Apr 22, 2021


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2011 winner of NZ Google Doodle announced

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In 2011, Google asked young people from across Aotearoa to design their own doodle. The theme was My Wish for New Zealand.

Tamariki between the years 1-1o gathered at the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, on 10th November 2011 and enjoyed a special day celebrating with some doodling fun and special behind the scene tours.

It was announced on the day that the best doodles would be voted on by the public, and one winner will be shown on the Google New Zealand homepages (on both the English and Maori versions) for a day, to be viewed by millions of people.

Dennis Hwang, Googles Webmaster, picked the overall national winner out of the four age group winners. In addition to having the winners doodle hosted on Google New Zealand and Google Maori for 24 hours, the winner’s school will receive $10,000 worth of technology equipment for their school in addition to the interactive white board that they receive as a national age group winner (each age group winner also won a personal laptop).

This year’s winner is Liam Platt, congratulations Liam!

“My wish for NZ is a clean unpolluted environment and the protection of our native creatures. Kia ora tonu te ao Maori.”

Liam Platt
Ponsonby Primary

2 thoughts on “2011 winner of NZ Google Doodle announced

  1. Liam is my Grandson and we are over the moon with pride for what he has achieved.

    Thank you very much.

  2. …congratulations liam on a brilliant ‘google doodle’ – i love the wish & totally support your dream of a clean… green… beautiful & respected country of aotearoa… awsum talent… we’ll be keeping an eye out for you liam…

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