will open at 6:30pm […]

  • Junior Prem results for Round One

    The team in bold won their first round debate. Well done to all the speakers! Round One Affirmative                          Negative Wellington High          St Catherine’s Wellington Girls’            Queen Margaret St Bernard’s           […]

  • 2014 Coaching Workshop

    Last night, the Wellington Speaking Union hosted a workshop for new and returning coaches in the Wellington region. It was a very successful night, and thanks to all those who attended. A special thanks to Sarah Wilson and Nicola McFaull for hosting us, and to Chris Bishop and Stephen Whittington for running the workshop.   […]

  • Senior Prem B Draw for Round One

    The draw for round one of Senior Prem B is available – this includes the motion, the side you will be debating, who is against whom,  the time and date. The venue is still to be confirmed. Have fun preparing this motion and good luck to all!. See you all on Tuesday the 11th. Round […]

  • 2014 Adjudicator Workshop

    Last night, the Wellington Speaking Union hosted a workshop for new and returning adjudicators in the Wellington region. It was a very successful night, and thanks to all those who attended. A special thanks to Kathy Ryan for hosting us and putting on a spread, and to Chris Bishop for running the workshop.   Chris […]

  • Senior Premier A 2014

    Grand Final information: Congratulations to Wellington Girls’ College and St Patrick’s College Kilbirnie for making the Grand Final​​ of Premier A for 2014.    The Grand Final will be held on Tuesday 2 September, in the Banquet Hall of Parliament. The debate will start at 7pm sharp, with doors open from 6.30pm.   The motion for the Grand Final is: This house supports the partition of Iraq into […]