Announcing the #NZ Finalists in the 2017 Search for the Next Tech Girl Superhero competition #techgirls #STEM

Announcing the New Zealand Finalists in the 2017 Search for the Next Tech Girl Superhero competition!


This is our first year operating in NZ and we had 50 + teams register, and the quality of the submissions rivals the Australians!


CURE 4 BOREDOM – Tai Tapu School, Christchurch –  NZ C4B is designed to get kids off technology and motivate them to do fun ‘off-device’ activities.

G.I.R.L.S – Hatch Education, Dunedin – It is awesome being a girl but it can also be tough so we have created a portal to a world of help and advice. Our app is a one-stop shop.

THREE MAKAREWA BEES TEAM – BEEFRIEND PI – Makarewa School, Invercargill – The app provides educational information about bees.  We want to make it fun while learning and increase the knowledge about the decreasing bee population.


LEND A HAND – Frankley School, New Plymouth – Our app is all about caring for other people and helping them to a great life. So we are helping the homeless/needy people that don’t have the basics.

EVAC-U-BUDDY – Queen Margaret College, Wellington – Evac-U-Buddy is an app that helps people find shelter during an evacuation. It is aimed at helping people who live in Tsunami unsafe zones or in any area at risk of danger.

LESS STRESS – Frankley School, New Plymouth – Less Stress is an app to help resolve stress and anxiety problems focused on ages 7-12.

SNAP TRAP – CodeCamp, Wellington – At Snap Trap we are making an App to help eradicate pests that kill native animals. The App works with manual traps to one day create a network of people across the community.


AWHINA – Breens Intermediate School, Christchurch – Awhina is an app where students who have been bullied or are being bullied.

On Track Dunedin – Columba College, Dunedin – Our app focuses on improving the health of Dunedin citizens by encouraging them to complete walking tracks around Dunedin.

Enviro-snap – Villa Maria College, Christchurch – Enviro-Snaps goal is to encourage school children to pick up litter around their school and community.

EAT FRESH – St Hilda’s Collegiate School, Dunedin – Our app makes cooking nutritious and healthy food, fun, easy and stress-free, even on a budget.


WASTE NOTE – Sacred Heart College, Wellington – We have made an app that provides consumers with creative ways in which they can recycle their chosen materials.

Rainbow Unicorns Team – Chillax – Samuel Marsden Collegiate School, Wellington – Chillax is an app that helps people relax by allowing them to chose what they want to see, hear, or watch.

COPE APP – Sacred Heart College, Wellington – Cope, is an app created to relieve stress/anxiety.

DRINK MINDER – Hillcrest Girls School, Hamilton – With Drink Minder, users can record and track the number of standard drinks they’ve consumed and can see their progress as they go.

ARCTIC – Kapiti College, Paraparaumu – Our app, Arctic, is an app designed to get people motivated, talk and learn in order to battle mental health issues.

See you at our Wellington showcase at Xero – details available soon!