Model United Nations Assembly
Save the world, blow it up or just nuke America? Those issues and many others were debated and discussed at the annual Model United Nations Assembly which took place at Auckland Girls Grammar School in June.
The main purpose of the event is to debate the issues such as indigenous rights, the exploitation of child soldiers and whether or not countries such as Israel and Taiwan should be admitted to the General Assembly of the United Nations.
This year Northcote College was fortunate enough to be able to send four teams who represented Tonga, France, Ecuador and Oman. Team Tonga was made up of Vanessa Marriot (12UN) Luke Thomas (12NA) and Laura Kvigstad (12LA). Team Ecuador was made up of Natalia Lu (13BE), Robbie Macdonald (13BE) and James Stebbing (13BE). Team France was made up of James Glenn (13AX), Alex Maitland-Smith (13AX), and Nicolas Ansley (13RV). And last but certainly not least the three Omanians were Jesse Thomas (13AX), Matt Rowley (13AX) and Andrew Hassall (13TG).
These four teams all gave great speeches which were not only informative but entertaining as well. At the end of the two days there was a prize giving in which Oman won $120 worth of Warehouse vouchers. Overall, a big thanks to Mr Ball, for his organisation and support on the day. Lastly, another big thanks has to go to Northcote Rotary for their sponsorship of all four teams, without this help and funding from this organisation, this day wouldn’t have been possible.