Kids Can Cook/Be Free Talent Quest

Contestants in the Kids Can Cook competition and Be Free Talent Quest at the recent Bay of Islands P&I Show at Waimate North, as photographed by Peter de Graaf. This year's Kids Can Cook competition was won by Takou Bay's Max Donaldson, 9, for his sesame and ginger salmon. The dance section of the Be Free talent quest was won by sister act The 2 T's (Tihema, 12, and Temamaeroa Riwai, 8); other dancers to make it through to the finals in Kerikeri later this summer are Rosey Robb and Eleanor Gleeson. The winner of the music section was Moerewa 14-year-old Zoe King-Samuels; second place went to guitarist Micah van der Touw of Umawera and third equal to Kaeo/Kerikeri band Transition and duo Guy Yarrall (Paihia) and Arni Bailie-Bellew (Kerikeri).