Debating

competition - Debating

The aim of the debate competition is to develop public speaking, logic and argument skills. The ability to communicate clearly, concisely and effectively is invaluable in today's world. 

The debate competitions can be organised for all levels: Club, Regional and then on to the Final at National level. 

For more information please contact Waikato/Bay of Plenty Field Officer, Casey Huffstutler: casey.huffstutler@youngfarmers.co.nz 027 213 0043

Debating Guidelines 

Debating rules

2018 NATIONAL WINNERS

“Horse should replace four wheel Motorbikes on New Zealand Farms"


Representing the Lincoln Club from the Tasman region debating the affirmative is

  • 1st Speaker - George Gill
  • 2nd Speaker - Jack Ternouth (leaders Reply)
  • 3rd Speaker – Sarah Lockhart

Representing the Hamilton City Cub from Waikato/Bay of plenty region debating the negative

  • 1st Speaker - Memphis Wright (leaders Reply)
  • 2nd Speaker - Rebekah Te Rito
  • 3rd Speaker - Steven Law

Judged by:

  • Eric Roy (NZ Young Farmers Patron)
  • Leon Black (Director of Black Dale Stud and Life member of Thornbury Young Farmers)
  • Dr Christine Christianson (Massey University Research Officer)


Winners: Waikato/Bay of plenty

Best Speaker: Jack Ternouth