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Awards

In July of each year, the Awards Subcommittee calls for nominations for various awards. The Subcommittee considers the annual Geoscience Society of New Zealand award applications and nominations listed below. The results are usually presented at the annual conference at the end of the year, although there are some exceptions. Applications should be emailed to the current Awards Subcommittee chairperson (see the GSNZ/Structure/National Committee page on this website for contact details). Links below.

General Awards
McKay Hammer
The New Zealand Geophysics Prize
Hochstetter Lecturer
Honorary Member
Kingma Award
Wellman Research Award
Harold Wellman Prize
Pullar-Vucetich Prize
S H Wilson Prize
Werner F Giggenbach Prize
Alan Mason Historical Studies Fund
Young Researcher Travel Grant

Student Awards
Students may also be nominated for General Awards. In particular, the Wellman Research Award and the Young Researcher Travel Grant are given preferentially to younger scientists,
S.J. Hastie Scholarship Fund
Hornibrook Award
New Zealand SAGE Award
Jim Ansell Geophysics Scholarship
The John Beavan Geodetic Fieldwork Award

Other Awards
The Geoscience Society can nominate members for other awards such as those made by the Royal Society of NZ and the Prime Ministers Science Awards. Please contact the Administrator, who will direct you to the most appropriate person.

Past Award recipients

We are pleased to record below the past winners (these are also shown on the individual award pages).

For the McKay Hammer, The New Zealand Geophysics Prize, Hochstetter Lecturer, Honorary Life Members, Kingma Award, Wellman Research Award, Harold Wellman Prize, Pullar-Vucetich PrizeS.J. Hastie Scholarships (formerly Student Research Awards), Hornibrook Award, Jim Ansell Geophysics Scholarship, The John Beavan Geodetic Fieldwork Award, NZ SAGE ScholarshipS H Wilson Prize , Werner Giggenbach Prize, GSNZ Conference Student Awards and Young Researcher Travel Grant.

Except for the Hochstetter Lecture, the year given is the year of the Annual Conference at which the awards were announced.

McKay Hammer Award

Year

Person

From

For publication(s) on

2018
Laura Wallace
GNSFor a body of work that has been transformative in our understanding of the seismic behaviour of the Hikurangi subduction margin.
2017

Joint winners

Daphe Lee

Nicholas Golledge

Otago

Victoria

For a body of work on palaeontology and palaeobotany of southern Zealandia using fossils in Oligocene-Miocene sedimentary deposits.

For a body of work on modelling the Antarctica Ice Sheet.

2016
 Helen Bostock NIWA, Wellington For a body of work devoted largely to palaeoceanogrphy and palaeoclimatology in the New Zealand and wider Southern Hemisphere regions.
2015
Julie Rowland
Auckland
Hydrologic, magmatic, and tectonic controls on hydrothermal flow, Taupo Volcanic Zone, New Zealand: Implications for the formation of epithermal vein deposits.
2014
Kelvin Berryman
GNS
Major earthquakes occurring regularly on an isolated plate boundary fault.
2013
Bruce Hayward
Geomarine Research
The last global extinction (Mid-Pleistocene) of deep-sea benthic foraminifera.
2012
David Barrell
GNS
South Island glacial geomorphology and the record of climate change.
2011
David Lowe
Waikato Tephrochronology.
2010
Simon Cox
GNS Mapping and scientific contributions to understanding the geology of the Southern Alps, focussing on his work on the Aoraki QMAP project.
2009
Brent Alloway
Wellington Tephrochronology and its application to palaeoenvironmental and palaeoclimatic reconstructions.

2008

Andy Nicol

GNS

Research on faults spanning the divide between seismology and structural geology.

2007

Alan Beu

GNS

Marine Mollusca of oxygen isotope stages of the last 2 million years in New Zealand

2006

Tim Naish

GNS

Plio-Pleistocene marine record of Wanganui Basin

2005

Chris Hollis

GNS

KT boundary environmental changes

2004

Phil Shane

Auckland

Tephrostratigraphy & paleoenvironments

2003

Tim Little

Victoria

Southern Alps & Neotectonics

2002

Peter Kamp

Waikato

Fission track thermochronology

2001

Pat Suggate

GNS

Quaternary stratigraphy & coal rank

2000

Chris Adams

GNS

Provenance of NZ terranes

1999

Phil Barnes

NIWA

Southern Hikurangi margin

1998

Lionel Carter

NIWA

Shelf to deep ocean processes

1997

James Crampton

GNS

Inoceramid taxonomy

1996

Peter Koons

Otago

Collision zones and processes

1995

Ian Wright

NIWA

Offshore TVZ volcanism

1994

Nick Mortimer

GNS

Otago Schist

1993

Brad Pillans

Victoria

NZ Quaternary geology

1992

Phil Maxwell

Waimate

Eocene macropaleontology

1991

Werner Giggenbach; Jack Bradshaw

DSIR; Otago

Hydrothermal work; Fiordland petrology

1990

Cam Nelson

Waikato

Carbonate deposits

1989

Chuck Landis & Clark Blake

Otago & USGS

Tectonostratigraphic terranes

1988

Ian Turnbull

NZGS

Southland geology

1987

No award made

-

-

1986

Colin Wilson

Auckland

Taupo eruption

1985

Matt McGlone

DSIR Botany

Quaternary flora, climate

1984

Jarg Pettinga

Canterbury

Southern Hawkes Bay geology

1983

Mike Johnston

NZGS

East Nelson geology

1982

George Walker

Hawaii

Taupo ignimbrites

1981

Vince Neall

Massey

Taranaki volcanicity

1980

Roger Cooper

NZGS

Paleozoic geology and fauna

1979

Simon Nathan

NZGS

West Coast geology

1978

Bruce Hayward

NZGS

Waitakere Ranges geology

1977

Ian Speden

NZGS

Cretaceous geology

1976

Gordon Williams

Otago

Economic geology of N.Z.

1975

Peter Andrews

NZGS

Sedimentology, Torlesse and Otago shelf

1974

No award made

-

-

1973

Graham Bishop

NZGS

Petrology and structural geology

1972

Graham Jenkins

UK

Planktonic Foraminifera

1971

Trevor Hatherton

DSIR Geophysics

Geophysical anomalies and seismicity

1970

George Scott

NZGS

Biometry in micropaleontology

1969

Robert Stoneley

-

East coast decollement

1968

Jim Kennett

Victoria

Kapitean micropal and stratigraphy

1967

No Award made

-

-

1966

Tony Ewart

NZGS

Whakamaru Ignimbrite

1965

Bruce Waterhouse

NZGS

Permian brachiopoda

1964

Bryce Wood

NZGS

Structure of Otago schists

1963

Bernie Gunn & Guyon Warren

NZGS

Geology, Antarctica

1962

Norcott Hornibrook

NZGS

Oamaru foraminifera

1961

Doug Coombs

Otago

Low grade mineral facies

1960

Harold Wellman

Victoria

N.Z. Cretaceous divisions

1959

Max Gage

Canterbury

Glaciations, Waimakariri

1958

Charles Fleming

NZGS

Pecten

1957

Graeme Stevens

NZGS

Geology of the Hutt Valley

The New Zealand Geophysics Prize

Year

For publication(s) by the following on

2018
Ian Hamling et al. "Complex multifault rupture during the 2016 Mw 7.8 Kaikōura earthquake, New Zealand." Science 356(6334).
2017
Grant O'Brien et al. "Spatially and temporally systematic hydrologic changes within large geoengineered landslides, Cromwell Gorge, New Zealand, induced by multiple regional earthquakes." (2016) Journal of Geophysical Research Solid Earth, 121, 8750-8773.
2016
Laura Wallace et al."Slow slip near the trench at the Hikurangi subduction zone, New Zealand." (2016) Science v. 352, p. 701-704.
2015
Tim Stern et al. "A seismic reflection image for the base of a tectonic plate". (2015) Nature v. 518, p. 85-88, doi10.1038/Nature14146
2014
Martin Reyners et al. 2014, "Prolonged Canterbury earthquake sequence linked to widespread weakening of strong crust" Nature Geoscience 7, 34-37.
2013
Stuart Henry et al. "SAHKE geophysical transect reveals crustal and subduction zone structure at the southern Hikurangi margin, New Zealand". Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems. 14(7), 2063-2083.
2012
Simon Cox et al. "Hydrological effects of the Mw 7.1 Darfield (Canterbury) earthquake, 4 September 2010, New Zealand". New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics 55, Issue 3, 231-247. Special Issue: The 2010-2011 Canterbury earthquake sequence.
2011 Bryan Davy et al.  "Gas escape features off New Zealand: evidence of massive release of methane from hydrates". Geophysical Research Letters 37, L21309, 5 PP. 2010.
2010 John Beavan et al. "Near-simultaneous great earthquakes at Tongan megathrust and outer rise in September 2009" Nature August 2010.
2009
Philip E. Wannamaker, T. Grant Caldwell, George R. Jiracek, Virginie Maris, Graham J. Hill, Yasuo Ogawa, Hugh M. Bibby, Stewart L. Bennie & Wiebke Heise. Fluid and deformation regime of an advancing subduction system at Marlborough, New Zealand. Nature 460, 733-736, doi:10.1038/nature08204.
2008
Martin Reyners, Donna Eberhart-Phillips and Graham Stuart.The role of fluids in lower-crustal earthquakes near continental rifts. Nature: 446, 1075-1078.
2007
Hugh Bibby, Grant Caldwell and Colin Brown. Determinable and non-determinable parameters of galvanic distortion in magnetotellurics. Geophysical Journal International, 163(3): 915-930.
2006

Townend J., M. D. Zoback , Stress, strain, and mountain building in central Japan. J. Geophys. Res., 111, B03411, doi:10.1029/2005JB003759.

2005
Wallace L. M., J. Beavan, R. McCaffrey, D. Darby. Subduction zone coupling and tectonic block rotations in the North Island, New Zealand, J. Geophys. Res., 109, B12406, doi:10.1029/2004JB003241. 2004
2004
Timothy A. Little, Martha K. Savage, Basil Tikoff. Relationship between crustal finite strain and seismic anisotropy in the mantle, Pacific-Australia plate boundary zone, South Island, New Zealand, Geophysical Journal International 151 (1), 106-116. doi:10.1046/j.1365-246X.2002.01730.x. 2002
2003  No award
2002 Stern, T., Molnar, P., Okaya, D., Eberhart-Phillips, D. Teleseismic P wave delays and modes of shortening the mantle lithosphere beneath South Island, New Zealand. Journal of Geophysical Research. Solid earth, 105(B9): 21, 615-21, 631. 2000
2001
Beavan J. and Haines A.J. Contemporary horizontal velocity and strain rate fields of the Pacific-Australian plate boundary zone through New Zealand. Journal of Geophysical Research 106: 817-834, 2001.
2000
T.H. Webb and H.J. Anderson. Focal mechanisms of large earthquakes in the North Island of New Zealand: slip partitioning at an oblique active margin, Geophysical Journal International 134:40-86, 1998
1999
G. Caldwell and H.M. Bibby. The instantaneous apparent resistivity tensor: a visualisation scheme for LOTEM electric field measurements. Geophysical Journal International Vol 135: 817-834, 1998.
1998
M. Reyners,R. Robinson,P. McGinty. Plate coupling in the northern South Island and southernmost North Island, as illuminated by earthquake focal mechanisms. Journal of Geophysical Research Vol 102: 15,197 - 15,210, 1997.
1997 F. J. Davey, S. A. Henrys and E. Lodolo. Asymmetric rifting in a continental back-arc basin environment, North Island, New Zealand. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research 68: 209-238, 1995.
1996
J. H. Ansell and S. C. Bannister. Shallow morphology of the subducted Pacific plate along the Hikurangi margin, New Zealand. Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors 93: 3-10, 1996.
1995
A. W. Hurst and S. Sherburn. Volcanic tremor at Ruapehu: characteristics and implications for the resonant source. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics 36: 475-485, 1993.
1994
C. J. Marks and C. D. Rodgers. A retrieval method for atmospheric composition from limb emission measurements. Journal of Geophysical Research 98(D8): 14,939-14,953, 1993.
1993
D. J. Woodward. Inversion of aeromagnetic data using digital terrain models. Geophysics 58(5): 645-652, 1993.
1992
K. R. Gledhill. Evidence for shallow and pervasive seismic anisotropy in the Wellington region, New Zealand. Journal of Geophysical Research 96(B13): 21,503-21,516, 1991.
1991
R. L. Dowden and C. D. D. Adams. (i) Adams & Dowden, VLF group delay of lightning-induced electron precipitation echoes from measurements of phase and amplitude perturbations at two frequencies. Journal of Geophysical Research 95(A3): 2457-2462, 1990.
(ii) Dowden & Adams, Location of lightning-induced electron precipitation from measurement of VLF phase and amplitude perturbations on spaced antennas and on two frequencies.
Journal of Geophysical Research 95(A4): 4135-4145, 1990.
1990
T. A. Stern and U. Ten Brink. Flexural uplift of the Transantarctic Mountains. Journal of Geophysical Research 94(B8): 10,315-10,330, 1989.
1989
M. Uddstrom. Retrieval of atmospheric profiles from satellite radiance data by typical shape function maximum a posteriori simultaneous retrieval estimators. Journal of Applied Meteorology 27: 515-549, 1988.
1988
P. O. Koons. Some thermal and mechanical consequences of rapid uplift: an example from the Southern Alps, New Zealand. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 86: 307-319, 1987.
1987
N. D. Gordon. The Southern Oscillation in New Zealand weather. Monthly Weather Review 114(2): 371-387, 1986.
1986
A. C. Kibblewhite and K. C. Ewans. Wave-wave interactions, microseisms and infrasonic noise in the ocean. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 78(3): 981-994, 1985.
1985
A. J. Haines. A phase-front method:
Papers in Geophysical Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society,
(I) Narrow-frequency-band SH waves, G.J.R.A.S. 72: 783-808, 1983,
(II) Broad-frequency-band SH waves G.J.R.A.S. 77: 43-64, 1984,
(III) Acoustic waves, P- and S- waves G.J.R.A.S. 77: 65-103, 1984.
1984
W. Allan. Quarter-wave ULF pulsations. Planetary and Space Science 31: 323-330, 1983.
1983
W. I. Reilly. Three-dimensional adjustment of geodetic networks using gravity field data.
"Proc. Int. symp. on geodetic networks and computations, Munich 1981. Vol VII, Combination of horizontal, vertical and gravity networks." Deutsche Geodaetische Kommission B: 258/VII: 142-156, 1982.
1982
R. McKibbin and M. J. O'Sullivan. Heat transfer in a layered porous medium heated from below.
Journal of Fluid Mechanics 111: 141-173, 1981.
1981
G. A. Eiby. Earthquakes. Heinemann, Auckland, 209 pp., 1980.
1980

R. Robinson. Variation of energy release, rate of occurrence and b-value of earthquakes in the main seismic region, New Zealand. Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors 18: 209-220, 1979.

1979

R. I. Walcott. Geodetic strains and large earthquakes in the Axial Tectonic Belt of North Island, New Zealand. Journal of Geophysical Research 83: 4419-4429, 1978.

1978
H. M. Bibby. Crustal strain across the Marlborough faults, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics 19: 407-425, 1976.
1977
J. E. Titheridge. (1) Ion transition heights from topside electron density profiles. Planetary & Space Science 24: 229-245, 1976. (2) Plasma temperatures from the Alouette 1 electron density profiles. Planetary & Space Science 24: 247-259, 1976.
1976
J. F. Harper. On the driving forces of Plate Tectonics. Geophysical Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society 40: 465-474, 1975.
1975
S. J. Gibowicz. Stress drops and aftershocks. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America 63: 1433-1446, 1973.
1974
D. A. Christoffel and R. H. K. Falconer. Changes in the direction of sea floor spreading in the South-west Pacific. Magnetic measurements in the Macquarie Ridge region. In Fraser R., International symposium on the oceanography of the South Pacific: Wellington 1972. 524 pp., 233-240, 1973.
1973
M. J. Randall. Multipolar analysis of the mechanisms of deep-focus earthquakes.
In Methods of Computational Physics 12: 267-298, Academic Press, New York, 1972.
1972
G. A. M. King. Spread-F on ionograms. Journal of Atmospheric and Terrestrial Physics 32: 209-221, 1970.
1971
T. Hatherton. Upper mantle inhomogeneity beneath New Zealand: surface manifestations.
Journal of Geophysical Research 75(2): 269-284, 1970.
1970
R. S. Unwin and F.B. Knox. The morphology of the v.h.f. radio aurora at sunspot maximum - IV.
Journal of Atmospheric and Terrestrial Physics 30: 25-46, 1968.
1969
G. F. Risk and M. P. Hochstein. Subsurface measurements on the McMurdo Ice Shelf, Antarctica.
New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics 10: 484-497, 1967.
1968
J. W. Elder. Heat and mass flow in the earth: hydrothermal systems. N.Z. D.S.I R. Bulletin 169: 115 pp2., 1966.

 

SH Wilson Prize

Year

Person
2017
Dave Craw (Otago) for his outstanding contribution to fluid flow associated with gold mineralisation in mountain belts and mine-related environmental issues.
2013
Terry Seward for his outstanding contribution to the field of high temperature geochemistry over the last 40 years.

Hochstetter Lecturer

Year

Person

From

Lecture topic

2019
Bill Fry
GNS
TBC - Distant sourced tsunamis.
2018
Alan Cooper Otago
Tectonics of the Haast Schists.
2017
Dave Craw
Otago
Tectonics and genetics in topographic evolution.
2016
Colin Wilson
Victoria
Supervolcanoes.
2015
Nick Mortimer
GNS
Zealandia - the seventh geological continent; identity, discovery, composition, ancestry and role in our society.
2014
Chris Bromley
GNS
The environmental effects of geothermal development.
2013
Mark Quigley
Canterbury
Canterbury earthquakes.
2012  Mike Issac GNS Oligocene drowning of Zealandia
2011
Russ van Dissen GNS Outcomes from the multi-disciplinary, multi-institutional and highly innovative "Its Our Fault" (IOF) project.
2010
Joel Baker
Victoria A Geochemist's Window into Earth's Origins, History and Future

2009

Kathy Campbell

Auckland

Extreme Life: Terrestrial hot-springs and the search for early life on Earth (and Mars?)

2008

Vern Manville

GNS, Wairakei

The March 2007 Ruapehu Crater Lake breakout lahar

2007

Paul Williams

Auckland

Environmental change: a view from down under

2006

Bruce Hayward

Geomarine Research

Deciphering New Zealands geological and environmental history using foraminiferal microfossils

2005

Jamie Shulmeister

Canterbury

Late Neogene paleoclimate

2004

Andy Tulloch

GNS

The geology of Rakiura (Stewart Island) - magmatic arcs, sedimentary basins and Traps for the unwary

2003

Ian Wright

NIWA

Discovering and understanding submarine volcanoes: the Kermadec Arc sector of the Pacific Ring of Fire

2002

Rupert Sutherland

GNS

Cretaceous-Cenozoic evolution of NZ and Antarctica, and its significance for understanding global plate tectonics

2001

Simon Cox

GNS

Mapping the Southern Alps: an attempt to make sense of the Torlesse

2000

Peter Ballance

Auckland

Cenozoic development of the southwest Pacific - the evolution of a plate boundary

1999

Steve Weaver

Canterbury

Growth and development of mainland continental crust

1998

Shane Cronin

Massey

Volcanic eruption and lahar mechanisms

1997

Tim Stern

Victoria

Crustal structure and the tectonics of a transform plate boundary, from deep crustal seismic studies of southern New Zealand

1996

John Gamble

Victoria

Magma mixing and unmixing in the Earth

1995

Kelvin Berryman

GNS

Deciphering earthquakes from the geologic record &endash; progress in paleoseismology studies in New Zealand

1994

Rick Allis

GNS

Thermal Evolution of Sedimentary Basins

1993

Stuart Simmons

Auckland

Recent work in the Waimangu Geothermal Field

1992

Bruce Houghton

GNS

Fire and water: products and processes of basaltic explosive volcanism

1991

Richard Norris

Otago

When plates collide, recent work on the Alpine Fault in Westland

1990

Brad Pillans

Victoria

Quaternary sea level and climate change: new tests for old theories

1989

Jane Newman

Canterbury

West coast paleo-swamp models

1988

Ewan Fordyce

Otago

The history of whales, oceans and continents: patterns and processes in the southern hemisphere

1987

Martin Reyners

DSIR Geophysics

Big faults and little earthquakes - what do microearthquakes tell us about earth deformation and crustal structure?

1986

Terry Seward

DSIR Chemistry

Metal transport and deposition in active ore-forming hydrothermal systems

1985

Lionel Carter

NZOI

Passage to Hikurangi - the movement of debris from the Southern Alps to the deep Pacific Ocean

1984

Cam Nelson

Waikato

Some preliminary studies of mid-late Cenozoic deep-sea cores from the New Zealand sector of the Southwest Pacific: DSDP Leg 90

1983

Peter Barrett

Victoria

The History of the Antarctic Ice Sheet (?Eocene to Recent)

1982

Bernhard Sprli

Auckland

Trouble in the North - tectonics of Northland and its relation to the rest of New Zealand

1981

Vince Neall

Massey

Collapsing cones and vanishing volcanoes - the instability of a stratovolcano such as Egmont and its hazards to humanity

1980

John Bradshaw

Canterbury

Over the edge: Permian to Cretaceous on the margin of Gondwana

1979

Chris Adams

DSIR INS

New ways with old ages

1978

Dick Walcott

Victoria

Structure and tectonics of the present plate boundary zone in NZ

1977

Roger Cooper

NZGS

NZ in the early Paleozoic

1976

Trevor Hatherton

DSIR Geophysics

Geophysicists, in short, and the sleeping monster

1975

Bob Carter

Otago

The Kaikoura sequence in Fiordland and western Southland- an Oligocene continental margin and its relation to a Miocene-Recent plate boundary

1974

Harold Wellman

Victoria

Plate tectonics and NZ during the last 80 m.y.

 Honorary Life Members

Year

Person

 2018Janet George
 2017 Campbell (Cam) Nelson
2016
 Mike Johnston
2015
 Jack Grant-Mackie
 2014 David Skinner
2013
Bruce Hayward
2012
Simon Nathan
2011 Bruce Thompson

Kingma Award

Year

Person

From

2018
Karen Britten
GNS Science
2017
Jenny Black
GNS Science
2016
Brent Pooley University of Otago
2015
Annette Rodgers
Waikato University
2014
Kerry Swanson
Canterbury University
2013
Marianna Terezow
GNS Science
2012
Delia Strong
GNS Science
2011 Belinda Smith-Lyttle GNS Science
2010  David Heron GNS Science
2009  David Feek Massey University

2008

Iain Matcham

formerly GNS, Lower Hutt

2007

Roger Tremain

GNS, Lower Hutt

2006

Ritchie Sims

Geol. Dept., University of Auckland

2005

Steve Wilcox

NIWA, Wellington

2004

Rob Spiers

Geol. Dept., University of Canterbury

2003

Ben Morrison

GNS, Dunedin

2002

Lisa Northcote

NIWA, Wellington

2001

Dirk Immenga

Dept. Earth Sciences, University of Waikato

2000

John Patterson

School of Earth Sciences, Victoria University

1999

Louise Cotterall; Damian Walls

Auckland University; Otago University

1998

Roger Williams

GNS, Wellington

1997

Richard Garlick

NIWA, Wellington

1996

Greg Foster

NIWA, Wellington

1995

Mike Trinder

Geol. Dept. University of Otago

1994

Andrew Sutton

Geol. Dept., Victoria University

1993

No award made

-

1992

Andrew Grebneff

Geol. Dept., University of Otago

1991

Stephen Brown

Geol. Dept., University of Canterbury

1990

Vic O'Connor

Tonkin & Taylor Ltd., Auckland

1989

Stephen Bergin

Rock and Soil Mechanics Lab., University of Waikato

1988

Jane Forsyth

NZGS, Dunedin

1987

Vaughan Stagpoole

Geophysics Division, Wairakei

1986

Arthur Alloway

Geol. Dept., University of Canterbury

1985

Martin Little

Geol. Dept., University of Auckland

1984

June Cahill

NZGS, Lower Hutt

1983

Edward Pak

Geothermal Institute, University of Auckland

1982

John Mitchell

NZ Oceanographic Institute, Wellington

1981

Brad Scott; Glen Coates

NZGS, Rotorua; NZGS Christchurch

1980

Keith Calder

Geol. Dept., Victoria University of Wellington

1979

Barry Burt

NZGS, Lower Hutt

1978

John Simes

NZGS, Lower Hutt

1977

Neville Orr

NZGS, Lower Hutt

1976

Christine Whiteford

Geophysics Division, Wellington

1975

D.R. Petty

NZGS, Otara

Pullar-Vucetich Award

Year

Person

From

For work on

2018
Magret Damaschke
Massey University
Tephrostratigraphic research into the eruptive history of Mount Taranaki.
2016
Jenni Hopkins
Victoria
A new way for identifying cryptotephras in lacustrine sediment cores.
2012
Natalia Pardo Massey Reconstructing the largest explosive eruptions of Mt. Ruapehu.
2010 Michael Turner Macquarie University Oxidation states in titanomagnetites to distinguish the different eruption styles of Mt Taranaki.  

2008

Maria Gehrels

Plymouth University

Cryptotephras in northern New Zealand.

2006

Brad Pillans

ANU

Pleistocene silicic tephras of Wanganui Basin

2004

Alan Palmer

Massey

Onland and offshore tephra studies

2002

Vicki Smith

Auckland

Okataina Volcanic Centre

2000

Dennis Eden

Palmerston North

Multi-sourced distal tephras and landscape evolution, eastern North Island

1998

Shane Cronin

Massey

Tephra identification and Ruapehu and Tongariro ring plains

1996

Susan Donoghue

Massey/HKU

Tephrostratigraphic work on style of prehistoric eruptions, Mt Ruapehu

1994

Brent Alloway

Auckland

Tephrostratigraphy and chronology of the Taranaki and Wanganui regions

1992

Phil Shane

Victoria

Plio-Pleistocene tephrostratigraphic correlations in southern North Island

1988

No award made

-

-

1986

David Lowe

Waikato

Quaternary tephrostratigraphy of the Waikato Basin

Harold Wellman Prize

Year

Person

From

Fossil find

2018
Helen Bint
Chatham Island
Chatham Island Palaeocene fossil sponges.
2017
Ian GearyOtago University Rich Pliocene plant fossil beds Beachlands, Auckland.
2016
Sue Maxwell
Otago Museum
Discovery of fossil material which was identified as the holotype of the extinct leatherback turtle Psephophorus terrypratchetti.
2014

Leigh Love

Adrian & Thomas King


Discovery of a new species of Paleocene bird (Australornis lovei)in the Waipara greensand deposits of North Canterbury.

Discovery of a very well preserved flatfish fossil from the shallow marine-deposited Titiokura Fm, Te Pohue, western Hawke's Bay.

2013
Julian Thomson
Otago
Fossil partial lower jaw of a large baleen whale.
2012 Barry Douglas & Jon Lundqvist Otago University 1978-79 discovery of the "St Bathans fauna" in the Manuherikia Group.
2011
Leonard Bloksberg Auckland Late Cretaceous mosasaur coprolite.
2010
Greg Browne GNS
Late Cretaceous dinosaur footprints NW Nelson.
2009
Uwe Kaulfus Otago University New fossil insects in New Zealand.

2008

Dave Allen

New Plymouth

Marine bird skulls in Pliocene sediments near Hawera.

2007

Robert Holmes

Chatham Island

A Mid Pleistocene marine fauna raised 200m above sea level on the Chatham Is

2006

Hamilton Junior Naturalist Club

Hamilton

Paleogene fossil penguin, Kawhia Harbour

2005

Jane Hill

Whangarei

Fossil marine turtle

2004

Richard Kohler

Otago

Late Cretaceous fossil fish, Pitt Island

2003

Jennifer Bannister

Otago

Tertiary fungi and flowers

2002

Bill Lee

Oamaru

North Otago Miocene mollusca, dolphin, whale locality

2001

Don Haw

-

Initial discovery of reptile bones in Mangahouanga Stream

2000

Liz Kennedy

Wellington

Oldest NZ fossil flowers (Late Cretaceous)

1999

Brendan Hayes

Auckland

First Jurassic dinosaur bone in NZ

1998

Malcolm Simpson

Auckland

First Cambrian fossils in New Zealand

1997

Al Mannering

Canterbury Museum

Paleocene penguin fossils from Waipara area

1996

Bruce Dix

Wellington

Fossil intertidal invertebrates, Cape Turakirae

1995

Phil Ford

Otago

First NZ Permian conodonts

1994

Rodney Grapes

Wellington

Late Triassic radiolaria in Torlesse rocks, Orongorongo River

1993

Graeme Dodd

Southland

Dactylioceras cf anquinum, first Ururoan indicator in South Island

1992

Chris Carey

Nelson

First fossil sulphur-reducing black smoker-type fauna in NZ waters

1991

Stuart Owen

Otago

Amrnonoids in the top of the Maitai Group

1990

Phil Moore

Wellington

Fossil discoveries on offshore islands and in eastern North Island

1989

Richard Cotton

Otago

Mid Permian fusulinid foraminifera, Canterbury

Wellman Research Award

Year

Person

From

For

2018
Stephanie Junior
Otago
As to whether Au concentration, residence and mobility correlates to mantle chemistry, which may provide a new understanding of preferential emplacement of gold in Earth's crust.
2017
James Veitch
Massey
To utilise 10Be concentrations in alluvial and dune sediments as a proxy for major catchment disturbance in the Ruamahanga catchment, Wairarapa, during the late-glacial to Holocene.
2016
Rosie Cole
Otago
To experimentally reproduce interactions between deforming lava bodies and ice, to better understand processes involved with glaciovolcanic eruptions.
2015
Jack Williams
Otago
Alpine Fault zone structure.
2014
Eric Breard
Massey
Physical modelling of pyroclastic density currents.
2013
Sarah Bastin
Canterbury
Palaeo-liquefaction research.
2012
Paul Ashwell
Canterbury The collapse and inflation of erupting lava domes.
2011
Felix Marx Otago Living & fossil baleen whales.
2010
Greg De Pascale
Canterbury In-depth investigation to define the most recent dynamics of the Alpine Fault, the largest source of seismic hazard on the South Island.
2009
William Ries Victoria Locating active faults in eroded landscapes (Sth Taranaki) by developing a GIS extension to digitally analyse various geomorphic features.

2008

Alastair Clement

Massey

The geomorphic evolution of the lower Manawatu Valley, North Island.

2007

Deborah Crowley

Massey

Late Miocene-Pliocene Rangiauria Breccia of Pitt and Mangere Islands, Chathams Island

2006

no award made

-

-

2005

Katherine Holt

Massey

Quaternary stratigraphy,Chatham Islands

2004

Alex Winter-Billington

Victoria

Hydrology and motion of Brewster Glacier

2003

Philip Burge

Canterbury

Fossil beetles and timing of glaciation in New Zealand

2002

Derek Birks

Massey

Volcanic events on SW flanks of Mount Taranaki

2001

Richard Smith

Waikato

Magma residence times by ion microprobe analyses of zircon

Hornibrook Award

Year

Person

From

For

2017
Michaela Dobson
AucklandAnalysis of different facies in the Hells Gate, Rotorua, geothermal study area to stratigraphically reconstruct the evolution of this site.
2013

Matthew Ryan

&

Callum Rees

Victoria

 

Massey

Study of East Tasman Sea cores to provide records of vegetation-climate events for the past 500 kyr.

 Stratigraphic investigation of Pohangina Valley.

2011
John Irons Massey
Oligocene outliers, Coromandel Peninsula.
2009

Rosemary Cody

Joshu Mountjoy

Victoria

Canterbury

Paleoenvironmental evolution of major ocean/climate systems in the southwestern Pacific.

High resolution seismic data and seismic stratigraphy methods to characterise complex and poorly understood submarine canyon processes.

2002

Dan Hikuroa

Auckland

Jurassic Latady Formation, Antarctica

2001

Kate Wilson

Massey

Quaternary paleoceanography, ODP 1119

2000

Avon McIntyre

Waikato

Wanganui Basin stratigraphy

1998

Andrei van Dusschoten

Otago

Stratigraphy and paleontology of Torlesse rocks, Balmacaan Stream

1996

Shaun Hayton

Waikato

Miocene-Pliocene sequence stratigraphy, Wanganui basin

Jim Ansell Geophysics Scholarship

Year

Person

University
2018
Shreya Kanakiya
Auckland
2017
Clarrie Macklin
Victoria
2016
Hubert Zal
Victoria
2015
Steven SewellVictoria
2014
Calum Chamberlain
Victoria
2013
Rachel HeckelsVictoria
2011 Carolin Boese Victoria

2010

Zara Rawlinson

Victoria

2009

Jessica Johnson Victoria

Victoria

2008

Daniel Bassett

Victoria

2007

Gareth Crutchley

Otago

2006

Katherine Bodger Canterbury

2005

Stacey Dravitski Victoria

2004

Frank Drost Victoria
2003
 Unknown  
2002
Jennifer Eccles
Auckland
2001
Wanda Stratford
Victoria
2000
Anna Pulford Victoria
1999
Niels Bormann
Victoria
1998
Darryn Wise
Auckland
1997
Stefan Kleffmann
Victoria
1996
Andrew Cavill
Victoria
1995
Vaughan Stagpoole

Victoria

The John Beavan Geodetic Fieldwork Award

Year

Person

From

For

2018
Emma Cody
MasseyQuantifying slope response to glacial retreat in the Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park with emphasis on the mechanics, processes and risks posed by these failure events.
2017
Not awarded
  
2016
Robert PickleAuckland
Geodetic surveys in the upper North Island to investigate active deformation of the Hauraki Rift.
2015
Sam Taylor-OfordVictoriaTemporal, spatial, and seismic response of the Tasman Glacier to changing basal water pressure.

S.J. Hastie Scholarships (since 2001) and Student Research Awards (1983-2000)

Year

People and universities (on rotation prior to 1995)

2018
TBC (Auckland), Holly Harvey-Wishart (Waikato), Hannah Walters (Massey), Phillipa Morris (Victoria), Abbey Douglas (Canterbury), Rilee Thomas (Otago).
2017
Alex Davidson (Auckland), Krystal Geraghty (Waikato), Hannah Harvey (Massey), Clarrie Macklin (Victoria), Thomas Brough & Janina Gillies (joint, Canterbury), Catherine Sangster (Otago).
2016
Jonathan Simpson (Auckland), Noel Bates (Waikato), Pete McGowan (Massey), Adam Thomas (Victoria), Sarah Smithies (Canterbury), Emma Scanlon (Otago)
2015
Ashleigh Fromont (Auckland), Anna Eames (Waikato), Grace Marcroft (Massey), Leise Cochrane (Victoria), Regine Morgenstern (Canterbury), Edward Perkins (Otago).
2014
Anya Leenman (Auckland), Jesse Beetham (Waikato), Rickus Van Niekerk (Massey), Christoph Kraus (Victoria), Luke Mahon (Canterbury), Dylan Baker (Otago).
2013
Scott McGowan (Auckland), Meliisa Kleyburg (Wailkato), Callum Rees (Massey), Shane Rooyakkers (Victoria), Grace O'Sullivan (Canterbury), Nichole Moerhuis (Otago).
2012
Erin Skinner (Auckland), Benjamin Clifford Simons (Waikato), Shirley May Gates (Massey), Grant O'Brien (Victoria), Emma Rhodes (Canterbury), Imogen Browne (Otago).
2011
James Conway (Auckland), Diana Macpherson (Waikato), John Irons (Massey), Jane Chewings (Victoria), Alan Eastwood (Canterbury), Betina Fleming (Otago).
2010
Saskia de Vilder (Auckland), Megan Brink (Waikato), Claire Shepherd (Massey), Tom Golding & Denise Fernandez, joint recipients (Victoria), Charlotte Stephens-Brown (Canterbury), Hannah Scott (Otago).
2009 Scott Carruthers (Auckland), April Christina Gibson (Waikato), Andrea Logan (Canterbury), Emma Phillips (Massey), Zara Rawlinson (Victoria), Tim Elliot (Otago).

2008

Catherine Frericks (Auckland), Larissa Claire Macmillan (Waikato), Mathew Clark (Canterbury), Ruth Hinz (Massey), John Creech (Victoria), Luke Hayhoe Easterbrook-Clarke (Otago).

2007

Helen Cocker (Auckland), Bradley Hopcroft (Waikato), Clare Robertson (Massey), Daniel Bassett (VUW), Marian Islay Laird (Canterbury), Campbell Ryland (Otago)

2006

Alison Kirkby (Auckland), Alison Graettinger (Waikato), Anja Moebis (Massey), Aidan Allan (VUW), Brendan Duffy (Canterbury), Bridgette Lewis (Otago)

2005

Katy Ward (Auckland), Jeremy Titjen (Waikato), Leila Chrysall (Massey), Hannu Seebeck (VUW), Rose Turnbull (Canterbury), Emilie Guegan (Otago)

2004

Joanna Graaf (Auckland), Rodney Milner (Waikato), Kim Martelli (Massey), Andrew McCarthy (Victoria), Joanna Lea (Canterbury), Matthew Hughes (Lincoln), James Scott (Otago)

2003

Christopher Hughes (Auckland), Ruth Basher (Waikato), Katherine Holt (Manawatu), Glenn Hughes (Wellington), Joshua Mountjoy (Canterbury), Jamie Ward (Otago)

2002

Anne Morrell (Auckland), Michael Fitzgerald (Waikato), Michael Turner (Massey), Matt Hill (Victoria), Andrew Burgess (Canterbury), Ray Marx (Otago)

2001

Craig Noble (Auckland), Austin Hendy (Waikato), Kathryn Wilson (Massey), Bridget Ayling (Victoria), Tanya Ewing (Canterbury), Carolyn Phillips (Otago)

2000

Erin Hollinger (Auckland), Geoff Kilgour (Waikato), Jonathan Proctor (Massey), Rith Wightman (Victoria), Tom Lucas (Canterbury), Eric Osterberger (Otago)

1999

Virginia Toy (Auckland), Graham Leonard (Canterbury), Michele D'Ath (Massey), Matthew Grant (Victoria), Wayne Gunn (Waikato), Brendan Norrie (Otago)

1998

David Tillick (Auckland), Heidi Wehrmann (Waikato), Lynda McGrory (Massey), Emily Chetwin (Victoria), Karl Spinks (Canterbury), John Becker (Otago)

1997

Justin Franklin (Auckland), Philippa Earl (Canterbury), Hannah Brackley (Massey), Craig Wright (Otago), Dene Carroll (Victoria), Caroline Guay (Waikato)

1996

Alison Sprott (Auckland), Anekant Wandres (Canterbury), Josh Adams (Massey), Sarah Jones (Otago), John Rampton (Victoria), Glen Murrell (Waikato)

1995

Catherine Reid (Auckland), Nicola Litchfield (Canterbury), Brenda Rosser (Massey), Mark Henderson (Otago), Julie Lee (Victoria), Deborah Bowyer (Waikato)

1994

Kay Cooper (Canterbury), Eric Wilson (Victoria), Rochelle Hanson (Waikato)

1993

Guy Simpson (Otago), Scott Keeling (Massey), Jan Lindsay (Auckland)

1992

Richard Justice (Canterbury), Stuart Gerritson (Waikato), unknown (Victoria)

1991

Barry O'Connor (Auckland), Andrew Wards (Massey), John Youngson (Otago)

1990

Michael Rosenberg (Waikato), Tod Waight (Canterbury)

1989

Joel Baker (Victoria), Keenan Jennings (Auckland)

1988

Andrew Constantine (Otago), Robert Lieffering (Massey)

1987

P.R. Cochrane (Waikato), M. Stewart (Canterbury)

1986

Jonathan Keall (Victoria), Richard Ruddock (Auckland)

1985

Joanna Tompkins (Massey), James Crampton & Scott Nicol (Otago)

1984

John Utley (Waikato), Michael Johnston (Canterbury)

1983

Cornel de Ronde (Auckland), Lisa Foley (Victoria)

Young Researcher Travel Grant

Year

Person

Purpose

2018

Stephanie Junior (Otago)

Mirja Heinrich (Auckland)

Australian Synchrotron New User Symposium.

Cities on Volcanoes Conference.

2017
May Sas, Charline Lormand, Emanuele Giacalone, Elham Yousefzadeh, Sonja Bermudez, Rosie Cole
Attendance of the IAVCEI 2017 Scientific Assembly, Volcano Geology Workshop and Urbino Summer School on Paleoclimatology.
2016
Not awarded
 
2015Greer Gilmer (Otago), Braden Walsh (Massey), Katrina Sauer (Otago), Ben Hines (VUW) Southern Connections Congress, AGU, AGU and Urbino Summer School respectively.
2014
Hamish Cattrell (Canterbury), Latashia Wyering (Canterbury), Daniel Blake (Canterbury), Claire Shepherd (VUW & GNS), Jack Williams (Otago)
World Geothermal Congress, GSA conference, Cities on Vocanoes, Climatic and Biotic events of the Paleogene, Gordon Research Conference and Workshop respectivel.
2013
Ben Moorhouse (Otago), Katrin Wellnitz (Otago), Kristina Pascher (VUW), Matt Maughan (Otago), Tom Czertowicz (Otago)
International workshop on Volcano geology, EGU, Climatic and Biotic events of the Paleogene, EGU, EGU respectively.
2012 Pontus Lurcock
To attend AGU
2011
Robert Tinkler (Massey University) Travel to INQUA

NZ SAGE Scholarship

Year

Person

University

2018
Clarrie Macklin
Victoria
2017
Not awarded  
2016
Sam Taylor-Offord
Victoria
2015

Ashleigh Fromont

Auckland
2014
Ben Ross
Otago
2013
Anton GulleyAuckland
2012
Not awarded
 
2011 Richard Davy Victoria

2010

Katharina Unglert

Victoria

2009

Not awarded


2008

Jessica Johnson

Victoria

2007

Not awarded

 

2006

Not awarded

 

2005

Anna Leslie

Otago

2004

Not awarded

 

2003

Emma Davies

Canterbury

2002

Michelle Salmon

Victoria

2001

Huw Horgan

Victoria

2000

Michael Finnemore

Canterbury

Werner Giggenbach Prize

Year

Person

2017
Simon Barker (Auckland University)
2016
Joanna Druzbicka
2015
Christian Timm (GNS Science)
 2014Shaun Barker (Waikato University)

Conference Student Awards

Year

Conference

Awardees

2018
Napier
Best Paper - Alec Yates (Victoria). Runners up James Clarke (Auckland) and Jonathon Simpson (Auckland). Best Poster - Janina Gillies (Canterbury). Runners up - Fee Arens (University of Bristol) and Clarrie Macklin (Victoria).
2017
Auckland
Best Paper - Marcus Richards (Otago), runners-up Tom Robertson (Waikato) & Ermanno Brosch (Massey).Best Poster - Stephanie Gates (Canterbury), runners-up Sneha Suresh (Auckland) & Brooke Waterson (Auckland). Best Honours presentation - Stephen Piva (Monash).
2016
WanakaBest Paper - Joint winners: Chris Tulley (Otago), Adam Thomas (Victoria) and Rebecca Parker (Otago)
Best Poster - Winner: Christine McLachlan (Otago). Joint runners up: Jack Williams (Otago) and Mirja Heinrich (Auckland)

2015
Wellington
Best paper - Winner Madison Frank (Otago), Joint 2nd Sam Webber (Victoria) and Eva Sutter (Victoria)
Best poster - Joint winners Francesco Civilini (Victoria), Emily Warren-Smith (Victoria) and India Ansell (Victoria)

2014
Massey

Best papers - Winner: Juliet Sefton (Victoria). Runners up: Thomas Czertowicz (Otago), Robert Bossenecker (Otago).

Best posters - Winner: Yoshihiro Tanaka (Otago). Runners up: James Griffiths (Otago), Vince Pettinger (Otago).

2013
Canterbury
Best papers - Winner: Cathal Reilly (GNS and University College, Dublin. Tied runners-up - Nicholas Riordan, (Canterbury) and James Cowlyn, (Canterbury).

Best posters - Winner: Emma Rhodes, (Canterbury). Second: Katy Chamberlain, (Victoria).

2012
 Waikato

Best papers - Winner: Joshua Blackstock (Canterbury), 1st runner up: Bethany Fox (Otago), 2nd runner up: Ernestynne Walsh (Victoria).

Best posters -  Winner: Christine Fildes (Auckland), 1st runner up: Jesse Dimech (Victoria), 2nd runner up : Joe Prebble (Victoria).

2011  Nelson

Best papers - Winner: David Dempsey, (Auckland). Winner also to attend IGC as part of this prize. Second: Paul Ashwell (Canterbury). Third: Joe Prebble (Victoria).

Best posters - Winner: Hannah Scott (Otago). Winner also to attend IGC as part of this prize. Second: Megan Baddiley (Auckland). Third: Sanne Maas (Victoria).

2010
 Auckland

Best papers - Winner: Sonja Storm, Auckland. Second: David Dempsey, Auckland. Third: Zara Rawlinson Victoria.

Best posters - Winner: Melissa Rotella, Victoria. Second: Sophia Kufner, Victoria. Third: Adam Pochee, Auckland.

2009
 Oamaru

Best papers - Winner: Felix Marx, Otago; Runners-up: Christian Ohneiser, Otago and Ian Schipper, Otago.

Best posters - First equal: Yannik Behr, Victoria and Faye Nelson, Otago; Third: Kirsty Tinto / Bob Dagg, Otago.

2008

 Wellington

Best papers - Winner: Rachael Rhodes, University of Victoria, Runner-up: Kimberly Andrews Univeristy of Victoria.

Best posters - Winner: Charlotte King, University of Otago, Runner-up: Sam Hampton, University of Canterbury.

2007

Tauranga

Best Papers - Winner: Thomas Whittaker, University of Waikato "Speleothems and the climate record". Merit: Aidan Allan, VUW "Silicic tephras from ODP 1123" and Anya Mueller, U Canterbury "Round Top rock avalanche".

Best Posters - Winner: Lisa Pearson, University of Waikato "Sediments of Lake Rotorua". Merit: Jesse Robertson, U Otago "Alpine Fault mylonites" and Martin Schiller, VUW "26Al-26Mg isotopic dating".

2006

Palmerston N

Best Talk: Verne Pere (Canterbury). Merit Talks: Vasso Mouslopoulou (VUW) and Kate Wilson (VUW)

Best Poster: Anke Zernack (Massey). Merit Posters: Naomi Matthews (Canterbury) and Rose Turnbull (Canterbury)

2005

Kaikoura

Best Oral: Ruth Wightman (Victoria). Merit Oral: Rachel Crimp (Massey), Samuel Marx (U Queensland), Cathy Joanne (U Nice, France)

Best Poster: Jeremy Cole-Baker (Waikato). Merit Poster: Tariq Rahiman (Canterbury), Tracey Bear (Waikato)

2004

Taupo

Best Oral: Vicky Smith (Auckland). Merit Oral: Bridget Lynne (Auckland), James Scott (Otago)

Best Poster: Karl Spinks (Canterbury). Merit poster: Kate Bodger, Jeff Fraser (Canterbury)

2003

Dunedin

Best Oral: Shaun Barker (Otago). Merit Oral: Dougal Mason (Victoria), Karl Spinks (Canterbury)

Best Poster: Marion Walls (Victoria). Merit Poster: Kyle Bland (Waikato), Darren Gravley (Canterbury)

2002

Whangarei

Best Oral: Matt Boyd (Auckland). Merit Oral: Erin Newton (Otago), Jennifer Eccles (Auckland)

Best Poster: Austin Hendy & Adam Vonk (Waikato). Merit Poster: Cara Lauder (Waikato), Linda Congdon (Canterbury)

2001

Hamilton

Best Oral: Kyle Bland (Waikato). Merit Oral: Maureen Marra (Victoria), Heather Cempbell (Otago)

Best Poster: Stephen Read (Otago). Merit Poster: Geoff Kilgour (Waikato), Darran Gravley (Canterbury)

Solid Energy North Award (Best Applied Earth Science paper): Marion Irwin (Auckland)

2000

Wellington

Best Oral: Ursula Cochran (Victoria). Merit Oral: Cliff Atkins (Victoria), Gren Timbrell (Auckland)

Best Poster: Eric Osterberger (Otago). Merit Poster: Matt Howard

1999

Palmerston N

Best Oral: Jeanette Gillespie (Waikato). Merit Oral: Marty Young (Victoria), Anekant Wandres (Canterbury)

Best poster: Jo Horrocks (Waikato). Merit posters: Chris Anderson (Massey), Avon McIntyre (Waikato)

1998

Christchurch

Best Oral: Christine Simpson (Waikato). Merit Oral: Nicola Litchfield (Otago), Richard Jongens (Canterbury)

Best Poster: David Thomas (Otago). Merit Poster: Annemarie Christopherson (Victoria), Adam Vonk (Waikato)

1997

Wellington

Best Oral: Chris Anderson, Brett Robinson (Massey). Merit Oral: Peter Webb (Victoria), Mark Armstrong (Canterbury), Kate McHaffie (Victoria)

Best Poster: Marian Hanson (Otago). Merit Poster: Doris Maicher (Otago), Ulrike Martin (Otago), Ed Ladley (Otago), Jon Lindqvist (Otago)

1996

Dunedin

Best Oral: Michelle Markley (Otago). Merit Oral: Rina Herdianta (Auckland)

Best Poster: Dougal Townsend (Victoria). Merit Oral: Jens Richnow (Canterbury)

1995

Auckland

Best oral: C. Miller (Auckland)

1994

New Plymouth

?

1993

Wellington

?

1992

Christchurch

Best Oral: Simon Cox (Otago). Merit Oral: Jeanette Gillespie (Waikato), Phil Shane (Victoria)

Best Poster: K.A. Hodgson (Massey)

1991

Palmerston N

Oral: Stuart Owen (Otago); S.L. Donoghue (Massey)

Poster: Phil Shane (Victoria)

1990

Napier

Best Oral: Joann Lihou (Victoria). Merit Oral: Hugh Cowan (Canterbury)

Best Poster: Ann Melhuish (Victoria). Merit Poster: K.A. Hodgson (Massey)

1989

Auckland

Best Oral: Andrew Allibone (Otago), Dan Bishop (Victoria)

1988

Hamilton

Best Oral: S. Soengkono (Auckland), R.M. Newnham (Auckland)

1987

Dunedin

Best Oral: Stephen Stokes (Waikato)

1986

Palmerston N

Best Oral: Mike Johnston (Canterbury)

1985

Christchurch

Best Oral: Mark Rattenbury (Otago)

1984

Wellington

Best Oral: Sally Davenport (Victoria), Duane Gibson (Auckland)

1983

Auckland

Best Oral: Linda Fergusson (Canterbury)

1982

Dunedin

Best Oral: Ian Paintin (Victoria), Kate Pound (Otago)

1981

Hamilton

Best Oral: Bill Hackett (Victoria)

1980

Christchurch

Best Oral: Jane Newman (Canterbury), Chris Ward (Otago)

1979

Nelson

Best Oral: Ian Pringle (Otago)

1978*

Auckland

Best Oral: Brad Pillans (James Cook University, Queensland), Peter Kamp (Waikato)

1977

Queenstown

Best Oral: Ewan Fordyce (Canterbury). Merit Oral: George Gibson (Otago), D. McConchie (Canterbury), Andy Tulloch (Otago)

1976

Hamilton

Best Oral: Jarg Pettinga (Auckland). Merit Oral: Bruce Houghton (Otago), D.C. Lawton (Auckland)

1975

Kaikoura

Best Oral: Fiona Hyden (Otago). Merit Oral: Huntly Cutten (Canterbury), Jeff Bryant (Canterbury)

1974

Wellington

Best Oral: R. Howorth (Victoria). Merit Oral: Bruce Hayward (Auckland), John Sinton (Otago)

* meeting actually held in Jan 1979