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Kingma Award

The award shall be made to the outstanding New Zealand Earth science technician of that year. 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.

Nomination template link below.

Rules

1. The Society shall, on behalf of the Kingma family, make an annual award to be known as the Kingma Award, to commemorate Dr J. T. (Ko) Kingma, Chief Sedimentologist of the New Zealand Geological Survey from 1961 to 1974, and to recognise the important contributions made by technicians in the geosciences in New Zealand. Although at the initiation of the Award, the available funds were donated by the Kingma family, these have long been expended. With the agreement of the Kingma family, the Society decided to continue the Award from within its own funds.

2. The award shall consist of an inscribed certificate and a sum of money from the Society's Income & Expenditure account as set from time to time by the Committee of the Society.

3. A geological compass, formally owned by Dr Kingma and mounted on a kauri plaque shall be deposited by the Society in the Geology Department of Canterbury University for safe keeping and display. The names of winners shall be inscribed on the kauri plaque.

4. The award shall be made to the outstanding New Zealand geoscience technician of that year, with the qualification that no person shall be eligible to receive the award more than once.

5. Eligibility shall be restricted to technicians employed in New Zealand in the field of geoscience, and who have been so employed for at least two years, and 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.

6. The Award shall be advertised by, and applications for the Award forwarded to the Convenor of the Awards Subcommittee of the Society. Candidates either may nominate themselves for consideration by providing a detailed curriculum vitae with two referees' reports, or may be nominated and seconded by two persons who will be responsible for providing detailed supportive references.

7. No award shall be made if in the opinion of the Committee of the Society no candidate of sufficient merit has applied or has been nominated.

8. The award shall if possible be presented or announced at the Annual General Meeting, or Annual Conference, of the Society.

The nomination template is here.
Due date is September 1.
 

Kingma Award recipients

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

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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