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Engineering Excellence Supported by Profession

Media Release
Thursday, 16 June 2005

Engineering Excellence Supported by Profession

Could you be the 2005 New Zealand Engineer of the year? Or has your team run the best engineering project? If you think so, time is running out to apply for the inaugural New Zealand Engineering Excellence Awards (NZEEA). A call for entries close Friday, 1 July 2005.

The awards have been initiated by New Zealand’s engineering profession to highlight the key roles engineers and their organisations play in addressing national goals through innovation, entrepreneurship and development of infrastructure that meets community needs.

The event is staged by a consortium of four partner organisations: Centre for Advanced Engineering (CAE), INGENIUM (Association of Local Government Engineering New Zealand Incorporated), Electricity Engineers’ Association of NZ (EEA) and the Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand (IPENZ). Contributing organisations include: New Zealand Water and Waste Association (NZWWA) and the IPENZ Foundation.

A black-tie awards dinner will be held at the Duxton Hotel in Wellington on 23 November 2005 to present the awards recognising people and activities at the pinnacle of engineering excellence.

Phone 04 4748987 for more information or see the website:


Award categories
Individual Awards:
Award for Excellence in Engineering Journalism 2005
New Zealand Young Engineer of the Year 2005
New Zealand Engineering Entrepreneur of the Year 2005
New Zealand Engineering Innovator of the Year 2005
William Pickering Award for Engineering Leadership 2005

Category Awards
Building, Construction and Amenities
Utilities and Networks
(Water, Waste, Energy, Communications)
Roads and Transport
Information and Communication Technology
Food, Bioprocess and Chemical
Mechanical and Manufacturing
Electrical and Systems
Sustainability and Clean Technology

Supreme Award
The 2005 Supreme Award for New Zealand Engineering Excellence is awarded to the best of the above eight category winners

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