18 Nov 2010

NZ finalist in projected tour of aid projects

6:00 am on 18 November 2010

A wahine from Te Rarawa and Te Aupouri has made the finals of a competition that will send young people on a 12 week tour of aid projects in disadvantaged communities around the world.

Children's television presenter Katy Thomas, 26, says she jumped at the chance to be considered for the Tear Fund Downunder World Challenge.

Waatea News reports the three finalists are on Facebook and based on visitor votes, the winner will be off to places like Peru, Uganda, Nepal and the Philippines.