Team New Zealand 2019 🇳🇿

Team members from the left are: Minnie Tam (14), Josh Nyberg (14), Coach Paula Hugens, Monique Rider (14), Tannin Heeley (15) and Pearce Summerfield (14).

We are Team Aotearoa New Zealand!

The Queenstown Robostormers | Wakatipu Pahoro Taniwha, love mechatronics and we support our young team members to develop and share their passion to become great engineering leaders of the future.

Being part of the FIRST Robotics programs has taught us wider lifelong career skills such as Gracious Professionalism, teamwork, and diversity through the FIRST Core Values.  

FIRST Global will be a huge step up for our rangatahi, we call our team the Robostormers or Pahoro Taniwha, to take by storm with something awesome! We have been competing in FIRST LEGO® League for three years and our achievements include two second place Champions Awards in New Zealand and a Research Award, with a trip to the Asia-Pacific Open Championships in Sydney earlier in 2019. 

We are based in a small but growing town in the far south of Aotearoa called Queenstown, on the shores of Lake Wakatipu, home of the indigenous Ngāi Tahu, kaitiaki of the land. The region is famous for adventure tourism with visitors enjoying skiing, mountain biking, jetboating, bungy jumping, and much more. 

In spite of our remote location, we have big aspirations and goals to punch well above our size, much like the All Blacks©.  Ko ia kahore nei i rapu te kitea, One who does not seek will not find.



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