Video | Business Headlines | Internet | Science | Scientific Ethics | Technology | Search


Science New Zealand welcomes PM’s Science Prizes

Science New Zealand

Embargoed until 1.00pm on Friday 23 October 2009


Science New Zealand welcomes PM’s Science Prizes

Science New Zealand warmly welcomes the Prime Minister’s Science Prizes.  The five prizes, worth $1 million, were announced at Plant & Food Research in Mt Albert, Auckland today (Friday) by Prime Minister John Key.

“Two things make them valuable – the money and that they are from the Prime Minister of New Zealand,” says chief executive Anthony Scott.

“The prize money is extremely generous. That alone lifts them above anything else on offer in New Zealand.

“The prizes are well-structured.  They recognise the modern nature of science research, which is as much team-based as individual; the need to encourage interest from an early age; and the need to widely share the challenges, joys and rewards from science.

“To have the Prizes offered from the Prime Minister, on behalf of the nation, adds immeasurably to their value. This very publicly links what we do and who we do it for. 

“The Prizes will undoubtedly lift the profile of New Zealand’s science research and application.  Particularly so for the immense contribution it makes to the nation’s economic, environmental and social well being.  

“The Prizes will unearth stories of achievement, excitement and reward.  They will encourage more people to engage with science, whether they are at school, in media, research, business, or indeed any walk of life.”


© Scoop Media

Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines


Police: Counterfeit Banknotes - Businesses Urged To Be Aware

Wellington Police are asking businesses to be on the lookout for counterfeit money, after fake $50 and $100 banknotes were presented at businesses recently. While Police are making enquiries to establish the source of these banknotes, a person has been ... More>>

Frog Recruitment: Kiwi Workers Reluctant To Make Business Trips Across The Ditch Despite Trans-Tasman Bubble Opening

When the trans-Tasman travel bubble opens today, many Kiwi companies won't be rushing to buy an air ticket, reluctant to cross the ditch to do business. The latest survey conducted by leading recruitment agency, Frog Recruitment of nearly 1,000 New Zealand ... More>>

Tourism: Employers Welcome Back Working Holidaymakers

Tourism businesses gearing up for the return of Australian visitors from next week will be relieved to learn that they will also have access to an offshore pool of much-needed job candidates, Tourism Industry Aotearoa says. Tourism employers around ... More>>

Commerce Commission: Latest Broadband Report Confirms Improved Performance Of Premium Fibre Plans

The latest report from the Commerce Commission’s Measuring Broadband New Zealand programme shows that the performance of Fibre Max plans has improved substantially. This follows a collaboration between the Commission, its independent testing partner, ... More>>

Travel: Air New Zealand Celebrates Busiest Day Since COVID-19

Today is shaping up to be the biggest flying day for the airline since New Zealand closed its borders due to COVID-19. Air New Zealand General Manager Customer Leeanne Langridge says around 42,000 customers will be travelling on nearly 520 Air New Zealand ... More>>

Stats NZ: Prices For Transport And Housing Rise In March 2021 Quarter

Higher prices for transport and housing led to a 0.8 percent lift in the consumers price index in the March 2021 quarter, Stats NZ said today. Prices for getting around rose in the March quarter. Transport prices rose 3.9 percent, the biggest quarterly ... More>>

Stats NZ: New Report Shows Impact Of Demands On Land In New Zealand

A new environmental report released today by the Ministry for the Environment and Stats NZ, presents new data on New Zealand’s land cover, soil quality, and land fragmentation. The land cover data in the report, Our land 2021 , provides the most ... More>>