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Honorary Member

The GSNZ Honorary Member award is presented to an 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 but rather it acknowledges outstanding and sustained contributions made to the successful and continued operations of the GSNZ and the wider geoscience community.

Nomination template link below.

Rules

1.The GSNZ Honorary Member Award will be awarded 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.

2. Only one Honorary Member shall be elected in any one year.

3. The prize will be judged by vote by the GSNZ National Committee and ratified by the GSNZ Awards Subcommittee in accordance with the GSNZ rules.

4. Nominations will be called for at the same time and in the same manner as the GSNZ awards. At the discretion of the GSNZ National Committee a decision might be made not to make an award for a calendar year if no suitable candidates are identified.

5. Should a GSNZ committee member have a conflict of interest related to the nominees for this award they will remove themselves from the decision-making process. Additional members can be co-opted to the committee from the GSNZ membership by consensus for decisions relating to this life membership should this be required for effective decision-making.

6. The recipient shall receive a certificate, a suitably inscribed award and life membership of the GSNZ, with annual subscriptions paid for by the GSNZ until the passing of the recipient.

The nomination template is here.
Date Due: September 1.

Honorary Member recipients

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