Science Fair Awards

We support and sponsor two regional awards for secondary students. These awards recognise and reward young people who are focused on making a positive change for our environment.

Environmental Excellence Award

The Environmental Excellence Award is a special category in the Science and Technology Fair held in Whangārei (Central) and in Kerikeri (Far North).

All entrants in the Science and Technology Fair are considered for the Northland Regional Council Environmental Excellence Award.

The prize is awarded to the project which best demonstrates a scientific approach to solving environmental concerns affecting water and land.

About the Award

This award recognises creative and innovative students whose projects demonstrate a strong scientific approach to solving environmental issues and concerns which will in term protect and enhance Northland’s environment. The region’s natural resources sustain our lives. We need to use these resources appropriately and sustainably and consider water and waste management, smarter transport, environmental enhancements and education and community initiatives.

2022 Winners

Science and Technology Fair - Central Northland

  • Hannah and Harshinni Nayyar
    Whangārei Girls' High School | 'Slurp IT! - #Wobbly Water'

Far North Regional Science Fair

Prizes were awarded to the following projects:

  • Craig Wilson 
    Kerikeri High School | 'Pine versus native carbon sequestration'
  • Kane Creighton
    Kerikeri High School | 'Spray and rabbit away'
  • Nicolas Powell
    Kerikeri High School | 'A solar investigation'
  • Nevaeh Taylor and Pippa Sager
    Kerikeri High School |  '5 Waters'

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