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Events
August 17, 2019
YiA Innovation Showcase

The Young Innovator Awards (YiA) Innovation Showcase is all about celebrating the YiA shortlisted finalists' ideas and helping us pick a winner for the YiA People’s Choice Awards. This is your chance to have your say and head along to Bayfair Shopping Centre to vote for your favourite innovation.

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April 12, 2019
YiA students get blown away by the innovation happening right here in the Bay

The 2018 Young Innovator Awards Intermediate category winners were rewarded for all their hard work when they spent a day out of the classroom to be inspired and impressed by visiting three local, internationally competitive companies that are using cutting edge technology right here in the Bay.

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March 15, 2019
Internships Inspire YiA Students

Six 2018 YiA winners experienced innovation up close when they spent ‘hands on’ and fun type learning experiences with some of our region’s most innovative businesses.

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March 8, 2019
YiA Website gets a refresh...

Sam Boggiss, a 2011 YiA Junior Category winner has been working in the Priority One office during his summer holidays before returning to Dunedin to finish his final year studying medicine at the University of Otago.

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September 5, 2018
YiA Winners of 2018
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August 16, 2018
Help us choose a People's Choice Award Winner at the Innovation Showcase
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July 25, 2018
YiA 2018 Innovation Forum: Screens, Machines and Virtual Reality Dreams
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June 26, 2018
Local Innovator Carol Ward Combines Innovation with Sustainability at Zespri
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Tips
June 12, 2018
Four Tips for Communicating Your Innovation
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June 6, 2018
Take the Bus and Get Struck by a $10,000 Winning Idea
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May 29, 2018
Check Out the Duo Combining Innovation and Ocean Sustainability
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May 23, 2018
Turning a Personal Challenge into a Winning Innovation
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May 17, 2018
Get Inspired by our Second Local Young Innovator: Zak Meyers
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May 15, 2018
Jiwi's Top Tips and the Big Bang Challenge Workshop
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May 10, 2018
Meet our First Local Young Innovator – Adam Macfarlane-Hill
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May 1, 2018
What's Your Problem?
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April 12, 2019
YiA students get blown away by the innovation happening right here in the Bay
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March 15, 2019
Internships Inspire YiA Students
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March 8, 2019
YiA Website gets a refresh...
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September 5, 2018
YiA Winners of 2018
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August 16, 2018
Help us choose a People's Choice Award Winner at the Innovation Showcase
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July 25, 2018
YiA 2018 Innovation Forum: Screens, Machines and Virtual Reality Dreams
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June 26, 2018
Local Innovator Carol Ward Combines Innovation with Sustainability at Zespri
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June 6, 2018
Take the Bus and Get Struck by a $10,000 Winning Idea
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May 29, 2018
Check Out the Duo Combining Innovation and Ocean Sustainability
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May 23, 2018
Turning a Personal Challenge into a Winning Innovation
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May 17, 2018
Get Inspired by our Second Local Young Innovator: Zak Meyers
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May 10, 2018
Meet our First Local Young Innovator – Adam Macfarlane-Hill
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April 10, 2018
YiA 2018 Launched with an Awesome Evening Under the Stars
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February 15, 2018
The YiA 2017 Internships Rocked!
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November 29, 2017
YiA Winners' $1,000 Adventure to Rotorua
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November 13, 2017
Memorable Night at the Westpac Awards
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July 19, 2017
YiA Hits Record Number of Entries
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June 16, 2017
Lydia Gilmour Wrapped Up the Competition with Swift Wrap
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June 5, 2017
Wade Flanagan: Tauranga Boy Cooking Up a Storm in Nike's Innovation Kitchen
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May 21, 2017
Want to Meet a Rocket Scientist? No, seriously...
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May 18, 2017
YiA Awards "Marvellous Machine" 2017
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May 10, 2017
How Did a Load of Rubbish Win One Student a $12,000 YiA Scholarship?
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April 20, 2017
Record Crowds for YiA Launch
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February 27, 2017
Young Innovators Win BOP Internships
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August 13, 2016
YiA Winners of 2016
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May 17, 2016
Spotlight on 2015 Winners
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May 10, 2016
A Special Innovation Delivery
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May 3, 2016
YiA Paper Plane Makeathon
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March 27, 2016
YiA Launch Breakfast: Creating Tomorrow's Innovators
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March 24, 2016
Real Problems Help Promote Innovation
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Events
August 17, 2019
YiA Innovation Showcase
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Events
August 10, 2017
YiA Forum 2017: Innovation Through the Eyes of Athletes, Astronauts and Pirates
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July 31, 2017
YiA Innovation Showcase Celebrates our Shortlisters
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April 18, 2016
YiA Make-a-thon: Make a Paper Plane and Win
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March 15, 2016
YiA Launch Breakfast 2016
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Tips
June 12, 2018
Four Tips for Communicating Your Innovation
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Tips
May 15, 2018
Jiwi's Top Tips and the Big Bang Challenge Workshop
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May 1, 2018
What's Your Problem?
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June 16, 2017
Have You Thought About Your YiA Video Yet?
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June 5, 2017
One Month to Go... Get Cracking!
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June 1, 2017
Want to know what the YiA Judges are looking for?
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May 23, 2017
Jiwi's Top Machine Building Tips
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April 24, 2017
5 Reasons Why Entering YiA Rocks
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