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Student showcases

These showcases demonstrate some of the exceptional innovation, design, and craft project work being produced by New Zealand students. If you have a technology student of any age who has displayed excellence in a recent project, Technology Online is interested in hearing about it. For more information please contact Wendy Webb, email technology@tki.org.nz.

  • Butcher's block

    Sam developed a butcher's block to provide more storage and preparation space in a small kitchen.

  • Climbing playground

    The Mini Engineers is an extension/enrichment group that enthusiastically took up their teacher's suggestion to enter the Transpower Neighbourhood Engineers Awards.

  • Cot

    Sindy designed and built a cot with a higher drop side, which her brother could use until he was three.

  • Disability aid – 'The Grabber'

    Matthew's client Tony Granger is immobile from the waist down and in a wheel chair – due to this disability he is unable to pick up items on the floor.

  • Anniversary bookmark

    This group developed a commemorative bookmark.

  • Kayak

    Sam's client was a multi-sport competitor who had a problem with his K1 (one-person) flat water racing kayak – it seemed too small for him and sat too low in the water.

  • Jigsaw puzzle

    Linnit, Chulan, and Tobias were asked to each produce a wooden jigsaw puzzle based on consultation with a new entrant pupil as a client.

  • Hīnaki - Creating eel traps

    Students from Newton Central School in Central Auckland developed a hīnaki (eel trap) using modern materials in this unit that combined cultural research, testing, Art and Hard Materials.

  • Sports equipment rack

    In response to the project issue Stewart decided to build a rack for sports equipment.

  • Kiwiana timepiece

    When Braden was given a brief to create a Kiwiana timepiece, he was keen to use the special facilities at his father's workshop to enhance his project through professional finishing.

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