Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search


Hudson congratulates Prime Minister’s Science Prize winner

Brett Hudson

National List MP based in Ōhāriu

Media statement

21 March 2017

Hudson congratulates Prime Minister’s Science Prize winner

Ōhāriu-based National List MP, Brett Hudson, is delighted to hear a Prime Minister’s Science Prize has been awarded to Wellingtonian, and former Onslow College pupil, Catherine Pot.

Ms Pot was awarded the Prime Minister’s Future Scientist Prize for her research into the van der Pauw method, which is used in experimental semiconductor physics and worked to improve the technique so it can be more widely applied.

“Catherine is part of a new generation of Kiwi scientists,” Mr Hudson says. “It’s fantastic to see her recognised for her hard work and commitment to innovation.

“The prize will come with $50,000 for Catherine to use towards her Physics and Mathematics studies at Victoria University. Having carried out the original research at the age of 17, it will be interesting to see just how much she can achieve throughout her studies.

“Catherine marks the third person from Onslow College to win a Prime Minister’s Science Prize since the prizes were introduced in 2009. Onslow should be immensely proud of their commitment to science and the repeated recognition of the work of students and teachers goes to show how top-notch our Ōhāriu schools are.

“The Prime Minister’s Science Prizes aim to celebrate the achievements of talented scientists in New Zealand and attract more young people into science careers. Catherine and the dynamic team at Onslow College make excellent ambassadors for the New Zealand science sector.”


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Another Leader Exiting: Statement From Peter Dunne

I have concluded, based on recent polling, and other soundings I have been taking over the last few weeks, that, the volatility and uncertainty notwithstanding, there is now a mood amongst Ōhāriu voters for a change of MP, which is unlikely to alter...

“I have therefore decided that it is time for me to stand aside, so the people of Ōhāriu can elect a new electorate MP. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On Labour’s Campaign Launch

One of the key motifs of Ardern’s speech was her repeated use of the phrase – “Now, what?” Cleverly, that looks like being Labour’s response to National’s ‘steady as it goes’ warning against not putting the economic ‘gains’ at risk. More>>


Deregistered: Independent Board Decision On Family First

The Board considers that Family First has a purpose to promote its own particular views about marriage and the traditional family that cannot be determined to be for the public benefit in a way previously accepted as charitable... More>>


Transport Policies: Nats' New $10.5bn Roads Of National Significance

National is committing to the next generation of Roads of National Significance, National Party Transport Spokesperson Simon Bridges says. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On Why Labour Isn’t Responsible For Barnaby Joyce

As a desperate Turnbull government tries to treat the Barnaby Joyce affair as a Pauline Hanson fever dream – blame it on the foreigners! We’re the victims of the dastardly New Zealand Labour Party! – our own government has chosen to further that narrative, and make itself an accomplice. More>>


Rail: Greens Back Tauranga – Hamilton – Auckland Service

The Green Party today announced that it will trial a passenger rail service between Auckland, Hamilton and Tauranga starting in 2019, when it is in government. More>>


Housing: Voluntary Rental Warrant Of Fitness For Wellington

Wellington City Council is partnering with the University of Otago, Wellington, to launch a voluntary Rental Warrant of Fitness for minimum housing standards in Wellington, Mayor Justin Lester has announced. More>>





Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election