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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 southwest Pacific.

Nomination template link below.

Rules

1. There shall be an award known as the Hornibrook Award, to commemorate the micropaleontological and stratigraphic research of Dr N. de B. Hornibrook (1921-1994).

2. The award shall consist of an inscribed certificate and such monetary sum as the Committee of the Society shall from time to time decide. Only income from the Hornibrook Award Fund may be used, and no more than two thirds of the accumulated income received for the period since the previous award may be allocated to the current award, the balance to be reinvested.

3. The award shall be made to a student enrolled for postgraduate research at a tertiary institution in New Zealand.

4. 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 region.

5. The availability of the award shall be advertised, at the discretion of the Committee of the Society, in tertiary institutions and in the Society Newsletter.

6. Applications shall be called for not more than once a year, and not necessarily every year. The Hornibrook Award shall not be awarded more than once to any one person.

7. The Awards Subcommittee shall recommend a candidate to the Committee of the Society for ratification.

8. The Hornibrook Award shall be administered separately from the other finances of the Society and from the other awards in the Awards Trust.

9. Conferring of a Hornibrook Award shall be announced, and if possible presented, at the Annual General Meeting, or Annual Conference, of the Society.

10. In the event of the Hornibrook Award fund being terminated, the proceeds of the fund will be given to an approved charitable organisation with similar aims and objectives to be used for the same purpose.

11. (a) Any income, benefit or advantage shall be applied to the charitable purposes of the Awards Trust funds;

(b) No member of the Geoscience Society of New Zealand (Inc.) or any person associated with a member shall participate in or materially influence any decision made by the organisation in respect of the payment to or on behalf of that member or associated person of any income, benefit or advantage whatsoever;

(c) Any income paid shall be reasonable and relative to that which would be paid in an arm's length transaction (being an open market value);

(d) The provisions of subclauses (a)-(c) above shall not be removed from this document and shall be included and implied in any document replacing this document.

The nomination template is here .
Due date September 1.

Hornibrook Award recipients

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