Thanks to the TV2 Saturday morning show, ‘What Now’, local youngsters now have an exciting opportunity as budding junior reporters to cover the Hororata Night Glow.  The ’What Now’ Kids’ Cam will give a ‘kid’s-eye’ view of the event. Filmed on their own (or their parents) device the Kids’ Cam reporter will cover all the event excitement, provide information on how hot air balloons work, interview a pilot and others involved.

“The filming doesn’t need to be perfect and instructions will be provided prior to the event,” said Night Glow spokesperson, Cindy Driscoll.  “Raw footage is supplied to ‘What Now’ who will edit it into a two minute segment for the show. Potential presenters can either go solo, or do it with a friend (maximum of two reporters working together),” Cindy added.

Children aged between eight and twelve years, attending a Primary School in the Malvern ward, of the Selwyn District, are eligible.

“Send a sixty second audition tape, telling us why you would make a great ‘What Now’ Kids’ Cam reporter for the Hororata Night Glow,” Cindy said.

These can be submitted via the post on the Hororata Facebook page

“The reporter(s) selected will each receive a family pass to the event and auditions must be submitted by Friday, April 2nd.

“Please make sure you include your name, contact phone, email, age, school and parent’s name,” Cindy advised.

By submitting an audition applicants are granting permission for this to be made public and that the parents/guardian of the child/children has granted permission. The Hororata Community Trust and Whitebaitmedia will retain ownership of any audition tapes submitted. The judges will select the reporter, their decision will be final, and no correspondence will be entered into. There will be no monetary payment for the successful reporter(s).