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Designing and developing materials outcomes

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. You can view a guideline for submitting a student showcase. For more information please contact us, 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.

  • 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.

  • Soft-hit hand guard

    Creation of a guard that would allow the release of the rider's hand, avoiding wrist and hand injuries when an accident throws the rider forward.

  • Guinea pig hutch

    Year 2 students at Murrays Bay School created an outdoor hutch for a guinea pig by recycling a coffee table.

  • Crossroads Church sign

    Hauraki Plains College student Trent Summers designed and constructed an eye-catching roadside sign for a new church that combined unique architectural design with advanced Hard Materials techniques.

  • Tennis outfit

    Lucila's entry for the leisure sportswear section of the Fashion category of the Young Designer Awards involved designing and sewing an original tennis outfit for herself.

  • Hand-crafted recipe book

    Meghann worked across Technology areas when she developed a recipe book made with hand-crafted paper.

  • Sustainable innovative play tent

    Zoe created an outdoor play tent, using sustainable materials and construction techniques, and strong artistic elements in its design.

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