Covid-19 came perilously close to scuttling a secondary school music contest that's been held here since 1965, the annual NZCT Chamber Music Contest.
But determined that months of work by the potential contestants wouldn't go to waste, and that it could still pay the musicians employed as adjudicators and coaches, Chamber Music New Zealand's Outreach Coordinator Beckie Lockhart came up with a plan.
Time was against her as she tried to figure out how do things digitally.
The National Semi-finals and Finals will still be live performances and will be held early next month. Lynn Freeman asked Beckie how she pulled it off.