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August 31, 2021
yia! Awards Night - New Date Announced

The yia! 2021 Awards Night has been postponed until Thursday 28 October

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June 22, 2021
yia! welcomes Brian Glynn as head judge for 2021

Brian is Senior Director, Business Development at Trov, a global leader in embedded insurance, powering the future of digital insurance distribution and emerging mobility.

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June 18, 2021
Students say yia! and YES to breakfast at UoW

Approximately 50 senior students from our Instep secondary schools entering the yia! and YES programmes have attended a breakfast workshop to train their innovation muscles.

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June 17, 2021
Internship insight, Phoebe Watson

Phoebe of Aquinas College entered yia! in 2019 Phoebe won second place intermediate with her innovation Clean Cuts. This landed Phoebe with an internship with Zespri!

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June 7, 2021
Alex McCall, Special Project Lead – Halter
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June 1, 2021
Guess what? We are teaming up with YES!
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April 13, 2021
Noah Ball's Internship insight!
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April 1, 2021
yia 2021 has begun. Tell everyone!
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October 22, 2020
10 YiA's Complete!
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October 19, 2020
YiA Stalwarts Reflect On The Decade
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October 19, 2020
Award winners of YiA 2020
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August 25, 2020
Introducing our YiA 2020 Judges
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August 25, 2020
People’s Choice Voting and Bayfair
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August 14, 2020
YiA 2020 Finalists have been chosen!
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July 15, 2020
Innovation with Instep: 10 Years of YiA
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July 2, 2020
Robotics Plus show their innovative credentials on Sunday programme
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August 31, 2021
yia! Awards Night - New Date Announced
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June 22, 2021
yia! welcomes Brian Glynn as head judge for 2021
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June 18, 2021
Students say yia! and YES to breakfast at UoW
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June 17, 2021
Internship insight, Phoebe Watson
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June 7, 2021
Alex McCall, Special Project Lead – Halter
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June 1, 2021
Guess what? We are teaming up with YES!
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April 13, 2021
Noah Ball's Internship insight!
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April 1, 2021
yia 2021 has begun. Tell everyone!
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October 22, 2020
10 YiA's Complete!
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October 19, 2020
YiA Stalwarts Reflect On The Decade
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October 19, 2020
Award winners of YiA 2020
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August 25, 2020
Introducing our YiA 2020 Judges
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August 25, 2020
People’s Choice Voting and Bayfair
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August 14, 2020
YiA 2020 Finalists have been chosen!
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July 15, 2020
Innovation with Instep: 10 Years of YiA
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July 2, 2020
Robotics Plus show their innovative credentials on Sunday programme
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April 9, 2020
Innovating YiA
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March 30, 2020
YiA Internships for 2019 Winners
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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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Tips
June 5, 2017
One Month to Go... Get Cracking!
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Tips
June 1, 2017
Want to know what the YiA Judges are looking for?
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Tips
May 23, 2017
Jiwi's Top Machine Building Tips
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Tips
April 24, 2017
5 Reasons Why Entering YiA Rocks
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