Cadets from Pukekohe and Waiuku took part in the Counties District competition for St John earlier in August. The individuals and a team competed in drill, medical and trauma scenarios.
“It was almost a clean sweep,” said Pukekohe divisional manager, Aimee Courtney.
The team was made up of cadets from Pukekohe and Waiuku divisions, while the individual competitors were all from Pukekohe.
“We’re so proud of all the effort they put in,” Aimee said. There was a set up of many scenarios, from medical, communication skills and leadership. There was a gunshot wound and a stabbing scenario they had to deal with,” Aimee said.
Following on from the District competition, Levi and Alwyn from the Pukekohe division, will go on to represent in the individual tasks, while the team of Dylan, Geneivre, Ronan and Hayley will represent at the Northern Region Competition.
This event will take place on Sunday 30 September, in Mount Albert. The local teams will be up against other clubs from Kaitaia to Hamilton area. The St John youth cadet programme focuses on leadership, life skills and fun for young people aged eight to 18.Since you’re here… we have a small favour to ask. More and more people want the Post than ever but advertising revenues across the media are falling fast. And unlike many news organisations, we haven’t put up a paywall – we want to keep our journalism as open as we can. So you can see why we need to ask for your help. The Post’s independent, investigative journalism takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce. With investigative reporting, we often don't know at the beginning how a story will unfold and how long it might take to uncover. This can mean it is costly – particularly as we often face legal threats that attempt to stop our reporting. But we remain committed to raising important questions and exposing wrongdoing. And we do it because we believe our perspective matters – because it might well be your perspective, too. If everyone who reads our reporting, who likes it, helps to support it, our future would be much more secure. For as little as NZ$5, you can support the Post – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Support The Post