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The Awards Subcommittee of the Geoscience Society chaired by the Vice-President makes a number of annual and other awards. These are usually announced and presented at the Annual Conference in November or December. The following are links to the Rules & Bylaws page that describe the Terms and Conditions of each Award.

Royal Society NZ awards here and Prime Minister's Science Prizes here .

2003 Kingma Award

Previous winners of these awards can be seen following the award descriptions.

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
  • Awards exclusively for Students

  • S.J. Hastie Scholarship Fund
  • Hornibrook Award
  • New Zealand SAGE Award
  • Jim Ansell Geophysics Scholarship
  • GSNZ Conference Student Paper Award
  • GSNZ Conference Student Poster Award
  • Note that students may be nominated for General Awards. In particular, the Wellman Research Award (above) is given preferentially to younger scientists
  • Awards of a geological nature by other organisations

  • Sarah Beanland Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • Other

    The Geoscience Society can and does nominate members for other awards such as those made by the Royal Society of NZ. Contact any committee member if you would like GSNZ to support a nomination. Some GSNZ branches also have their own student talk awards.

    Nominations for GSNZ Awards (general information)

    In July of each year, the Awards Subcommittee calls for nominations for various awards. These should be emailed to the Awards Subcommittee chairperson given on the individual nomination forms. The closing date for nominations is generally mid September. Awards are presented at the GSNZ Annual Conference. For a summary of the awards click here. Nomination forms for each award are downloadable below.

    When making nominations, please refer to the full by-laws covering these awards, including eligibility and nomination requirements (see links above).

    Previous Award Winners

    We are pleased to record below the winners of 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, NZ SAGE ScholarshipGSNZ Conference Student Awards and Young Researcher Travel Grant. If anyone has any corrections, please contact the committee member responsible for the website. Except for the Hochstetter Lecture, the year given is the year of the Annual Conference at which the awards were announced.

    McKay Hammer Award

    The McKay Hammer is awarded to the author or authors of the most meritorious contribution to geology published in the previous 3 calendar years. For the purposes of the award, a New Zealand contribution is any contribution by a New Zealand-based author. The award shall be for one or more publications that have not already formed the basis of the award. Rules and guidelines for the McKay Hammer can be accessed here, and the nomination template here .

    The New Zealand Geophysics Prize

    The prize shall be awarded to the author or authors of the most meritorious eligible publication in the field of geophysics. Rules and guidelines for the New Zealand Geophysics Prize can be accessed here, and the nomination template here.

    Hochstetter Lecturer

    The Hochstetter Lecture shall be delivered to each branch by a New Zealand earth scientist who is undertaking or who has recently completed a major and as yet unpublished study, and who has a reputation as a good, informative speaker. Emphasis shall be on the dissemination of new concepts or techniques, and/or of important information which modifies existing interpretations. The topic should be of interest to both professional and amateur audiences. The lecturer shall be encouraged to present one or more support lectures at each centre with a university earth science department plus any other activity which he or she considers appropriate. Rules and guidelines for the Hochstetter Lecturer can be accessed here, and the nomination template here.

    Honorary Members

    The GSNZ Honorary Member award is presented to an outstanding individual who has contributed significantly to the success of the GSNZ and/or its predecessors and to the advancement of the geosciences in New Zealand. It is not necessarily about recognising a lifetime contribution to geoscientific research, rather it acknowledges outstanding, sustained contributions made to the successful and continued operations of the GSNZ and the wider geoscience community. Only one Honorary Member shall be elected in any one year. This award arose from the amalgamation of the Geological Society of New Zealand and the New Zealand Geophysical Society in 2010. The award was first offered in 2011, and the first recipient of this prestigious GSNZ award was Dr Bruce Thompson. Rules and guidelines for the Honoray Life membership can be accessed here, and the nomination template here.

    Kingma Award

    The award shall be made to the outstanding New Zealand earth science technician of that year, with the qualification that no person shall be eligible to receive the award more than once. Eligibility shall be restricted to technicians employed in New Zealand in the field of earth sciences who have been employed in that field for at least 2 years, who have shown marked ability in their field of employment and who have made a notable contribution to the work of their institution, field team, etc. For this award, the rules require both a nominator and a seconder and supportive references, or an application by a candidate supported by detailed curriculum vitae and 2 referees' reports. Rules and guidelines for the Kingma Award can be accessed here, and the nomination template  here.

    Wellman Research Award

    This award commemorates the huge contribution to New Zealand geology made by the late Harold Wellman. A sum of $4,500 is available for a geological or geophysical research project. The award will be based on a research proposal, with preference being given to a younger scientist. There is no application form. The application shall be no more than three A4 pages (typed at 12 pt size), which should include the name and contact details (including email) of the applicant, a brief (<100 words) summary, the proposal itself (including a budget), and the names and contact details of at least two referees. A 1-page CV for the applicant should be attached. If requested, applicants should be prepared to be interviewed. In considering applications, preference may be given to the sort of imaginative and innovative proposal that would have appealed to Harold Wellman. Rules and guidelines for the Wellman Research Award can be accessed here, and the nomination template here.

    Harold Wellman Prize

    This is awarded at the discretion of the President. Rules and guidelines for the Harold Wellman Prize can be accessed here.

    Pullar-Vucetich Prize

    The prize shall be awarded to the author or co-authors of the most meritorious contribution to tephrochronological research in the New Zealand region published in the previous 3 years. Tephrochronological research shall be deemed to include its applications in any field of science, such as archaeology, geomorphology, oceanography, paleobotany, petrology, soil science, stratigraphy, neotectonics, wherein tephra studies are used to elucidate past events. Rules and guidelines for the Pullar-Vucetitch Prize can be accessed here.

    Alan Mason Historical Studies Fund

    This fund was established to assist research on the history of Geoscience within New Zealand. It is named the Alan Mason Historical Studies Fund to mark the contribution that Alan Mason has made to the history of New Zealand Geoscience. Details here.

    S H Wilson Prize

    This prize is awarded in recognition of a lifetime of service in New Zealand geochemistry, and is awarded no more frequently than once every four years. This award was incorporated into the Geoscience Society of NZ (GSNZ) with the merger with the NZ Geochemical and Mineralogical Society in 2012. The first award, as a combined society, was offered in 2013. As part of the merger, funds were contributed by NZGeMS to the GSNZ Awards Trust to form a separate account (the NZGeMS Geochemistry Fund) from which funding to support the SH Wilson Prize and other geochemistry prizes could be drawn. Rules and guidelines for the S H Wilson Prize can be accessed here, and the application template here. Some information about Stuart Wilson is included here.

    The Werner F Giggenbach Prize for Geochemistry

    This award was incorporated into the GSNZ with the merger of the Geoscience Society of NZ with the NZ Geochemical and Mineralogical Society in 2012. As part of the merger, funds were contributed by NZGeMS to the GSNZ Awards Trust to form a separate account (the NZGeMS Geochemistry Fund) from which the prize money for the Werner F Giggenbach Prize and other geochemistry prizes could be drawn. Rules and guidelines for the Giggenbach Prize can be accessed here , and the application template here. Some information about Werner Giggenbach is included here.

    Young Researcher Travel Award

    The purpose of this award is to fund (fully or in part) New Zealand early career earth science researchers and PhD students to attend and present a talk or poster at their first international conference. The award will fund (or contribute to funding of) registration, travel and accommodation costs. A maximum of $5000 will be granted to any one applicant. The grant will be awarded at the discretion of the GSNZ National Committee. Applications will be accepted and considered all year round. This is to allow for the fact that conferences occur all year round, and that considerable planning far ahead of time is involved with attending overseas conferences. Rules and guidelines for the Young Researcher Travel Grant can be accessed here, and the application template here.

    S.J. Hastie Scholarships

    To fund educational scholarships for Masters or Honours research in the field of Geosciences. $1000 is awarded per University, with HoD's responsible for nominating suitable student candidates. Rules and guidelines for the S.J. Hastie Scholarships can be accessed here.

    The Hornibrook Award

    This commemorates the micropaleontological and stratigraphic research of Dr N. de B. Hornibrook (1921-1994). The award shall be made to a student enrolled for postgraduate research at a tertiary institution in New Zealand. To be eligible for the award, a student shall demonstrate a high standard of competence and ability to carry out research, with a focus on methods of stratigraphic correlation judged to be relevant to New Zealand and the south-west Pacific. Rules and guidelines for the Hornibrook award can be found here, and the nomination template here.

    New Zealand SAGE Award

    SAGE, the Summer of Applied Geophysical Experience, is a unique ‘hands-on' geophysical educational program held yearly over a four-week period in June/July in New Mexico. It aims to enhance the experience and knowledge of students of geophysics in an intense course of geophysical exploration and research that goes beyond classroom-based curricula. Much more than just a summer field camp, SAGE is a complete immersion in geophysics, an educational experience in which students participate in every phase of the field and interpretation programs. Participants collect data with modern equipment; process, model and interpret the data with workstations; and present their results in oral and written forms.

    SAGE is conducted by the Los Alamos National Laboratory, a Branch of the Institute of Geophysical and Planetary Physics, University of California. It is sponsored by and draws its faculty from various US universities, research agencies and corporations, and has operated in New Mexico since 1983. SAGE participants are chosen from US and overseas countries. Since 2001, through an arrangement between the US organisers and the New Zealand Geophysical Society, one enrolment at SAGE has been available to one student from New Zealand.  The SAGE Scholarship is awarded to the most suitable New Zealand candidate, with funding for attendance at SAGE provided by sponsorship from a number of institutions, and in some cases the Geoscience Society of New Zealand. Rules and guidelines for the NZ SAGE Award can be accessed here, and the application and nomination template here .

    Jim Ansell Geophysics Scholarship

    The Scholarship was founded by major inaugural grants from the Ansell family, IASPEI94 conference, Research School of Earth Sciences at Victoria University of Wellington, and Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences; and from significant individual contributions by members of the New Zealand Geophysical Society, and from academic colleagues and friends of Jim Ansell. The Scholarship is intended to encourage and assist students to further their study and research in the field of geophysics. Rules and guidelines for the Jim Ansell Geophysics Scholarship can be accessed here, and the application template here.



    McKay Hammer Award

    Year

    Person

    From

    For publication(s) on

    2013
    Bruce Hayward
    Geoamarine 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

    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
    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

    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 Zealand´s 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 Spörli

    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

    2013
    Bruce Hayward
    2012
    Simon Nathan
    2011 Bruce Thompson

    Kingma Award

    Year

    Person

    From

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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
    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

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

    Year

    People and universities (on rotation prior to 1995)

    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

    2011
    Robert Tinkler (Massey University) Travel to INQUA

    NZ SAGE Scholarship

    Year

    Person

    University

    2012
    Anton Gulley
    Auckland
    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

    Conference Student Awards

    Year

    Conference

    Awardees

    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