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Prime Minister’s Science Prizes

John Kerr posted in on November 29th, 2012.

The Prime Minister’s Science Prizes, which combine recognition and prize money of $1 million, have been presented in Wellington today. The PM’s Science Prize recognises a transformative science discovery or achievement which has led to an economic, health, social and/or environmental impact on New Zealand, or internationally. This year the prize, worth $500,000, has been […]

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Support scientific curiosity: winning researcher

Peter Griffin posted in on November 17th, 2011.

Science funders need to keep on supporting “blue skies” research — fundamental work that may have no apparent immediate application to industry — says the first woman scientist to take home New Zealand’s most prestigious science medal, biochemist Professor  Christine Winterbourn. The Rutherford Medal — with a $100,000 cheque — was presented to Prof Winterbourn, […]

Newsletter Digest: IgNobels, Kiwi attitudes to science, SciBlogs anniversary

Dacia Herbulock posted in on October 1st, 2010.

What do Kiwis think of science? Next week will see the launch of a study that looks at the public’s perception of science in New Zealand. The research Science and the General Public 2010, is the latest in a series of studies previously undertaken in 2002 and 2005 by the Ministry of Research, Science and […]

Rutherford’s legacy looms large at top science awards

Dacia Herbulock posted in on November 12th, 2008.

Last night, New Zealand’s top scientists were celebrated at the annual Science Honours dinner, hosted by the Royal Society at Te Papa in Wellington. The event was timed to coincide with the 100th anniversary of Ernest Rutherford first learning that he’d been awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry. The evening’s theme extended to include an […]

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