Regional Competitions

The competitions provide a platform for students to showcase their skills in designing, building, and programming robots to compete in various challenges. These events not only foster a spirit of friendly competition but also encourage collaboration, teamwork, and critical thinking. Regional competitions serve as qualifying rounds for the RoboCup Junior National Competition, where individuals and teams from across New Zealand come together to compete at a higher level. They are also a great place to start if you’re a beginner.

If you would like to take part in the competition in your area, please get in touch with your regional coordinator (listed below). If your area doesn’t have a competition and you would like to set one up, the Robotics Education New Zealand Trust will support you to do that. Get in touch with

In 2024 competition entry is FREE!


Contact: Preeti Kahloon

2024 competition date: TBC


Contact: Kathleen Langman

2024 competition date: Saturday, August 3rd - Hillcrest High School Auditorium, Hamilton. 

Rotorua & South Auckland

Contact: Jessica Cathro

2024 competition dates:

Whakatane - Saturday, June 15th - War Memorial Hall Theatre, Whakatane

Rotorua - Saturday, June 29th - John Paul College, Rotorua

South Auckland - Saturday, 27th July - Otara Music Arts Centre, Auckland

Central North Island

Contact: Stephan van Haren

2024 competition date: TBC


Contact: Nathalie Lacaze Campbell

2024 competition date: TBC


Contact: Ryely Burtenshaw-Day

2024 competition date: Saturday, August 17th - Tūranga TSB and Activity Rooms


Contact: Anthony Robins

2024 competition dates: Saturday, June 22nd