POSTED: 16 Sep 2017
"This is a massive achievement for us," says kaiako Lovey Chapman. "We have a team of six 11-, 12- and 13-year-olds, none of whom have much experience driving, but they are all pretty enthusiastic."
Sponsored by Modern Transport Engineering, the team might not have proved the fastest, but their three-wheeled invention - all cut, welded and assembled by hand - certainly looks like one of the coolest.
"The cart is called Iti Rearea. That's because it is like a small bird that can scale the heights of the kahikatea."