Three small Waikato rural schools benefit from dairy promotion 18 Oct, 2016

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‘Win Cash for your School’

The pupils at Roto-o-Rangi, Wharepapa South and Arohena Schools will have new resources thanks to a promotion by Waikato Milking Systems and Qubik.

Each year the companies hold a four month ‘Win Cash for your School’ rubberware promotion amongst Waikato dairy farmers between May and August.

The competition encouraged local Waikato Primary Schools to get local farmers, families, friends and neighbours to purchase Waikato Milking Systems’ rubberware at their local Qubik branch and nominate their chosen school via the Qubik website. The schools with the highest number of registrations per head stood to win one of three cash prizes.

Waikato Milking Systems and Qubik say the aim of the competition is to give back to clients and local communities.

This year Roto-O-Rangi School at Cambridge took out first prize winning $2,000.00. Wharepapa South School, Te Awamutu came in in second place winning $1,000.00 and Arohena School, Te Awamutu came third winning $500.00.

Waikato Milking Systems’ Gary Feeney and Qubik’s Jason Hare and Nick Heffer visited the schools to present the cheques.

Gary Feeney said it was a real pleasure to learn that the prizes enabled each School to invest in initiatives which might otherwise not be possible.

“The $2000 prize will enable Roto-O-Rangi to invest in height adjustable desks, Wharepapa South pupils will get additional resources and help with a day out and Arohena plans to use its prize to build a cubby house,” he said.

Qubik’s General Manager Jason Hare said he valued “the support from our loyal clients and community and the competition is a great way for us all to support our local schools.

“This year’s competition has been successful with 41 local primary schools receiving nominations from local farmers in their area.”