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Science shines at awards

Sarah-Jane O'Connor posted in on September 9th, 2016.

Four scientists were honoured on Thursday at an awards ceremony that also recognised one of New Zealand’s historic science stars.  The New Zealand Association of Scientists held its awards ceremony in Wellington on Thursday night, recognising long-term fundamental science with significant value for New Zealand. The awards this year included the Beatrice Hill Tinsley Medal, […]

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PM’s Science Prizes – In the News

John Kerr posted in on November 12th, 2015.

Leading scientists, students and teachers have been recognised in the 2015 Prime Minister’s Science Prizes. The prizes, totalling $1 million, were awarded by the Prime Minister in Wellington last night.  Read more about the Prime Minister’s Science Prizes here. The top prize of $500,000 has been awarded to Distinguished Professor Ian Reid and Associate Professors […]

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Prime Minister’s Science Prizes recognise top researchers

John Kerr posted in on November 11th, 2015.

The 2015 Prime Minister’s Science Prizes – which provide a total of $1 million across five categories – have been presented in Wellington today. The prizes recognise the impact of science on New Zealanders’ lives, celebrate the achievements of current scientists and encourage those of the future. The top prize of $500,000 has been awarded […]

Royal Society medals honour 2014’s top researchers

Laura Goodall posted in on November 27th, 2014.

Twelve outstanding New Zealand researchers have been awarded medals at the Royal Society of New Zealand 2014 Research Honours event, held in Wellington on Wednesday night. The Rutherford Medal, the top medal awarded by the Royal Society of New Zealand, was presented to Distinguished Professor Peter Schwerdtfeger of Massey University for his world-leading contribution to […]

Climate scientist honoured in NZ Herald awards

John Kerr posted in on December 16th, 2013.

The New Zealand Herald’s New Zealander of the Year finalists were limited to the under-30s this year but the newspaper did pay tribute some older Kiwi’s making a difference, including NIWA’s Dr David Wratt. An excerpt from the New Zealand Herald’s write up (read in full here): Dr David Wratt says having resources is vital. […]

Research honours recognise achievment

John Kerr posted in on November 28th, 2013.

Outstanding New Zealand researchers have been awarded prestigious medals at the Royal Society of New Zealand 2013 Research Honours event, held in Dunedin last night. A total of ten medals were awarded at the event recognising achievement in a variety of fields. The country’s highest science honour, the Rutherford Medal, was awarded to social scientist […]

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PM’s Science Prize winners announced

Dacia Herbulock posted in on November 12th, 2013.

One million dollars has been awarded to the six winners of this year’s Prime Minister’s Science Prizes. In a ceremony today in Wellington, top prize winners Prof John Boys and Prof Grant Covic were recognised for their impressive track record of innovation stretching back over 20 years. The two University of Auckland engineers have developed and commercialised wireless or inductive […]

Volcanoes to polluted beaches – science and environment stories shine at Canon Awards

Peter Griffin posted in on May 14th, 2013.

On Friday night the print industry celebrated some of the best journalism of the last year at the Canon Media Awards in Auckland. There was a buoyant mood in the ballroom at the Pullman where the awards drew a record crowd. “What was great this year is that the awards were really opened up to […]

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