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Winners of the 2019 

Central Northland Science & Technology Fair

 

 

SPECIAL AWARDS

Global Category

Geoscience Society of NZ Earth Science Award              

Highly Commended: #168 Earth Equation, Shi-on Ko, Whangarei Boys’ High School

Winner: #67 Erosion, Liam Rosemergy, Matarau School

 

Storytime Planetarium Award

Highly Commended: #182 Ngā Mata O Te Ariki Tāwhirimātea, Kaya Edwards, Ngunguru School

Winner: #168 Earth Equation, Shi-on Ko, Whangarei Boys’ High School

 

AirZone Math Award

Highly Commended: #180 Are you getting enough bang for your bus? Jack Slatter & Richard Adams, Whangarei Boys’ High School

Winner: #168 Earth Equation, Shi-on Ko, Whangarei Boys’ High School

 

NZ Statistical Association & Statistics NZ Statistical Award

Highly Commended: #180 Are you getting enough bang for your bus? Jack Slatter & Richard Adams, Whangarei Boys High School

Winner: #169 Calculating Pi, Kung-Er, Whangarei Boys’ High School

 

Industry Category

NZ Baking Industry Trust Research Award  

Highly Commended: #31 Which Muffin, Lisa van Blerk & Nia Owen, Otamatea High School

Winner: #11 Egg-cellent Egg Subsitutes, Letitia Lewis & Isla Compter, Kamo Intermediate School

 

Fonterra Northland Operations Dairy Industry Award

Highly Commended: #15 Taste That Milk, Tayla Ruddell, Maungatapere School

Winner: #61 Why the Change? Ella Martin, Kamo Intermediate School

 

Farmlands Primary Industry Award        

Highly Commended: #156 Reel easy, Ross Haverkort, Huanui College

Winner: #111 Quad Alert, Xeryus Wilson, Matarau School

 

Farmlands Central Northland Regional Award

Highly Commended: #150 That's just rubbish, Riana Lane & Caitlin Thompson, Whangarei Girls’ High School

Winner: #173 Dying to Grow, Jessica Martin, Whangarei Girls’ High School

 

NZ Institute of Food Science & Technology - Advancement of Food Science & Technology Award 

Highly Commended: #63 Preserve to Serve, Kate Illerbrun, Kamo Intermediate School

Winner: #122 Coffee Perk, Oliver Heswall, Huanui College

 

Health Category

Northland District Health Board - Public Health Safety Award

Highly Commended: #68 To Clean or Not to Clean, Bella Tissink, Maungatapere School

Winner: #111 Quad Alert, Xeryus Wilson, Matarau School

 

Whangarei Physiotherapy Sports Specialist Award

Highly Commended: #1 The Optimum Kick, Archie Knox, Huanui College

Winner: #138 How Long Does it Take to Strengthen Muscle After an Operation? Freddie Jameson & Flynn Venmore, Whangarei Boys’ High School

 

Northland Branch of the NZ Dental Association Oral Hygiene Award

Winner: #8 What Do You Think is in Your Drink? Taine Middleton, Kamo Intermediate School

 

Activ8 Northland Health & Fitness Award

Winner: #157 Can I charge my device from a modified exercise bike? Caitlin Wilson, Huanui College

 

Specsavers Optometry Award

Highly Commended: #151 Can you handle the intensity? Fransune Fourie & Jessica Liu, Whangarei Girls’ High School

Winner: #170 Blink Blink, Min Jung Kim, Whangarei Girls’ High School

 

Conservation Category

DOC Conservation Award           

Highly Commended: #166 Snails Pace #3, Scott Slatter, Huanui College

Winner: #96 What about the Cockles? Georgette Williams, Whangarei Intermediate School

 

Forest & Bird Protection Award

Highly Commended: #166 Snails Pace #3, Scott Slatter, Huanui College

Winner: #142 The rise of the forest floor, Fergus Manson & Hue Manson, Whangarei Boys’ & Whangarei Intermediate Schools

 

Bream Head Conservation Trust Award

Highly Commended: #53 Oysters cleaning up our waterways? Rico Williams, Huanui College

Winner: #139 Commotion in the Ocean (Part 3), Alex Watson, Whangarei Boys’ High School

 

The Boorer Family Eco Awareness Award

Winner: #117 Roadside Rubbish, Sinead Gordon, Huanui College

 

Technical Category

NorthTec Innovation and Enterprise Award

Highly Commended: #117 Text-Based Computer Game, Alex Cowen, Whangarei Boys’ High School

Winner: #160 Reptile Monitor, Rudy Louw &Taine Reader, Whangarei Boys’ High School

 

McKay Electrical Award

Highly Commended: #111 Quad Alert, Xeryus Wilson, Matarau School

Winner: #157 Can I charge my device from a modified exercise bike? Caitlin Wilson, Huanui College

 

BDX Group Ltd Engineering Award

Highly Commended: #179 Manure Tech (3.0), Oscar Kippenberger, Whangarei Boys’ High School

Winner: #50 Micro:watering, Alice Aastroem, Parua Bay School

 

Tui Technology Construction Award      

Highly Commended: #176 Hydrogen NRG V2, Cameron Standing, Whangarei Boys’ High School

Winner: #169 Calculating Pi, Kung-Er, Whangarei Boys’ High School

 

Chilltech Energy Efficiency Award 

Highly Commended: #57 A Clean Solution, Ollie Brooks & Jade Culham, Huanui College

Winner: #93 Bottlesulation, Trinity Anderson, Whangarei Heads School

 

Student Choice Category

Bex Teaching Resources – Most Popular Award

Winner: #5 Jacques’ big hydraulic experiment, Jacques Miller, Huanui College

 

 

CLASS AWARDS

Best Year 7 Investigation Award 

Highly Commended: #41 Apple Rust, Ava Dainty, Tauraroa Area School

Winner: #37 Mighty Manawa, Tesa Hayward, Parua Bay School

 

Best Year 7 Technology Award

Winner: #48 Sea the Future, Charlie Hammond & Joel Collinson, Kamo Intermediate School

 

Best Year 7 Judges Award

Winner: #38 Burning Fabrics, Delilah Ropata-Erceg, Poroti School

 

Best Year 7 Exhibit Award          

Winner: #48 Sea the Future, Charlie Hammond & Joel Collinson, Kamo Intermediate School

 

Best Year 8 Investigation Award 

Highly Commended: #61 Why the Change? Ella Martin, Kamo Intermediate School

Winner: #96 What about the Cockles? Georgette Williams, Whangarei Intermediate School

 

Best Year 8 Technology Award

Highly Commended: #103 Dream Esteem, Hannah McRae & Kate Nyssen, Kamo Intermediate School

Winner: #109 Organic Bioplastic For A Better Future, Kaylie Nichloas, Kamo Intermediate School

 

Best Year 8 Judges Award

Winner: #55 STOP FOOTROT, Charlotte Gorrie, Huanui College

 

Best Year 8 Exhibit Award          

Winner: #96 What about the Cockles? Georgette Williams, Whangarei Intermediate School

  

Best Year 9 Investigation Award 

Highly Commended: #117 Roadside Rubbish, Sinead Gordon, Huanui College

Highly Commended: #151 Can you handle the intensity? Fransune Fourie & Jessica Liu, Whangarei Girls’ High School

Winner: #54 Where’s That Siren? Jasper Miller-Waugh, Huanui College

 

Best Year 9 Technology Award

Highly Commended: #157 Can I charge my device from a modified exercise bike? Caitlin Wilson, Huanui College

Winner: #160 Reptile Monitor, Rudy Louw &Taine Reader, Whangarei Boys’ High School

 

Best Year 9 Judges Award

Winner: #142 The rise of the forest floor, Fergus Manson & Hue Manson, Whangarei Boys’ & Whangarei Intermediate Schools

Winner: #124 Visualising Pitch, Will Taitoko & Ty Sharp-Pepperell, Kamo High School

 

Best Year 9 Exhibit Award          

Winner: #160 Reptile Monitor, Rudy Louw &Taine Reader, Whangarei Boys’ High School

 

Best Years 10-11 Investigation Award 

Highly Commended: #167 Blood, Sweat & Tears, Sophie Johnston, Huanui College

Highly Commended: #169 Calculating Pi, Kung-Er, Whangarei Boys’ High School

Winner: #171 Wake up! Emma Yorke, Whangarei Girls’ High School

 

Best Years 10-11 Technology Award

Winner: #176 Hydrogen NRG V2, Cameron Standing, Whangarei Boys’ High School

 

Best Years 10-11 Exhibit Award          

Winner: #171 Wake up! Emma Yorke, Whangarei Girls’ High School

 

Best Years 12-13 Peer Review Award

Winner: #178 Cantilever Oscillation, Nathaniel Singleton, Whangarei Boys’ High School

 

Best Years 12-13 Exhibit Award  

Winner: #180 Are you getting enough bang for your bus? Jack Slatter & Richard Adams, Whangarei Boys’ High School

 

 

PREMIER AWARDS

The George (Hoori) Tuhiwai Memorial Award              

Winner: #60 Ngāti Hau Kākahi, Waimirirangi Seve, Kamo Intermediate School

 

Northpower Consistent Excellence Award          

Winner: #179 Manure Tech (3.0), Oscar Kippenberger, Whangarei Boys’ High School

 

Northland Regional Council Environmental Excellence Award

Winner: #150 That's just rubbish, Riana Lane & Caitlin Thompson, Whangarei Girls’ High School

 

Nomination for the Prime Minister's Future Scientist Prize  

Winner: #179 Manure Tech (3.0), Oscar Kippenberger, Whangarei Boys’ High School

 

Otago University Hands On Science Award              

Winner: #180 Are you getting enough bang for your bus? Jack Slatter & Richard Adams, Whangarei Boys’ High School

 

 

MAJOR AWARDS 

Best Overall Investigation       

Winner: #171 Wake up! Emma Yorke, Whangarei Girls’ High School

 

Best Overall Technology          

Winner: #160 Reptile Monitor, Rudy Louw &Taine Reader, Whangarei Boys’ High School

 

Best of Fair        

Winner: #171 Wake up! Emma Yorke, Whangarei Girls’ High School