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20 July 2021

Hereworth Essay Competition

Hereworth Essay Competition

New Zealand Founders Society National President and Hawke’s Bay President Mrs Paddy Bayley recently announced the winning entries in the essay competition this Branch of the society has run at Hereworth School, Havelock North.  This is the third time Hereworth boys have participated in this competition since 2017.

The boys in years 7 and 8 were invited to write an essay entitled ‘My Family – A new life in New Zealand’.  Participants were encouraged to research family records and discuss the new life in New Zealand with parents and relatives.

Twenty-three essays were submitted as finalists.  A subcommittee of the Hawke’s Bay Branch were impressed by the high standard with very interesting family histories presented.  

This year the first prize went to Liam Spence, –  with two ‘Highly commended’ prizes awarded to Caleb Hutchinson, and Harry Eivers..

New Zealand Founders Society Vice President & Hawke’s Bay Vice President Mrs Kath La Rooy presented the winners with certificates and prizes at the school assembly on the last day of term 2.

A donation for the Hereworth school library was made to Headmaster Mr T Barman.

As a “thank you” to the 23 participants,  they were given a copy of the “Round the Dominion of New Zealand” Board game from our 2020 issue of the New Zealand Founders Bulletin.  The winning essay will be be published in the 2021 Bulletin. 


1.       Hereworth Headmaster Mr T Barman,

          National & Branch President Mrs Paddy Bayley,

          Liam Spence, winner, 

          Harry Eivers, & Caleb Hutchinson, Highly Commended, 

        National & Branch Vice President Mrs Kath La Rooy

2.      Assembly in Hereworth Auditorium